(by Jaap) My dad made a panorama picture of Lady’s View in Killarney the last time he was in Ireland. I think it was 6 or 7 photos he then afterwards stitched together on the PC. So the final picture is 17818 by 2739 pixels, or a jpeg file of around 41 MB.
It’s a very nice picture with a lot of detail. The last time I was at my parents place I was looking for a good picture of Ireland to frame for Jenn’s coworker and I came across his handiwork so I took it with me to see what I can do with it.
Ladies View, Killarney Panoram. Scaled because the original is too large
So, if I wanted to decorate one of my walls with this, how would I go about it? I’ll never get a thin frame like that so Jenn suggested I make panels. The panels would be photo-on-canvas because I don’t want a frame in between. Most Canvas shops only supply in certain sizes so I need to chop up the panorama in parts. The aspect ratio is 6.5:1 and that doesn’t easily divide to something that makes sense. I stretched the panorama to 6.25:1, which can then be divided in 5 equal parts each with an aspect ratio of 1.25:1. It’s easy to get a canvas with this aspect ratio, for instance a 50 cm by 40 cm (or 20″ by 16″ for the metric impaired). The photo above is actually after stretching, I don’t think it is very noticeable.
Also, à la ‘where is waldo’ (of de muisjes van strandpaviljoen Caricole in Cadzand) there is a touring bus somewhere in the picture. Try and find it.
But how would it look on the wall? Would it look to big?
I decided to figure that out before I spent something north of E250,-. I took a picture of one of my walls, this was difficult because our whole house is messy and I don’t have a large angle lens so the camera doesn’t get it all in. I measured something that was hanging on the wall and used that to set the size of my wall photo. I then imported the panels and set the size of each panel to 50 by 40 cm, and aligned them a bit.
The following is the result, I’m sorry about the messy room. Well, actually I don’t really care.
So, what do you think? I probably wouldn’t hang that on this wall, but it was the only one I could get a good picture from with my back against the wall. I would prefer to hang it on a larger walls.
This is how it would look like.