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Canyon Lake Panorama
Posted By: HogRider, 11-04-2006, 06:54 PM

Stitched from 5 images handheld. (Sigma 17-70mm). Picture is in reply. 300 KB and 1700 pixels wide (this is the smallest version of the image I have made).
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Here it is:

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uh oh! I thought if I post it as reply it wouldn't open instantly when people click on the thread. Sorry - to the Dial up crowd. I normally keep all images under 200KB but couldn't do with this ne.
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wow!

That IS a real panorama! Beautiful country.

I've never attempted one- is it difficult?

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QuoteOriginally posted by RedHawk Quote
uh oh! I thought if I post it as reply it wouldn't open instantly when people click on the thread. Sorry - to the Dial up crowd. I normally keep all images under 200KB but couldn't do with this ne.
I'm on dial up, and it wasn't too bad at all.

Good photo, I stlii have to try that sort of thing
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Really nice, accentuated by the bike and the on-looker. If only the arrow could be removed... maybe give ADOT a call ;-)?
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Wow! Spectacular! A very wide wide view with nice landscape

everyman's itch to get that kind of shot!
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Great shot and the Biker really adds something to this. I may try some pano's this winter. What are you using to stich them?

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Thanks for the positive comments. I used Autostitch (Freeware) to combine them.

Just how I made it:
I didn't have a tripod so 1 or 2 practice sweeping movements are a good thing to do. I always try to overlap more than less!
Metering: Put camera in MANUAL mode. Pick one spot in the pano where the brightness seems to be somewhere in the middle. This pano was actually pretty easy because of the way it was lit.
Shoot all with the same setting. Some areas will maybe over and under exposed, but that's how it is with panos.
I always try to keep the lens in something like 28 to 50mm. Super Wide angle will distort a lot and are harder for the program to stitch.

I didn't photo shop anything except cropping and Unsharp Mask.
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Thanks for all the info RedHawk

Here's the link for Autostitch
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Nice! Proof that you don't need a tripod to do panos. I've shot series with the intention of doing a pano, but Autostitch only works on jpegs, and I shoot raw, and I'm just too busy to muck around converting a whack of photos. Funny, I think the arrow is just fine - part of the reality of our cluttered world. However, the horizon seems a little off - I feel like the lake is tilted ever so slightly to the left. Lakes are hard to get level, I prefer a nice clean ocean horizon! Very nice, I'm all inspired to finish some of those panos I shot... if I can find the images in question.

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I think the arrow adds humour to the picture, here we are looking at the lovely landscape, when obviously, because the arrow says so, we should be looking at the biker!
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QuoteOriginally posted by Arpe Quote
I think the arrow adds humour to the picture, here we are looking at the lovely landscape, when obviously, because the arrow says so, we should be looking at the biker!
I never noticed it before, but you are absolutely right. It is actually pretty funny. Like those T-shirts with the arrow and saying "I'm with ...."
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That's a great pana....should be framed and hung on a wall. Excellent work.
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That really is a fantastic pano shot. I've never managed one that well. Definitely a keeper!
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