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Old Feb 9, 2010, 2:18 AM   #1
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Default Oahu east end from the sand bar at Manualua Bay.

This panorama was stitched from 8 shots using Photoshop Elements.
The shots were taken about 100 yards off shore standing in the ocean at low tide and covers about 200 degrees.
Diamond Head is on the far left and Koko Crater followed by Koko Ridge with China Walls at the tip is on the far right.
The east end of the Koolau mountain chain is in the center of the picture with Kuliouou Valley mid center.
During very low tide the water level at the eastern end of the Bay is less than a foot for over 150 yards off shore.
Much of this is due to silting caused by a huge storm several years ago that dumped huge quantities of dirt into the Bay.
This has threatened the native coral reef and is also causing the incursion of alien algae species which overwhelm the more naturally occuring species.

The pciture is quite large, my apologies but the scene is a very expansive scene.



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Nice job Selvin. My only question is how were you able to get it to stay as wide as it is. I thought the site always reduced our uploads to fit. I dont mind scrolling if its for a panorama.
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Bynx,
Thanks for your comment. The decision to try and insert this large a photo was based on the fact that smaller sizes really didn't do justice to the scene. This took several tries.
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Glad you got it to fit. Very nice. I would love to get to Hawaii some day.

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That's an absolutely amazing pano, selvin! Very well done!
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This panorama was stitched from 8 shots using Photoshop Elements.
The shots were taken about 100 yards off shore standing in the ocean at low tide and covers about 200 degrees.
Diamond Head is on the far left and Koko Crater followed by Koko Ridge with China Walls at the tip is on the far right.
The east end of the Koolau mountain chain is in the center of the picture with Kuliouou Valley mid center.
During very low tide the water level at the eastern end of the Bay is less than a foot for over 150 yards off shore.
Much of this is due to silting caused by a huge storm several years ago that dumped huge quantities of dirt into the Bay.
This has threatened the native coral reef and is also causing the incursion of alien algae species which overwhelm the more naturally occuring species.

The pciture is quite large, my apologies but the scene is a very expansive scene.
selvin,

Impressive panorama, natural looking daytime picture. Never tried stitching but this picture inspires me to give it a try. Tried vertical panorama once with not so good result

Seems you have to do a "salto mortale" in slow motion

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Old Feb 20, 2010, 10:09 PM   #7
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Maggo85, Torgny, Griffina6,

Thanks for your comments. I've been trying panoramas since 2004 and like most others have multiple attempts failed miserably. I just keep plugging away and get a few gems every now and then. The tide conditions and skies were just right.
Taking a series of shots with waves is problematical with panorama stitching so you really have to snap away.
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