FRIT 8532 Panorama

FRIT 8532 Panorama Mary Frances Pinson Georgia Southern University

FRIT 8532 Panorama Description: This panoramic image was captured in four photographs. It was taken on St. Simons Island, Georgia at Epworth by the Sea. I worked at Epworth as a camp counselor the summers I was in college. I fell in love with the Georgia coast, so when it came time to look for jobs my senior year; I had no doubt I wanted to move to the coast. Four years later, I still enjoy living here close to the beach. This panoramic image captures one of my favorite places at Epworth, by the Frederica River at sunset. It is a beautiful sight. Camera and Software Used: The digital camera I used for this image is a Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX9 that has a 25mm wide-angle lens. I used The Panorama Factory to stitch together the four photographs to create the panoramic image. What I learned: When taking the original photographs, I learned that I needed to make sure that there was some overlay in each picture. That what is on the right side of one photo, it needed to also be on the left side of the next photo. Doing this helped when I used the software, The Panorama Factory, when stitching the photographs together. The software required five pinpoints on two photographs to overlap and stitch the images together. How to use a panoramic image as an education resource: A Georgia Performance Standard for second grade in science is “S2L1. Students will investigate the life cycles of different living organisms. (b) Relate seasonal changes to observations of how a tree changes throughout a school year.” (www.georgiastandards.org). Last school year, I taught second grade, for this standard I would take my class outside to observe and write a description of what was seen about a particular tree throughout the seasons. I would also take my camera with us and take a photograph. After stitching a panoramic image, along with a photograph of a tree, I think I would like to use the panoramic image to cover a wide range of a particular area to observe the season changes as well. This way, we could also observe a larger area and how the other trees and area changes throughout the seasons.