Cherry Tree Panorama
A nine shot 180 degree vertical panorama taken under a copse of vivid Cherry tree in full blossom in Central Park, NYC. With all the snow/moisture this winter, the trees were very eager to shout out: "I'm here" in this delayed Spring.
I was standing under the beautiful cherry blossoms looking up and wondered how well a 180 deg vertical panorama would work. I don't have a super wide angle lens. Nor a 180 deg fisheye. (ponders how the Nikon 6mm fisheye monster lens would look on an adapter on my Sony NEX5 body)
So I flipped up the rear viewscreen and started taking incremental shots as I slowly panned up and over my head till I reached the images reached the ground behind me. Pretty cool looking panorama the 9 shots made. I should have made another panorama along the ground that is 'below' this pano to create a 'Little Planet' composition of the trees.
Images taken on the hill above Conservatory Waters in Central Park, NYC. 9 shots with Sony NEX5 w/18-55mm kit zoom.
I'm enjoying this kit zoom from Sony. Wish it was a little brighter at f/2.8 instead of f/3.5. Guess Sony didn't want a larger lens barrel that sticks beyond the height of the small NEX5.
for +Tree Tuesday
curated by +Allan Cabrera +Christina Lawrie +Ralph Mendoza +Kim Troutman +Barry Robinson #cherryblossoms #treetuesday #centralparknyc