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My Very Last PhotoWalk Image (I Promise!)

Posted in Photography by Bridget Casas on July 25, 2009

Today was the last day to download our photos to the PhotoWalk site. I had some work to do and decisions to make as to what two photos I chose. This was not one of them. I also selected 16 or 17 images from the PhotoWalk and put them on my gallery site. Please have a look. I have shown you a few of them here, but the majority of them you have not seen. I decided to put together this panorama today. I am happy with the result.

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Laguna Beach twilight panorama…

There were a lot of families at the beach having a real good time. As you can see, this is a South facing beach. The sun is setting straight ahead in the West. As I said before, I spent the majority of the day sitting in front of the computer. I was able to make some spaghetti sauce for dinner. It was very good with angel hair pasta and a little garlic toast. I am a good cook – have I ever told you that? I learned a lot from my mother and I enjoy watching the Food Network and the cooking shows on PBS. Have a good Sunday!

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From a Rooftop at Bella Terra

Posted in Huntington Beach, Photography by Bridget Casas on May 26, 2009

This is a panorama I took from the rooftop of the Bella Terra parking structure facing the street behind the center. I took a total of five images and merged them together. The street is actually pretty straight, but it sure didn’t turn out that way! I guess I should have done a little more tweaking, warping and lens distoration! What I really should have done was shoot the images vertically instead of horizontally! It was kind of overcast when I took the photos but I think they came out alright.

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Pretty good panorama in Huntington Beach…

I think I will shoot another one – I do enjoy doing this and they are fun to play with. I want to start doing some HDR images. I will see what I can do on my own and then maybe get some software like Photomatix.  I have heard that Photoshop’s HDR processing is not very good, but I will give it a try myself. I have my final photo class tonight and then web tomorrow. Would you like to see more panoramas of Huntington Beach and the surrounding areas?

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A Panoramic Central Park

Posted in Photography by Bridget Casas on March 6, 2009

I was at the park trying out some panoramas. There are four photos in each shot and I think they came out pretty good. It is for an assignment for my photography travel class and I think it was a great idea. I have often thought about doing it but it has been a long time since I have even tried. I have had my Canon 20D camera for many years and yesterday I finally downloaded the software that came with it to do a “photostitch.”  This five week class has been great and I want to thank the instructor, John Clark, for the new ideas I have gotten.

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Surf City’s own Central Park…

This is just one small area of the park. It is a beautiful Friday here, though a little chilly. We will be up early tomorrow morning as I need to go to class and then we are going out to Fontana for the VARA (Vintage Auto Racing Association) Route 66 Races. It will be a fun day and I hope the weather stays nice! Our friends Carol and Bill are going but my other friend Cheryl will not make it. I look forward to seeing my brothers and other family members, including Larry and Shelley. Have a fun day!

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