Panoramic Travel Photos with the Galaxy SIII

While testing out the Samsung Galaxy SIII in November one of the cool features that I quickly liked about the phone was the panoramic photo option. The phone literally stitches pictures together as you pan to the left or right and depending on how you were holding the phone you could even make a panorama that went up and down. As you pan your phone, guidelines show up on the screen which help you hold the phone at consistently the same level so that the picture will stitch together the best. I found it a little hard to do at first but if you were off by a certain amount the phone wouldn’t even take photos until you held it in the right spot again, so with this feature after a few tries it taught you how to hold it properly.

The following photos were all taken with the Galaxy SIII:

While on Safari in South Africa we spotted a Cheetah with a kill hanging out in a tree, seen above in the center. View this post to see a close shot.

Overlooking Cape Town, South Africa from the top of  Table Mountain.

 A beautiful view in Cape Town, South Africa as we drive towards Cape Point and Cape of Good Hope. 

 

Enjoy an ice cream with my friend Kate on the waterfront in Cape Town, South Africa.

 

A rainy day on a beach facing the Caribbean in Costa Rica.

An attempted panorama inside of a small airplane flying over Costa Rica.

A beach at the beautiful Manuel Antonio Park and Rainforest in Quepos, Costa Rica.

I have fun taking the panoramas with this phone and can’t wait to take more. Its a fun way to see a place from a different view. What is one of your favorite features on your phone?

Here is a cool up and down pic just for fun, taken in Cape Town South Africa.

 

7 Comments

  • Reply
    Seattle Dredge
    January 6, 2013 at 12:50 am

    Awesome–love the up and down one!

  • Reply
    Ayngelina
    December 12, 2012 at 3:47 pm

    I still haven’t tried this function yet. soon!

    • Reply
      Cailin
      January 6, 2013 at 12:46 am

      Its pretty fun! You can definitely get carried away! haha

  • Reply
    Jennifer
    December 8, 2012 at 2:56 am

    I have a similar app on my iPhone, which I absolutely love! It recently helped me capture the world’s tallest building. I had to giggle and wonder if I should share my secret as I watched others try to figure out how to get the Burj Khalifa all in one shot.

    • Reply
      Cailin
      January 6, 2013 at 12:47 am

      ha! thats smart!

  • Reply
    Dalene
    December 6, 2012 at 7:42 pm

    Oooh – you daredevil you…switching it up and taking an up and down panoramic! I haven’t tried it that way yet! :)

    • Reply
      Cailin
      January 6, 2013 at 12:48 am

      haha right? I don’t know what made me think of it. I also tried to film one the normal way in an airplane but since we were taking off it kept thinking i was raising my arms to high so it wouldn’t work haha

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