Discussion in 'Photography' started by philo, Sep 20, 2012.

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    philo Guest

    philo, Sep 20, 2012
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    tony cooper Guest

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    philo Guest

    Not bad software...I am going to work with it some more
    philo, Sep 21, 2012
  4. I found the Canon panorama utility worked quite well on the few
    straightforward panoramas I've taken (and was a lot less hassle than
    Photoshop). I've got upgrade/test fatigue but Hugin sounds like it's worth a
    try if I do any more panaromas.

    Was this just a rough test? I noticed there were some stitching glitches in
    your photo and that's worrying if the panorama was properly shot.

    One thing I like about being able to stitch photos is the expansion of
    creative options like your photo showed. Some pictures just demand a wider
    format and looking at the world through a wider format can open up options
    we may not have noticed before.

    There's one HDR panorama I've had planned for a while but can't shoot it
    until later in the year when the light changes. Actually, that makes me
    wonder if there's others as well. They could make a series.
    Charles E. Hardwidge, Sep 21, 2012
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    philo Guest

    I was asked to take the groups photo, then found out I needed to provide
    an image that was the best I could do with such short notice.
    The people I did it for were happy with the results...the flaws were not
    too noticeable.
    Over the next few weeks /months I plan to delve further into it and I am
    sure that with a little work I can come up with even better results.
    Merging six images was quite a test!
    philo, Sep 21, 2012
  6. Understandable. My first experiments with panoramas were a disaster.

    I did notice some of the more obvious glitches were correctable if you want
    to give them a polish but, yes, apart from that the image was passable and
    everyone sounded happy enough from what you say.

    I've only experimented with some street graffiti and wrap around panoramas
    inside my place so nothing special. The big mistakes the first time were not
    keeping the camera level and not taking enough shots.

    There's a recent essay on Luminous Landscape about doing a panorama style
    shot of a shark but you specialise in people don't you? I don't what you
    have planned but the idea of barroom panorama style shots is intriguing.
    Maybe there's something in there like artists tried to capture with
    paintings of disparate people in a scene?
    Charles E. Hardwidge, Sep 21, 2012
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    philo Guest

    I really like this software. If I had a lens wide enough to cover the
    entire would have had to have been a fish-eye and thus the idea of taking multiple shots and "stitching" them
    together is a good one.
    More that likely I will have plenty of time in the near future as I am
    pretty sure I will be retiring from my job (after 38 years) at the end
    of the year.
    philo, Sep 21, 2012
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    tony cooper Guest

    This was an early attempt at a pano of street graffiti taken in 2010.
    Done with Adobe CS4. Probably some errors in it.
    tony cooper, Sep 21, 2012
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    qrk Guest

    Good job on getting a group of wiggly people to stitch properly.
    That's quite a feat! After trying a couple other stitchers, Hugin is
    my stitcher of choice. The latest stable release works quite well.

    Hugin also does exposure (HDR) & focus stacking, vignetting &
    distortion correction, and architectural projections (no need to
    figure out aspect ratios as long as you have known horizontal and
    vertical references).

    My toughest stitch project was doing a street art mural done in chalk.
    It took 10 shots (5 shots from each side of the mural), shooting a
    mosaic (horizontal translation of the camera position perched atop an
    8' ladder, as opposed to shooting from a single point). Hugin handled
    this project nicely.
    qrk, Sep 21, 2012
  10. I deleted my experiments so have nothing to compare but that kind of thing
    you showed is a good example. I can't remember the name of the book but
    someone did a panorama shot of a small town street that had a little of the
    flavour you've captured there. What your shot is closer to is some of the
    widescreen shots seen in some movies where someone is walking parallel to
    the camera. I always think those look good.

    Although your picture isn't the best shot technically (like a few grab shots
    you've posted) I find your real strength is capturing mood and atmosphere.
    Looking at one panorama shot today that was technically well composed and
    shot it was just too by the book which obliterated the underlying sense of
    the landscape.
    Charles E. Hardwidge, Sep 21, 2012
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    Savageduck Guest

    Here are two of my panos. My big suggestion if you are going to stitch
    more than 2 or 3 shots , is to avoid using the camra in "landscape"
    orientation. Stitching landscape shots tends to leave you with an
    extreme "letterbox" effect. So where you can, shoot panos with the
    camera in "portrait" orientation.
    These were merged in CS.

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    Savageduck, Sep 21, 2012
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    tony cooper Guest

    I think I did shoot portrait. I remember reading up on this before
    trying panos. I did this one, too, but lost interest in panos.

    Not being interested in scenic views, there aren't too many applicable
    scenes that I see.
    tony cooper, Sep 21, 2012
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    Savageduck Guest

    I understand big landscapes and that type of shot is not your thing.
    However, that is a truly interesting shot.
    How did you manage to find two Studebaker Champion sedans, a 1950 & a
    1952, right next to each other in the same yard?
    There is a restorer out there who would pay a finder's fee for both.
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    Savageduck, Sep 21, 2012
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    PeterN Guest

    On 9/21/2012 1:22 PM, Savageduck wrote:

    I agree, except for vertical panos.

    The ocean on the right is tilted. Looks like the stitching program
    misread the alignment
    PeterN, Sep 21, 2012
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    philo Guest

    Wow very good!!!!

    BTW: I tried again and got better results the 2nd time...
    I ma not going to bother to post them as the differences are only
    slight...but definitely better
    philo, Sep 21, 2012
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    philo Guest

    Really nice...
    I am anxious to do more .

    Ten shots is quite ambitious!
    philo, Sep 21, 2012
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    philo Guest

    philo, Sep 21, 2012
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    tony cooper Guest

    This particular salvage yard is a favorite place of mine. Many of the
    shots at this gallery
    were taken there. There's a '47 Studebaker out there, too, that
    included in this gallery. Most of these shots are a couple of years

    I was out there at the end of the month. Two Studebakers are still
    there, but they're in worse shape now. Some parts have been picked,
    and the interiors are shot.

    The only addition was an old Hudson:
    tony cooper, Sep 21, 2012
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    Savageduck Guest

    Not so much the alignment as the distortion imparted to make the pano.
    each of the shots was level, but once the mosaic is stitched there is
    plenty of distortion. That is about a 280 degree pan. See what happens
    if you go to 360.
    Savageduck, Sep 21, 2012
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    PeterN Guest

    I can understand why you like that place. lots of interesting shooting/
    PeterN, Sep 22, 2012
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