A collection of beautiful panoramic images captured in and around Cedar Key, Florida.
This evening my granddaughters and I hopped on the golf cart to take in the sunset… As we were driving around about 1/2 before sunset we were trying to guess if it was going to be a spectacular one, a mediocre one (which is pretty much non-existent in Cedar Key) or a dud… About 15 minutes before sunset it was starting to look like it might just be a mediocre sunset due to the heavy cloud structure. Fortunately there was enough open sky just above the horizon to turn into another spectacular sunset! To try to better show the grandness of the sunset, the image below is a composite of 5 shots stitched together.
You can view a larger version by clicking on the image, and then clicking on it again…
The following photo is a single image in portrait orientation…
Another beautiful day!
Below is a panoramic view of Cedar Key G Street and Atsena Otie Key as viewed from a point on Airport Road.
This image is a composite of 8 shots stitched together.
They were captured with a Canon 5DMKII camera and an EF 24-105mm lens set at 50mm. When saved at full resolution the image is over 17,000 pixels wide by approx. 5,000 pixels high making for an 85MP file! I saved it at 4,000 pixels wide for the blog.
You can click on the image to better appreciate the view. Once it’s loaded into your browser you can click it again for a full size view.
It was another absolutely beautiful day! While walking around Cedar Key and considering places to photograph, I decided to get some shots from a pier on a back channel.
You can click on the above image to see a large panoramic of the channel at low tide. Once loaded into your browser, click on the image again to see the full sized image. From there you can scroll the image back and forth.
This shot shows the channel at low tide. In the image you can see remnants of the Florida Railroad which was the first railroad to connect the east and west coasts of Florida, running from Fernandina to Cedar Key.
This is an image of the same area but from a different perspective. At low tide you can see the base of some of the supports. These support structures would have been placed here around 1860.
At 156 miles in length, it was the longest railroad to be completed in Florida before the start of the American Civil War.
This satellite image shows where each of the above shots were taken from. Click the image to go to Google maps.
While taking our dog for its evening walk along “A” street, next to the Cedar Key city park, we were presented with a beautiful reflection on the sea from a full moon.
After taking in the view for a few minutes, my wife knew that I was going to have to run back to the house for the camera!
I really like this shot. It captures the serene nature of Cedar Key in the evening.
This evening my wife and I set out to create a panoramic shot of the sun setting over Cedar Key from a new location. This time we chose a location that gave us a good view over the back bayou.
When we got to our predetermined location, about 15 minutes before sunset, we were happy with what we saw.