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    Too square to be hip. almo's Avatar
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    Something New From Almo...

    I tried this one, many many years ago using a P&S and Canon Photostitch . Obviously if I had been successful then you would not be reading this now. Recently a friend of mine who Is a photography student in Sioux City has been showing me the wonderful panoramas he has been taking around his town, and this has really inspired me to try some myself.

    Nothing special yet. Just a couple from around my neighborhood. I have some god spots in mind, but these were just my first tests. I used to stitch the images, and I am blown away at the seamless results.

    :::Click thumbnails for larger image:::





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    Re: Something New From Almo...

    Hey John,

    These look pretty good. Don't forget that panos can go the other way too. I have a 30" tall by 17" wide pano that I made hanging at my desk at work.

    Panos are a lot of fun! The first one I did, I used PS5 and built the entire image manually. I used 12 images, all hand held with exposures all over the place. It took me many hours over several days. Only after I was done, did I realize that the software that came with my camera had a stitching program.:mad2:

    I did try the Panorama Factory software a while back and it worked pretty good. I didn't think I would use it enough to justify the cost, so I never bought it. Now I use the stitching feature in Photoshop when I want to play around with panos.
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    Re: Something New From Almo...

    Great shots. :thumbsup:
    How many pictures did you combine?
    I am happy to announce that I just purchased a tripod and am looking forward to taking some panos and landscapes.

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    Re: Something New From Almo...

    Quote Originally Posted by JamesV
    Great shots. :thumbsup:
    How many pictures did you combine?
    I am happy to announce that I just purchased a tripod and am looking forward to taking some panos and landscapes.

    James
    I combined three frames each. I will do some with more frames as I get more into it.

    Thanks!
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    Re: Something New From Almo...

    I have used this software before Almo, good choice and great work. The key is setting up the camera, but from the looks of it you already know that.
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    Re: Something New From Almo...

    Quote Originally Posted by Greg McCary
    I have used this software before Almo, good choice and great work. The key is setting up the camera, but from the looks of it you already know that.
    It seemed a rather common sense issue to me. I just set the lens to manual, and focused to infinity. I metered for the sky and used AEL to lock in the exposure. Had the the camera set on my tripod, and spent a good ammount of time leveling the frame. I shoot in RAW so WB was not an issue. When I converted the images I did all the adjustments in a batch, to maintian color and exposure fidelity between the frames.
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    Re: Something New From Almo...

    Quote Originally Posted by almo
    It seemed a rather common sense issue to me. I just set the lens to manual, and focused to infinity. I metered for the sky and used AEL to lock in the exposure. Had the the camera set on my tripod, and spent a good ammount of time leveling the frame. I shoot in RAW so WB was not an issue. When I converted the images I did all the adjustments in a batch, to maintian color and exposure fidelity between the frames.

    You will find if you use the framelines in the viewfinder you can also do this without a tripod. The software is that good. Give it a go.
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    Re: Something New From Almo...

    Just curious, did you shoot these as horizontals or verticles? When I'm shooting pics to make a horizontal pano, I take all my photos as verticles. You end up with more photos, but a much larger file to work with in the end. Depending on your computer system that could be a good thing, or a bad thing. It also gives you a little more room ot crop once you're done. When shooting a verticle pano, I do the opposite, and take horizontal photos.
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    Re: Something New From Almo...

    Nice Panorama's but you need some clouds in the sky. The panoramas are not large enough to see any good detail.
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