On our recent trip to Norfolk we went for an afternoon at Eccles beach.
The Norfolk coast is one of the most vulnerable to erosion in the UK with the strong North to South currents in the North Sea taking their toll.
While at the beach I was playing around with the Canon G10 – taking snaps – and discovered the ‘Stitch Assist’ function so I thought I’d give it a go.
Basically ‘Stitch Assist’ helps in the taking of multiple photographs that are intended to be stitched together into a panorama.
Unlike taking multiple shots on a tripod so everything remains nice and level, hand-holding with a compact introduces a degree of uncertainty as to whether the shots will be lined up correctly, which is where ‘Stitch Assist’ comes in. It makes lining up each shot very easy as it shows a ‘review’ of the previous shot taken as a guide for the next shot.
Here’s the result of a four shot panorama of the coastal defences that have been built at Eccles to help prevent the erosion that is slowly changing the Norfolk coastline. Click the picture for a larger version.The four shots were stitched together in Autopano Pro and then trimmed in Photoshop CS5.