Elaborate multi-camera rig elegantly captures giant redwood tree

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  1. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    Engadget.

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    Wow, that is just amazing! Thanks for sharing.
     
  3. Unspoken Demise macrumors 68040

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    The ingenuity of man never ceases to amaze.
    That is just...wow.
    The size comparison between the man and the red wood really puts it all in perspective. A+ work.
     
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    very nice. woould be cool if they took another to get more of the forest imo
     
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    Reading that article now in Nat Geo. The writer, Joel Bourne lives in Wilmington. He's trying to Stop Titan, a big nasty cement plant, from opening in our area.

    Anyhow, beautiful pic. Had to watch the video to see all the guys scattered in the tree. Amazing stuff.
     
  6. mags631 Guest

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    Ah home... Impressive capture of a single tree -- but a redwood forest will make you feel absolutely Jurassic.
     
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    I thought it's going to look like the matrix bullet time.... =p

    Maybe make a special effect so that the tree bends away from chain saw.
     
  9. FrankieTDouglas macrumors 65816

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    All right. It's a big tree, but I'm not really so sure what's special about the photograph. They built a rig? Filmmakers do this all the time, in addition to photographers. They stitched a lot of images together? That's basic digital work. The actual image itself is nothing special... so I guess, I'm missing the point.
     
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  11. edesignuk thread starter Moderator emeritus

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    I'd call that a fair amount of effort. Not just any idiot with a couple of cameras could pull this off.
     
  12. Sdashiki macrumors 68040

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    Take a photo from the ground pointing up a skyscraper...

    What happens?

    The lines converge because of your perspective. The building "bows" and isnt straight.

    One has to use tilt/shift optics to get parallel lines, but even that has its limits.

    This is THE ONLY way really to get such a "true to life" rendition of these trees without optical distortion of any kind.
     

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