As you know last weekend, we went to the National Aviary on the North Shore of Pittsburgh. It is well worth a visit. Anyway, between going to the Aviary and hitting a Speakeasy that night, I took a few photos.
Here is a panorama from the north shore looking back at downtown Pittsburgh. I’ve taken pictures from this spot many times. It is a great location.
Multiple HDR images are merged together to create this panorama. I used a tripod, with my camera in vertical orientation. I shot 5 sets of brackets (each bracket set included 7 exposures for a total of 35 images). After shooting each set of brackets, I moved the camera to the right making sure part of my photo over lapped the previous spots. By over lapping them, I can effectively merge them together later.
After I download the images, I created the 5 HDR images (each one using 7 exposures) using Photomatix Pro. The key here is to not change any of the settings so all five HDR images are processed the same. Once I got that done, I used the Photoshop Automate Photomerge feature to put them all together for one panorama picture. I finished by cropping and some minor editing.