Panoramas. A collection. A collaboration.

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

  1. dave6253

    dave6253 aka. dave62538675309

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    These are all from my last ride report from June.

    Mojave Desert Sunset
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    Getting an Early Start from the "Campsite"
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    Kings Canyon
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    Pine Flat Lake
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    Sonora Pass RD
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    Sonora Pass 360 degree
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    Lassen Volcanic National Park
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    Lake Helen, Lassen Volcanic National Park
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    Crater Lake
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    Crater Lake
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    Cape Blanco, OR
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    PCH
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    Lost Coast
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    Lost Coast
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    Eastern Sierra Sunset
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  2. mikegc

    mikegc Long timer

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    ^^^^ Wow, Dave, great shots! I've been to many of those places and your photos just make me want to pack my bags and and head west. Thanks for sharing.

    Mike
  3. NonstopBanana

    NonstopBanana Thumper Rider

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    Wow, those are ridiculously awesome!

    Are these hand stitched, or done with in-camera functions?

    Here is a sunset from Lobster Cove, Newfoundland.

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  4. Dewey316

    Dewey316 Been here awhile

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    Here are some from this summer that I took. I still need to put the ride report together, but a few pano's taken on the iphone and a couple dSLR panos is a good teaser.

    Oregon Coast
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    Camping in Nevada
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    Grand Teton
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    Glacier NP
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    Mt Top on the Divide, this is almost a 360*, I tried but it wouldn't stitch them all correctly.
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    Another from Glacier NP
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    Lewiston, ID
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  5. Rapid Dog

    Rapid Dog bikes, booze, broads...

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  6. wyobohunter

    wyobohunter Been here awhile

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    Posted elsewhere but what the hell.
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    Wyoming high plains desert. Just wish I wouldn't have missed the peak of the center hill.
  7. dave6253

    dave6253 aka. dave62538675309

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    Thanks guys! NonstopBanana, They are all stitched in post with Microsoft ICE. Many are processed as HDRs before they are stitched.

    Dewey316, Those are all great! I love them all, except the one with exposure mismatches.


    Here is last nights sunset. It is 13 exposures stitched.
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  8. n16ht5

    n16ht5 ride the night

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    Wow,, awesome series guys
  9. Dewey316

    Dewey316 Been here awhile

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    Thanks! Yeah, that one I need to figure out, most of the time if I just pop the shots off in Apeture priority, photoshop and lightroom deal with it, and stitch it just fine. Not sure why that one had such issues. If you know of a good free program that might help solve that, let me know. I shot all of them RAW and did the normal lightroom -> photoshop to stitch them method that I always do. That shot also had 4 shots more that made it a full 360* and PS wouldn't line those files up to match, I probably should do some reading on how to match up the exposure to get them to stitch properly.


    Your shots are all amazing as well, I have a couple of crater lake similar to that, as well as one at Helen lake in Lassen, but I really like the color and geometric effect your have.

    Here is a winter shot from Crater.
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    And a shot from Lassen very similar to yours, but later in the year with no snow.
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  10. n16ht5

    n16ht5 ride the night

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    Wow,, awesome series guys
  11. dave6253

    dave6253 aka. dave62538675309

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    Thanks Dewey316! I am using the freeware Microsoft ICE, which I found to fade the transitions much smoother and almost always recognizes 360 degree panos. Hell, I even handhold many of them. I too shoot most of the time in Aperture Priority. Shooting in manual mode would lock in the same exposure level, but this often doesn't work well with very wide panos. Make sure you set the white balance the same for them as well. When I've shot a set in aperture priority I check the shutter speed in each and will adjust the exposure level so the skies will be as close as possible. Blue skies often need some cloning and declarifying to reduce the obvious transitions. Whatever you are doing now works well for most as the others you posted are nicely executed.

    I don't see many people making this much work for themselves, but I've been shooting many exposure brackets in aperture priority. I then tonemap each set with the same settings before stitching them. The tonemapping brings all of them to the same exposure level. The Crater Lake panos and the Lassen B&W are HDRs.

    Here is the same Crater Lake HDR in B&W. It is from 24 exposures and 210 degrees wide.
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  12. pierce

    pierce Aven'Tourer

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    I put the camera in manual, pick a reasonable f/stop, and use its metering to find the right shutter speed to get an average exposure of the whole area (eg, sweep back and forth while reading my exposure, and try and find a happy medium). or just use the sunny 16 rule, on a bright sunny day, set the aperture to f/16 and the shutter speed the same as the ISO (1/400 for ISO400). ok, you probably don't have 1/400, so use 1/500. your RAW mode has way sufficient latitude to deal with it.
  13. motocopter

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    The falls are impressive and have some heft to them. Not Niagara, but there is a plum of mist that does rise from this one.

    These are the Fall leaf colors as of today.

    Thanks to a great tip in this thread, MS ICE is putting photos together for me. :D

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    Gravel road east of Hugo Colorado.
  15. wyobohunter

    wyobohunter Been here awhile

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  16. dave6253

    dave6253 aka. dave62538675309

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    HyperPete Been here awhile

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    View from the back of Nymboida Coach House...hardly compares to those amazing Grand Canyon ones earlier, but a nice place to stay.
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    :D
  18. DC Chad

    DC Chad Been here awhile

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    ive just seen that :D must have been a few years back:evil:evil

    ive just picked up the tank panels etc from paint , yup she's going to be sweet :1drink
  19. DC Chad

    DC Chad Been here awhile

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    Dave6253 , beautiful stunning photos thanks for sharing :1drink
  20. Rizingson

    Rizingson Vintage Rider

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    Dave6253, you're an amazing photographer!!! Simply stunning shots. Thanks for posting:clap:clap:clap