10 Image Composite of Skyline @ Twilight

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  1. Eaton Photos macrumors regular

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    Though, I do not post very often, I thought I would share this Panoramic, I shot last week.


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    Exif is intact.

    Pano is comprised of 10 Images, shot vertically, with my 5D Mark II & 70-200/2.8 IS. Stitching & Editing was done in PS CS5.

    Here is a larger image: http://www.eatonphotos.com/img/s9/v15/p290399663-6.jpg

    Regards,
     
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  3. theNEOone macrumors 6502

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    Great shot. How do you do this, btw? Do you stand in a single spot and rotate the camera around to take several shots, or do you walk along the length of your composition so you take multiple shots from multiple locations?


    =|
     
  4. Eaton Photos thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thank you. I composed the Image, using my Ball-head & Tripod, and staying in once place. Then I pre-focused on I-64. Since I-64 runs across the front of city, parallel to the river, I used I-64 as my center line horizon. By using the Interstate to keep my Horizon level, I was able to keep both Horizontal & Verticals even. I shot Manual, used a Cable Release + 10 Second Timer, and kept every exposure to about 20-30 seconds. Hope that more or less answers your question.
     
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    we need a BOOKWORTHY smiley for this, great job.

    That's a postcard for sure.
    (and Mod's I'm glad we get by with larger than 800pix here, this one deserves widest possible)
     
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    Great photo! One of the best I've seen of our city, and very nice to have the new Yum Center in the shots.
     
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  9. Eaton Photos thread starter macrumors regular

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    I'm guessing you know Louisville, or just happen to know the skyline. :cool:

    Thank you for the feedback. Its definitely a wall hanger, and may very well be used on postcards. :D I wasn't sure if there was a Pixel restriction, so I posted a size, just above 800, and linked the largest size, I have open to everyone.

    Thank you. The lighting just happened to work out perfectly, between the Ambient & Building Lights. I will go back & re-shoot once the Yum Center is lit up. Its also nice, to not have 4 Tower Cranes around the Arena site.

    Thank you. All I had to do was capture the Images my eyes were seeing. CS5 did an awesome job with the Stitching. :)
     
  10. MattSepeta macrumors 65816

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    Nice!

    Great job with this! I'm guessing that this was one of those moments in photography where you captured the scene in all its real-life glory?

    It looks fantastic, and I am super impressed with CS5's pano stitching considering you were kind of shooting from the hip in regards to exposure!

    I would like to see more of your stuff around here!
     
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    Wow, I love it.
    Congrats on a stunning image.
     
  13. apple-ette macrumors member

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    Really awesome.

    I too am expressed with the stitching.
     
  14. El Cabong macrumors 6502a

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    Perhaps ;)

    Your pano (and other shots of similar quality) should replace all of the crappy prints they have hanging in the airport.

    Yeah, it does a better job than CS4.
     
  15. bam bam macrumors newbie

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    I can't see the EXIF data....can anyone post it....(Aperture, ISO, shutter, focal length, metering, etc)
     
  16. Eaton Photos thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thank you. Yes, this is how Louisville appears to anyone that see's the city, when viewed from the Indiana side. There is no enhancement to the color tones.

    I am very impressed with CS5's stitching capability, compared to CS3's. And it did a marvelous job, with blending each of the images, as from left to right, the exposure time decreased, as I gained more ambient light.

    I will post some more work soon.

    Thank you. What does 1920 worthy mean? I'm not familiar with the reference you are using.
     
  17. Eaton Photos thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thank you. I'm selling prints, if your interested. ;) It took several hours of work, to bring out all the details, but the resulting image has become one of my Best pieces of work, & the feedback has been tremendous.

    Do you mean impressed, not expressed? Feedback is appreciated.

    That is a great idea, unfortunately at this time, I have no clue whom to contact about making that idea become a reality. I will do some research and see if I can find someone to talk to.
     
  18. Eaton Photos thread starter macrumors regular

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    The Exif is not 100% accurate, since it is a blended image, but I am more than willing to share all the details regarding my settings.

    Gear:
    Camera: 5D Mark II
    Lens: 70-200 2.8 IS
    Sticks: Gitzo GT3541XLS
    Head: Markins M20

    Settings:

    Did not use MLU, instead used a Cable Release + 10 Second Timer.

    Aperture: F/11 (for every Image)
    ISO: 100
    FL: 200mm
    Mode: Manual
    Metering: Center-Weighted
    S/S: Varies from Image to Image. Min. was 15 Seconds, Max. was 30 Seconds.

    Shot Raw, converted each 25MB CR2 File, into a 16 Bit/ 125MB Tiff File, via ACR.

    Does this answer your question? If you have any others', please ask.

    Regards,
     
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    I'll add my name to those who have responded- A beautiful piece of work! I look forward to seeing more. This looks like a good endorsement for CS5. They should give you some kick back!!:)
     
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    I had to create a panorama of the Dallas skyline for a previous job, so I appreciate your hard work. You have FAR better camera equipment than I was able to use and the results sure reflect that. And that I'm a talentless hack. :D

    GREAT JOB!

    -Aaron-
     
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    I just thought I'd chip in. Very nice picture. I hope you have plans to print it out and hang it in your home. It would be stunning on a mount.
     
  23. Eaton Photos thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thank you. By all means, I will take any plugs possible. Who knows, Adobe might listen to your recommendation. :cool:

    Aaron,

    Thank you for the feedback. Having seen Pano's of Dallas, I would imagine it is a rather difficult task to properly frame the Skyline, due to the Lack of Elevation/ Unobstructed fields of view. If you are able to share it, how about sharing it in the thread, so we can see your Skyline too.

    Regarding Equipment, that is only a small part of the equation. I have shot the Skyline, with just about every body I have owned, but this is only the second time I have done a composite.
     

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