I took the featured picture throughout my hike alongside the Panorama Path in Kodachrome State Park in Utah. I featured the placement in my earlier put up a couple of weeks in the past: Secret Passage in Kodachrome
It was my very first exploration of the Kodachrome space and Panorama Path specifically. I didn’t know what to anticipate, however I knew it was a protracted (10miles/16km) huge open path in 30C (90F) diploma climate at an elevation of 2000m (6500feet) above sea degree.
I made a decision to hike as gentle as doable. I took with me Fujifilm XT2 digicam and just one lens Fujinon 18-135mm. And I even left my tripod at a campsite as a result of I used to be not planning to hike till sundown.
The hike was exhausting due to the warmth, however I had a good time, managing to seize some attention-grabbing pictures.
However once I reached the Secret Passage space of the hike, I spotted that I had a problem to unravel.
The Secret Passage is a tiny space surrounded by tall rock formations, and I wanted an extremely huge angle lens to seize something significant.
The answer was to seize a number of pictures and merge them into huge angle panorama in Lightroom or Photoshop throughout post-processing.
That was exactly what I did, and it labored flawlessly.
The rock formation I needed to seize had minimal house in entrance of it. Once I was leaning in opposition to the alternative wall, the shot’s topic was so shut I virtually may attain it with my hand.
My authentic plan was to take 3, a most of 4 pictures, to create a large angle panorama. After a couple of makes an attempt, I spotted that I would like extra pictures to cowl a whole rock formation.
Ultimately, it took me six vertical pictures in whole to gather data from all the scene.
I used to be capturing handheld, making an attempt to be as nonetheless as doable throughout the capturing to attenuate the digicam motion. On the similar time, even when I had a tripod with me, I’d not have the ability to use it due to tight house.
Earlier than taking the collection of pictures, I made certain to lock publicity (AE-L) and autofocus (AF-L).
Modifying & Processing
It was a multi shot panorama processing workflow.
I began processing by deciding on all the sequence of 6 pictures and sending them to the Picture Merge module of Lightroom, selecting the Panorama choice.
Beneath is the screenshot of the Lightroom Panorama Merge settings:
Subsequent, I take advantage of the Crop Overlay device to adapt the picture to the 16×9 facet ration.
To finish the Lightroom modifying, I
The Lightroom Preset Modifying Formulation: Napa (2, 9, 13, 20, 32)
In Photoshop, I used the Spot Elimination device to scrub up the picture.
And at last, I used the Topz DeNoise plugin to scale back digital noise. That was the primary time I used the most recent model of DeNoise AI after upgrading from DeNoise 6. The latest model works otherwise in comparison with the outdated model. It doesn’t solely cut back the noise however sharpens the picture as properly.
After I’m snug with the brand new model, I’ll replace my overview of Topaz plugins.