The view from Long Wharf at Boston Harbour
I’ve finally got around to making my first panorama! As I was walking around Boston I saw the opportunity for a panorama, even though I had not the faintest idea how to go about. Anyway, memory is cheap so I took the shots and figured I’d work it out later if I got time.
Inspired by seeing the original shots come around this afternoon on my digital photo frame and seeing a friend upload some panorama’s from his trip abroad this evening, I decided to get down to work.
I used a recently downloaded version of Hugin to stitch it together and it seemed relatively straight-forward although I didn’t delve into most of the settings. If anyone has any pointers, I’d be most pleased, but I’m pretty happy with it!
Massachusetts State House, on my first day in Boston
Beautiful buildings and trees at Yale
So this last week I took a trip to the US, staying in Boston and New Haven. This whole America place is still quite new to me, having only been to New York and Orlando previously, but I must say I was pleasantly surprised by both places. Boston is particularly nice, having a great feel about it that takes the best bits from both New York and London compiled into the same place. I didn’t want to leave.
The weather was also fantastic, which combined with the scenery of almost everywhere we visited made for some great fun photography, which I’ve put in this Flickr set. I’d love to put them all in the post, but I think that’d get boring fast, so above is just a glimpse of all the beautiful places in that area of the world. I’ll definitely be going back: good job my host is on a 3-year course!
I also made it my mission to sample as many American things as I could, which I think amounts to the following:
- Mountain Dew
- Dunkin Donuts coffee/iced coffee/donuts
- Nutter Butters
- M&Ms (to be fair we have them in the UK too)
- Chicago Uno Pizza
Not bad, I’d say.
Also, I couldn’t resist but buy a cheerleader uniform for my toy monkey Streetleyina, so here is me posing with her back in the UK when I dressed her up this morning!
- Streetley with Streetleyina in her New England Patriot Cheerleader Squad get-up