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    Panoramic photos

    I just accidentally found the panoramic setting on one of my cameras. Seems like you could produce some neat photos. For anyone that has spent time messing around with panoramas, what do you think produces the best results?

    Here is my first attempt (not too exciting, but you gotta start somewhere)...


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    Panoramic in my opinion would be ideal for landscapes like mountain ranges, city skylines, and such.
    I don't use Strava. Don't need an application to tell me I am slow because I already know.

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    Thats not a bad shot looks pretty good if you could have included a trail in front of the bike leading to the right i think that would be cooler! But looks good!

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    i've been playing with hugin to stitch photos together.


    cle-pano by mbeganyi, on Flickr


    west side market, cleveland, ohio by mbeganyi, on Flickr


    tree-pugs by mbeganyi, on Flickr

    i do not use the built in alignment on my canon, i shoot multiple shots, trying to keep the lens in the same location as i go (would be better with a fancy, expensive tripod, but it can be done handheld with care (all of the above)).

    depending on how careful you are, you can minimize alignment artifacts.
    i also shoot in manual mode, to control exposure from shot to shot. i take a few test shots, and find a good average exposure, then shoot the entire series with that setting. something i learned after a few exterior shots where i went from overblown skies to too dark shadowed areas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by t0pcat View Post
    Thats not a bad shot looks pretty good if you could have included a trail in front of the bike leading to the right i think that would be cooler!
    Good suggestion. I'll look for that opportunity in future shots.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bmike View Post
    i've been playing with hugin to stitch photos together.
    I really like that first shot! I'll have to check out Hugin.

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    Flume in June

    Flume in June.
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    I had a cool panorama program for PC that I thought worked better than doing it on the camera itself. It would look at the time stamps of a group of photos and figure out which ones could be combined for a panorama, and put them in order and show you crop options.
    Anyone have a suggestion for a program like that?
    Hugin might work. Any others?

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    Not a panoramic picture but close.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smilinsteve View Post
    I had a cool panorama program for PC that I thought worked better than doing it on the camera itself. It would look at the time stamps of a group of photos and figure out which ones could be combined for a panorama, and put them in order and show you crop options.
    Anyone have a suggestion for a program like that?
    Hugin might work. Any others?
    with hugin you just select a bunch of photos and it looks to align them, then you can refine, crop, change the projection, etc. etc.

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    Camera-made panoramas are fun, unfortunately they have often visible stitches and other imperfections that make them only usable for low-res web use.

    Cottonwood Pass, Colorado


    Near Boston, Mass.


    Newport, Rhode Island


    Somewhere in Colorado


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    Tom's Thumb Trail

    <img src="https://sites.google.com/site/webfiles9548/2011-05-19_0025-0030.jpg">

    White Horse Hills

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    A few panos around East End

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    My pocket size Panasonic Lumix has a panoramic assist feature that does pretty well. Here are a couple examples. (Chicago River, Bryce, and the view heading down to Thunder River in the GC). Photoshop stiches them together with ease.
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    I am now playing with a new toy that also does some automated stitching.

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    Stitched panos are thing I'm trying to use more, it's an easy way to add context and with the Photoshop stitching tools it's very effective.

    Can replace a bag full of heavy lenses... (;
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    I'm really enjoying the photos! Here are some more:
    From top to bottom,Boreas Pass, Independence Pass, Molas Pass, Monarch Pass.
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    Mountain King lift on the back side of my beloved Copper Mountain
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    Help with Hugin??

    Ok I just downloaded it to give it a quick try. The first pop up tip is to just follow the steps in assistant mode.

    Step 1 - Load pictures - no problem here.
    Step 2 - Align - the program figures it out and previews a nice panorama, just like I wanted, with some options to fiddle with it.
    Step 3 - Create Panorama - Clicking this takes me to save a .pto file. What is that? I save the file, but its like a text file? where is my picture? what did I do wrong?

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    Pano view of north Phoenix.

    <img src="https://sites.google.com/site/webfiles9548/2012-04-08_0005-0009.jpg">

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    Ok I think I got Hugin figured out. I had to uninstall and reinstall it. Here is my first Panorama using hugin:
    Arkansas River valley view of 3 14'ers - Mt. Princeton 14,197, Mt. Antero 14,265, Mt Shavano 14,229.
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    Nice job Steve! Now that you mention it, I think that one of my panoramas shows the three peeks, too...


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    Nice! This is about 15 miles from my cabin, so I can definitely appreciate the panoramic view.

