A picture view
|July 8, 2009||Posted by Melinda under Uncategorized|
No laughing! At Mariposa in April (see post here), I took pictures from a spot in camp, 360 degrees, with the intention of trying to “stitch” them together in the computer.
I finally got around to stitching it together today and this is what I came up with:
mmm…..Yes I know it’s small and you can’t see it well. (click on the picture and it gets clearer)There’s a mountain, a horse team in the distance, a picket line with public crowded around, the ambulance, and a cannon.
I didn’t overlap enough on the pics. You can see in the beginning that the scenery overlaps well, but the busier camp objects could have benefited from more overlap.
Do any of you do any picture editing? I believe Pony Girl does a lot of photo editing for her blog, but she also gets really nice, interesting shots to begin with. Most of my prints on the blog are as is – no cropping or editing.
Do any of you ever have your pictures formally framed?
I chose to frame this 8×10 picture, taken by Billy Gore at the Mount Diablo ride in 2008:
Of all my pictures, this captured best, the essence of our relationship. I’m in love with the frame I chose, but less than happy with the darkish-geen, textured matte. I console myself that I can have it re matted at anytime (theoretically). Strictly speaking, the matte, frame, and picture work well together. Unfortunately, I think the combo makes me claustrophobic and stressed. The 3″ dark matte “hems” in the picture too much and instead of complementing the “wide open” space that is suggested in the picture, I’m sucked in and held there in the center of the picture. I’ve never had anything framed before and relied heavily on the service person for my color choice etc. I’ll know better next time what works for me.
It’s weird, framing a picture of myself and putting it in my office. Hopefully the focus (rightly so) will be Minx when people comment.
I’ve decided a few, carefully selected pieces can be fun to frame and hang on the wall. I’ll be keeping an eye out for that “one” shot of Farley that captures her perfectly.
What do you do with your ride pictures? I try to buy one at every ride. I put them in a small photo album and periodically look at them (usually when I’m adding one). It’s fun to see what has changed in horses, tack, and clothing as I gain more experience. I don’t like having lots of “stuff” around me, so a simple photo album is a great way to keep a memento of each ride, without having clutter.
I’m in a contemplative mood today, thinking about Minx, my photos, and some of my past ride stories. As I went though some of my earlier posts I looked at the quality of writing (back when I actually edited posts before publishing). It really does make a difference in readability. Where did all my free time go to edit? I started this blog in the middle of winter, and now, in the middle of summer I’m too tired to do much more than give my posts a perfunctory look over. Oh well, a time for everything eh? Perhaps the well-written, concise posts will reappear with the falling of the leaves and the coming of winter.