June 30, 2015

High resolution night shots of Rotterdam

Some time ago I discovered the button 'photo merge' in Photoshop, a very powerful tool to stitch images together. It takes a little practice, but it's easy once you know how to approach this technique. We've had some nice clear nights last week and I decided to give it a go. Let's start with sharing a picture!

De Rotterdam by night - Pentax-A 135mm F2.8


This shot of De Rotterdam (name of building) was composed out of 16 images and resulted in a 43MP photo whereas my camera has only a 16MP sensor. Pretty impressive according to me. I've also put it on sale in my shop on werkaandemuur and in this previous article I have covered some of the interiors of the building.

Erasmusbrug and Wilhelminapier by night - Pentax-M 28mm F3.5 
Another night photo from the the same location but with an entirely different view. As you can guess, this time I have merged photos that were taken with a wide angle lens. The original file is 9022 x 3449 pixels and composed out of 16 shots as well. It was also the first time I used my vintage 28mm F3.5, truly a sharp little gem. Also this photo is added to my shop.

I am not giving a step-by-step explanation on this merging technique as tutorials can be found all over the Internet. But in case you have any questions then don't hesitate to ask me. I'd be more than happy to give answers.

Update:

There is a new service in town: it's called Closr and allows you to share high-res image in a very nice way. The zooming works most intuitive on a tablet or phone. On the PC you need to double click for getting closr ... Click here to view my account.



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