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Old Feb 7, 2007, 4:03 PM   #11
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thanks for taking us with you again, Francesco!

I like the big version of the church pano.
It is funny tool, the picture is split into many 40k parts.

The pano of Sant'Agata de' Goti is amazing!

As Suze said: Bellissimo!

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Old Feb 7, 2007, 8:28 PM   #12
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Thanks again.

Glad to "meet" you again , Sven.
As I explained above for months I thought the Forum was off, instead it was only unreachable through my DSL connection. So I have to enter it with dial up modem and then I can switch it off and browse with the DSL. Mysteries of informatics.

PANORAMAS:

I like Panos, but sometimes I have abused of them even when they weren't necessary, just for the more MP fun...
Yet sometimes the results are so nice, that one has pleasure in losing half an hour (often less, sometimes more) for them.

My very first ones (with Canon Powershot A300) were made with Canon Photostitch.
Then I used Autostitch and PTAssembler (also with Autopano Module) for a few of them. The first one is capable, but too automatic. The second one was initially funny, but too much time taking (both in its 5 phases of assembling panos and in the final rendering).

Sadly I cannot try Autopano Pro 1.2 - 1.3, for they run with XP and I still have 98SE on my PC. I think this is actually the best tool for stitching photos.

99% of my Panos are from Arc Soft Panorama Maker 3, which came out with the FZ20 CD. Very simple (too much for me) and limited (not more than 16 images), but incredibly efficient and fast for most of the panos I take.
Sometimes the correction with Photoshop (sky blending and details cloning) are limited to a few details only... which is great for a prog that seems so rude.
Fairly superior to Canon software I had.

Francesco Raffaele
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Old Feb 8, 2007, 4:09 AM   #13
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Hi Francesco,

some firewalls and proxies don`t like this forum.

You can`t even access the forum using the native IP.

I would try to use a (different) proxy server or no proxy server at all (browser: direct connection).There could be a problem with the DNS resolution of your provider.

Thanks for the pano info.

I am still using the canon software and sometimes panotools. I will have to search for a nice church and my original lumix CD soon!

Sven

p.s. in some cases a new browser helps too:

http://www.stevesforums.com/forums/v...jump_to=533306







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Old Feb 8, 2007, 8:53 PM   #14
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Thanks Sven. I ll make some attempts as suggested by you and those posts

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Old Feb 8, 2007, 9:01 PM   #15
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Hi Francesco

My friend those are possibly some of the best FZ shots that I've seen to date. Simply wonderful.

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Old Feb 8, 2007, 9:24 PM   #16
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Thanks HarjTT

these compliments are hard to forget too, especiallywhen coming from a person who posts high level photos (both with FZ and with the Oly)like you.

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Old Feb 9, 2007, 12:46 AM   #17
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Really beautiful work!
I especially like the first one. So bright and crisp, and the exposure is dead on.
Wonderfully good depth of field, too.

All are excellent examples of what the FZ's are capable in the right hands.

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Old Feb 9, 2007, 1:41 AM   #18
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Very nice shots.
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Old Feb 9, 2007, 5:37 AM   #19
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All the pictures are great to look at but the one with the buildings looks like something from a fanatasy movie. Really nice!
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Old Feb 9, 2007, 12:52 PM   #20
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Beautiful as always, Francesco. The "old" FZ20 is still capable of marvelous work, especially in the hands of a skilled photographer such as yourself! The church interior is gorgeous, but I especially like # 3… I'm left wondering how old those walls are, who built them and how, and what stories those stones could tell if only they could speak… well done
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