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Old Aug 6, 2007, 10:53 AM   #1
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i knew this would be hard to stitch when i took it, far harder than the waterfall one, because of the angle of buildings and roofs and the lens distortion at very wide angle.

anyway about 4 hours work and im pretty happy with it, but as said it was a challange, but could not be shot without shooting as 3 images, i think one shot could have just covered the width of the canal at cameras widest angle

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Old Aug 6, 2007, 12:42 PM   #2
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Splendid! With that kind of work you can do it would be hard to justify buying a very wide angle lens.
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Old Aug 6, 2007, 1:00 PM   #3
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trouble with very wide angle lens is that u get fish eye effect and also more sky and land than i like.

my oly e-300s standard lens is a 14-45 which is equivalent to 28-90 so its pretty handy

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Great picture. Very detailed. Very french. DonĀ“t know how you do these great panoramas. The outcome of your work is admirable

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Old Aug 7, 2007, 5:21 AM   #5
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thank you very much torgny

im a long time user of photoshop (10 year) so really know what i can do with it, i basicly make canvas 3x wider (image/canvas size) and drag n drop all images onto it, its then the work starts LOL.

i do it that way as opposed to auto stitch because i sell my work and it needs to be perfect

have u ever looked at my site.... www.hd7.co.uk u can see shots much bigger but still not fullsize, but they have a watermark

i dont expect to get rich but i do like knowing people like what i do

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Old Aug 7, 2007, 8:42 AM   #6
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Hey Gary,

That's a cracking pano, as would be expected coming from yourself!

Also much kudos deserved for your pano technique, a real purist! When arranging the various images do you use the distort/free transform commannd to allign the shots?

Cheers Matt
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Old Aug 7, 2007, 11:18 AM   #7
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Yes a very nice pano and picture, great job
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Old Aug 12, 2007, 11:15 PM   #8
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Superb pano Gary. Beautifully stitched (I do them automated or semi-automated - I don't have the patience for manual stitching like you) and a vibrant scene.

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Old Aug 13, 2007, 5:58 AM   #9
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hi ollie

anyone who knows me will tell u im not the most patient person in the world, but i can some how sit and edit my pics for hours as i know the effort is generaly worth it

i remember trying some auto stitch software a while ago and laughing at the pittyfull results, maybe ok for small pics on the net but not for 36 inch long ones!!

so i decided to do them by hand.......i can do em pretty quick these days depending on level of detail and level of zoom anything about 50mm is easy.......... i enjoy the editing as much as the taking of the pics

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As you read it in the comments above the appeal of the pano you acquired fully justifies your four- hour- sit :!:

Actually, shooting in wide end of the lenscould cause great deal of difficulty when stitching. So, I'd rather shoot 5 pictures @ 50mmm rather than, let's say, 3 pictures @28 mm to be stitched! I also had similar experience with various stitching softwares, and finally decideed to stick to manual stitching @ Photoshop.Ah, of course your far more extensive experince is so evident in your stitchworks!

Well done master
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