Gotta tell you the more I use the Lumix GX7 the more I like it!

At a friends house for dinner last night and the light started to get pretty nice on the red rocks. Had the GX7 with me because it’s so portable (read small). Tried the in-camera panorama stitching and pretty darn amazed at the result. The camera tells you if you are moving too fast or too slow during the stitch panorama shooting. If it doesn’t think it’s got a good capture it doesn’t waste card space – it just tells you to start over. This is handheld and swept from left to right with what sounded like 12 exposures.

The good and the bad and the good again… Good – This looked beautiful on the back of the camera even when I zoomed to take a fairly close look. Bad – When I opened the file there were a couple areas in the sky where there were some light bands when I got to view it on the studio monitor. Good again – The bands were easy to remove using the patch too in Adobe Photoshop CS6. I have a feeling as I get more accustomed to shooting with the panoramic setting that banding will become less of a problem.

In addition to cleaning up the two bands in the sky I took out a little bit of encroaching roofs from the bottom and added a tone curve to bring down the sky a little. Had I been thinking I could have added the tone curve in the camera as the panorama was being captured. Yes you can add curves and other special settings in camera! There was no adjustment to the image for a warping which happens many times when processing out files into panoramic software.

Let me know what you think!

panoramic photo sedona, azPanorama photo in the Village of Oak Creek, Sedona, Arizona