My "Stepped-out" Panorama

Discussion in '35mm Cameras' started by Annika1980, Jul 14, 2008.

  1. Annika1980

    Annika1980 Guest

    I kinda gave up on that one. If I had it to do over again (I might
    one of these days) I'd shoot even more pics with narrower spacing.
    That might make it easier to stitch. I'd also pay more attention to
    setup. Heck, I might even use a tripod.

    Here are 3 consecutive shots from that series that are approx. half
    size (1288x1936). Feel free to play with them and see what you can
    I promise I won't sue you.

    You'll need to rotate the images to get them to line up since I didn't
    use a tripod. Of course, the roof is the tricky part.
    Annika1980, Oct 5, 2008
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    Jeff R. Guest

    You forgot "...puppety" on the end of your name.

    Nevertheless - thank you for your insightful and exceptionally helpful post.
    You have certainly added to the sum total of knowledge and experience on
    mosaic and panorama production by stitching.

    Seriously - why do you useless individuals bother posting at all?
    Jeff R., Oct 5, 2008
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    Alien Jones Guest

    It's not "commercially available" in the sense you cqan walk into a store
    and buy a copy but none the less does exist.

    Several firms and independent photographers who either shoot real estate
    full time or occasionally do (professional) photography for the property
    market use it.

    In fact the so called "experts" who haven't a clue on how it's done but see
    fit to heap shit on me would do well to learn up on industry trends if they
    are going to make idiots out of themselves with outragious statements and
    stolen property.

    Alien Jones, Oct 5, 2008
  4. Annika1980

    Alien Jones Guest

    Ha, Ha, Ha... ROTFL. The Athiest does it again!

    How many socks have you got me down for this week?

    Your disease is spreading.
    Stop masturbating will you?
    Alien Jones, Oct 5, 2008
  5. I bet your heard that line a lot when you were a Kid, eh Douggie :)
    Atheist Chaplain, Oct 6, 2008
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    Mark Thomas Guest

    Thanks Bret.

    Now, LLLawton & D-Mac - have a go and show us how it's done. Remember,
    you said this:
    So clearly *you 'guys'* can provide a fixed image in a flash. Do so, or
    admit you are all talk. As I said right at the start, I believe it can
    be done with perspective transforms, but *not* easily and at the cost of
    image quality (stretched, artificial looking pixels). But of course for
    someone who thinks this:
    is state of the art (O:, I guess you are right, it is *easy* to stitch.
    Just not.. *well*. (By the way Doug - did you ever find the missing
    source images?)

    Or you could try it on the Manly ones as promised - here's a couple of
    genuinely stepped out images on a scene completely unsuitable for linear
    So show us a stitched version. If it just requires a bit of perspective
    correction top and bottom, it should be no problem for you...
    Mark Thomas, Oct 6, 2008
  7. Annika1980

    Mark Thomas Guest

    Not according to D-Mac. Here:
    Douglas claimed he had taken 'stepped out' images of exactly that scene
    and stitched them together (even though the example images he showed
    were clearly not stepped out at all). He has been rather shy in
    providing a finished image..
    I'm just trying to re-inforce the fact that linear panoramas are not
    suitable for general use, and that they should only be used on a very
    limited type of scene (ie flat, 2D scenes).
    Funny you should say that - here's a cross-eyed 3D version...
    Mark Thomas, Oct 6, 2008
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    Mr.T Guest

    Yep, as you say, completely unsuitable. Changing the angle of the camera so
    the foreground is similar position in each shot makes it even more
    difficult/downright impossible as you already know. So what exactly does
    that prove?
    Looks more like you might be trying to make a super exaggerated 3D photo
    rather than a pano. You'd probably have a better chance :)

    Mr.T, Oct 6, 2008
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    Annika1980 Guest

    I went back to the elementary school yesterday to re-shoot the pics
    for my linear pano. This time I wanted to do it right so I used a
    tripod and took pics at a smaller spacing (about every 6 feet). I
    used a custom WB so they pics would all match up color-wise.

    Man, it was tedious! I had to move the tripod for each pic and then
    bend down and check the alignment for each shot. Took me the better
    pary of an hour. All the while the hot sun was beating down on my
    back which was starting to ache about halfway through. By the end of
    the 110th shot I was a sweaty mess.

    It was at that time that I noticed that I had forgot to switch the
    dial to Manual exposure ... I still had it on Av mode! That meant
    that the exposures were all over the place (usually only a 1/3 stop
    off from pic to pic).


    So I then retraced my shots going back the other way, this time in
    Manual mode and handholding the shots aligning by eye. It seemed to
    give good results with my 40mm lens at 1/160 sec @ f/8.

    I stitched a few of them together last night and will try to finish
    them up later this week.
    Annika1980, Oct 6, 2008
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    Annika1980 Guest

    I think the 1400 wide pixel limit will prevent me from entering this
    I'll probably need at least 10000 wide unless I want to make the thing
    only 100 pixels high.
    Annika1980, Oct 7, 2008
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    Guest Guest

    | On Oct 6, 4:35?pm, Alan Browne <>
    | wrote:
    |> > I stitched a few of them together last night and will try to finish
    |> > them up later this week.
    |> Ya got 'til 26 Oct for the SISE ... [SI-Special Edition]
    | I think the 1400 wide pixel limit will prevent me from entering this
    | one.
    | I'll probably need at least 10000 wide unless I want to make the thing
    | only 100 pixels high.

    Go ahead and submit one 1400x100 or so. Tell them they can also have the
    full size if they upgrade their computer software or some other BS :)
    Guest, Oct 8, 2008
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