Friday, 13 February 2009

Panorama South From Snowdon

My laptop has officially gone to Silicone Heaven, which means all my pictures are not available. Hopefully, the techies in the shop can fix it, otherwise I'm a tad stuffed. Anyhoo, because of my somewhat unreliable posting recently, I felt obliged to post an old image or two until I get it back.
Today's image was taken back in 2005, when I had my bike, lived in North Wales, and generally farted around snapping random things on random rides! 
Good times! On one trip I rode up Snowdon, and parked up at the bottom of Miners Track and looked south. This is what I saw.
Its a series of three photography, taken with an Olympus compact, which has an inbuilt panorama function. You snap the images using guide
lines on the screen, then on the computer you can link the three together. This finished photograph above the result of the following images:

Once you have the images on the computer, you boot up the necessary software which then stitches the images together and pumps out something like this:

All you need to do then is to crop the picture to get rid of the nasty black bits at the top and the bottom et voila! The camera locks the settings when you take more than one in the panorama mode, so the details for all three images are the same.

Snowdon (WelshYr Wyddfa), is the highest mountain in Wales and is Great Britain's highest mountain south of the Scottish Highlands. It has been described as "probably the busiest mountain in Britain". It is located in Snowdonia National Park (Welsh:Parc Cenedlaethol Eryri), in Gwynedd. The summit is known as Yr Wyddfa (IPA[ɐɾ 'wɪðva]Welsh for "the tumulus") and lies at an altitude of 1,085 metres (3,560 ft) above sea level. In terms of 'absolute height' it is the same height as Table Mountain in South Africa. As the highest peak in Wales, Snowdon is one of three mountains climbed as part of the National Three Peaks Challenge. The English name Snowdon comes from the Saxon "Snow Dun," meaning "snow hill," although the amount of snow on Snowdon in winter has been decreasing recently, having dropped by more than 55% since 1994.

Snowdon has one of the wettest climates in Great Britain, receiving an annual average of more than 4,500 millimetres (180 in) of precipitation

Photograph details: Olympus Camedia C-450 Panorama. Focal length9 mm, ISO-57, exp: 1/40 sec. F-stop f/3.6

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  1. That's a beautiful picture - actually they're all great individually and make a breath taking picture all put together!! Great shot!!

  2. Thanks! The picture was never intended to be super duper or to be made public, hence the poorish quality but cheers anyhoo!

  3. Well they are lovely never the less!! One of these days I'm gonna get to see scenery like that - but in the meantime your pictures are wonderful! Hope your safe driving on your road trip!

  4. Thanks. I've been very lucky in the sense of where I have lived and what I've seen.

    The power socket on my laptop has given out now so I'm borrowing someone elses atm hence the lack of posting, plus I'm going to set off soon, so I might not be on for a few days yet.


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