In Stitches

I’ve really been getting into photo-stitching lately.  I’m not sure what it is that draws me to it.  Maybe it’s the fact that I’ve been too many places that left me with the “I can’t fit this all into the viewfinder” feeling.  Case in point…the Grand Canyon.  Either you take a photo from a mile up, you use an expensive rig that includes a lens that can, in fact, fit it all in…or you stitch.  And, lately, I’ve been drawn to the stitches that don’t stitch cleanly.  I like the odd corners and bent photos that the software had to warp in order to include that photo into the overall composite image.  Anyways, here are a few of my stitches from over the years.  I’ve used a variety of programs to accomplish this, but the one I’ve been most impressed with is Microsoft ICE, which ties in nicely with Live Photo Gallery, and right-click menus.  So, here are some of my favorites from the past 10 years or so…each one links to an album with quite a few more. (Depending on your monitor size the photos may be a little ways down the page, due to their width).

Underway Replenishment…somewhere in the Indian Ocean.  Sometime in early 2004, I believe.

Brother Kevin standing in front of one of the glaciers we saw on our Alaskan Cruise.  2004?

Somewhere on the Oregon or Californian Coast.  July 2006

 

Grand Canyon…can’t remember which visit this was from.

 

Sydney…David Teves looking grumpy.  Spring 2004

 

Redwoods.  July 2009

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