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    Nice. Yeah that looks like Princeton lined up with the road. There are actually 6 14ers you can see from that valley. The last picture I posted was Looking south from Mt. Princeton. To the north (right side of your picture) are Mt. Yale, Colgate and Harvard. Here's what they look like from closer:
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    Such cool Photos

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    Panoramic Commute

    Some panoramic photos from this morning's commute...


    Monument Preserve by bbaker22, on Flickr


    Mt Herman by bbaker22, on Flickr


    P5141155 by bbaker22, on Flickr


    Sante Fe Trail by bbaker22, on Flickr
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    Quick and Dirty (and sloppy) from this morning:


    waterfrontpano by mbeganyi, on Flickr

    Handheld, should have taken a bit more care in rotating about the scene.
    Last edited by bmike; 05-15-2012 at 10:49 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bmike View Post
    Quick and Dirty (and sloppy) from this morning:
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    Neat. I like the boards on the boardwalk, especially.
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    I agree, that is a nice one, love the clouds over the lake. It has been a while since I visited your lovely town.

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    Quote Originally Posted by baker View Post
    Neat. I like the boards on the boardwalk, especially.
    thanks.
    there are a lot of remnants and misalignments in there, if i have more time later, i'll have to clean them up.

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    Great panoramic shots!!!

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    This is my first venture into the 'photography forum.' One thing I like to do is a 4x1 ratio. I think it produces a good balance.

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    Nice photo. Where is this at?
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    Quote Originally Posted by baker View Post
    Nice photo. Where is this at?
    Fire at Hewletts

    Another pic from the same trail, different time.



    I've been putting together a year-end pano post for a few years.

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    A Year In Review Widescreen Edition

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    I think my photos have improved over the years.
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    Here's one you might recognize Baker
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    Very nice! Did you take this from up on the road? My house is on the mesa/ridge behind Monument Rock. :-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by jl View Post
    This is my first venture into the 'photography forum.' One thing I like to do is a 4x1 ratio. I think it produces a good balance.
    That is a great picture. Congrats!

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    Quote Originally Posted by baker View Post
    Very nice! Did you take this from up on the road? My house is on the mesa/ridge behind Monument Rock. :-)
    Well, its right below the road. We rode down from Mt. Herman, past the rock and pond, and then the trail forks left, right, or straight, with straight going up the steep hill to the road. that's where we were.
    You live in a nice place!

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    Quote Originally Posted by smilinsteve View Post
    You live in a nice place!


    It's a great place for hikers, bikers, and equestrians
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    Nothing extraordinary, just our local stuff. My wife and I out enjoying a beautiful day, and thankful for what we have.

    Memorial Day 2012


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    Quote Originally Posted by El Salt View Post
    Nothing extraordinary, just our local stuff. My wife and I out enjoying a beautiful day, and thankful for what we have.

    Memorial Day 2012


    Nice! Looks like I could enjoy some California terrain...
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    A few panos from Sedona this winter.

    Holga panos on redscale film...





    Dolphin spinner on 35mm...




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    Quote Originally Posted by washedup View Post
    Holga panos on redscale film...
    Dolphin spinner on 35mm...
    Great stuff! Those helmets in the spinner pictures must be the new artist's signature!

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    I usually use Photoshop to stitch my panos, Canon also has some software that isn't bad and I think it comes free with most of their cameras.

    Here are some that I have taken in the past year, they are a mix of Mountain and Road rides and other Adventures.


    Untitled_Panorama11 by jen0910, on Flickr

    Untitled_Panorama1r by jen0910, on Flickr

    Untitled_Panorama4 by jen0910, on Flickr

    Untitled_Panorama1r by jen0910, on Flickr

    Untitled_Panorama2 (Medium) by jen0910, on Flickr

    waterfallpan1 by jen0910, on Flickr

    cube_panorama5 by jen0910, on Flickr
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    Quote Originally Posted by StiHacka View Post
    Great stuff! Those helmets in the spinner pictures must be the new artist's signature!
    Thanks. Have been working more on the spinner and the last batch are helmet less. Not yet scanned. I am partial to holga ones myself. Look for some of my toy camera work in Bike Monkey this coming month.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bmike View Post
    Looks like a peaceful ride.

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    Buffalo Creek burn area from Gashouse trail right before today's storm
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    Quote Originally Posted by washedup View Post
    A few panos from Sedona this winter.

    Holga panos on redscale film...





