Cooking Marshmallows
This was likely one of the last fires in the fireplace for the season. We had a chilly damp night and cooking marshmallows in the living room with our grandson just seemed the thing to do. We had a silly evening as you can see. We like silly evenings.
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This picture was taken on March 31th, 2004 with a Nikon 995 Coolpix camera sporting an FC-E8 fish eye lens on a home made monopod. The monopod has a bubble level and is designed so the camera rotates around the nodal point of the lens. Images were shot in manual mode at f2.6 for 1/2 second, ISO 100. A total of six images were taken, four around, one up and one down. Chromatic aboration was corrected using Adobe Photoshop by scaling the red and blue channels to 99.9%. The images were then sharpend with an unsharp mask filter and color corrected a bit. They were then 'defished' using DeFish software created by Ken Turkowski. Back in Photoshop I manually stitched the four images together. Then using Cubic Converter I converted the assembled panorama in to a cubic format and exported the top and bottom to be finalized once again in Photoshop. I then re-import the top and bottom into Cubic Converter to assemble the final QuickTime VR. Then into QuickTime Pro to embed copyright and other information about the file.