Hamilton Harbour Panorama – Colour or B&W?

Hamilton Harbour Panorama in Colour
Hamilton Harbour Panorama in Colour
Hamilton Harbour Panorama in B&W
Hamilton Harbour Panorama in B&W (mostly)

The photos for each panorama were taken by a DJI Mini 2 drone shooting in raw (DNG) format. ISO was fixed at 100 and the aperture for each photo was 2.8. Shutter speeds varied from 1/2000 to 1/3200 S. The photos were then post-processed in Luminar 4.

I’m partial to the monochromatic version myself. What about you?

Drone Landscape Pano – Wellington County

I’ve been following drone technology closely since consumer-grade drones hit the market, but I waited for the sweet spot of good camera quality and relatively low price.

When I saw that the DJI Mini 2 was below $700 (CAD) and that it could shoot Raw and HDR I took the plunge, and I’m so glad I did. I really feel this will transform how I shoot many of my photos.

Here’s an example photo, shot just off Hwy 6 in Wellington county, Ontario. It’s a crop of a 7-photo panorama, cleaned up a little in Lightroom, and then further processed in Aurora HDR to give it some punch.


Drone Pano, shot in Wellington County, Ontario
(Click on the image to view full-sized)

Playing with the New Drone

It’s so cool having a camera that you can position anywhere. It opens up a whole new world in photography for me.

The Allanburg Bridge
Trainyard from Above
Hwy 20 leading to the Allanburg Bridge

Man Smoking

Man Smoking, HDR

This photo of this man smoking was taken in Barcelona, Spain, in July, 2008. Shot using a Nikon D200 with a Nikon 18-200 mm lens (1/60 @ f7.1), processed using Aurora HDR (using five images spanning +/- 2 EV), and straightened in Lightroom.


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