“The Singing Tower” Is Our Second Gigapan Image

We’ve just completed a new image and added it to our website at www.BeeHappyGraphics.com/gallery/BokTower.html. As the blog title says, it is a Gigapan or large panorama using, in this case, 336 photographs arranged in 16 columns each with 21 photographs all taken with Nancy’s telephoto lens set at 135 mm so that we get a lot of detail. As a result, it could be printed up to 43 feet by 31 feet on canvas with the same sharpness as any of our other pictures.

The Singing Tower
Large panorama of Bok Tower in Lake Wales, Florida

This is a seemingly simple composition.  I think Nancy captured the tower well, and the framing and leading lines help keep you focused on the subject.  The editing again took several days; because of the large image size, every tweak takes much longer, even with my ‘new’ computer.  And, of course, I am still near the beginning of the learning curve on all the tools.

Bok Tower is called “the singing tower” because of the 60-bell carillon in the tower that still performs daily.

Although this is the second such panorama published, it is not the second Gigapan taken. We captured this image over a year earlier than Eclipse Over Long Pine Key, which was our first, and still the most complicated image we’ve processed so far. And we still have a number of other Gigapans, just like we have a number of smaller images from our travels waiting their turn to be edited.

“God’s Artistry” Wins Award at Halifax Art Festival

At the Halifax Art Festival in Daytona Beach earlier this month, “God’s Artistry“, our panoramic photograph of an Everglades sunset, won an Award of Merit.  It was being displayed as a 1.5″-gallery-wrapped 18″x60” canvas.  We were both thrilled to receive such an honor.