I have always been fascinated by Panoramic photographs, and I’ve tried a few over the last few years, this is the first one since I started by site or the blog. We had an opportunity to go to the top of the new NBS head office (under construction) and take a few photographs, and I thought I would try a panorama from up there. So far it is also the only thing I have processed from that day, very bad of me, but time is a very scarce commodity it seems.
Saint George’s Cathedral is probably one of the most photographed buildings in Guyana, it is not only a beautiful piece of Architecture, but is also imposing in it’s surroundings. It is an island unto itself, surrounded by a “roundabout” (North Road splits and reconverges on the other side), it faces oncoming traffic from four sides (if you count Church Street) and is one of the tallest wooden structures in the world.
Some people like these wide panoramas, some don’t. I think that the problem with wide panoramas is that there should be something eye-catching in it or about it that will make it more than just a bunch of images stitched together. I have a few that are not spectacular, simply because it just looks sort of plain, but I like them anyway. This Panorama, however, is punctuated by the St George’s Cathedral and makes it more appealing than some of the others that I have tried. It is a compilation of twenty images taken in “portrait orientation” to get the most of the sky and foreground. Each photo was taken at the widest on the lens (18mm) at 1/320 shutter speed and f/10 aperture, even though Canon has a stitching software I actually prefer Adobe Photoshop’s stitching (don’t tell anyone, since I am not a big Photoshop fan and most people know it).
If you click on the image above it will carry you to the site where (depending on your monitor) you can see a larger version.