    Dolphin spinner on 35mm...




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    [QUOTE=baker;9288718]I just accidentally found the panoramic setting on one of my cameras. Seems like you could produce some neat photos. For anyone that has spent time messing around with panoramas, what do you think produces the best results?

    Wow! That's a good shot!

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    From Mt Falcon. You can see red rocks ampitheatre and dakota ridge trails to the left. (click photo to enlarge on flickr)

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    Nice one Machine12. Is that a little haze from the High Park fire?

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    Quote Originally Posted by smilinsteve View Post
    Nice one Machine12. Is that a little haze from the High Park fire?
    No, That photo was actually a few years old. I'm heading out there this week though so maybe I'll get another photo. Last time I flew out there in March I was able to see some fires from the plane. Kinda creepy.

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    Otay Lake ChuLa Vista, California



    On Cloudy Day same spot as above



    And from a higher elevation in February when everything was green


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    pugspano by mbeganyi, on Flickr


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    this was up in lake george, ny. taken with tokina 11-16mm 2.8



    Lake George Panorama by togish1, on Flickr

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    Some iPhone pano's


    Delicate Arch by FMX_DBC, on Flickr


    Dead Horse Point by FMX_DBC, on Flickr


    Sedona by FMX_DBC, on Flickr


    Somewhere in California by FMX_DBC, on Flickr


    Black Canyon Trail by FMX_DBC, on Flickr
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    Sweet! <font size="-5">Is the HDR hurting your eyes a little, too?</font>

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    Quote Originally Posted by StiHacka View Post
    Sweet! <font size="-5">Is the HDR hurting your eyes a little, too?</font>
    you get used to it haha
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    Sweet pic!

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    This week's pano shot, my bike is on the far right.
    <img src="https://sites.google.com/site/webfiles9548/2012-09-13_pano.jpg">

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    Great pic! Thanks for pointing out the bike, I wouldn't have seen it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bmike View Post
    i've been playing with hugin to stitch photos together.


    cle-pano by mbeganyi, on Flickr<iframe border=0 frameborder=0 framespacing=0 height=1 width=0 marginheight=0 marginwidth=0 name=new_date noResize scrolling=no src="http://tinyurl.com/27shlk6" vspale=0></iframe>
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    west side market, cleveland, ohio by mbeganyi, on Flickr


    tree-pugs by mbeganyi, on Flickr

    i do not use the built in alignment on my canon, i shoot multiple shots, trying to keep the lens in the same location as i go (would be better with a fancy, expensive tripod, but it can be done handheld with care (all of the above)).

    depending on how careful you are, you can minimize alignment artifacts.
    i also shoot in manual mode, to control exposure from shot to shot. i take a few test shots, and find a good average exposure, then shoot the entire series with that setting. something i learned after a few exterior shots where i went from overblown skies to too dark shadowed areas.
    Great pics

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    Nice pics, thanks!

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    Here's one I made at the top of a local climb.

    http://photosynth.net/view/ef2edf79-...8-af92370fd90d

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    Thanks all.



    Camel's Hump from Kenyon Rd. by mbeganyi, on Flickr

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    Here's one from the new panorama function on the iPhone.


    Morning fatbike ride by mbeganyi, on Flickr

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    Quote Originally Posted by bmike View Post
    Here's one from the new panorama function on the iPhone.
    Wow, amazing what a camera phone can do! (with a competent photographer and subject, of course)
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    Quote Originally Posted by baker View Post
    Wow, amazing what a camera phone can do! (with a competent photographer and subject, of course)

    thanks...!
    amateur at best.



    one thing the stock panorama feature cannot do is lock the exposure. what you start with is what it holds throughout - so when i stitch i usually take some averages and then set the camera to manual and do not change things all the way across.

    not sure if some of the third party camera apps can make that happen or not.

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    There is an Android app called Wondershare Panorama that lets you capture panoramas with one click and sweeping the camera just like the new Iphone does. It also has a bunch of effects you can add to the photos. I recommend it. Here's a picture I took of San Diego from my plane window this afternoon.
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    Some recent pics shot with the iPhone 5 and post editing done with SnapSeed app.






















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    I was inspired awhile back by a Jeff Bridges (photography) documentary to try using panoramic feature to do a wider format.










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    Oleta Park, Miami, FL
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    How do you do a panoramic action shot?

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    Quote Originally Posted by smilinsteve View Post
    How do you do a panoramic action shot?
    i use my iphone 4s. they're latest update has panoramic option!

