Click on the photo at the top of this entry. You’ll get a better view than this tiny version.
The photo shows Butterworth Brook Reservoir. It’s a hundred feet from my car every day as I take the backroads to work. I’ve always enjoyed taking backroads when I could.
Is it on private property? Probably. It is beautiful. To my eye it is pristine. It has been cared for.
17 separate photos are used in this panorama.
The shot covers 195.9°. I know that because Microsoft ICE, the free panorama assembler tells me. ICE was able to automatically stitch and blend the photos into a single picture.
I held the camera vertically, focused on the distant shore then switched the camera to manual everything. Each shot is f/5.6, 1/200 second, iso 100 with a Tamron 17-50 f/2.8 lens zoomed out to 17mm and focused at 361 meters (1184 feet). Since digital media is basically free I generously overlapped the shots.
You don’t need a DSLR like mine to do a pano. Even cellphone cameras work!