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I got July 5th off. Unfortunately Theresa had to work. So we decided to meet for lunch. I finally got my chance to eat at Le Cheval (1007 Clay St, Oakland), which is a great Vietnamese restaurant at downtown Oakland. While Theresa went back to work in the afternoon, I decided to walk around Lake Merritt and take some photos with my Nikon Coolpix 5700. Here are some pictures that demonstrate the ease of use, the 8X zoom, the wide-angle, and the macro-close up capabilities of this camera. I am particularly pleased with this 6-frame panorama that was stitched together easily with ArcSoft Panorama Maker version 3.0. I did not use a tripod. Though I did not lock the exposure, ArcSoft Pan aroma Maker did an admirable job of blending the sky and water that had different exposure. Thank goodness :-)
For those who are interested in how I made the Lake Merritt panoramic short. I started with below 6 pictures that I have taken.
What I did right
What I did wrong
Here are the 6 individual frames. The first panorama was made with Photoshop Element with blending, and the second one was made with Photoshop Element without blending.