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Mad Aussie
12-16-2009, 05:05 PM
Another from the same spot but this time 9 shots and covering about 270 degrees

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2801/4190587175_1c4b5cb926_b.jpg

Larger Version Here (http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2801/4190587175_ee1d09f46d_o.jpg)
By viewing the larger version, zooming in and scrolling across I find it appears quite like it did to my eye on the day.

That's Phil, a mate of mine who was driving us around that day.

kat
12-16-2009, 05:42 PM
Wow..that is gorgeous! Great job MA! I can't wait to get my pano head!

AcadieLibre
12-16-2009, 06:11 PM
Great work, I really like and so well done. Nice.

Bambi
12-16-2009, 06:42 PM
I love it too. Taking a close look there's all sorts of lovely surprises. like the horse statue :)


:highfive:

Mad Aussie
12-17-2009, 01:54 AM
Thanks Kat, AL and Bambi :) Glad you all found something you like in there!

Greg_Nuspel
12-17-2009, 06:56 AM
Good stuff MA, did you do this hand held, tripod, panohead?

Kat try hand held you will be amazed at how good you can do it. Nodal point pano heads are mainly required if you are shooting close to the camera or VR photos. Scenic images usually stitch together quite well without using a specialized head. I only play with these things since I am a better technician than photographer :o also I am working on virtual reality tours. There is a very effective method using a string (http://www.panotool.com/pages/strings.html) and laser pointer (http://www.panotool.com/pages/hapalas.html).

Please excuse the interruption, you may now return to your previously scheduled thread.

Mad Aussie
12-17-2009, 02:54 PM
Thanks Greg .... nice comment coming from the Pano-Master himself! :)

I shot those handheld as I only have standard tripods and know how that screws up the perspective. I use the outside focal points as level indicators for the horizon with each move.

I used PS7's photomerge feature and have to say I'm impressed. Earlier versions were definitely not worth the hassle so I used to stitch them manually. I'll take a few more from time to time now I think.

kat
12-17-2009, 03:18 PM
Sweet. I only have three level indicators..can't use them to do that..!

Great job

Mad Aussie
12-17-2009, 03:25 PM
Sweet. I only have three level indicators..can't use them to do that..!

Great job
Are you talking about the auto focus points Kat? I am.

Mine looking something like this ...

http://www.imaging-resource.com/PRODS/E40D/ZAFSPACING.JPG

I then use the opposite right and left ones at which ever level I need to keep my horizons as straight as I can.

Does your camera have far fewer auto focus points?

kat
12-17-2009, 03:34 PM
Are you talking about the auto focus points Kat? I am.

Mine looking something like this ...

http://www.imaging-resource.com/PRODS/E40D/ZAFSPACING.JPG

I then use the opposite right and left ones at which ever level I need to keep my horizons as straight as I can.

Does your camera have far fewer auto focus points?

Yes..I only got the three. :laugh: I tell yah..they really lacked on this camera!!!

Mad Aussie
12-17-2009, 03:38 PM
3 does seem to be a bit light on to me! Sometimes I wish I had a few more a bit wider out so I can get those eyes spot on without having to re-compose so much.

le1parrain
12-17-2009, 03:42 PM
Very nice control of the horizon. Great work.

Marko
12-17-2009, 03:42 PM
Wow MA - Really nice stuff :highfive:

Mad Aussie
12-17-2009, 03:46 PM
Thanks Le1 and Marko :)

TheGreatMike
12-17-2009, 06:53 PM
Have you ever tried a horizontal pano with the camera in the vertical position? Have you ever tried a vertical pano ?

Mad Aussie
12-17-2009, 07:05 PM
Have you ever tried a horizontal pano with the camera in the vertical position? Have you ever tried a vertical pano ?
I don't think I ever have. But then I take very few real pano's. It's something I will keep in mind though!

Greg_Nuspel
12-17-2009, 10:31 PM
Have you ever tried a horizontal pano with the camera in the vertical position? Have you ever tried a vertical pano ?

Here is one of my verticals (http://www.photography.ca/Forums/f11/vertical-handheld-megapix-4674.html) Mike