Panorama of lagoon with Sony Cyber-shot

First pic using my new Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX7, shot an hour ago. I shoot a lot of panoramas, since I don’t like wide angles of the landscape. My eyes sees the world in about the same proportion as a 50 mm lens (old-style lens measurement). I’ll shoot a bunch of pictures, overlapping the edges, then stitch the shots together with Photomerge in Photoshop. A bunch of them are here and there on this blog.

I bought this little camera at B and H Photo in New York (world’s most amazing photo store). For panoramas, you press the shutter button, then slowly rotate the camera, maybe 180°. I think it makes a movie, then stitches it together to make a still. It’s supposed to work in very low light, and also shoots HD video. I’m just starting to explore it.

About Lloyd Kahn

Lloyd Kahn started building his own home in the early '60s and went on to publish books showing homeowners how they could build their own homes with their own hands. He got his start in publishing by working as the shelter editor of the Whole Earth Catalog with Stewart Brand in the late '60s. He has since authored six highly-graphic books on homemade building, all of which are interrelated. The books, "The Shelter Library Of Building Books," include Shelter, Shelter II (1978), Home Work (2004), Builders of the Pacific Coast (2008), Tiny Homes (2012), and Tiny Homes on the Move (2014). Lloyd operates from Northern California studio built of recycled lumber, set in the midst of a vegetable garden, and hooked into the world via five Mac computers. You can check out videos (one with over 450,000 views) on Lloyd by doing a search on YouTube:

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