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Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by haakor, Mar 13, 2011.

  1. haakor

    haakor Mu-43 Rookie

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    Feb 27, 2011
    Vancouver
    I've been quite keen for a number of years for shooting wide format panoramas. Originally because I was only working with a point + shoot camera which didn't handle extra-wide very well to begin with and later to capture huge pictures for banner size printing. I've collected quite a few over the last few years and thought I'd share a few with the group and give everyone else a chance to do the same.

    This first one is a 180 degree view from the balcony of our old apartment in Vancouver looking North to the mountains.
    pano1.

    This is a 360 degree view of our lodge at Ndutu, Tanzania in January 2010. My wife fell in love with this place and the total lack of separation from the environment was incredible. The lodge itself had a very realistic approach to dealing with the local wildlife through acceptance and avoiding the larger animals when needbe. Our cabin was at the end of the lodge and apparently had been shuttered entirely (along with several others near it) earlier in the year when a pride of lions took to sleeping on the front step.
    pano2.

    Rounding out the set with something totally different, here's a old 360 degree picture of the diversion dam in Pinawa, Manitoba.
    pano3.

    I'm often quite tempted to get the 8mm fisheye for m4/3 to do some wide format stuff, but have managed pretty decent results just with overlapping pictures and some careful post processing. In years gone by it was quite laborious to get them stitched together and some of these show some uneveness in the sky, but the new photomerge in CS5 makes it practically a one button deal these days. The extra resolution is a real bonus too, we got a print of the Ndutu panorama which is 5 feet long and really brings a touch of Africa to the living room.

    Very keen to see what everyone else has been shooting :)
     
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  2. Brianetta

    Brianetta Mu-43 Veteran

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    Sep 5, 2010
    North East England
    Brian Ronald
    River Tyne, from the north bank, between Newcastle City Centre and Elswick.

    Four shots with the Panasonic 20mm, put together using hugin. Just a matter of throwing the images at it, telling it which projection I wanted, then cropping the result. Magic.
    <a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/NAB_GNfgYcABg4f3N_CSHfSbXJ2TncoHExUAUx4nwzI?feat=embedwebsite"> tyne_panorama. "120" width="640" /></a>
    The camera was on full manual exposure, manual focus.
     
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  3. F1L1P

    F1L1P Mu-43 Veteran

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    Jan 2, 2010
    Europe
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  4. Brianetta

    Brianetta Mu-43 Veteran

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    Sep 5, 2010
    North East England
    Brian Ronald
    I recognised one of those from my Deviant Watch (-:
     
  5. jbuch84

    jbuch84 Mu-43 Veteran

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    Feb 9, 2011
    Orlando, FL
    James
    [​IMG]

    35 shots in this one :)
    (seven frames @ 5 diff. exposure hdr)
     
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  6. Wasabi Bob

    Wasabi Bob Mu-43 Top Veteran

    New Jersey Flooding 3/12/2011

    Here's one I just took of the flooding near my home here in New Jersey

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/wasabi_bob/5532019894/" title="Elmwood Park Flood 03/12/2011 by Wasabi Bob, on Flickr"> 5532019894_c4131fd99d_b. "1024" height="207" alt="Elmwood Park Flood 03/12/2011" /></a>

    DMC-GH2, 14-140, made from 5 stitched photos and joined using AutoPano
     
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  7. F1L1P

    F1L1P Mu-43 Veteran

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    Jan 2, 2010
    Europe
    Now I know you :smile::thumbup:
     
  8. Glenn S

    Glenn S Mu-43 Top Veteran

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  9. BlairMacKay

    BlairMacKay Mu-43 Regular

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    Jan 8, 2010
    Calgary, Alberta
    This a handheld four shot panorama from the Yading nature reserve in China. It could have turned out better if there was less harsh light and a few clouds.


    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/blairmackay/5538772916/" title="Panorama Yading by blair.mackay, on Flickr"> 5538772916_3dc465a814_b. "1024" height="303" alt="Panorama Yading" /></a>
     
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  10. BlairMacKay

    BlairMacKay Mu-43 Regular

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    Jan 8, 2010
    Calgary, Alberta
    By the way, great shots so far!
     
  11. BAKatz

    BAKatz Mu-43 Veteran

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    Sep 9, 2010
    Riverdale, NY
    awesome....can't wait to try stitching one together myself................
     
  12. walt_tbay

    walt_tbay Mu-43 Veteran

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    Aug 24, 2010
    Ontario, Canada
    Here are a variety of panoramas I've stitched together using PTGui Pro.

    View north from the Empire State Building outside observation deck.

    Empire_State_Building_North_View1.


    View of the Brooklyn Bridge from the docks at the base of Wall Street.

    Brooklyn_Bridge1.


    Loading dock that has been coloured with graffiti.


    Grafitti_Wall.


    The par 3 hole #17 from the Classic at Madden's golf course in Brainerd Minnesota.


    Classic_at_Madden_s_.


    An interior view of the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome prior to the start of a Minnesota Viking game against the Miami Dolphins.


    HHH_Metrodome.
     
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  13. G'kar

    G'kar Mu-43 Regular

    64
    Jul 27, 2010
    Singapore
    Panos of the Singapore Civic District

    City-Hall-Supreme-Court-Pan.

    Marina-Bay-District-EPL1.

    Marina-Bay-District-2-EPL-1.
     
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  14. Brianetta

    Brianetta Mu-43 Veteran

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    Sep 5, 2010
    North East England
    Brian Ronald
    Had time to kill in Derby this weekend. After eating egg and chips, I stood up and shot off five portrait frames with the Panasonic 20mm to make up this picture of the Guildhall Indoor Market. As ever, click for the big'un.

    <a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/F5eKwl5oVoQhisstbgaWI_SbXJ2TncoHExUAUx4nwzI?feat=embedwebsite"> derby_guildhall_indoor_market. "217" width="640" /></a>
     
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  15. VasManI

    VasManI Mu-43 Regular

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    Jan 21, 2011
    16 Images stiched with Hugin.

    [​IMG]
     
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  16. ksn

    ksn Mu-43 Veteran

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    Mar 6, 2011
    Not a great photo to being with, but it's always fun to see the results after stitching everything together.

    [​IMG]
     
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  17. pjohngren

    pjohngren Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Oct 15, 2010
    What a great collection of pans!! It appears that people are using a number of different programs to do the stitching. Was wondering what ones people really like? I would be interested in a stand alone program. Currently the ones I have done have been done by hand using Photoshop 7.
     
  18. Brianetta

    Brianetta Mu-43 Veteran

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    Sep 5, 2010
    North East England
    Brian Ronald
  19. pjohngren

    pjohngren Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Oct 15, 2010
    Adirondack_Morning.

    Fourth_Lake.

    Both of these were taken with the G1 and I beleive the 14-45 lens.
     
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  20. Al.

    Al. Mu-43 Veteran

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    Jul 3, 2010
    Hull, East Yorkshire, UK
    Alan
    bridlington_panorama.

    GF1 stitched in photoshop
     
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