I managed to capture some photos on my jaunts around the world. At some of the locations I visited, I tried my luck at hand holding my camera and taking pictures as I panned around. I recently spent some time merging the photos and generated a few spectacular panoramas. During my visit to Ireland a few weeks ago, I took photos from the top of Blarney Castle intending to create a panorama of the lush greenery with the small idyllic town nestled in the back. The resulting image turned out well and prompted me to try a creating a few more from older pictures. For example, while in Paris for the winter, I managed to get shots from two different sides of Paris from the top of the Eiffel Tower which turned out pretty nice. From there, I remembered I had the canyon pictures from Turkey and decided to see how a panorama would turn out.
The panorama above is from my trip to Turkey at Kapadokya (Cappadocia) of the Anatolian plains. The stark Anatolian plains in Kapadokya are a geological oddity of honeycombed hills and towering boulders of otherworldly beauty. It’s rich in history and during times of war or attack, people would hide within the caves and underground in the hills to take refuge from invaders. I had taken the pictures on a whim before learning about the history and significance of the area, and then promptly forgotten about them. To say the least, I’m thrilled with the results and hopefully you’ll agree.