Posted by: Andrew Skelton | 21/01/2011

Worker’s Playtime*

Sifting through my photos, I came across several individual images, take at St Michael’s Mount, Cornwall that independently were of little interest. It was only when they were combined, in this case using Photoshop Elements 6, that the true picture was revealed – a multi-layer panorama of the building at the top of the mount.

I’ve taken these types of panorama’s for years, in fact I have a book full of composites that were created using 6″ x 4″ prints from the days of film. I don’t know what inspired me to start with such images but for over 20 years I’ve enjoyed creating “the bigger picture” from the minutia.

These days it’s so much easier with digital, though to some extent some of the fun has been removed. Ensuring that you have parts of each photo overlapping, the software will do the rest, and it makes an excellent job of it as well, adjusting tone and exposure differences as well as skewing any frame to make it fit.

I’m particularly pleased with this image, with the harshness of the black and white and the imposing structure it’s another image that is destined to be printed out. Feel free to contact me if you want to know more, “Tender Comrade“*, and please “Do try this at home*”!

* Todays program was brought to you by the letters Billy and Bragg (google the above quotes).


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