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Old Sep 20, 2004, 3:32 PM   #1
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I'm not a football fanbut for European and world championships.

I've never been to a football match in my life.

But because I'm often in Milan, I've been curious to see a match ( Milan - Sparta Prague 4-1 on 03/10/2004 ) in the main Footbal Stadium of Milan : San Siro.

And of course I brought my cam with me.

I took 4 shots for stiching them in a panorama.

I wanted to take as much as possible of the stadium so I did not stay horizontal.

When it was time to stitch them , well , some problem arose with straight lines.

Here's a challenge to you : Ipost the for shots, straight from my cam, for your panorama experiments hoping we can gather a better understandigs of the tricks behind it.

Lets' start with the first one
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Old Sep 20, 2004, 3:33 PM   #2
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The second one ( a little bit blurred indeed )
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Old Sep 20, 2004, 3:34 PM   #3
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The third one :
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And the last one :
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Old Sep 20, 2004, 10:55 PM   #5
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I am not sure it can be done with these images. If it can be done, it will have to be done manually. I'll play with it but I don't think I can make it work.

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Ok, I said I didn't think it could be done but I did it, sort of! The perspective and exposure is different for each shot. You apparently didn't have the camera on a tripod. It also appears that the zoom is slightly different for each shot. However, bearing all that in mind, I plugged the pictures into Photoshop Elements and let it crank on them. Here is the result. Not perfect, but not to bad either.



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Old Sep 20, 2004, 11:27 PM   #7
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cal...you're amazing..

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that's great work cal!

the only thing i thought was wrong, was the stripes on the field (i thought they were stitch lines), but that's just the field!

there's distortion in several spots..but that's unavoidable

anways....enough nitpicking for me

fabulous work cal!

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Old Sep 21, 2004, 2:33 AM   #8
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great result calr!! that distorsions are quite annoying but i thing they can be fixed with some manual editing. i'd like to take a try using the liquify filter in photoshop, I think that with that filter is possible to apply well localized soft distorsions and these could correct the problem where it is more evident.

will try later at home!

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A good attempt , calr, especially considering thatyou have done it without panorama tools ! And thanx for showing us what a 85.000 people capacity stadium looks like !

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The perspective and exposure is different for each shot. You apparently didn't have the camera on a tripod. It also appears that the zoom is slightly different for each shot.
Yes, calr, I didn't have the camera on a tripod, all I had was a bipod : myself :-)

And as far as exposure is concerned, yes, that is true ! I was in automatic mode and the central ones have different exposition (supporters aredarker) as of those bright lights.

Best thing in this cases would have been to use the Exposition Lock, something not immediatly reachable in my Coolpix4300 but nevertheless existing !

In this cases a brightness correction before merging the shots ( even if some panorama tools say they do it automatically ) can be helpful to achieve a more uniform result.

As far as the zoom , mmm, I honestly do not remember , sorry !
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Here is my attempt at it using Panorama Factory at the default settings and no tweaks (loaded the images and told it to go to work.)




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