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Old Sep 28, 2007, 5:47 AM   #1
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Hello All,

Handheld, overhead, 24-105L.I need more Ram on my laptop.

http://www.nickphoto123.smugmug.com/gallery/3552416/1/201240547/Original

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Old Sep 28, 2007, 6:38 AM   #2
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From a stiching standpoint you did well stitching the pano together.

But, I'm not a big fan of close panos like this because it's a distorted view of the crowd - i.e. changes the perspecive so that it looks like you're at the center of a "V".

But the biggest obstacle IMO is the subject. The odd combination of backs / sides created by your shooting position looks strange as you look across the pano. The most dominating figure is the camera man at the extreme right.

So while I think you did a great job of stitching the photo together the end result doesn't work well for me.
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Old Sep 28, 2007, 7:22 AM   #3
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That's odd.

A 'V' was precisely how the chairs were set up.

My pano represents each item in proper proportion as I viewed them.

My end result depicts the scene as it was.

The audience was not posing for me.

Thank you for your comments and opinion.

I like my 5D.

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Old Sep 28, 2007, 7:51 AM   #4
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That's odd.

A 'V' was precisely how the chairs were set up.

My pano represents each item in proper proportion as I viewed them.



Yes, as you TURNED. Or was the camera man shooting thearch in the back left of the image?
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Well, in my opinion it's a well done panorama Nick and ideal for scroll-bar use on a computer (but one Imight hesitate to print because it would then look "distorted" which may be what JohnG means).

Of course, I do 360° panoramas and QTVR, which do not lend themselves to the printed page but work wonderfully on monitors, and yours is close to that! If you have not experimented with QTVR panos, you will discover a new world of fun when you do!

Good job, Nick!
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Old Sep 28, 2007, 8:02 AM   #6
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Well, in my opinion it's a well done panorama Nick and ideal for scroll-bar use on a computer (but one Imight hesitate to print because it would then look "distorted" which may be what JohnG means).
Yes - that's exactly what I meant - and I think your observation is spot on - it works when you scroll on a computer because you only see one side of the panorama so you don't see that distortion of both sides looking left right rather than at the stage.
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I think we expect to see distortion and weird angles as part of a close-up panorama.

Works for me. Nice job Nicholas.
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I think we expect to see distortion and weird angles as part of a close-up panorama.

Works for me. Nice job Nicholas.
Thanks all for you comments. Glad you liked the image.

Actually there is very little distortion in this image.

All of the trees are vertical and the building's vertical lines are vertical.

The brown poles are constructed at angles.

There are no out of shape people in the image. Their size varies according to their distance from my camera.

I did forget to include that my image was stitchedusing AutoStitch.

Thanks for the exchange of oinions and ideas on my pano.

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I think some of you get carried away with your criticism.In my opinion i think the photo is amazingly good One would to think he/or she was standing in the centre of the path and can turn to view either side.It is whatNick saw as he stood there ,very cleverly done in my opinion I think it would still work ok as a print but it may lose its value if you know what i mean. Play the sound track Nick and i can move around the screen and HEY IAM THERE.
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Hi Foxcub6,

Glad you got the sense of being at the event. This was my intention.

I printed it out at 30"wide ( the poor man's pano, taped 3 8x10's together, I do this all the time, it is fun and effective).

I presented the print to the Executive Director, the main speaker in the red dress at the podium. Her eyes were wide open and he first words were " I love it. There is my mother, my father and brother......"

Once printed, I held the print at eye level and kept the print in a semi-circle. The view was very life-like as I turned my head from side to side.

It is a very satisfying type of photography shoot. And I thank Autostitch for making their free program available for stitiching.

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