Panoramas. A collection. A collaboration.

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

  1. Dualthing

    Dualthing Been here awhile

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  2. GreatWhiteNorth

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    Cypress Hills (East Block) Saskatchewan, Canada looking out onto the prairies from the "lookout":

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    The Alberta foothills south of Calgary near Longview looking towards Kananaskis country:

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    I downloaded Microsoft ICE and it seems to do every bit as good a job as big bucks Photoshop... and easy to use too. My daughter actually stitched these images together for me... can do it myself easily using ICE now. Whoever posted that tip, big Thnx. Quality FREE software always good :D
  3. James Adams

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    A view from last Friday on Shelf Road near Cañon City, Colorado.

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  4. visovm

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    more from the collection:

    Brooklyn Bridge
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    Jersey City & Statue of Liberty
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    NYC Skyline
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    Barber, enough said
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    Rockey MTN National Park
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    Arches National Park
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    Route 77, CO
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    Bryce Canyon National Park
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    Bryce Canyon National Park (looking the other direction...forest fire. Im guessing this was a controlled burn)
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    View from Tabcat, end of Tail of Dragon (TN)

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    Rapid Dog bikes, booze, broads...

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    Ohio_Danimal Midlife Crisis Man

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    No, the triple nickle runs south out of Zanesville down to the Ohio River.
    If you take 800 south out of Dover all the way to the Ohio River at Fly, and head northeast along the river, you'll come to 536 (some call it the Baby Dragon). Ride 536 northwest and it ends at Rt. 78, another killer road.
  9. GSteve

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    Arriving in Urubici - SC Brasil

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  11. Dualthing

    Dualthing Been here awhile

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  12. dave6253

    dave6253 aka. dave62538675309

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    This was sunset today in Phoenix, Arizona.
    A 360 degree HDR panorama comprised of 135 exposures.
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  13. mikegc

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    Wow, Dave! That's just another one of your typically great shots! Thank you for sharing.

    Mike
  14. GSteve

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    Dave, just OUTSTANDING! :clap

    If you mind my asking, what software are you using to assemble your panoramas? Also, care to share your recipe for sharpening? Again, excellent capture and processing, I am humbled!
  15. dave6253

    dave6253 aka. dave62538675309

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    Thanks Mike and Steve.

    The individual images were not very sharp. I think I actually locked in a slight focus error and shot 135 images that way. Doh! I used my flimsy tripod and shot vertically at 34mm @ f11 iso100. I overlapped much more that I should have and ended up in 27 different positions to complete the 360 degree circle. I was shooting 5 exposure brackets at 1 EV apart; 27x5=135 RAW files! This took quite awhile to work all the way around. I almost ran out of sunlight before I got to the sun. I ended up getting a nice sunstar, but the overlapping shot wiped it out when I stitched them. I am contemplating redoing the processing to fix that and some of the white balance, but that will be a ton of work.

    I first lightly processed the RAWs in Lightroom 3.6 with no sharpening. I sent 5 at a time to Photomatix Pro 4.2 to merge into HDRs. Here is where most of the sharpening effect took place. I like to set the "Details Contrast" slider near the max. All 27 images got the exact same HDR process and were sent back to Lightroom as JPEGs. I then applied mild sharpening at level 40 and processed them for the final look I wanted.

    The 27 JPEGs were then stitched into a 360 degree panorama using Microsoft ICE (freeware). I prefer this software over ArcSoft Panorama Maker. The single JPEG was now over 42MB! I sent this back into Lightroom where I sharpened it slightly at level 18 and completed the final processing, including cropping some of the foreground. I had to re-size it for uploading. Since such a large file is compressed into a smaller size it probably helps it appear sharper.

    This took me about 1.5 hours, which is why I'll probably leave it alone, for now.
  16. GSteve

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    Dave,

    Thanks for taking the time for the detailed explanation. The sharpening on the displayed capture really looks great and not over done (as I sometimes do). I appreciate the heads up on the Microsoft ICE as an alternative to the Adobe product I've been using. Again, very nicely done and i can only imagine what this shot would like printed LARGE!

    Steve
  17. dave6253

    dave6253 aka. dave62538675309

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    I said I wouldn't do it, but several things bugged me about that previous version.
    I started over and spent another grueling 2 hours processing this.
    It now looks a little more natural and has the sunstar.
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  18. scootac

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    +100 :clap:clap:clap

    Somebody already MADE me get the Photomatix,,,now you'll MAKE me get the Microsoft ICE!:D
  19. Dualthing

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