This shot is no award winner but it is done with a new shooting method I have been playing with when it comes to stitching images.
Stitching seascape is plagued with challenges with water movement alignment being the top of the list.
Traditionally I have been shooting all digital panoramics with my camera in portrait mode and a stitch like this (about 180 degree view) would be made of atleast 15 images and when cropped / flattened will be about 400MB @ 240 dpi. In todays world of printing who really needs a file that big for every day printing use.
So for my seascapes I have been shooting my 5D Mk II in landscape and a stitch like this is made up of half the images and also is half the final file size. But what I do have is excellent blending of water movement. The blending is so good (CS3) that I can retouch the water in a matter of minutes. Where with the old portrait mode it would take a great deal of time and then there would be occasions that the shot really cant be fixed.
If I was out bush and wanted to do a stitch then I would still shoot a digital panoramic in portrait mode for the file size. But for seascape this is my new method.
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