A couple of years ago I was in the small fishing village of Ucluelet, British Columbia. In the center of town on a hill, I noticed this old church that seems to be in need of a paint job. Its rustic appearance piqued my interest and I took a photo that I haven't processed until now.
The reason I waited so long is that the church is actually obscured by all kinds of wires. What I did was to use Photoshop to remove all of the wires. Because there were so many it took me hours of detailed work to get this image. To get a sense of what the scene really looked like, take a look at this image from Google Maps. (https://firstname.lastname@example.org,-125.5463266,3a,75y,273.73h,103.52t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sK6BFIptIcm-wcZYZ-tIQTQ!2e0!7i13312!8i6656)
For me, I prefer the version without the wires. I know it's not real, but I do these things because it resonates with me as I look for an aesthetic amongst the chaos. I think the image is more interesting now, even though it's not completely real. And besides, the process of removing the wires was almost like a meditation on removing complexity. There is probably a nugget of wisdom in there somewhere.
Here is another panorama of Sarasota from Bayfront Park. Last year I posted an almost identical image that was taken during the day but have been waiting to do it again at night. Back then that big building (third from the left) was still under construction and it wasn't lit up. So, now that it's complete I wanted to shoot it again since the scene seems more complete to me.
To take this I mounted my camera vertically on a tripod and took ten shots from left to right. With the resolution of the Sony camera, it will be about seven feet across when printed. Here are some links to other panoramas I've taken in and around Sarasota…
Same perspective from the day: https://justenoughfocus.smugmug.com/Portfolio/Full/i-HzsGFVw
From City Island Day: https://justenoughfocus.smugmug.com/Portfolio/Full/i-WrNwJj7
City Island at Night: https://justenoughfocus.smugmug.com/Portfolio/Full/i-6KTz5jV
Another perspective from Bayfront Park: https://justenoughfocus.smugmug.com/Portfolio/Full/i-qMVC67t
And here are links to other panoramas: https://justenoughfocus.smugmug.com/search/?c=photos&n=justenoughfocus&q=panorama
A couple of nights ago I headed down to the beach and just after sunset when most of the people had left. As I was driving towards the beach most of the traffic was in the opposite direction. Parking was super easy and I had the whole place to myself.
This is what an empty beach looks like on Anna Maria Island. It’s not something I see too often so I took this shot to remind myself of it the next time I come here and can’t find a parking spot.