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Old Sep 13, 2005, 8:27 AM   #11
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Geez..that must have been a fantastic trip!..To see those cities must have been awe inspiring..the history there..the scenery...can't wait ti see more!
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Old Sep 13, 2005, 11:32 AM   #12
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Will, the picture of Machu Picchu is as good as any i've ever seen! Fantastic!

I am in the process of learning to do panoramas and i'd love to hear a description of everything you did to achieve this.

Again, great shot!
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It was really easy. I just turned my camera sideways at full wide-angle and took overlapping pictures across the scene at 3 different levels: sky, city, ground... and then I threw all of those in Autostitch, which put them together nicely for me.
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I suppose at this distance you don't really have to worry about rotating about the nodal point, huh? I am interested in learning to do interior panoramas and the perspective distortion is proving difficult to overcome.
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David French wrote:
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interior panoramas ... perspective distortion is proving difficult to overcome.
You can solve the nodal point issue witha good expensive panorama head or a cheap home-made L-bracket (example at http://www.philohome.com/lbracket/lbracket.htmwith links to other home-builts). An even cheaper home-built is at http://www.creativepro.com/printerfr...ory/12727.html

However, you may be having problems with barrel distortion from your lens. With extreme wide angle lenses, Autostitch does better when you correct barrel distortion prior to feeding the pix to it. (There are various editors that have barrel/pincushion distortion removal in a range of prices, plus Photoshop filters/plug-ins for editors that accept PS filters).

Autostitch does okay with your built-in lens, but you have to take a good many more overlapping shots.

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Old Sep 16, 2005, 10:13 AM   #16
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Thank you Dave.
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