Panoramas. A collection. A collaboration.

Discussion in 'Photos' started by Pawk, Nov 24, 2003.

  1. Pawk

    Pawk .

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    I am hoping to instigate everyone to contribute one or many of their favorite Panoramas from rides throughout our beautiful planet. :deal

    I used to go through the painstaking process of creating a panorama quite rarely because adjusting the levels and contrast of each shot was nothing other than a PITA. I recently got a Canon S50 which has a awesome Pan feature which essentially locks the lights levels to the first pic you take, thus assembly is a snap. It still requires some photoshop magic, but the time and effort needed has been dramatically reduced. None of the following are perfect, but I only spent 5 minutes a piece creating them. The pics below range from 3 shots to 7 shots to create the panorama.

    The first 5 were taken on the same road. Highway 103 from Evergreen to Idaho Springs:

    Near Squaw Pass:
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    Approaching Echo Lake. The flatlands can be seen on the horizons.
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    Approaching Idaho Springs:
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    The next two are in the 11 mile canyon just west of Pikes Peak near Colorado Springs:
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    I find that these shots capture the essence of the environment with the power to almost make you believe you were there. :huh Well, not really, but almost.

    Please share your pans, comments and opinions.
    :dj
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  2. Ricardo Kuhn

    Ricardo Kuhn a.k.a. Mr Rico Suave

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    so don't count me in..

    but be sure i be waiting for more of this awesome photos

    bring them ON

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  3. Ricardo Kuhn

    Ricardo Kuhn a.k.a. Mr Rico Suave

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    Are you telling us,you don't even need a special camara or one of does fancy tripods,,or a miliion hours of photo shop to make pictures like that:huh :arg :confused
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  4. Wings

    Wings marmaduked

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    Actually, your Elevenmile Canyon pictures are not of Elevenmile Canyon. They are the South Platte area above Elevenmile Reservoir. The Canyon is BELOW the Reservoir and looks like this
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  5. Wings

    Wings marmaduked

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    and this...
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  6. cxwing

    cxwing space duck

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    Nope ! This one was taken with my elbows as only tripod with an old 1Megapixel Sony cam.
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  7. Wings

    Wings marmaduked

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    and I happen to know this cuz it's my favorite place to be!
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  8. sashapave

    sashapave riders on the strom

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  9. KillerPriller

    KillerPriller Long timer

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    great pics guys. please keep them comming!

    nk
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  10. 4Skins

    4Skins Gnarly Adventurer

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    Great stuff guys, here's some Kiwi panoramas

    This is the view from my home.

    I've had to reduce the quality a lot to get it under 160k.
    Is there any way around this? SmugMug I s'pose.

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  11. 4Skins

    4Skins Gnarly Adventurer

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    An a bike one

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  12. Bill the Duck

    Bill the Duck Unwitting Accomplice

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    My turn...

    Here's a dry lake just before the ghost town of Balarat in Death Valley National Monument.
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    A little further south is the Trona Spires State Park.
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    Canon S30 using panorama mode and Photostitch to put it together.

    Hey Nachtflug! There's lots of wacky scenery in DV!
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  13. Curtis

    Curtis Life serve the risk taker

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    Dempster highway

    I need to spend some time and stitch it together better.
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  14. Curtis

    Curtis Life serve the risk taker

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    Auga Verde, Baja Sur
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  15. Wayne Weber

    Wayne Weber why are we stopping?

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    Here are some of my faves:

    Slate Creek, on the way to Pearl Pass:

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    Double Rainbow in Crested Butte

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    View west, from Timberline Trail

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    Kelli on American Flag Mountain

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    Pawk, LOVE the fall river pass shot! captures our Colorado weather and the feeling of the high mountains...

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  16. 4Skins

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    1 Take your time and make sure you keep the horizon a consistant height in the frame

    2 Don't use too wide an angle lens. Around 50 - 70 mm zoom (or whatever the digital equivalent is) is best.

    3 Make sure you get about 30% - 50% overlap on adjacent shots

    4 Objects in the foreground will fuck you up!

    Can anybody add anything???

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  17. Kokopelli

    Kokopelli Yeah, right!

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    Hokianga Harbour, Northland New Zealand

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  18. Ricardo Kuhn

    Ricardo Kuhn a.k.a. Mr Rico Suave

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    I guess you guys have a live a hard life down there...


    what a view:evil
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  19. fish

    fish Banned

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    Fantastic photos, gang :clap
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  20. Giles Wemmbley Hogg

    Giles Wemmbley Hogg Adventurer

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    Here`s one from Norway (its near Alaska)


    Norwegian Alps

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