Post Your Panoramas

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  1. mcmadhatter macrumors 6502

    mcmadhatter

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    I decided to play around with some panormaic shots of Bath last night, here is the first result (I haven't had time to put the rest together). I went up before the sun set and stayed till dark. The actual size is 16000 pixels wide!:eek: but flickr won't let me have it that big.:(

    This shot was made up of 9 images.
    Camera EOS 350D
    Lens Canon 50mm f1.8
    Exposure 15 seconds
    Aperture f/9
    ISO 100

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  2. iGary Guest

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    The image is pretty crappy, but is the only outside image I have at the moment.

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    Click for QTVR.
     

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  3. eXan macrumors 601

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    Ok, here's one of my panoramas :)

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    Sorry, I do not have the image details, all I can say is that this panorama was built up from 5 or 6 photos made in july 2005 :p
     
  4. eXan macrumors 601

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    Was this made of 3 wide-angle shots? I like it :D
     
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    Five, actually (Sigma 8mm fisheye). :)
     
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    I kinda like the effect of the distortion in the still image.
     
  7. -hh macrumors 68020

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    A quiet afternoon on Cayman Brac:
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    Some obscure place in Peru. A bit dark overall, but I always enjoy the sunburst effect on the left:
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    Both were taken with a now older 4MP Canon A80 Point-n-Shoot, handheld.

    The reason why Machu Picchu came out so dark was because Canon's stitching system assumes you'll shoot left-to-right, so it exposed the first frame on the left (sun). The simple fix to this is to figure out where you want your critical exposure to be, take a shot there first to start the sequence, then swivel left and run the series. When you get home, don't use the shot that you took first to establish exposure....just use "2 thru N".




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  8. iGary Guest

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    Can you cut these down to about 800 wide?
     
  9. ipacmm macrumors 65816

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    I really don't make panoramas that much, but here is one that I did a few weeks ago.

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  10. Over Achiever macrumors 68000

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    I love panoramas, I had a thread earlier with them. Only problem is my FX9 doesn't let me control the exposure fully or have a panorama setting, so there is variation between images stitched together. Also the camera has quite a bit of vignetting, which degrades the transition. Overall though, these are my favorite:

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    -Buddist Temple in New Orleans East, December 31, 2005. Over the few days we cleaned up there, the trash accumulated quite a bit on the side of the street. And now they want to build a landfill in New Orleans East a mere mile from this location ... the Vietnamese community will suffer quite a bit. It's a shame really.
    http://www.saveneworleanseast.org

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    -Café du Monde in the French Quarter, New Orleans, December 30, 2005. Kinda a funky stitch I didn't want to crop =)

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    -Mississippi River, northern Twin Cities, January 23, 2006. This is taken from the Coon Rapids Dam a mile from my house, looking North. It's a very serene scene above the dam. (You should see the view south, very turbulent!)

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    -Minneapolis Skyline at dusk from the University of Minnesota campus, January 25, 2006. Not the best looking panorama, but it's the only one I have of dusk/dawn.

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    -Metrodome, Minneapolis, MN, March 8, 2006. Kirby Puckett, a legend in Minnesota, the makeshift memorial was set up in front of the Metrodome where he played. People look on with sadness and honor memories of the great man.
     
  11. -hh macrumors 68020

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    Eeg, sorry about that. The machine at home is a 20" widescreen, so I didn't notice.

    "Improvement soon come".

    EDIT: Done.


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  12. iGary Guest

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    No worries..they just ran off the screen...
     
  13. jelloshotsrule macrumors G3

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    awesome shots everyone. panoramas are one of those things that i absolutely love and yet haven't taken the time to do them... stupid me. hopefully this will inspire me, even if it's just a test to make sure i can pull it off technically!
     
  14. mcmadhatter thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Here are some close ups as it won't let me make it huge

    The one on the left shows the Abbey and The Rec (Bath Rugby Ground), and the one on the right shows the train station ( complete with moving train that you can't see becasue it was going to fast!
     

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  15. cookie1105 macrumors 6502

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    Here is one that I did this weekend. A view over the Plan de la Tour valley; Var; France. It is made up of about 14 shots handheld with a 50 mm lens.
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  16. Cooknn macrumors 68020

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    I posted this in the thread Over Achiever mentioned, but since we're revisiting the topic I'll throw it out again :)

    I've been thinking... You know how iStockphoto taps the masses for stock photography? I wonder if we could pull together some enterprising individuals here and start a site dedicated to pano's. Probably too much of a niche I guess :cool: Thoughts?

    Anyways, click the Pano below to view the QTVR.
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  17. mcmadhatter thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Interesting Idea

    £23 (~$50) per year buys 20Gb of space with my hosting company, it allows php asp and sql. I'm sure we have enough combined web experence to pull together a decent site.

    domains like full360.co.uk or panr.com (think flicker but for panoramas) are all available
     
  18. Over Achiever macrumors 68000

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    That's an interesting thought. I've never figured out what the right aspect ratio is for printing panoramic, or where to do so, and where I can find framing for them.

    Oh, and I absolutely love that image =)
     
  19. puckhead193 macrumors G3

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    awesome panoramas.....Does it take long to put a QTVR together?
     
  20. mcmadhatter thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I printed one of mine out via PhotoBox on a 20"x8", be nice if somewhere did bigger though
     
  21. Cooknn macrumors 68020

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    I suppose we could just hook up with GettyImages and upload our pano's to their site. Not sure what type of requirements you need to get your work in their database though. Here's a link to GettyImages for Marina Panorma's.

    There's a link to a movie on how to make QTVR's in this thread.
     
  22. iGary Guest

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    I never saw that post, Dave - thanks for relinking it. ;)
     
  23. Cooknn macrumors 68020

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    I figured it might come in handy - the QTVR question seems to come up about once every couple of weeks :p
     
  24. 20rogersc macrumors 65816

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    I love Australia . . .

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    Sydney Harbour

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    Darling Harbour

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    Telstra Satdium

    (Cut down in size for ImageShack)​

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  25. snap58 macrumors 6502

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    They ran off your 30 inch monitor? : )
     

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