Saudi Arabia Panoramas

I really have been trying to write up about all the fun adventures I went on in Europe and the Middle East. I promise.  It’s just so hard to find the time to write when I also have to find the time to gather my photos!

So here are a few panoramas I took in Saudi Arabia.  They are each like 5-11 pictures merged into one, so consider this a 10,000 word blog post, aight? Make sure to click the photos to open the lightbox and view them much larger.

One big complication with panoramas like these, with power lines in them, is reconciling the power lines from shot to shot. Still working on the best way to accomplish that.  I’d love to get your thoughts on these down in the comments. Thanks a bunch! Oh and if you have a trick in Photoshop for fixing these power lines, DEFINITELY put THAT in the comments!

Sunsets of Horseshoe Bay

I took a break from the season finale of House (do not tell me how it ended!) to get a shot of the sunset.  It really wasn’t anything too spectacular but I figured it would give me a chance to try out HDR again.

I have never done too good of a job at HDR but here’s what I got this time.  Click it to zoom in a bit.

Sunset on Golf Course

The second picture I took was really about ten which I stitched together in Photoshop to make a panorama.  The file is 499 megabytes and some how converts to a jpeg to 2mb…  So that’s interesting.  How something goes from 6000×2300 and 8 bits into just 2mb, I have no idea.  Again, click to enlarge.

So while I was taking these pics some random guy in one of the houses started yelling at me to get off of the course.  It kinda really bugged me.  I had every right to be on the course.  My grandparents are members of the country club and own a house on the golf course.  They pay for the right for us to use the course.  Furthermore, it was after 5:30pm so actually anyone could go on the course.  Gah.  What a meanie.

I just ignored him, took more pics and continued my conversation with Ryan.