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Saturday, August 05, 2006

Windmills Of The Gods

Captured this on way to Las Vegas last year. Took a couple of shots in series and stitched them together with a software that came bundled with my little camera.

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The camera makes it easy to shoot panoramic images by providing a panoramic mode. Dont be fooled, the camera hardware does not support panoramic or a really wide angle lens and is not designed to produce such pictures out of the box, but the software really make up for it. This means you have to take a couple of shots that will define your final panoramic image. Everytime you shoot a picture in this mode, it guides you by showing a litle bit of the previous shot so you can align your camera and take the next shot making it look like one complete picure. The software then takes all the shots in this series and stitches them together to produce a widescreen or a panoramic version of your picture. Smart eh? Hell yeah! If you have this mode on your camera and the software, i would say... "Go Wild... Go Wide... Get Creative" :).

As for the title, i loved this book by Sidney Sheldon and is one of my favorites. I was a big fan of Sidney Sheldon and Jeffrey Archer in my school days. Did you read this book?

44 comments:

  1. Wow! Cool picture!
    I like it a lot!
    All your stuff is great!
    I wish I knew more about the art
    of photography!

    I did read "Windmills Of The Gods"
    It is a good book! I remember it was one of the books I took with me when we were on vacation in the
    Bahamas in 1989. I could not put it down...read it on the beach every day!
    Take care, and have a great weekend!

    Margie:)

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  2. Windmill of the Gods, never had the pleasure.

    Right now I'm in the middle of the Buddha series by the god of manga Osamu Tezuka but I will keep an eye our for the windmill book.

    Great pictures as usual.

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  3. Was trawling the net and stumbled into your site. Nice pic, yeah read the book back in junior school and yeah I loved it then. Grown up since :)

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  4. It dances according to your eyes and lens!!!

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  5. Hey ari,

    In your previous profile picture, you kind of resemble actor Jeyam Ravi.

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  6. nice @ windmills .. an awesome source of generating energy .. the picture that you took .. the width is pretty nice .. what resolution do you shoot your pictures in?

    ohhh so was it just the panoramic mode?

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  7. WOW so beautiful! From God indeed!

    heyyy check out my mobile pics ;-)

    Keshi.

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  8. Just stopped to say hello. cool pic.seen something like this on the way to san francisco also.

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  9. Great pic,Ari..And i felt it's educative too..tnx for the explanation to get the fianl panoramic image!!

    Windmills of God? Hmmm i don't think i read it..But i love reading Sidney Sheldon's fiction...

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  10. Great pic as usual. Wish I had a camera like that. Haven't read Windmills, one of the couple of Sidney Sheldon books I haven't read, though I really liked only a few.

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  11. hi,
    great pic.
    i remembered my visit to holland in the early '90s. went inside those ancient windmills built way back in 1600s and 1700s. they were massive and made a lot of noise. just wondered how any man could have built them at all!
    compared to those demons, these windmills look like cute little poms!

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  12. I have not read that book, but I want to. I like his books.

    That's a cool picture. Those windmills on the hills look pretty cool.

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  13. Hello Ari, came to you through Gangadhar. What cool software, excellent piece of work from your end as well. Have to come back to keep myself updated with new tech stuff.Will check out the book as well. See you around

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  14. It looks beautiful :)

    Windmills I remember seeing in Europe alot giant onez...they look so cute :)

    I've read this book & I used to be a big fan of Sidney & Jeffery Archer in school.

    Stay Beautiful...!

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  15. Apologies to everyone... i have been a bit busy and had no time to reply to your comments. Thanks for stopping by, i love having you around :)

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  16. Margie, Thank you. It was a pretty sight indeed. Photography is very simple. All you need is a good eye for pictures and the passion. I'm sure you will do well if you get into photography and your pictures will be as pretty as your poems :)

    Take care
    -ari

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  17. Frida, it is an old book by Sidney Sheldon.

    God of Manga. Osamu Tezuka. Wow... you read a lot. Good luck with your book. Thanks for stopping by. How are the chicks growing up?

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  18. MellowDrama, thank you for stopping by and for commenting. Yeah, it is a good book. I still remember it. Take care -ari

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  19. Priya... yeah.. lol. Thanks.

