Something to do when you get bored waiting - a 5-shot panorama

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The title says it all. A light show that was a bit too slow, on-off rain and a bit cold.

I must admit that I am not overly enthused with some of the scene modes on the E-P1, I would prefer to select my own settings but this came out adequately...

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Oh yeah, Olympus E-P1 with an Olympus M.Zuiko 9-18mm lens.

It probably needs a little curvature added into the horizon to make it look more natural. It is dead level but the left-hand side is a lot further away from the camera so it looks as though it it heading up-hill.
 

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You can use Olympus Master 2 or Olympus Viewer 2 software but I find the results a bit iffy. Also, that only works if you have used the Panorama scene mode. The software refuses to work with ad-hoc pictures.

I didn't like the resutl in Olympus Viewer 2 and have an olde 'free' copy of ArcSoft Panorama Maker 4 which came free with a Fujifilm xD memory card. Funny, xD was useful after all.

It does look neat but you must remember to leave a lot of waste on the top and bottom to cater for cropping. I have lot the tops of the high-rise buildings in this one. You also need to straighten any crooked horizontals first otherwise you get quite odd results.

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I've been playing with Panos too. This one was done in Photoshop Elements 6

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Looking good there, Glenn. The reflections in the water are heaps better when it isn't raining and there are no ferries going back and forth (although there is something heading under the bridge).

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I've been playing with panoramas a bit too:

Quick spin in the sunshine:
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On a recent trip to Toronto:
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Both in Elements 8.
 

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Looking good there, Glenn. The reflections in the water are heaps better when it isn't raining and there are no ferries going back and forth (although there is something heading under the bridge).

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Thanks Peter, I like your Circular Quay pano, I've often sat in the wine bar at the cruise ship terminal and soaked up that scene.
 

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Thanks Peter, I like your Circular Quay pano, I've often sat in the wine bar at the cruise ship terminal and soaked up that scene.
Thanks to you too Glenn. If I had known that in advance, I would have continued around and done a 360 degree panno and included the passenger terminal for you. :biggrin:

I had a view to the overseas passenger terminal from my office window until last week. I am on the 19th floor and they are building a 38 floor buidling in front of my work. You can barely see it here a couple of days ago. They are now past the half-way mark and now I have a lovely view of a concrete wall as they have moved up 3floors since this photo. Yes, it is raining in this shot too.

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I haven't done panoramic shots yet. What software can I use for merging the shots for E-P2 raws?
Check out the Software - Micro Four Thirds User Forum for a couple of recent threads discussing Panorama software...and feel free to start one in there, too. It seems to me there are quite a few who are interested in learning more.
 

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