Panoramic

Rework of Great Comp Gardens and House

Rework of Great Comp Gardens and House

I have to say I am really enjoying myself with Topaz Impresssion and it is a wonderful plugin to add to my Topaz Collection.  Again I feel very humbled that Jodi Robbins of Topaz Labs asked me to do another tutorial for their blog… which you can read here and it is based on using Topaz Texture Effects and Topaz Adjust to get a peeling paint effect image.

Within the grounds of Great Comp were some winter flowers which were absolutely beautiful in colour and this is a photograph I took of one of those flowers.

A purple flower with raindrops on petals processed in Lightroom and Topaz Impression.

And for this image I used my scaling technique to make the photograph more about the flower.

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The Lake at Leeds Castle

The Lake at Leeds Castle

A photograph of one of the lakes at Leeds Castle near Maidstone in Kent.

A photograph of one of the lakes at Leeds Castle near Maidstone in Kent.

 

Lately when I am out and about photographing landscapes, I look for reflections.  Reflections to me add to a photograph.  To see a building’s reflection in water can make a photography.

I think this photograph of Leeds Castle has to be one of my favourite photographs

A HDR panoramic monochrome photograph of Leeds Castle, in Maidstone Kent.

A HDR panoramic monochrome photograph of Leeds Castle, in Maidstone Kent.

 

It is like a mirrored image of the castle.  The first photograph in this post is of one of the lakes at Leeds Castle, and I loved the reflection of the clouds and the trees in the lake.

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HDR Panoramic of Leeds Castle

HDR Panoramic of Leeds Castle

A HDR panoramic monochrome photograph of Leeds Castle, in Maidstone Kent.

A HDR panoramic monochrome photograph of Leeds Castle, in Maidstone Kent.

 

The sun was shining.. and so we decided to go to Leeds Castle… and it was glorious… and packed… There were hundreds of people there… and just by the edge of the moat he managed to take this HDR image.  It was composed using 5 x 3 different exposures taken in panoramic  mode.

This is the first HDR Panoramic I have done with some success… first of all I used Lightroom to merge the different exposures to make one HDR image of each set… that left me with 5 shots which I then merged in Photoshop… simply because in Photoshop you can ask Photoshop to fill in the missing pixels… which in this case it did really well.

I did some sharpening and spot removal in Photoshop before heading back into Lightroom… I decided to create the image in monochrome to add to the drama.

It was a glorious day out.. and I have many photos to process… and looking forward to showing you them.

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Grazing

Grazing

Taken by Ashley Ryan

Taken by Ashley Ryan

When we went to Great Dixter in East Sussex on Saturday, just by the car park was this field that was full of grazing sheep.  I view was spectacular so I asked him indoors to do a panoramic.  So he took 10 shots for me so that I could create a panoramic photo in Photoshop.

In order for me to create this panoramic I exported these 10 photos from Lightroom to Photoshop to create this panoramic.  I could have created my Panoramic in Lightroom but there was some edits I wanted to do in Photoshop, so it was easier for me to allow Photoshop to create the panoramic.

Whilst in Photoshop I did a quick lens correction once the final photo was created and as you can see the sheep had numbers on them… and I didn’t want this so I used the ‘Spot Healing Tool’ to remove the numbers on the sheep.  As there was a vast amount of space in the foreground I copied and pasted one of the sheep onto a new layer and then flipped the sheep to face the other way.  Using the ‘Transform Tool’ I moved the sheep so it looked like it was standing on a bank.  Once I was happy with this I then sent the photo back into Lightroom to do my adjustments.

Taken by Ashley Ryan

Taken by Ashley Ryan

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Basic Settings

Once it was back into Lightroom, I then opened up the shadows, brought down the highlights, adjusted my black and white points and then added some clarity and reduced the saturation and played around with the temperature and tint sliders.

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Split Toning Settings

I then added some split toning and for these settings I used the same values as a Preset by Serge Ramelli.

Finally I added some radial filters, played around with the sharpening and noise reduction in the details panel and then played around with the masking levels..

I also added a graduated filter to they sky to where I increased the exposure to 0.41 and moved the temp slider to 37 and the tint slider 61.

graduated filter

Graduated Filter – Outside of Photo

My final edit  was to add a graduated filter to the right hand side of the picture, but instead of placing the filter on the photo itself I added it to the grey background and this ensured that only the final part of the graduation affected my photo.  For the graduated filter I used a colour to enhance the colours that were already there.

I really enjoyed playing around with this image, and it is amazing what you can achieve in Lightroom…. and for just under £9 a month, I wouldn’t be without it.  I am also finding that by using Photoshop more and more, I am to getting to the stage where it doesn’t frighten me to death.

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Landscape at Nymans

Landscape at Nymans

Nymans

Taken by Ashley Ryan

The above photograph was processed by merging 14 photos to create a panoramic and this was done in Photoshop.  After that I added some clouds and then added a photo filter.  Once I did that.. I then imported back into Lightroom to do some split toning.  Then I played around with some radial filters and then added a vignette.

