Pittsburgh Panorama

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. 

Photo Technique:

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.  

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