Panorama - On The Road in Iowa by Harold Brown

Panorama - On The Road in Iowa

A panorama of the exciting landscape of Iowa. Look, it is actually pretty cool, but it goes on for a hundred miles.

I had scanned about 100 slides from a 1973 trip to the Badlands and notice that a few of the pictures actually formed panoramas. A few minutes later thanks to Photoshop CS5 I had a panorama of a view from the car window. Looking at the pictures I remember that this scenery went on for dozens of miles on end. The pictures brought back a lot of forgotten memories of the trip.

Captured the world and a life time of memories. Use your camera and photo document your life.

Panorama - Fall Colors by Harold Brown

Panorama - Fall Colors

You will find this scenic surrounding on the property of the Shiva Vishnu Temple in Parma, Ohio. The temple is located on Ridge Road. This is a merge of 6 photographs from pictures taken with the camera tilted on it's side.The panorama was created by doing two separate merges. Three photos made up the left half, and three photos made up the right half. The resultant two pictures were then merged to create the panorama you see above.


Panorama Photography by Harold Brown

Panorama Photography

The above picture was created from two 35mm slides I took on a camping trip in 1977. The pictures were not ideal candidates for a photo merge and I had to create a right leg in the center of the picture to give it a little cleaner look. This picture is much more interesting than displaying the two pictures separately. It provides a better feeling of perspective of the camp by seeing a wider view.

I love panorama photography. Evidently that love goes back to my days of film movie cameras. I usually did a pan of the area I was filming. Even my earliest 35mm slides and negatives from the 70s sometimes have enough overlap that I can create a panorama from them (like I did in the above picture). Now that is looking into the future! At the beginning of June I started introducing some new post types (Night Photography, Car Photo, Safari, and On the Road). Not all that ingenious, just a post title that better helps describe the post. I don't always have a lot to say about a picture, and a good one can speak for itself.

So I have been on a kick this month coming up with various post types that I can use to share some of my pictures I take traveling about the town, state, country and world. So, here comes another post type Panorama. I will share my panorama photos in these posts and provide a little information about them. I use Photoshop to merge them, but I have used a couple of other products in the past. Photoshop does a great job so I use it exclusively now. I did a comparison on panorama creation and you can read it by following this link.

Although I am just now officially creating Panorama posts, I already have several posts that contain panorama pictures in them. Check out the Tags to look at all of the panorama pictures I have posted.


São Paulo, Brazil Cityscape by Harold Brown

São Paulo, Brazil

São Paulo, Brazil is a city of almost 11 million people with over 20 million in the metro area. That makes it the world's 7th largest city. I took this picture from the Blue Tree Towers roof on Faria Lima on February 20, 2011 with a Kodak Easyshare Z1485 IS camera using the panorama feature. Of course it took a little work to bring out the details of the picture once I had it loaded to my computer.

São Paulo, Brazil

São Paulo, Brazil Cityscape


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Shiva Vishnu Temple, Parma Ohio by Harold Brown

Shiva Vishnu Temple, Parma Ohio

You will find the Shiva Vishnu Temple residing on 32 acres with scenic surroundings on Ridge Road in Parma, Ohio. I took the January picture above with my iPhone 4S on a snowy overcast day.

Shiva Vishnu Temple, Parma Ohio

The March picture was taken with my Nikon D90. When visiting the temple I typically see deer in the winter time, and on one occasion I saw a red fox walk just in front of my car. A few geese have made the temple their home as well.

The Temple entrance is on the East side of the build which you gain access to by taking the covered walk from the parking lot to the back side of the Temple. Once you enter you must remove your shoes before entering the main Temple.

Shiva Vishnu Temple, Parma Ohio

The Siva Vishnu Temple has a very peaceful surrounding and is a nice temple to visit if you find yourself traveling through Parma or live in the area.



Sand Sculpture Marine Parade, Durban, South Africa by Harold Brown

Marine Parade, Durban, South Africa

Sand sculptures are very common on the beaches of Durban and the surrounding areas and Marine Parade in Durban is no exception. Great works of art by the locals! Durban, South Africa is in the province of KwaZulu-Natal. KwaZulu means "Place of the Zulu". The province is home to the Zulu monarchy, and the majority population and language of the province is Zulu.

Vasco da Gama of Portugal saw the coast of Natal on Christmas Day 1497. Want to know more about my first trip to South Africa? Click on this link.

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