Old 30th Jan 2014, 02:58 PM   #1
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Talking Panoramas - My First Panorama

Well I looked out the window today and saw that it was snowing pretty good so I thought Id try something Ive been wanting to do for some time. Try my first panorama photo and it turned out not too bad. I set up the camera and tripod in my garage and took 16 pictures and assembled them in photoshop. Turned out to be really easy and fast.

I had to resize it but it still looks nice I think.
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Old 30th Jan 2014, 03:36 PM   #2
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Cool shot mate
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Old 30th Jan 2014, 03:55 PM   #3
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Very nice clean work, looks very seemless. So far as image processing I have dabbled in basic processing and hdr, but haven't done panoramas yet myself.
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Old 30th Jan 2014, 04:38 PM   #4
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That's a really well done panorama for your first attempt. I've made several attempts in the past, but I suck too much with gimp (or any image editing software, for that matter) to do it all manually. The only places that I could tell where stitches were made were where focus was different between shots. For instance, at the extreme left, where the camera focused on the snow bank, and you had to use trees to disguise the fact that the camera focused farther away for the next set of shots. There's another fairly noticeable one at the white and brick house, where half the house is in focus

Not that I'm a panorama expert, so I used a piece of freeware called hugin, and it did an excellent job with my first panorama.



I waited until the morning golden hour (in my area, around 7-8 in the morning), framed one shot so that the local train would be passing through it, and then took the rest of the panorama. I have a DSLR, so was able to set focus where I wanted it, and just leave it on manual, so that focus wouldn't change from shot to shot - which made it easier for the software to find identical points between photos. The software stitched everything together, and I was able to put a mask over the train so that it wouldn't be stitched over.

The big issues were all mine, I accidentally twisted the focus ring a little bit when I was setting up for the first shot, and didn't notice, so instead of getting the mountains in focus, the camera was set to focus somewhat closer than I intended.
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Old 30th Jan 2014, 07:29 PM   #5
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Yeah I noticed some of the issues after I had posted it. Guess next time I'll turn off the autofocus.
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Nice shot but I love the snow. When we do get snow it's usually not that much and it doesn't stay long.
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Nice shot but I love the snow. When we do get snow it's usually not that much and it doesn't stay long.
Shh... don't tell anyone in Canada...
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Great panorama! I'm not a Microsoft fan but I use ICE which is free and stitches images well!
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Nice shot but I love the snow. When we do get snow it's usually not that much and it doesn't stay long.
Two nights ago they removed 6 dump trucks of snow from our parking lot. Want some?


I'm about to test your panorama using it in Lightwave as a background.
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I pulled out this old scene and rendered it with radiosity, no background image.



Then I brought in your panorama and set it up in the Background Options / ImageWorld.

Makes a nice difference!

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Nice shot but I love the snow. When we do get snow it's usually not that much and it doesn't stay long.
I love snow. I love driving in the snow. Looks like we might get more in a day or two.

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Great panorama! I'm not a Microsoft fan but I use ICE which is free and stitches images well!
I'm really happy with how easy Photoshop makes it so I'll stick with it for now.

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Two nights ago they removed 6 dump trucks of snow from our parking lot. Want some?


I'm about to test your panorama using it in Lightwave as a background.
Cool. Let me know how it works out. I want to try it myself in Max. I still have to try the HDRI feature on my camera.
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