Micro Panorama Thumbnail for Social Sharing Sites


(September 18-23, 2008)

Alex Balako

Fishing Under the Orange Skies

Michael Bajko

Mr. Nola's Magnificent Magnolia!

Oratia, Waitakere City, Aotearoa, New Zealand

Sunday 21st September 2008, 07.54am NZST

Loading panorama viewer ...
Configuring ...

© 2008 Michael Bajko, Some Rights Reserved. Creative Commons License

Colour! Color! Kolor!

I had a wonderfull time preparing this!

The Magnolia tree was really past its best, the leaves were already out. Nonetheless it was still magnificent, a true harbinger of Spring!

The figure you see twice and from the longer shadow is that of Mr Nola Senior. I had quite a chat with him. A Colourfull Character indeed!

He Planted the Magnificent Magnolia in 1935. His house used to be where the car park is now. He hasn't shifted far, just to the edge of the car park that serves the family Orchard Shop.

He was one of the original, Dalmation, Yugoslav settlers in the Oratia Valley, renowned for its (fast disappearing) orchards. His son runs the Orchard and market garden now but how long it will last is anyone's guess. They are literaly surrounded by suburbia now, just under a kilometer from the next orchard and the Waitakere Ranges.
Fine Art http://foto.bajko.net

Photo Blog http://onthefreerange.net
Nikon D70, Nikor 10.5, Hand Held, PS CS3ext, PTGui Pro8, Pano2VR-2beta3, XP Pro
Behind the scene : how this panorama was made
I had originaly intended to produce an object movie of Mr Nola's Magnificent Magnolia tree. Once there, and after a few shots, apon seeing the open trunk system, I decided to get inside and take a spherical! Great stuff, I didn't have my pano head! Hand held it was, and I was pleasently surprised at how much of the image did stitch together! I did have a bit of cut, warp and paste to do, quite forgiving though with organic objects like trees! Then I let loose with Photoshop's colour controls! A wonderfully creative and learning experience. A bit overdone I know, but that's Colour, Color, Kolor!

PLEASE RESPECT THE ARTIST’S WORK. All images are copyright by the individual photographers, unless stated otherwise. Use in any way other than viewing on this web site is prohibited unless permission is obtained from the individual photographer. If you're interested in using a panorama, be it for non-profit or commercial purposes, please contact the individual photographer. The WWP can neither negotiate for, nor speak on behalf of its participants. The overall site is copyright by the World Wide Panorama Foundation, a California Public Benefit Corporation. Webdesign © by Martin Geier www.geiervisuell.com