You can see a larger version of the photograph by copying and pasting this link into your browser http://i0.wp.com/ryanphotography.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/Nymans-IMG_1048-Edit-2.jpg

 

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Yosemite – Panoramic

Yosemite – Panoramic

Taken by Ashley Ryan

Taken by Ashley Ryan

Back in May 2015, we visited Yosemite National Park, during our visit we were given a guided tour of the park’s valley.  During that tour they took us to a viewpoint where we could overlook the whole valley… This is a panoramic of that view point.  However I didn’t like the sky… it looked OK in the monochrome version which can be viewed here.. but it didn’t look right in the coloured version.. so I transposed a sky I had taken earlier just to give the sky some clouds.

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Panoramic – Yosemite National Park

Panoramic – Yosemite National Park

Taken by Ashley Ryan

Taken by Ashley Ryan

Back in early May 2015, we visited the USA West Coast on a rail holiday… one of the places we visited was Yosemite National Park.  The above photograph was taken during the guided tour of the park, at the viewing point that overlooked the valley.

I loved Yosemite National Park and I would have loved to stay there for a lot longer than we did… there was so much to explore and so much beauty..  The above photograph was taken by my hubby and was a series of shots panning the wonderful views that were stitched in Photoshop.

Picture Details

Photographer: Ashley Ryan
Location: Yosemite National Park, USA
Date: 4th May 2015
Camera: Canon EOS 70D
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS
Aperture: f/16
Shutter Speed: 1/20 sec
ISO: 100
Focal Length: 18 mm
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Overlooking the Weald

Overlooking the Weald

Now when it comes to taking panoramic photos… that I leave to him generally.  However, as they say, nothing ventured nothing gained.  So on our visit to Riverhill Himalayan Gardens and our trek up to the viewpoint, I decided to take a panoramic picture of the wonderful view…. even though it was grey and murky. 😀 😀

I did my basic edits in Lightroom to the pictures I wanted to use for the picture and used the Lightroom CC new feature of merging them together to make a panoramic picture.

This is the first real time I have used the manual mode on my camera… I’ve always been a little hesitant and to be perfectly honest the manual mode scared the hell out of me.

The result after the merge was good and very quick in Lightroom… and it saved having to merge them via Photoshop… which was great.

Taken by Bren Ryan

Taken by Bren Ryan

As you can see Lightroom did a good job.

But I wanted to add a texture so off to Photoshop it was… after using the blending mode I liked and graduating the texture I ended up with this image.

Taken by Bren Ryan

Taken by Bren Ryan

Then it was back to Lightroom to do some final edits and here is the resulting image.

Taken by Bren Ryan

Taken by Bren Ryan

After I published this post yesterday, I read today an article from BenRowe of Aperature64 blog about the new content aware feature in Photoshop CC 2015 and I had to give it a go… Another panoramic of the Weald of Kent was taken using a Canon 70D… and I decided to use these series of shots to produce the panoramic using that feature.

WOW was I impressed, the content aware fill was brilliant … in fact I just processed the photo back in Lightroom and didn’t have to do any retouching with regards to the content aware fill that was done in Photoshop.  Here is the final image.  What I liked about the new content aware was that it did the job for you and saved you from either cropping the picture or trying to clone in everything yourself.   Thanks Photoshop.

Taken by Ashley Ryan

Taken by Ashley Ryan

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Panoramic of a tree..

Panoramic of a tree..

When people talk of panoramic shots they think of landscapes and rolling hills.  Just like I did.  Anyway today I was going through our collection of photographs from Morden Hall Park and I came across these two pictures.

Taken by Bren Ryan

Taken by Bren Ryan

Taken by Bren Ryan

Taken by Bren RYan

 

This tree was absolutely massive and I can remember trying to sit on a bench and capture this tree in one shot and it didn’t work out… anyway I borrowed hubby’s camera as he had the large lens on it and took two photographs of the tree and had the vision of stitching these two photographs together.

Well to cut a long story short when I got home, I made the fateful mistake of not shooting in manual mode and the shutter speeds were different… so I just put away those photographs until today, and then I thought I would try to see if I could do it in Photoshop CC2014.

And lo and behold I did manage to stitch them together, and with a bit of cloning here and there and a few adjustments in Lightroom, I ended up with this finished picture.  Hope you like it.

Taken by Bren Ryan

Taken by Bren Ryan

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Panorama – Scotney Main House

Panorama – Scotney Main House

When we visited Scotney the other half of this photography duo decided to take a panoramic shot of the main house at Scotney Castle, in Kent.

This was a 5-shot set of photos stitched together using photoshop merge to panorama via Lightroom application.

Colour

Taken by Ashley Ryan

Taken by Ashley Ryan

Black and white

Taken by Ashley Ryan

Taken by Ashley Ryan

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