Sunday, March 7, 2010

NT700V near snowy beaver pond

I took the Honda NT700V (aka the Deauville) out for a nice, albeit short, spin yesterday, and stopped near the beaver pond I've mentioned in past blog posts. I am happy that spring seems to be coming, slowly but surely, although as my wise wife reminded me today, I should be prepared for the possibility of more winter storms dumping yet more snow upon us.

But for the nonce it is nice to take these opportunities to get out on two wheels aagin. While stopped here, I took some photos that I could later stitch into a panorama with Panorama Maker4, and this was the result.

It's interesting how the program distorts what are, in reality, straight lines, like the egdes of the road and especially the overhead wires. -- PL


mikeandraph87 said...

Photoshop type programs can do wonders with pictures. Sometimes it will make one wonder what the orginial atmosphere was.

Maybe the local paper would interested in your knack for photography?;)

Ross said...

Have you ever heard of a "cirkut camera?" Used at the turn of the 20th century, you mounted it on a tripod and cranked it, turning the head. The result was 360 degree photos, with the image recorded a bit at a time (so several seconds pass between the far left to far right of the photo). You could get the same result manually as what you're doing with your panoramic shots.

Used to work at a museum and talk about this stuff.