This is a panoramic shot of Kew Gardens taken while I was standing outside the Palm House which had just closed before we got there. Our own fault, we had arrived at Kew Gardens too late but a kind ticket collector took pity on us and let us in. As she advised, everything was closed. And all the people we encountered were walking towards the exit.
The gardens were beautiful as Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew usually are. This was our first time there as the sun was setting and with the autumnal colours, what can I say? It was gorgeous. It was remained gorgeous even after the sun had gone.
The panorama shot across the lake is is stitched together from five overlapping frames, all taken with same exposures using a handheld Fuji X-T3 (1/125 sec at f/10 ISO 800 at 83 mm). This kind of static or still scene is where image stabilisation comes into play. Ideally, I’d use the rule of thumb that the shutter speed should be twice the focal length but the optical image stabiliser (in the lens) can be so effective that you can comfortably invert that relationship. This means that tripods have become speciality equipment. Great technology improvement at affordable prices translates to a five frame panorama at 83 mm focal length that is very sharp despite being handheld at 1/125 sec.
Perhaps it was the light or more likely, the fact that we had the place to ourselves, however briefly, but I saw three patterns that I thought should make interesting scarf designs.
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