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Challenge 78 – Panorama

Welcome to another round of Photo Challenge!

Challenge set by Jeannie Gane 
Submission Deadline: Monday July 15, 2014
Voting Deadline: Friday August 21, 2014 

Special Instructions

None. The sky appears to be the limit to fulfil this one!
Happy Shooting!!

Winning Image: Pot of Gold by Jeannie Gane

After the Storm – Donna Williamson

golden3 – Lorne Jordan

golden2 – Lorne Jordan

golden1 – Lorne Jordan

Lake on the Mountain – Kathy Walsh

Malpeque Bay – Donna Williamson

NYC Skyline – Kathy Walsh

Pot of Gold – Jeannie Gane

View from my back porch – Kate Potter


  • DonnaJuly 27, 2014 - 9:23 PM

    Glenn, what’s happening? I thought you had helpers now to keep us on track! As Kate would say de da dah……ReplyCancel

    • KateAugust 4, 2014 - 11:54 AM

      Donna …. I decided to keep my mouth shut this time! But yes … I think it’s time … doo de doodley doo doo doooooooooo.


  • GlennAugust 16, 2014 - 1:19 PM

    I’m so sorry kids!

    If it helps, I’ve got lots of excuses, but all of them are rather lame. :-/ It’s been a crazy busy summer and time keeps getting away from me. But as Donna notes, that’s why I’m supposed to have elves helping me! I just need to train the elves and then we’ll be kept on track regardless of my availability.

    FYI, I’ve had another hardware failure, so I won’t be posting any of my own pics for this challenge. Sigh.ReplyCancel

  • KateAugust 18, 2014 - 11:09 AM

    1. Pot of Gold – Jeannie, you nailed it! Great capture.
    2. After the storm. Haunting, Donna. My only critique would be that the horizon does not appear to be level to me … is that an optical illusion?
    3. Malpeque Bay. Donna, I’d love to see this without the dock on the right hand side of the picture. Also, as above, it appears as if the horizon is not level. Could be an optical illusion? Not sure.ReplyCancel

    • DonnaAugust 21, 2014 - 2:19 PM

      Thanks for the comments Kate. I need to practice taking panorama’s with a steady hand. I think that is why the horizons do not appear level. Also you’re right about the dock, I didn’t even notice it until your comment !ReplyCancel

  • DonnaAugust 21, 2014 - 2:17 PM

    1. Pot of Gold – Jeannie, great picture. Did you find the pot of gold??
    2. NYC Skyline – Kathy love the way the Statue of Liberty is accented.
    3. View From my Back Porch – Kate it makes me think of St Lucia with all the green. Only comment is that it might have been effective without the tree in the right front.ReplyCancel

  • JeannieAugust 21, 2014 - 10:11 PM

    1. View From My Back Porch – Kate – I have to come visit. Your farm speaks to me! Love the shades of green
    2. Malpeque Bay – Donna – also love this shot and kept going back to it. I was so intrigued I googled Malpeque Bay. I did find the lines somewhat distracting. I am not sure if it is the horizon is not straight or if it is an illusion with the diagonal line of boats? These types of lines are difficult to photograph I find. I found the same thing photographing some of the narrow streets and cobblestones in Europe in the spring.
    2. NYC Skyline – Kathy – i really like the drama in the sky, but I wonder if the pic would have a more panoramic effect cropped slightly narrower? Did you try? I do like how Lady Liberty is highlighted. Well done!

    So glad to have the challenge back. And looking forward to being one of the elves! 😉

    Have a great day and happy shooting!


  • KathyAugust 25, 2014 - 10:54 PM

    1. Pot of Gold – Jeannie – Wow great timing!

    2. Malpeque Bay – Donna – This is a really pretty shot. Love the colours

    3. After the Storm – Donna – another nice shot but it seems a bit unbalanced to me. Little less water maybe?

    Thanks for the comments Jeannie. I did have a hard time stitching my photos together. But agree, probably could use less sky but that is what i found gave the shot more depth.ReplyCancel

  • GlennAugust 26, 2014 - 6:21 AM

    1st – NYC Skyline
    Very nice image, Kathy. I love the cloud texture and the cold feel to this one. I might be inclined to bring it into Photoshop and warp the image to get rid of the leaning Statue of Liberty.

    2nd – Pot of Gold
    Jeannie, this one easily could have won this challenge. If I look close though, there appears to be a couple of blurry spots. Almost as if your lens got rained on. Do you see that, or is it just my poor eyesight?

    3rd – Malpeque Bay
    While I love the shot, it loses points a bit for the crooked horizon, since it’s not crooked enough to have been on purpose!ReplyCancel

  • GlennAugust 26, 2014 - 6:27 AM

    And with that, the winner of this challenge is Pot Of Gold.

    Congrats, Jeannie! Please send me another challenge.ReplyCancel

  • JeannieAugust 26, 2014 - 10:50 AM

    Yay for rainbows! And no Glenn that was not your eyesight. It was raining where I was standing and I did have some spots on the lens. The sun was shining into the field and the colours all around were pretty cool! I only had moments to pull over and capture the shot, and the rainbow started disintegrating pretty fast!ReplyCancel

  • JeannieAugust 26, 2014 - 10:51 AM

    ps. Thanks for the votes everyone!ReplyCancel

  • KathyAugust 26, 2014 - 11:22 AM

    Congrats Jeannie! Where did Lorne go? He hasn’t voted on the last couple challenges 🙂ReplyCancel

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