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This finished pano is huge
Posted By: little laker, 01-05-2008, 12:12 AM

I just saw the finished product for the first time, and wanted to share it with you.

The local camera store and I wanted to try something a little different, so I got this panoramic printed on canvas and stretched on a frame.

It's hard to tell from this photo but the finished size is 80 1/4" wide, x 18" high.
And the picture wraps all the way around the edges, so we could have made it bigger if we wanted

It was quite an effort for the camera store to re-program their computer to be able to print anything that long.
They're 24" wide photo printer is now set up to print up to 22' long

I made up the hardwood stretcher frame myself, which is around double the size of any frame I'd made before.

And the framers had never worked with any picture that size either

It really took about 1 month for us to get this picture finished, but it'll take less time next time.

We all agree that it was worth the effort

It's on display at the local camera until tomorrow night, when I have to pack it up and bring it with me to Alberta.
It was sold before we could even start it.
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01-05-2008, 11:47 AM   #16
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It looks like the effort payed off Stu. That pano turned out great!

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Well deserved Congrats all around Stu.

It would be good for your portfolio as well, if you could get a picture of its final "resting place".
01-05-2008, 01:05 PM   #18
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OMG...cant add anything else except wow. Awesome and inspiring stuff Stu.
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How many shots are stitched together in this and approx how much overlap on each shot?

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Wonderful Stu. How many shots are in the pano? You have really got me interested in panos.
Great job.

01-05-2008, 04:10 PM   #21
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Wow man ... that's great.
I would have loved to see this in person though.
Gotta be proud of your work when you see it finished and framed though.
And to sell something like that ... you'd be able to afford more lenses

When i get a chance I'll have a go one day ... but I doubt I'd get to anything quite like this though.
01-05-2008, 07:46 PM   #22
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Thank you once again everyone.
The camera store owner had a photo taken with us both on a side, but he hasn't e-mailed it to me yet.
I'll post it asap, although I don't think that I'll have a chance until I'm back.

It barely fit in my car. It's about 2" from the windshield, and right against the back window

QuoteOriginally posted by NaClH2O Quote
Congratulations Stu great piece of work. It's not easy building those big frames, I know. My ex is an painter and she used do do some big (6' X 9' [2x3M] ) pieces. It was difficult to get them braced properly so the finished piece didn't warp. Good job and hooray for you that it's sold already.

NaCl(and I get excited by an 8X10 print)H2O
Thanks Salty, and I must say that your ex's pictures are HUGE
This frame was hard enough, but I only required 2 cross braces.

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How many shots are stitched together in this and approx how much overlap on each shot?
Those are 2 very good questions dosdan,
It was around 18 images stitched together for this one.
I shot with my camera held vertically, and overlapped each image by about 1/3.

When I get back from my trip, in about a week I'll post 10 or 12 images, for another pano exercise.
I think that it makes it easier for people to learn when they can see what others do first hand.

I'm not sure if I'll be back on-line before I leave, but if I'm not I hope that everyone has a really good week.
And see you on-line soon.

01-05-2008, 09:50 PM   #23
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Stu that is a great looking pano you got there. I might have to start looking for that 28mm you've been talking about.

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very nice...and worth it...
01-05-2008, 11:26 PM   #25
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Wow that is fantastic Stu! I bet it is really something in person. Thanks for giving us a peek.
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Thank you once again everyone.

I'm about to get some sleep, so see you all on-line in a little less than a week.
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Wow ! Congrats Stu !
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Congrats Stu on your pano sale..

That is an amazing picture.. I bet it is just breathtaking in person.. esspecially with the size it is...

GREAT job!!!!!

Hope you had fun on your trip...

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I just got back.
I had a really good trip, and even got to meet with Canadian Rockies.
It was nice to meet you Albert.
He's a nice guy that even taught me a trick or 2.

I haven't even had the time to download at my pictures from my camera yet, but here's what the finished product looks like on Rob's wall.

With Rob the proud new owner, standing about 4 feet from it.
I'm using Rob's link to it.

I didn't take many photographs this trip, but should have some nice ones.
I'll post a couple in the next day or 2, including a really cute one for Kim, and possibly a 40 image panoramic if it turns out.

Wouldn't you know it though. There was only 1 good day for shooting, and I discovered that my sensor had 3 dust specks at the end of the day
So I get to repair about 60 pictures tomorrow
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thats a fantastic print... awesome work mate...

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