I don’t know if I ever have or ever will be able to drive or ride past windy, high tided Garretstown without stopping to take some photos of wind or kite surfers. Maybe that’s the beginning of OCD. Beginning, yes.
As you’ll have noticed from this blog, I’ve owned several cameras over the years. The smaller, more amateur of which all seem to now come with a built in panorama mode. Gone are the days of loading dozens of files into Photoshop to stitch together, hoping you’ve left enough overlap to allow PS to do a decent job. It took a little while to become accustomed to the various foibles with panorama mode in the Fuji X100 but I eventually got a usable result from it. Having said that, it still throws its toys out of the pram every now and then. I tried the above panorama of moving water, something that’d normally be a little tricky, but the Sony NEX 5N produced good results. The exposure looked a little wacky in places when reviewing the photo on the camera screen but as it looked OK on the mac, I’m inclined to put that down to auto brightness settings or some other witchcraft.