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Old Mar 21, 2011, 7:48 PM   #1
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Hello all,

I finally got access to the hill i've always wanted to take photos from. Cell phone towers sit at the top and you get a 360 view all the way around the mountain. Here is the sunset that i got from it tonight.

3 photo bracket taken with a Canon 28-200mm lens. At f/8.0 ISO 400 with polarizing filter.

I will be uploading a panorama as well as long as Photomatix plays nicely with the bracketed photos

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Very nice shot.
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this shot has a good ambiance about it. well done.
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Well Done! I quite like the colours in the photo as it adds a bit of mystery to it.
Thanks for posting it.
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Thanks you both for the comments. Here's the panorama

4 separate photos with 3 brackets each, batched processed in Photomatix using the previous photos tonemapped settings. Stitched together in Photoshop CS5 Levels and color balance were adjusted
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i like the composition and drama of the pano. but the exposure is insconsistent across the frame.

i have made pano from hdr's before and it can get tricky to put it all together and sometimes just doesnt seem to play well together.
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Beautiful sunset, I see what you mean about the 360 degree view. It was worth the wait to get access to the hill. Well done
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Hards80,

I do see a little difference on the right side of the photo compared to the left. My only problem is i don't understand why. The exposure for all the photos were the same, and each of the four photos were processed with the same settings in photomatix. The only thing i can think of was when i adjusted the levels in photoshop, but i did the levels across the entire photo under the horizon, so they should have changed equally.

I'm going to make a print of the pano and give it to the nice gentleman that granted me access to the hill, i don't think he'll notice it, but now it keeps poking my eye everytime i look at it since it's been pointed out.

P.S. Topaz Adjust was also used to enhance the sky in both photos

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yea, i have noticed that merging HDRs to pano can be tricky, even with everything the same, and using photomatix as well. sometimes it works perfectly and sometimes like in your photo 1 of the panes is off a little. u could probably selectively dodge the parts of the photo that are darker.

however, i am sure the gentleman will hardly notice and be plenty pleased nevertheless.
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i think just dodge a few of the bands in the tree and the ground under the sun will fix it. the sky is darker in that area because of a lack of clouds.
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