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Old Mar 14, 2010, 9:21 PM   #1
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Default I heart Panoramas!

I know this one is really overblown, but I didnt have a lot of time and wanted to snap it off as the sun was setting. We had some crazy weather today, but the mountains (the Sandia Mountains) were nearly devoid of snow this morning, and when the clouds cleared, this is what we saw. I tried to edit it a bit, the original was really overblown.
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Old Mar 15, 2010, 12:23 AM   #2
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A wonderful shot. Panos are really a lot of fun arent they? We probably dont do them often enough.
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Yeah sdromel - agreed! I've got some old Panoramas from 4MP Canon's that I still love looking at. You could start a dedicated Panoramas thread and ask Dustin (Harsd80) to sticky it? This forum/folder is humming!

Greg (YukonJack) I thought your Panorama was beautiful - I didn't think of it's technical pros or cons for one second - until you mentioned them. This photo is your own personal vision - pp or not. We aren't at another forum anymore - we don't have to worry about being attacked by clinically depressed experts...great job.

You showed me a part of the world I haven't been to - thank you for sharing mate
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Gorgeous shot!
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Great panorama, Greg-

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Thanks folks! I am beginning to realize that at most, about three photos for a panorama is useful. Any larger and you have to scroll around too much to see the darned thing!

If anyone has any tips on creating great panos, I would love to hear them.

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Turn the camera sideways, then you can join more photos.

The more you join (with lots of overlap), the less obvious the stitching is.

Take more photos than you think you need, this will allow better cropping of the uneven edges when using the stitching software.

If using P mode, fix the ISO, Focus, White Balance and EV before you shoot, you want every shot to be as equally exposed as possible. (Even if the shots at either end of the panorama are under or over exposed, this doesn't matter, as it is the gradual and even transition across the panorama that is more important.)

If you are not using a tripod, as you turn, try and keep the camera in the same position by moving your feet, rather than turning your hips (as if it was on a tripod), to minimise FOV differences.

Out of memory the Arcsoft Panorama Maker software that is included with the camera, has a good help file with plenty of tips.
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You might also be interested in trying out the free Microsoft ICE software for panos. It's free, but it only works on Windows OS systems. I've had good results with it.

http://research.microsoft.com/en-us/...roups/ivm/ICE/

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Interesting piece of software denncald, thanx for the info, share & link.
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