Monday, June 12, 2006

Kibrahacha Trees, take 3

We had a little rain last week. It was enough to fill up our septic tank again... aren't you glad I shared that?

It was also enough to induce the Kibrahacha trees around Rincon to pop. This is the third batch of Kibrahacha trees to do their thing this year. Some years they all do it at once, but I like it better this way.

A bunch of trees in Washington Park were also flowering. I think this is the first time I've ever seen the Kibrahacha trees in the park. I took a panoramic picture from the top of Seru Largu, the hill I climbed this week. I've been riding in the park and climbing one hill each Saturday, but haven't been posting pictures because it is too hazy this time of year. There are a couple hills I'll revisit some day when we have super clear skies.

I put the Washington Park Kibrahacha trees on my club photo site with a photo I called, "kibrahachapano." The thumbnail is at the lower right corner of the web page, at least until I post more pictures. The cool hills to the west of Yuwa pass are at the right side of the picture. You can see the roller coaster cement hill section of the main park road, towards the middle left of the picture, and Rincon off in the haze towards the top of the picture.


Anonymous said...

I've taken pictures before with the intent of sewing them into a panorama, but I've never gotten around to it. What software do you use/recomend?

Brad said...

I'm using PanaVue Image Assembler, Standard Edition. You can download a free trial version at I like it a lot.

I first got the software to re-assemble the six scans I made of each of my large topo survey map sheets of Bonaire. They call this assembling a mosaic, and it worked well.

Lately I've been using the panorama mode a lot. The professional edition has some features that I'd really like to use, but I'm sticking with the standard edition for now.

It seems that panoramas of distant landscapes are pretty easy to do. I've had more problems with some (but not all) close up panoramas that I've done.