Panoramas. A collection. A collaboration.

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

  1. Giles Wemmbley Hogg

    Giles Wemmbley Hogg Adventurer

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    The North Cape at Midnight

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  2. Giles Wemmbley Hogg

    Giles Wemmbley Hogg Adventurer

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    Its not panoramic but its one of my favourites, Tres Mares, Northern Spain

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  3. hutchman

    hutchman Been here awhile

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  4. patch29

    patch29 Surly Rider

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    I found this link that leads to many article on Panoramas and QTVR's.

    One of the biggest concerns is how you shoot the segments. There are panoramic/QTVR tripod heads that allow you to rotate the camera's film plane on the nodal point.

    Link to How to find your camera's nodal point.

    This is pretty extreme for what most want to do, but if you get closer to getting better shots up front it will help in the stitching process.
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  5. patch29

    patch29 Surly Rider

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    Now all you need to do is go interactive with 360 QTVR panos.

    I found a few here.

    Another one here.

    The more advanced ones you can zoom in and look up and down.
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  6. ian408

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    I think it's important to keep the camera as level as possible
    when making panoramic shots. By overlapping the image, more
    points are available to line the image up and minimize any
    distortion introduced by the lens. I've had good luck with
    images overlapped by 25-30 percent.

    Couple of other points. Using a wide angle lens can result in
    distortion at the edges. If you look to the left side, you'll see
    tall buildings leaning. Also, make sure the exposure is consistent
    between images in the set.

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    Look towards the left side of the bridge and you can clearly see
    the seam created between the two images (this is three images)
    and the difference in exposure.


    Ian
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  7. kbasa

    kbasa Roubaix! Super Moderator

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    At the Golden Gate, here in SF, CA

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  8. gussie

    gussie 2 Dumb 4 NY & 2 Ugly 4 LA

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  9. knary

    knary sunshine and puppies

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    Some beautiful shots!
    OK...some of my recent panoramas...
    (dial up folks are gonna hate me)

    Monitor pass (south of Tahoe)
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    just another Forest road just before Monitor Pass
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    Beartooth pass, looking south.
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    Montana Gold
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    And possibly my favorite...(though its not that well stitched)
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  10. ian408

    ian408 Oh? Administrator

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    Boy, this is definetly a thread the monitorily challenged as
    well as the dialup users will hate some of you for too :)

    Lot's of very nice pictures.

    Scott, where was the bottom picture taken (Railroad)?

    Ian
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  11. knary

    knary sunshine and puppies

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    That last shot was taken out north/northwest of Pyramid Lake (north/northeast of Reno, NV) on route 33 (Sand Pass Rd. - the road that 445 becomes past the lake), SW of Gerlach, NV. I didn't want to go that far and so had turned around the tracks trying to figure out where the hell I was. The photo is of the view south.
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  12. knary

    knary sunshine and puppies

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    About that Nevada "lost" shot...I actually have enough shots to almost make it a 270º view, but like this scope best.
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  13. dp63130

    dp63130 none.

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    bad stitch good place.
    moab. bartletts wash.

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  14. BawdyMonk

    BawdyMonk Older And None The Wiser.

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    Giles, superb photography, but don't forget glorious Devon!

    (I'm an ex Torquay boy.. a long way from home!):):
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  15. 4Skins

    4Skins Gnarly Adventurer

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    Not enough zoom and not enough overlap between adjacent shots.
    Also, there are certain stitching software adjustmants to negate this effect.

    Here's a queer one taken at home, it's a panorama squished up x 3.

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  16. knary

    knary sunshine and puppies

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    tgrrdr,

    You've taken some *beautiful* shots. What kind of camera?
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  17. Ricardo Kuhn

    Ricardo Kuhn a.k.a. Mr Rico Suave

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    I love the 360 degree view of your bike,,,how did you do that:confused just walk around it:confused
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  18. Ricardo Kuhn

    Ricardo Kuhn a.k.a. Mr Rico Suave

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  19. Loadedagain

    Loadedagain making chips

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    easy as pie ricky. just the right place and a digicam with panorama feature.
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  20. Curtis

    Curtis Life serve the risk taker

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