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Monthly Image: Sturgeon Moonwalk 2015

The Walkway Over the Hudson showed off the huge Sturgeon Moon during their August Moonwalk:

Walkway Over the Hudson - Sturgeon Moonwalk - 2015-08-28

Walkway Over the Hudson – Sturgeon Moonwalk – 2015-08-28

The view from the middle of the Walkway northward along the Hudson makes a nice panorama:

Walkway Over the Hudson - Sturgeon Moonwalk - North Panorama - 2015-08-28

Walkway Over the Hudson – Sturgeon Moonwalk – North Panorama – 2015-08-28

The black rectangular lump on the left is a steel I-beam that I didn’t notice until too late.

Taken with the Canon SX-230HS, hand-braced on the rail, and stitched with The GIMP’s panorama tool. It’s surprisingly easy to stitch a decent panorama from five low-detail images with plenty of overlap…

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  1. #1 by Keith Neufeld on 2015-09-15 - 09:23

    Which panorama tool did you use? I’ve been using Hugin (a separate panorama-maker with very nice auto-alignment plugins) since giving up on what I found available for the GIMP a few years back.

    • #2 by Ed on 2015-09-15 - 11:26

      It’s whatever GIMP offers in the Filters -> Make Panorama option, which is different than its Pandora -> Match Image Layers option. I tried Hugin a while back and it’s a very large hammer; some day I’ll actually need a real panorama, which should force me to learn something new… [sigh]

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