Last week in Maine, I was delighted to learn about the $3 iPhone application Pano which makes amazing panoramic photos easy to take and make. Today in Manhattan, Kansas, and on our way up to Manhattan along K-177 (an official Kansas Scenic Byway) I took several new panoramic images which were a lot of fun.

This first image is an almost-360 view of the tallgrass prairie between Council Grove and Cassoday. My six year old, Rachel, was with me and got in each photo we took. You can see how many images this was all together by “counting the Rachels.” To get the full effect, view the full-size (8426 x 744) image on Flickr. How many Rachels do you count?!

K-177 Scenic Panorama

I shot and created this next panorama right by city park in Manhattan, on the west side on Leavenworth. This is very close to my parents’ house. What amazing fall colors! Again, look at the full-size image (5326 x 985) to get the complete panoramic effect. This image is “taller” because I used the Pano application in portrait mode, rather than landscape mode.

Leavenworth Panorama in Manhattan, Kansas

This final panoramic image was created with just three or four separate photos using Pano. The fall colors on this particular street were so striking, I didn’t think a single image would do them justice. I’m not sure this composite image succeeds completely in that formidable goal, but it does do a better job than a single image. The full size Pano-generated composite is 1766 x 1004.

Beautiful tree in Manhattan, Kansas

These photos and more are available in a new Flickr set I uploaded tonight titled, “Manhattan Fall Colors.”

Fall leaves in Manhattan, Kansas

Fall leaves in Manhattan, Kansas

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