Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Pic(k) of the week 6: Greetings from Tyrol

A weeklong ski-trip to Austria or Switzerland has become a yearly February tradition. This year the fun in the snow is taking place in Zillertal, an amazing ski-area in Tyrol (Austria) with over 600 km (yes!) ski runs all covered with a single ski-pass.

While last year's was abnormally warm, this year's is very cold. So much for global warming! Under a clear sky, morning temperatures frequently dipped below -25C, with maximum temperatures not exceeding -15C for most of the week.
As is normally the case during these winter breaks, the DSLR stayed home. The small compact Nikon P7000 did travel, but stayed in its bag... Wanting to go commando, I decided to shoot the entire holiday on the iPhone 4S. And boy I had a blast!
2011 Pic(k) of the week 6: Greetings from Tirol
The image above of clouds drifting in from the left, is a 7 shot panorama completly edited, including the stitching, on the iPhone 4S. I kind of had forgotten how easy it is to shoot a panorama on the iPhone. Zooming in on the image, one will see a lot of detail like the individual skiers on the slope. Quite a challenge for a tiny sensor like on this camera phone. As promised I will dedicate an entire post on iPhoneography, in the near future.

Image details:
iPhone 4S
ISO 64, f 2.4, 1/3200s, 35mm
AutoStitch to edit the panorama
Nik Software Snapseed for basic editing 

Freezing cold or steaming hot; go out there and shoot!


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