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Nick’s Cove

Kelly and I stopped here for oysters on the way to Point Arena. The food and the view were both excellent.

We also saw this happy furball in need of a trim.

Peek-a-boo. I see you! Barely.

Jack

I am so happy to have Jack as a friend and neighbor. And not just because he was kind enough to sit for me today. It’s also because he possesses many things I covet, none less than his cool and inspiring workspace filled with tools and toys. I feel my creativity jump whenever I set foot in here. If this playspace were mine, I might never leave it.

After looking at this awesome image, I definitely want to shoot everyone with the Brenizer Method. You know that I have always been inspired by medium and large format photography. This method enables me to fake it convincingly, and maybe even kick it up a notch. Best of all – it’s pretty easy. After I got things set up, (a single LED light to the left to put a twinkle in Jack’s eye) we were done shooting in less than ten minutes. Might have been five minutes. I don’t think I was at Jack’s place for much more than 30 minutes total. All it takes is a decent fast lens, PhotoShop and a willing subject to pull this off. Who’s next?

Forty-six images were combined with AutoPano Pro to produce a breathtaking 22,000 pixel-wide masterpiece. What you’re seeing here only hints at the level of detail. (Jack, you missed a button!)

(What, no 4K or 5K monitor? What are you waiting for??? Do it! Now!!)

Here’s a treatment inspired by images I love at shorpy.com.

Lifeng at Work

Twenty-five image bokeh panorama shot at the office today.

I’m learning a lot about the process of creating these. The 90mm lens I’m using seems to be a bit long and a bit slow. It’s not easy to get good coverage without taking a lot of shots. The depth of field is not shallow enough with the 2.0 lens. The background would be easier to work with if it was further out of focus. It also seems like more natural backgrounds – plants, trees, etc. would make things much easier due to their randomness.

More to come. Need to practice.

To really see the effect of this technique, you need to see the image at its full-resolution.

Be Smart – Try Again

I noticed that my photo stitching software was a couple versions behind, so I downloaded the most recent version and rendered the Smart pano again.

Forty image bokeh panorama shot in the garage at work on a Sunday morning.

Right-click here to download a 5K version.

The Brenizer Method

This weekend I learned of the Brenizer Method This photographic technique creates images of very high resolution and very shallow depth of field. The resulting “bokeh panorama” simulates the look of a very large (8 x 10) format camera with your basic digital camera. Excellent!

I could not wait to try this for myself, but since my favorite model was out at the barn, the subject of my first bokeh panorama is – a garbage can.

Combining images in AutoPano Pro to produce a 'bokeh panorama'.

The trashcan panorama consists of 64 images shot with a 90mm F2.0 lens set wide open. I exposed for the trashcan and locked the focus, aperture, shutter speed and white balance. I then shot a grid of 8 x 8 images and combined the resulting images in AutoPano Pro. Great technique – very cool results.

I will certainly be trying this again once I get the fabulous 56mm f1.2 lens, because it’s extremely wide aperture will allow me to create images with a much shallower depth of field.

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