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PostPosted: Mon Aug 30, 2010 10:41 am 
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Well I've been trying out some pano software, and thought I'd try a local landmark as practice.

The full size pano is a bit big to post, but I'll put it onto Gigapan.org when I've got enough patience to pp the original. This is a seriously downsized version to post on my site and on forums.

Taken yesterday afternoon, the pano consists of 105 jpeg files at 70mm focal length, manual WB, manual exposure, stitched in ptgui (painstakingly on my little laptop!), and then downsized in this version to 4968x2364 pixels. As it was 48 degrees c I decided to do it hand held rather than set up a tripod!

C&C more than appreciated - I know the sky needs a bit more blending - I've bitten off more than I can chew with 1Gb of RAM!


All 828m of the Burj Khalifa, viewed from around 500m away:

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 30, 2010 11:47 am 
Good effect, but hard to tell really that it consists of so many pictures, you'd get pretty much the same effect using just say 8 or 10 images, and no one would tell the difference :)

I like your shots a lot.


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 30, 2010 12:09 pm 
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Thanks Carloz

I'll post the link to the pano when it's fully processed. You'll tell then that it's made up of so many photos when you zoom in!


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 30, 2010 12:17 pm 
Ahhhh, OK:) I thought you only stitched them in one direction :) Well, I'll very happily see the enormous thing :] By the way - how do you stitch two dimensional panoramas? Do you have to create the strips consisting of several pictures first, and then stitch the strips? Or the ptgui knows its way around 2-dimensional puzzles?

Gotta try it myself...


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 30, 2010 12:28 pm 
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There's quite a bit of haloing arpnd the building, is that your postprocessing?

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 30, 2010 12:34 pm 
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The haloing is from the compression, I think. I'm working on the full size pano at the moment though, so I'll avoid that...


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it is an impresive photo, i like it so much i would say that you could sell it to sheik..

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 30, 2010 3:29 pm 
The halo is probably from clarity enhancement, it's a great slider, but it "haloes" a bit... Am I right?


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 30, 2010 4:31 pm 
Wow - that is quite the image Phil!

The lighting and the very shape of the building, combined with the haze, makes it look like a graphical poster, rather than a photography. Very appealing.

I'd love to see all that work you put into it, come out on a large print - it's very magnificent and majestic! Nicely done.

Cheers :-)


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 30, 2010 4:54 pm 
Nice pano Phil... well done no distortion or vignetting.
A question where was the sun ?


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 30, 2010 5:09 pm 
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Thanks guys

The sun was at around 7:30-8:00, if you get what I mean. Over the back of my left shoulder.

Processing this baby is time consuming! 20 minutes to run an unsharp mask! I'm having problems with banding in the sky at the moment, but fingers crossed it will come out alright in the end...


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 30, 2010 6:26 pm 
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Well here's the link - see if you can zoom in to find the lonely window cleaner!


http://www.gigapan.org/gigapans/57865/


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Amazing, would love to see it in person.

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 30, 2010 8:29 pm 
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Thanks Evolution - creating the pano really gives a sense of the scale of the building - even when you're 400-500 metres away you feel as if you literally bending over backwards to take the last few shots!


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 31, 2010 3:19 am 
Crazy photo Phil... thanx for the link... it's really worth to have a look (zoom in it) and you'll notice the great details... you'll thank Phil...


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