Manual Panoramas

These manual panoramas were sourced from images taken in the Yolo and Sacramento Counties of California. The photographs were are all taken handheld. There are no universal focus or exposure setting for the the photographs in a particular panorama. Each individual image was photographed with the goal of producing a technically and artistically acceptable image.

This series was inspired by David Hockney’s “joiners”, which explore human vision. However, unlike David Hockney, who used Polaroids and adhesive, my methods were entirely electronic.

I produced this panoramas by assembled digital images within Photoshop. I only manipulated the images by translating, scaling, and rotating. I rarely used cropping. I shot many more images for each panorama than I ultimately used. This gave me the opportunity to select images that fit to other images properly and that gave the desired look in each part of the panorama.

These panoramas act as a study on human vision. Despite exposure differences, contrast differences, and misalignment between individual images, and overall distortion and missing information, viewers can still interpolate an overall scene.

Night at UC Davis

2013. Digital Panorama.

  

Horse Shelter

2012. Digital Panorama.

                                                    

Bend

2012. Digital Panorama.

                                                    

Power Lines

2013. Digital Panorama.

                                                    

Winters

2013. Digital Panorama.

                                                    

Train Bridge

2012. Digital Panorama.

                                                    

Putah Creek

2012. Digital Panorama.

                                                    

Pollock Lodge

2012. Digital Panorama.

                                                    

River Tree

2012. Digital Panorama.

                                                    

Library

2013. Digital Panorama.

                                                    

Devil

2013. Digital Panorama.

                                                    

Gymnasium

2013. Digital Panorama.