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NYC panoramas

Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by F1L1P, Jan 30, 2011.

  1. F1L1P

    F1L1P Mu-43 Veteran

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  2. walt_tbay

    walt_tbay Mu-43 Veteran

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    Aug 24, 2010
    Ontario, Canada
    I was in NYC between Christmas and New Year's eve. Here are some of the photos I took.

    This is a panorama I stitched together from three photos I took atop the Empire State Building.


    Empire_State_Building_North_View.


    I also took a trip to the top of Rockerfeller Centre one evening and took this shot of the southern view of the Empire State Building.


    Empire_State_Building_at_Night.


    This is a photo of the Christmas display in front of the Rockerfeller Centre.


    Rockerfeller_Centre_Angels.
     
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  3. sblehm

    sblehm Mu-43 Regular

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    Aug 28, 2010
    These are great! It never occurred to me to do a vertical panorama. May have to try one for my self now.
     
  4. GaryAyala

    GaryAyala Mu-43 Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    SoCal
    Nice Walt, I especially appreciate the night shot.

    Gary
     
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  5. pboga

    pboga Mu-43 Regular

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    Dec 6, 2010
    Brazil
    Wow!
    What a great vertical panorama. What gear you used on that one??
     
  6. Kosta

    Kosta Mu-43 Veteran

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    Sep 29, 2010
    Australia
    I've only ever attempted a couple of panoramas with little success using stitching programs. these shots are fantastic!
    F1lip i would buy that first shot if that was a print!

    what do you use to put it all together and how do you set up your shot? do you use the panorama mode (if your camera has one)?
     
  7. F1L1P

    F1L1P Mu-43 Veteran

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    Europe
    Thx!
    I used 6 horizontal images taken with Panasonic G1 and 14-45 all of them @14mm and stiched it with PTGui.
    Here's the shot of nonstiched images:
     
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  8. pboga

    pboga Mu-43 Regular

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    Dec 6, 2010
    Brazil
    That's a cool picture!

    So, with that you got that kind of "wide-angle-distortion" look?
     
  9. walt_tbay

    walt_tbay Mu-43 Veteran

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    Aug 24, 2010
    Ontario, Canada

    Only the first photo I posted is stitched together. The other pictures were taken with my Olympus 9-18mm zoom.

    I use PTGui Pro to stitch panoramas together. It's a very comprehensive program and gives you a lot of functionality. It can even take bracketed shots and stitch together an HDR panorama.

    As far as tips go:

    I find that I get the best results when I lock the exposure for all the individual shots. That way I don't have to deal with the effects of differently exposed parts of the scene, which make it look obvious that the image was stitched together (the effect is really noticeable when skies are in the photo).

    I also try to frame the photos so that there are obvious points that the software will find and use to line the images up (like a tree or building or other object that stands out) . I've found that unless there are these obvious reference points, the software can have a hard time finding the right points to overlay.

    Finally although, I didn't do this for the particular photo I posted, I quite often will take take two rows of three photos of a scene for stitching purposes (i.e., I'll stitch 6 images together stacked 2 x 3). Doing this makes it a lot easier to crop and avoids mega-distortion.

    I hope this helps.
     
  10. F1L1P

    F1L1P Mu-43 Veteran

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    Jan 2, 2010
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    must be due to the projection option in PTGui and the fact that images cover around 180 degrees of vertical field of view.
     
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  11. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Apr 10, 2009
    Boston, MA (USA)
    F1L1P, Time Rectangle is terrific. Great perspective to enjoy that scene.
     
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  12. F1L1P

    F1L1P Mu-43 Veteran

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    Jan 2, 2010
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    had too many gaps to smake a panorama, instead Times Square with a twist - 9 images collected to give one perspective.
     
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  13. GaryAyala

    GaryAyala Mu-43 Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    SoCal
    Well done!

    G
     
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