{PIC} Playing with Autopano and PTGui

Discussion in 'Australia Photography' started by Father McKenzie, Mar 25, 2008.

  1. Got to the lake just as the sun was setting, this is an 8 picture pano
    using Autopano.
    I tried it with PTGui but couldn't get the opposite shoreline straight
    and PTG was putting a stright line through the rippled down the bottom
    below the buoy.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/silvermoon/2361312998/sizes/l/
     
    Father McKenzie, Mar 25, 2008
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  2. Father McKenzie

    Cryptopix Guest

    It's rather pointless posting to ever group on the net. All you are
    doing is attracting the attention of Chinese spammers. And what on
    God's earth made you think you'd get more coverage? Do you want to be
    lumped in with those Idiot American's who cross post just to make
    trouble or gain attention and instead act as magnets for the chinese
    spammers? Just look at how the ruined their own groups. The messages
    are being cross posted here. Time to stop this stupid practice before
    there's only you and the trolls left, mate.

    You have a contribution to make, that for sure. Why not just do it in
    Aus Photo where it belongs and avoid getting killfiled for cross
    posting to more than 3 groups?
     
    Cryptopix, Mar 26, 2008
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  3. you have piqued my curiosity Douggie, how is crossposting "attracting the
    attention of Chinese spammers"
    what specifically causes a cross post to attract their attention ??
    I would have thought that they just download a list of available news groups
    and then set their little script to spam the lot, far cheaper (even at the
    average slave labour rates the Chinese pay) than having someone looking for
    cross posts and flagging them for "immediate Attention"
     
    Atheist Chaplain, Mar 26, 2008
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  4. Do you realise who you are trying to get logic out of?

    I love his "You have a contribution to make, that for sure" did he even
    look at the picture? This guy just posts the same HDR crap over and over.
    HDR doesn't below in a photography newsgroup. HDR is art not photography
     
    ^Ebony-Temuchin^, Mar 26, 2008
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  5. Father McKenzie

    Doug Jewell Guest

    How do you figure that? HDR is purely and simply a way of
    trying to overcome the dynamic range limitations of digital
    cameras. It's still photography, it just relies on a little
    more post-production than in-camera jpeg. HDR is just the
    modern equivalent of dodging and burning in the darkroom.
     
    Doug Jewell, Mar 26, 2008
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  6. Yes, I can just imagine what is going thru Doug's tortured and
    incomprehensible logic - Doug is imagining the conversation of that
    evil Chinaman, plotting in his dark cave..
    "Ah, sooo... - rook at those closs postings by that frickr user - we
    must post more spam to aus.photo and forrow his read!!! Hahaha! We
    would never have worked out where to cross post without that!!
    They are fawrrin right into our evir tlap! More spam - more!!!"

    Yes, that's Douglas MacDonald's thought processes - crazy since 2001,
    if not earlier:

    http://groups.google.com.au/group/bne.forsale/browse_frm/thread/5369720dbbcdb95e

    Sound eerily familiar? Doug = Alienjones, Pseudo Puppet, and of
    course - "Juliana" (O: on that thread, from 2001.

    Juliana? Then Julian Abbot? Life is full of coincidences, huh, Doug?


    PS - thanks for reminding me about this old thread.. err, whoever you
    are... (((O;
     
    mark.thomas.7, Mar 26, 2008
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  7. Hey Fr - nice work, although I do think it wants a foreground
    element.. maybe a little row-boat..? Don't you keep one in your bag?

    I'm about to get into panoramas more over the next 6 months - i can
    feel it in my lenses.. And I really want to get the hang of them
    'stepped out' ones, just like the great man has demonstrated... (O:

    In PTGui, did you find the straightening thingies, (I think they are
    "T" control points..)? They have worked for me when things got a
    little bent, but it took me a while to work out how to use them. (Now
    that I know how to use them, I must have been pretty thick..)
     
    mark.thomas.7, Mar 26, 2008
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  8. Father McKenzie

    Cryptopix Guest

    HDR in a seascape is piece of cake. Just shoot the skyline and below
    as two different exposures (or develop one frame two ways) and blend
    them together). No trickery that hasn't been done to death in a
    darkroom. I did this with Cibachrome in the "good old days". Now if I
    do it with a computer program it's all of a sudden some sort of black
    magic? I don't think so.
     
    Cryptopix, Mar 26, 2008
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  9. Father McKenzie

    Kelpie Guest

    Did you get any good sunset pics?


