Lisa Cuchara  

Tall Tree by Lisa Cuchara

January 2020 - Tall Tree

About the Image(s)

HDR vertorama. Five exposures for the HDR. Fours sets of (horizontal) exposures for the verorama.

Camera Model: E-M1X; Lens: OLYMPUS M.12-40mm F2.8 @Focal length: 23mm; Focal length: 46mm (in 35mm film)
Aperture: 11; Exposure compensation: -3, 02, -1, 0 +1; Flash: Off; Metering mode: Multi-segment; ISO: 500

Happy New Year

This round’s discussion is now closed!
7 comments posted

Bob Patrick   Bob Patrick
Vertorama is new to me. Don't understand the reasoning behind it. Beautiful shot by the way.   Posted: 01/10/2020 23:04:47
Lisa Cuchara   Lisa Cuchara
When you shoot a vertical image you often get keystoning and/or distortion.
Shooting a vertorama also gives you a much larger, higher resolution image.
You could purchase an expensive tilt-shift lens, but this can be done using any lens.   Posted: 01/12/2020 13:59:59

Rick Cloran   Rick Cloran
A fun shot. The blend is very nice. I think that the tones on the tree are dead on since the light wasn't hitting it directly. A lot of times we might be tempted to push the whites and blacks a bit, but it wouldn't feel right where you can see the lighting on the building. Spot on.   Posted: 01/12/2020 13:11:46

Brad Ashbrook   Brad Ashbrook
A nice image for the season, Merry Christmas. I do like the vertorama and depth in the scene behind the tree. The image looks very natural, well done.   Posted: 01/21/2020 09:55:52

Max Burke   Max Burke
Lisa, Thanks for explaining the technique. Recently I have done this a couple of times, only it wasn't HDR and I have yet to put them together. The subject was a grain elevator. Your image is beautiful and based on the vertorama technique it can likely be blown up to become a very large image with clarity. It is beautiful composition and perfect for the season. I am now motivated to go ahead and process my vertorama.   Posted: 01/22/2020 12:47:28

Don Poulton   Don Poulton
(Group 46)
Lisa, I'm wondering, was this taken at Longwood Gardens? Great shot!   Posted: 01/27/2020 10:48:41

Mahmoud Raslan   Mahmoud Raslan
Interesting subject. So nice blending and beautiful color tones. Great details allover the picture. I like the lovely angle of view with beautiful symmetry on both sides.   Posted: 01/31/2020 08:22:52