Autostitch photos of Brighton

I’m growing to really like the Autostitch program. As we’ve finally got a little sunshine, I couldn’t resist heading down to Brighton beach and its pier to take a few dozen pictures (merged into a couple of images).

Brighton Beach Autositch

I took another autostitch photo at my cousin’s wedding a couple of weekends ago:

It’s almost as if autostitch is the only option if you’re not taking a close up or a portrait.

Autostitch

After getting back from Hadrian’s wall, I found a great program called Autostitch. Luckily, I did take one set of pictures for a panorama (although I wasn’t sure how I was going to merge them at the time):

I’ve taken a few more photos from the garden of my parents’ house and the nearby fields.

Autostitch from Woodlands

I really like the program and regret not taking more photos while I was on the wall.

The folks who make the program say that ILM have been granted a commercial license to use the program for film production. I’m not quite sure how that would work. Would you need to build some enormous rig with 10 – 15 RED cameras somehow frame-synchronised and pointing in different directions? The computer processing power and hard drive space for dealing with 25 fps at 4K from 15 cameras would be sickeningly large. I’m sure that the results would look pretty amazing, though.

Hadrian’s Wall

I’ve just returned from a week long hiking holiday in Northumberland and Cumbria. A friend from school and I walked the from Whitley Bay on the East coast of Northumberland, along Hadrian’s wall to Bowness-on-Solway on the West Coast of Cumbria.

The scenery up there is beautiful:

Hadrian’s Wall June 2007

We walked to raise money for the Parkinson’s Disease Society. If you would like to make a donation, please go to:

http://www.justgiving.com/michaelmcdermott

Everyone that we met along the way was very friendly. I should also thank:

Virgin Trains for giving us free, first class train tickets up to Newcastle and back from Carlisle.

Les Gibson at the Old Repeater Station hostel for letting us join you for you birthday dinner. The pheasant was delicious.

Maureen and Michael Miller at the Old Chapel in Bowness-on-Solway for lending me a fiver for the bus. Having walked all the way from Carlisle, I doubt that I would have enjoyed walking all the way back.