    Also, i dont know who Jeyam Ravi is. I dont know if it is good or bad that you think i resemble that person ;)

    Take care -ari

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  20. Hey Nabeel... Yeah. Very neat and clean source of energy. No byproducts, 100% use of free nature.

    I shoot in Large+Superfine resultion and yeah, the software does the trick. It lets you add images, then stitches them to create a wide panaromic image. Pl read my post for details.

    Take care
    -ari

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  21. Keshi, i did check your blog. I think it is real steamy and hot out there. See the effects your picture caused... some had to be rushed to the hospital, some had to be put on artifical respiration and some needed smelling salts... and some were injured from the fights that broke out :D lol...Just kidding. I like the last pic. looks like a professional portrait. Good Luck!

    Take care -ari

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  22. starry nights. Thanks for stopping by and for your comments. Hello to you too. I have seen these windmills at a couple of places here. Take care and nice knowing you -ari

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  23. Gangadhar, Thank you for your comments.
    I'd have to tell you something.... The novel has nothing to do with windmills, and my picture has to do nothing with the novel :D But definitely do it when you get a chance, it is one of my favorites. Take care -ari

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  24. Hi Suji, Nothing great about this camera. I used a point and shoot Canon Powershot S230. All you need to do is to make sure your exposure and white balance remains same for all the shots you take in the series. Once done, the software will take care of stitching the pics. If you need to tweak your pics even further or get creative, Photoshop is always there for your rescue :)

    Take care
    -ari

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  25. Hey rk. The giant windmills those days were used commonly in farms and fields. Their purpose was to harness energy for irrigation, draw water from a well and also the rotational force was converted to power needed to grind and pulverizing the grain. The ones you see these days are purely for harnessing power and the smaller they are, the more you can fit them in a given area. This is purely my understanding :) Feel free to correct me if i am wrong.

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  26. Hi Natalie, thank you for your comment and good to see you here again :) Take care -ari

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  27. hi dumbdodi, Welcome to my blog. Thank you for the nice comment and for stopping by. Yeah, See you around :). Take care -ari

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  28. Hi Sugarlips, thank you for your comments. Yeah, these are tiny cute ones and there were more out there. The picture shows only a few :) Thanks for stopping by and see you around.

    Take care -ari

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  29. Ari,

    If you watch tamil/malayalam movies you will know him. Why do you think its bad?? Its a compliment just keep it.
    Since his movie jeyam was a hit, he was called jeyam ravi.
    Are you planning tricks for underwater adventure for gr8 pics.

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  30. Hi priya, i dont watch south indian movies so i have no idea. Thanks though :)

    >>>Are you planning tricks for underwater adventure for gr8 pics.
    Yeah, how did you know about the underwater thingie???? I dont think i told anyone this... ???

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  31. Shot those windmills once near Nagarcoil, wind velocity was so high aamir that i couldn't stand without support. those windmills are huge. Good work on th picture Aamir, I have no patience for that.
    There is one problems with such windmills, birds get caught in them.

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  32. ari~
    Thanks for those two quotes on faith you left on my blog!
    I really like them!
    Take care!
    -Margie:)

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  33. Sure,Ari...
    i'll try that book soon..so curious about it..

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  34. I have read Sidney Sheldon's
    'Master of the game'
    funny how such big things can look like thorns.

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  35. loved the sharpness in the pic, bro; it's a lovely pic. Your blog is getting better :) (M.A) and oh, read the book; you were my inspiration, anyway :D i just used to steal all the books from you after you were done with 'em *hugs*

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  36. Hi Rauf. The software is very user friendly. Takes less than 3 minutes to create a panoramic picture. Yeah, poor birds, they often dont look where they fly. Take care. Good to see you back.

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  37. Margie, no problem. Anytime :) Take care

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  38. Hi Nida, I love Master of the Game. Can't forget the Blackwell family. Thanks for stopping by. Take care -ari

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  39. Hey boo... Thanks for the comments. :) Take care.

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  40. Hi ash, thanks :) Hope you are feeling better now. -ari

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  41. hi ur pic r real cool.i myself a nature lover.i woul love to know more abt ur photography.will u share with me the techniques for picturing a nice quality photo.well i am a great fan of sidney sheldon.i have all his collections.they all r interesting.my fav; is master of the game and if 2row comes.really interesting.wat r the other books u read?

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