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Old May 22, 2007, 5:04 AM   #1
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i used a tripod and just rotated the head to get the four pictures to create the final pano:

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3. Centre right



4. Right



5. Final Pano



i need to blend the sky in PS elements 4 - any hints and tips.
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Old May 22, 2007, 9:02 AM   #2
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I think it looks good, What program did you use?
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Old May 22, 2007, 9:06 AM   #3
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thanks Cyberf828, as mentioned it was PhotoShop elements 4. there is a wee problem with aligning the images when stitched. you can just about work out a difference in the sky with the small pano. let me see if i can get a slightly larger one here!


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Old May 22, 2007, 10:44 AM   #4
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Rotate no more than 30 degrees per shotand take the pano in portrait mode. Maintain the same camera settings and use AE Lock.

Will take more shots but the stitching will be easier.
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Hi Dumfries,

I really like this shot. The merge is not too bad.

One problem we had on our first few stitch/pano shots was we left the exposure/white balance on auto. If you take an average meter reading and set white balance to the conditions you are shooting in the blend should go much better.

Hope this helps

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Old May 22, 2007, 1:14 PM   #6
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thanks Cyberf828, as mentioned it was PhotoShop elements 4. there is a wee problem with aligning the images when stitched. you can just about work out a difference in the sky with the small pano. let me see if i can get a slightly larger one here!

Whoops missed that part sorry. Have you tried autostitch for this? Wow I have the program you did this with I never knew it was on there.
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Old May 22, 2007, 4:43 PM   #7
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Hope the techincal problems get sorted... will be a great pano once finnished!!

echo: autostich is with a go!
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Old May 22, 2007, 4:46 PM   #8
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thanks good people for your generous comments.

@vIZnquest i will try portrait next time! :idea:

@Mugmar i had set the white balance manually and was shooting in manual. its pretty challenging doing panos isnt it!! :-)

@Cyberf828 hehehe, have a look on the editor>file>new>photomerge :blah:

@ceecrb1 its something i need to practice for sure. is that another stitch program you mentioned?

again, thanks for all your input, its appreciated.
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Yeah I can't believe I had it and didn't know it :lol:
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Old May 27, 2007, 2:56 PM   #10
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Very nice composition, like it a lot, I would like to have been there to see that view!

i have the same problem with skies or any unifrom colour across all shots as we move away or towards the sun,

one way i get over itis to point the camera at the same 'one' scene and lock the exposure then move the camera to the next position for the shot. Its a bit tricky but the exposure is then the same for all shots as it uses the same light reading for all shots, from one position, which allows the picture to show natural dark and light as seen with the eye, the cameradoes not compensate for light v dark parts of the sky/pano. I hope this make sense and I'm not explaining to suck eggs, sorry if I do.

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