Panorama Vs Vertorama at the Memorial Art Gallery

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Let us go inside the wonderful Memorial Art Gallery in Rochester, NY and look around.  Here we have gone upstairs to the older artifact section and great hall with the organ.  I stood and handheld 7 shots (as no tripods are allowed in the gallery) and then stitched the images together in Lightroom CC.  This was in the Horizontal direction.  This image turned out 38,000 pixels wide so it is reduced to 2,000 wide here:

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ISO 2500, F/6.7, 1/45 sec, 24 mm Lens

ISO 2500, F/6.7, 1/45 sec, 24 mm Lens

Here is the same scene in a Vertical stitching of 6 separate images which is called a “Vertorama”:

ISO 2500, F/6.7, 1/45 sec, 24 mm Lens

ISO 2500, F/6.7, 1/45 sec, 24 mm Lens

Please look at them full sized and let me know if you wish, which you prefer.  I won’t tell you which I like better (but its the top one).

 

Snowy Path to the Memorial Art Gallery

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After running all around the High Falls, Genesee River and Charlotte Lighthouse and beach, I had to stop at the Memorial Art Gallery downtown Rochester for just a few short hours.   It was a pretty day outside but still very cold with the last vestiges of snow left on the ground and the roof.  Here are a few recent views of the beautiful tower at the Memorial Art Gallery in both Portrait and Landscape mode.

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ISO 100, F/9, 1/400 sec, 24 mm Lens

ISO 100, F/9, 1/400 sec, 24 mm Lens

ISO 100, F/9, 1/320 sec, 24 mm Lens

ISO 100, F/9, 1/320 sec, 24 mm Lens

 

Night View of the High Falls

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I took a few night shots of the High Falls in Rochester, NY just as the lights were coming on.  They had red lighting that was so bright it burned out the falls and this aqua color and white.

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ISO 1600, F/4. 1/3 sec, 32 mm Lens

ISO 1600, F/4. 1/3 sec, 32 mm Lens

High Falls Bridge at Night

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I waited on the High Falls walking bridge until nightfall and took a few shots.  This is from just off of the High Falls Bridge looking back at the Kodak building and to the left are some lights from Frontier Field.

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ISO 800, F/4, 1/8 sec, 50 mm Lens

ISO 800, F/4, 1/8 sec, 50 mm Lens

Sunset on the Genesee River at High Falls

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I took this shot a few weeks ago after visiting the lovely and professional Photo Gallery of Jamie Montanus of Mantanus Photography in Rochester.  He had his grand opening of his Montanus Gallery in the Anderson Arts Building at 250 North Goodman Street Suite 213.  Amazing photos and a nice person to talk to.  After, it was near sunset so I went back over the the High Falls area to the high walking bridge over the Genesee River and took this one set of HDR shots of the sun setting over the Genesee River.  There was another photographer named Phil there who was very nice and he too just came from the Montanus Gallery. Small world or we were thinking alike.

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ISO 100, F/9, 1/80 sec, 105 mm Lens

ISO 100, F/9, 1/80 sec, 105 mm Lens

 

Winter View of High Falls Rochester Verses Spring View

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Here is one last Winter view of the High Falls in Rochester.  I also stayed a little later one evening and shot this moon-rise over the High Falls as a bonus shot.

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ISO 100, F/9, 1/800 sec, 24 mm Lens

ISO 100, F/9, 1/800 sec, 24 mm Lens

Spring view of the High Falls just a short few weeks later:

ISO 200, F/7.1, 1/60 sec, 35 mm Lens

ISO 200, F/7.1, 1/60 sec, 35 mm Lens

Note the snow is all gone and perhaps the falls have calmed down. They seem to have only half the flow they did.

Panoramic View of Rochester High Falls Area

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Now we have walked in the snow along the rim of the cliff to the Genesee River.  We had to be a little careful as there was about a foot of snow on the ground right up to the edge.  The path was flat and about 8 feet wide and had occasional bumps to trip you and I figured out this was the the old Railroad bed where the tracks had been pulled up long ago.  It led to a platform very near the edge of the High falls on the East side and gave a nice elevated view.  The water was roaring loud and there was a mist coming off just like at Niagara Falls.   This panoramic view is made up of 7 stitched together views.  You can see the entire blue high walking bridge downriver and to the right the Genesee Brewery.  The tall building there is the Kodak building.

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ISO 100, F/8, 1/750 sec, 24 mm Lens

ISO 100, F/8, 1/750 sec, 24 mm Lens

A compressed single view:

ISO 100, F/9, 1/500 sec, 24 mm Lens

ISO 100, F/9, 1/500 sec, 24 mm Lens

Hey! What is that big BOX doing sitting there in the middle of the water of the Genesee River?  They are huge lights that light up the falls at night so we will have to come back some evening and see what it looks like.

High Falls, Rochester NY

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Walking out on the High Falls bridge that crosses the Genesee River you can get wonderful views of the falls and the Rochester skyline.  Here the very cold water of the river goes over the High Falls right out of downtown Rochester behind it. To the right you can see old building structures for the old Mills that were there and even some sluice gate openings in the walls that are still there.

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ISO 100, F/9, 1/400 sec, 50 mm Lens

ISO 100, F/9, 1/400 sec, 50 mm Lens

Downriver View from the High Bridge

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When walking across the high walking bridge over the Genesee River you can see how super high you are over the water below.  Looking downriver you can see the Genesee Brewery to the right and in the distance a tall smoke stack before the next bridge.

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ISO 100, F/9, 1/400 sec, 24 mm lens

ISO 100, F/9, 1/400 sec, 24 mm lens

Closer view of the distant smokestack:

ISO 100, F/9, 1/320 sec, 105 mm Lens

ISO 100, F/9, 1/320 sec, 105 mm Lens

High Walking Bridge Over the Genesee River

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Right near the High Falls area of the Genesee River is an amazing steel bridge that crosses the entire Genesee River gorge.  It runs from the Genesee Brewery area to the Kodak/ Frontier Field area of Rochester, NY.   It is open for walkers only and has benches along the way to rest and take in the views of the High Falls and Genesee River. You can see it was still very chilly this late March day.

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ISO 100, F/9, 1/640 sec, 32 mm Lens

ISO 100, F/9, 1/640 sec, 32 mm Lens

ISO 100, F/9, 1/1000 sec, 24 mm Lens

ISO 100, F/9, 1/1000 sec, 24 mm Lens

They were nice enough to take the snow off one half the walking bridge.

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