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Old 27th Oct 2013, 06:52 AM   #1
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Default Architecture - Perpective shots in London's docklands

I took the frames a couple of months back, but never got around to stitching until now. Possible entries for the current photo challenge on perspective.

I'm not nearly so keen on the one with the curved lines...

In all cases there was a very small gap in the centre where the sky was not covered, I cloned over this.

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Old 27th Oct 2013, 09:03 AM   #2
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They are giving me vertigo!
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Old 27th Oct 2013, 09:07 AM   #3
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You are feeling woozy. Very, very woooooozy!

Nice shots Nick. But I wonder if photo stitching falls into the category of manipulation (which is ruled out by the challenge)?
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You are feeling woozy. Very, very woooooozy!

Nice shots Nick. But I wonder if photo stitching falls into the category of manipulation (which is ruled out by the challenge)?
Well, stitched panoramas have been accepted as entries in the past. And I'd also point out that such extreme use of perspective is perfectly in line with the theme of the challenge.
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Old 27th Oct 2013, 09:40 AM   #5
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Most panoramas can be done in camera now.

The spirit of the competition is to use one photo, that shows us what we could have seen with our own eyes if we were stood where you were stood.

Can you honestly say if you were stood there and looked up you would see what we can see in these?
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Old 27th Oct 2013, 09:52 AM   #6
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Most panoramas can be done in camera now.

The spirit of the competition is to use one photo, that shows us what we could have seen with our own eyes if we were stood where you were stood.

Can you honestly say if you were stood there and looked up you would see what we can see in these?
Well, any projection onto a plane gives a distortion, including in normal shots. The projection used for three of the four images is exactly what you would get with a simple pinhole camera.

Are other forms of composite image also going to be disallowed? I'm thinking of things like HDR images that stack several shots
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We don't have a lot of rules when it comes to these competitions, the three most pertinent ones are as follows.


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Photo-manipulation is okay (retouching, red eye, colour balance tweaks etc; in this case a before and after would be required)

Obvious photo-shopping is discouraged (no adding stuff that isn't there at all, or using canned 'make pretty picture' presets)

Content-aware deletions/fill-ins are cheating.
No-one is trying to exclude or upset you.

Your comment about HDR could come under the presets, so you could make a case to not allow those if you wanted to go down that route.
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Old 27th Oct 2013, 10:20 AM   #8
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For what it's worth (I know I've never entered ) I don't think stitching is a problem. It's. It like any of the shots being stitched together are being manipulated. I would think HDR is more like manipulation than stitching.
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Awesome shots dude, we need to meet up sometime and go snap some pictures!
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Old 10th Dec 2013, 03:16 PM   #10
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Awesome shots dude, we need to meet up sometime and go snap some pictures!
Sounds like a plan to me!

Are you around in London over the Xmas period? I'm off work between jobs 21st Dec to 1st Jan... Some nice winter sunshine would be good for shots... Any ideas for a good location?

I was actually thinking about keeping an eye on the weather, and maybe heading down to Avebury again if there's a really crisp sunny winter day, but knowing British weather that might be a lot to ask for...
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I have to say I like 1 & 4 best.
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Sounds like a plan to me!

Are you around in London over the Xmas period? I'm off work between jobs 21st Dec to 1st Jan... Some nice winter sunshine would be good for shots... Any ideas for a good location?

I was actually thinking about keeping an eye on the weather, and maybe heading down to Avebury again if there's a really crisp sunny winter day, but knowing British weather that might be a lot to ask for...
Yeh ill be around, not planning any more jaunts this year lol, not fussed on locations, just somthing cool and interesting, maybe a chance to try some new skills, I could probably get Jason T to come play too (although i warn you, he's a Nikon man )
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Yeh ill be around, not planning any more jaunts this year lol, not fussed on locations, just somthing cool and interesting, maybe a chance to try some new skills, I could probably get Jason T to come play too (although i warn you, he's a Nikon man )
That sounds cool - perhaps there are some other F3D'ers with cameras who like to play!

I can't complain about Nikon, I made the mistake of believing a review over my judgement and buying a Sony DSLR. Wish I'd paid a little more for a Canon...(The main issue was the supplied lens, I wasn't expecting anything great but it took me a while to work out just how awful it was - for a start it would barely work at all with the auto focus)

I was very disappointed with a cheap compact Nikon I had briefly, awful colour fringing in the corners. Whereas my pocket Ixus that I got to replace it goes everywhere with me...

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PS - Not that I'm suggesting it for a Christmas run, but have you ever been to the Historical Dockyards at Chatham? It's boats and submarines rather than planes, but I suspect you'd get some awesome shots there...
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Ive never been but would love to go sometime, but would really like to do some more architectural and city life shots, dunno if your on facebook or skype but PM me and lets connect and try to plan something, will be sweet,
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