Madison, WI – panoramic elements 2008
This image originally began as an attempt to help a friend out with an ambitious panoramic photograph he was trying to
create, using 81 separate photographs we made from atop the capital building in Madison, WI.
The idea was to photograph the city of Madison from atop the capital during peak fall color and create a panorama of the city that
when assembled and printed, would be 15′ to 20′ long and 1′ to 2′ high.
To make the panorama, we shot three rows of 27 images that needed to be stitched together horizontally and vertically.
But when I went to put the images together to make the 1st row of the panorama, I clicked the wrong thing and instead of Photoshop stitching all
the images together horizontally, all 27 images were placed one on top of each other – vertically.
The resulting file is huge (54″ x 54″ @240 ppi) and at 100% the image has an unusual woven look to it.
Post production consisted of increasing the contrast a little and converting the image to black and white in Lightroom.
below: View from Capitol dome taken between 1880 and 1899 – Madison,WI
Below: University of Wisconsin Badger football game – 2012