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PostPosted: Sat Oct 18, 2008 4:56 pm 
I was in Christchurch college the other day and decided to try to take a photo of the entire quad I was standing in. As it was fairly wide and I couldn't get the entire quad in the frame, I decided to try out the photomerge tool in Photoshop.

Here's the result.

http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/veYFeiVc2U-2gNWAByJtEA
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 30, 2008 6:58 pm 
Niceee. How many shots did you use for the panaoramic view?


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 30, 2008 7:29 pm 
I been there, isnt that where they shoot the dining scene of harry potter inside the dining room over there?

Thats a very neat yard so to speak ;)


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 03, 2008 12:46 pm 
I took 5 shots, and I believe it's where they shot the dining room for Harry Potter and it's the courtyard with the flying ship at the start of the Golden Compass.


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 03, 2008 12:59 pm 
Good application of the stitching software in photoshop, however as an image it doesn't quite work for me - the tower on the left half of the frame is cut off the top, and there is a wide dynamic range with the shadows. An ND grad and portrait orientated sections to join might have been better.

Thanks for sharing.


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 03, 2008 1:56 pm 
The tower Big Tom was a big issue. I wonder, if I had taken another set of shots but aimed higher and added them to the photomerge tool, would that have worked? I think I'll have to experiment more as I don't know if photomerge panoramas allows you to merge photos using multiple rows of tiles.

There was a polarizer on the lens, but I guess that a ND filter might darken the scene more.


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 03, 2008 4:01 pm 
Vertical and horizontal joins are possible with the photomerge tool. Using NDs will require extra care to keep a clean transition across all the images - softer NDs will be helpful.


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 03, 2008 4:23 pm 
you could have taken it in two rows so to speak,

aiming high and then aiming low, and then merge the two types of panos and then join the separate ones in the same way!

but that place is very very nice, so is the whole town of Oxford!


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 04, 2008 1:52 pm 
alex168 wrote:
you could have taken it in two rows so to speak,

aiming high and then aiming low, and then merge the two types of panos and then join the separate ones in the same way!


The only problem with that method is how wide you can go - distortion will inevitably have an effect on the stitching, also not helped by having the lens pointed up.


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