    /
     
    Kelpie, Mar 26, 2008
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  10. Father McKenzie

    Cryptopixel Guest

    You must be one sick puppy to be that obsessed with one man.
     
    Cryptopixel, Mar 26, 2008
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  11. Whatever. You can call it what you like, but I will continue to
    ensure that you don't get away with your behaviour.

    You posted the stupid Chinese-spam-attractant comments, and it's not
    just me questioning your sanity.

    Or haven't you noticed?


    PS - when will you be returning to show us more about your amazing,
    never duplicated (never seen) stepped-out panorama method, as
    applicable to shooting that marina scene? I so want to learn more
    from the master.
     
    mark.thomas.7, Mar 26, 2008
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    Sarina Sarin Guest

    Wouldn't the man that invented Usenet and Internet be able to figure
    that Father McKenzie is really Steve Brooks AKA Atheist Monk? Check
    the headers you dumb ****.

    No onya's for moronya's
     
    Sarina Sarin, Mar 26, 2008
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  13. Father McKenzie

    ray Guest

    FWIW - I have found that the pandora plug-in for GIMP does a pretty good,
    automated job on panoramas.
     
    ray, Mar 26, 2008
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    I have to say that I really like using Autopano--it's just so _easy_ to
    use! It is also nice being able to export a PtGUI file if any tweaks are
    needed.

    Brilliant colours on the photo. I like the way the waves encircle the
    boat in the centre.

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    Brendan Gillatt, Mar 26, 2008
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  15. speaking of Obsessed, how long did it take your obsessed mind to register
    various domain names, and create and upload your various hate sites to those
    in here who have had the hide to disagree with you and call you out on your
    lies ??
     
    Atheist Chaplain, Mar 26, 2008
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  16. HAHHAHAHAAH *PLONK*
     
    ^Ebony-Temuchin^, Mar 26, 2008
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  17. Works well with hugin too.
     
    John Ferguson, Mar 27, 2008
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    ray Guest

    Yes, but I find pandora much simpler.
     
    ray, Mar 27, 2008
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    Alienjones Guest

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    wrote:
    |> On Mar 26, 7:43 pm, wrote:
    |>
    |>
    |>
    |>>> It's rather pointless posting to ever group on the net. All you are
    |>>> doing is attracting the attention of Chinese spammers.
    |>> Yes, I can just imagine what is going thru Doug's tortured and
    |>> incomprehensible logic - Doug is imagining the conversation of that
    |>> evil Chinaman, plotting in his dark cave..
    |>> "Ah, sooo... - rook at those closs postings by that frickr user - we
    |>> must post more spam to aus.photo and forrow his read!!! Hahaha! We
    |>> would never have worked out where to cross post without that!!
    |>> They are fawrrin right into our evir tlap! More spam - more!!!"
    |>> Yes, that's Douglas MacDonald's thought processes - crazy since 2001,
    |>> if not earlier:
    |>> http://groups.google.com.au/group/bne.forsale/browse_frm/thread/53697...
    |>> Sound eerily familiar? Doug = Alienjones, Pseudo Puppet, and of
    |>> course - "Juliana" (O: on that thread, from 2001.
    |>> Juliana? Then Julian Abbot? Life is full of coincidences, huh, Doug?
    |>> PS - thanks for reminding me about this old thread.. err, whoever you
    |>> are... (((O;
    |> You must be one sick puppy to be that obsessed with one man.
    |
    | Whatever. You can call it what you like, but I will continue to
    | ensure that you don't get away with your behaviour.
    |
    | You posted the stupid Chinese-spam-attractant comments, and it's not
    | just me questioning your sanity.
    |
    | Or haven't you noticed?
    |
    |
    | PS - when will you be returning to show us more about your amazing,
    | never duplicated (never seen) stepped-out panorama method, as
    | applicable to shooting that marina scene? I so want to learn more
    | from the master.
    |

    Oddly enough there was a time you could have. It's your obsession that
    if YOU can't do something or understand theory, it can't be done. Yet in
    a later post you claim to be about to "Learn" more about making the sort
    of photos I've been producing and selling for years. You're an idiot
    fool Charlie.


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    Alienjones, Mar 28, 2008
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  20. Father McKenzie

    Alienjones Guest


    Dumb indeed. Troll you may be but once I recall you were of a different
    mindset... Hmm?
    It may well turn out you are the only poster faithful to rules of access
    at your ISP.





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    Alienjones, Mar 28, 2008
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