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This is my 13th panorama in TE, but the first one produced with a specialised software. I did the others by 'manually' blending different shots using layers, but on this one I used Hugin. I had done other attempts in the past, but the results were always frustrating, namely on the perspective, but also in the accuracy of the stitching. I guess I wasn't trying hard enough to understand how things work or how the adjustments have to be made. However, I have the impression that I could have obtained the same results by 'my' old method with the same effort, if not less.

I used 3 shots that I took on the same day of my last post of Guincho. The rest of this note is copied from the note of that post.

Praia do Guincho is a large beach near the small town of Cascais and less than 30 Km away from Lisboa. It is famous among surf lovers of many kind because it is reputed as one of the most windy and wavy beaches of Europe. It is also one of the most Western ones, at least on the continent. I have seen surfers enjoying even higher waves here on other occasions, but I guess that the sea was specially dangerous this day because there wasn't any surfer in sight.

The stripe of land on the BG is Cabo da Roca, a cape that is the westernmost point of continental Europe.

There is a little detail on this image that is a sad surprise: that grass on the foreground was covered with flowers; as far as I remember, those flowers were clearly visible 'alive', the purple and yellow being as evident as the green, but that doesn't happen in the photo.

WS's: #1- closer view of the wild flowers of the grass; #2- a pair of bold wild birds.

Link to my Guincho gallery: *.

Location (latitude, longitude): 38.72815,-9.4767

Exif data:
Camera: Olympus E-300
Date taken: 19-Apr-2008 16:50
Exposure time [s]: 1/320
F-Number: F8.0
Focal length [mm]: 22
ISO value: 100

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