A continuous source of discussion is to ask do you shoot RAW or JPG. Either is a valid option. One can be a better choice in a given situation than the other. Here’s a situation for which I’m glad I shot RAW. This is a panorama I created from a series of photos I took five years ago. At the time I wasn’t thinking of making a panorama. DUH! The cloud formation attracted my attention. In addition the water was calm and reflective. Fortunately, I had my 17-35mm lens on and had worked the scene for several images at the widest angle. By doing so, I inadvertently provided myself with enough images for a panorama five years later. (Which is a good tip to keep in mind in the future!) In addition, I shot in RAW, so I could manipulate the images without worrying about loss of image quality. Remember, RAW contains all the original data recorded by the sensor while JPG throws out data at the time of creation because it compresses the data. What you see here is a high quality JPG image from the Photoshop file created by blending the original RAW shots together to make the panorama. Would this image be perceptively worse if the original images had been JPG’s? Viewing on a computer monitor perhaps not. However, if you wanted to print (Yes, he did use the P word) this and put it on a wall, the higher the quality the better the color gamut and the larger a print you can make.
March 2, 2013
January 24, 2013
December 7, 2012
October 18, 2012
A great place to watch the local surfers is at the Kapahulu Groin at Queen’s Surf Beach in Waikiki. You’ll keep expecting someone to surf right into the wall but they never do.
November 29, 2011
If you look closely you’ll see a little dot in the upper right of the picture near the top edge. The hang glider is over 2000 feet high.
November 27, 2010
July 18, 2010
A panorama of Makapuu looking across the Molokai Channel to Molokai and West Maui
May 31, 2010
April 18, 2010
Last Saturday morning I went to Kapiolani Park for the Hawaiian Scottish Festival. The two day event started that morning and I went to see what photo opportunities I could find. Kapiloani is a large space just a frisbee throw from Waikiki Beach. It’s almost in constant use with organized games of soccer, rugby, and baseball. Netball had an international tournament in 2006 in the park. With so much room a family can picnic there with no worries an errant soccer ball will land in the pupus.
April 6, 2010
When it’s square after your crop it down. This one is made up of 15 photos to encompass the cloud formations over Kanehoe.