Cloudless sunset panorama

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Here is the matching sunset to go with my moon rise. As you can see, it was a cloudless sunset, which usually means it’s less interesting as you don’t get the amazing patterns in the sky. Lucky the moon was out…

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Day 10 – 360 degree sunset panorama

Another spectacular pair of sunset panoramas for you today. These sunsets were taken on the same day, with about 10 minutes in between them.

The first, wider one, is a full 360 degree panorama, which allows me to capture both the sunset and the moon. I would have preferred the moon to be a little larger, but you have to take what you can. Made from 6 x 1 portrait photos and fused together using Hugin.

360 degree sunset panorama

360 degree sunset panorama

The second is a 180 degree panorama taken later, hence the deeper reds. This was blended from only 6 x 1 photos using Hugin once more.

 180 degree sunset panorama

180 degree sunset panorama

I’d be interested in hearing which you guys prefer…

Day 8 – Food extravaganza

I recently took part in an improv blogging day on Don Charisma’s blog, and was given the topic of Men Make Better Chefs than Women. As life is all about balance, I thought I would share these lovely photos of food that my wife has cooked up for me.

I do love eating, and fortunately my wife loves cooking. Must be a match made in heaven…


I have to admit, my wife didn’t make the croissants from scratch. I just thought they looked tasty.

Day 6 – Sun blast panorama

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This is another Hugin creation using 5 photos stitched together to make this panorama. The great thing with panoramas like this is each photo can be taken with optimum exposure and then the blending evens the picture out. If this was one photo, the bright sun would overpower everything else in the photo.

Day 5 – Ice Sculptures


I haven’t done a photo gallery since my very first post, so here is my second gallery – a selection of ice sculptures from Winter Wonderland at Hyde Park in London.

These sculptures were larger than life, the swan, for example, must have been 15 feet high. They had to be stored in a super large room kept at -8 centigrade, we don’t quite get the cold temperatures needed to keep these enormous structures in one piece.