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A few panoramas from the EP3

Discussion in 'Nature' started by thinkcooper, Jan 23, 2012.

  1. thinkcooper

    thinkcooper Mu-43 Veteran

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    Oct 29, 2011
    Been playing around with the EP3 and various lenses on an old PeaceRiver Studios pano head on a bomber Gitzo. Here be a few tiny versions of them.

    Point Lobos, Carmel, CA
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    Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk (they purchased a few of this series for their board room)
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    this one is massive...
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    Stagnaros, ~330 degrees. Santa Cruz Wharf
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  2. daum

    daum Mu-43 Veteran

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    Aug 26, 2011
    is panorama mode built in the camera?
     
  3. thinkcooper

    thinkcooper Mu-43 Veteran

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    Oct 29, 2011
    There is a panorama mode, but I don't use it. These were all taken on a panorama head, with detents for 10, 15, 20 and 30 degree steps; depending on focal length, you select the detent that provides enough coverage. The images were then brought into Lightroom, batch tweaked slightly, then run through Photoshop for a context sensitive merge into a panorama.
     
  4. thinkcooper

    thinkcooper Mu-43 Veteran

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    Oct 29, 2011
    The set-up I'm using:
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  5. daum

    daum Mu-43 Veteran

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    Aug 26, 2011
    That's pretty cool!
     
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  6. RetroBoy

    RetroBoy Mu-43 Regular

    Love that first boardwalk pano!
     
  7. thinkcooper

    thinkcooper Mu-43 Veteran

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    Oct 29, 2011
    Thanks! That's one of the panos the boardwalk purchased and printed out large - about four feet wide - then mounted under glass for their boardroom. I'm doing a new pano for them for a series of backlit windows that face the street. The image will be printed onto a duratrans, then mounted to the inside of the windows.

    On Friday, I need to measure the aspect ratio of the windows and then shoot a section of the promenade under the roller coaster and the skyway to fill the open space with image.

    All done on m4/3!?!
     
  8. RetroBoy

    RetroBoy Mu-43 Regular

    Yep, pano's need to be printed BIG.
    I have one on my wall I took of my favourite beach, printed it 8' x 3'.
    I'm still thinking it's not big enough.

    (luckily I have my own large format printer so can change it easily...)
     
  9. thinkcooper

    thinkcooper Mu-43 Veteran

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    Oct 29, 2011
    :2thumbs:

    same here - I have an Epson 11880 at my disposal with a few 64" by 200' rolls of photo paper and closet full of ink cartridges that I've been told I should use to keep them from jamming up. Heh heh.
     
  10. RetroBoy

    RetroBoy Mu-43 Regular

    NICE! I have a 54" Mimaki solvent printer for doing pvc banners and vinyl with outdoor rated solvent inks. Same printhead as your Epson, but only using CMYK inks - no extended inkset.

    Not quite there as far as fine art giclee photo quality goes, but not bad for big things. Just doing a 5 metre long print right now...

    I can print onto special matt vinyl that clings well to interior walls. Thinking of re-doing my pano onto that and filling the entire wall with it like wallpaper.
     
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