Panoramas Of The Gods

From past visits to this site you might’ve found posts I’ve made featuring a series of images self-stitched together somewhat painstakingly if rudimentarily in Photoshop into side-scrolling panoramas of varying widths, uneven match-ups and differing contrasts.

No longer.

Today I discovered, Calico Panorama from Kekus Digital, which offers a freeware version of the program (whose only sacrrificeis that it embeds watermarks in the resulting finished products). I immediately put it to the test with a string of 13 handheld images I took looking northward across Utah’s Valley of the Gods when Susan and I had just finished passing through there last summer.

The result was as mind-blowing as it was effortless and I’ll be plunking down the $39 for the full version just as soon as I get back from grocery shopping today (click for extra-large version):



Here’s a few more (all clickable):


Bridge To Nowhere, San Gabriel Mountain, Angeles National Forest


Summit of Telescope Peak (11,049 feet), Death Valley National Park


Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania


Los Angeles International Airport


Silver Lake

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Will Campbell arrived in town via the maternity ward at Good Sam Hospital way back in OneNineSixFour and has never stopped calling Los Angeles home. Presently he lives in Silver Lake with his wife Susan, their cat Rocky, dogs Terra and Hazel, and a red-eared slider turtle named Mater. Blogging since 2001, Will's web endeavors extend back to 1995 with, a comprehensive theater site that was well received but ever-short on capital (or a business model). The pinnacle of his online success (which speaks volumes) arrived in 1997, when much to his surprise, a hobby site he'd built called VisuaL.A. was named "best website" in Los Angeles magazine's annual "Best of L.A." issue. He enjoys experiencing (and writing about) pretty much anything creative, explorational and/or adventurous, loves his ebike, is a better tennis player than he is horr golfer, and a lover of all creatures great and small -- emphasis on "all."