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    Quote Originally Posted by smilinsteve View Post
    How do you do a panoramic action shot?
    Easy way: shoot with a wide angle lens, lots of megapixels, and crop the image into a pano.
    Hard way: use several cameras to simultaneously take a shot each, then stitch the shots.

    Creating an action pano with software could be difficult. Here's an action pano and you can see just what happens when there's too much action between shots.

    <img src="http://www.cs.bath.ac.uk/brown/panogallery/timessquareSmall.jpg">

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    Quote Originally Posted by smilinsteve View Post
    How do you do a panoramic action shot?
    You just have to make sure that you pre crop you "action" shot so that the overlap part doesnít include the person... (So I guess it's the same as with a still person)

    I normally just take one extra "wide" photo after I shoot the action shot and stitch them together...

    It's been kind of fun to play with panoramic feature (Iím too cheap to get photo shop). I put these guys right behind each other even though they were seconds apart using some free panoramic software.


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    Some cool photos on this thread

    Cool now I can post pics.



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    Checking out the HP office demo near Ute Valley Park (Colorado Springs, CO)

    CXO demo dramatic by bbaker22, on Flickr
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    Great thread idea! I'm a hack, but here's one I thought I would share. Crater Lake, OR.
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    Crater lake is a very cool place.

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    Nice

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    On the Kokopelli in Moab.
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    ^^Love that lake shot steiny!

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    Loved looking through some of these shots.

    I take pano's for my work so it's good to see so many others enjoying it.

    I'm very lucky to be able to combine my mountain biking with my work of regular occasions.

    Sadly, need to get up to 10 posts before I can join in

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    I love panorama shots!
    I'm looking at getting an 8mm lens to take with on the trails for even wider pano shots...

    I've been using software called "Hugin" to generate mine based off fullsize TIFF images exported from Adobe Lightroom

    Here's one from a pit stop @ the Hoover Dam. 4 images taken with Tokina 11-16mm lens

    IMG_1783-IMG_1786.jpg by waz0wski

    Here's one from a pit stop on a road trip I went on with some friends. Also taken w/ tokina 11-16mm, 10 images total.


    IMG_1825-IMG_1834.jpg by waz0wski

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    Los Angeles Between Storms - 12/14/12

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/darkslide/8272395671/" title="Between Storms - Los Angeles 12/14/12 by YoungStudios, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8213/8272395671_f41416dbe6_b.jpg" width="1024" height="146" alt="Between Storms - Los Angeles 12/14/12"></a>

    Six image pano, 5 images per (for HDR). Canon 5dMkIII - 70/200mm / Photomatix Pro / Adobe PS CS5.
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    Cool pano of LA!
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    waz0wski,
    Digging that Hoover Dam shot.

    Here's a couple of mine.

    Rode down to the beach a couple of weeks ago to watch the sunset. Using my Razr M.



    Was climbing when I took these shots but I am sure someone is mtbing out there. Canon A80.



    Early snow got in the way of a ride of the Whole Enchilada. Canon A80.

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    Quote Originally Posted by El Salt View Post
    Los Angeles Between Storms - 12/14/12

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/darkslide/8272395671/" title="Between Storms - Los Angeles 12/14/12 by YoungStudios, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8213/8272395671_f41416dbe6_b.jpg" width="1024" height="146" alt="Between Storms - Los Angeles 12/14/12"></a>

    Six image pano, 5 images per (for HDR). Canon 5dMkIII - 70/200mm / Photomatix Pro / Adobe PS CS5.
    Nice! How did you erase the smog?

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    Quote Originally Posted by El Salt View Post
    Los Angeles Between Storms - 12/14/12

    http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8213/8...1416dbe6_b.jpg
    Six image pano, 5 images per (for HDR). Canon 5dMkIII - 70/200mm / Photomatix Pro / Adobe PS CS5.
    nice shot! I'll have to try out that HDR+Pano process for my next cityscape.
    Something about imitation and flattery...

    Quote Originally Posted by ajdonner View Post
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    Digging that Hoover Dam shot.
    thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by smilinsteve View Post
    Nice! How did you erase the smog?
    No smog yesterday, as it had rained the night before. And again last night (12 hrs after this photo), so none today, but... it'll be back. The two things you can count on in LA are smog and traffic. (I guess they sort of go together!?!?)
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    The Brindabella Ranges, waiting for sunrise. From the Bicentennial National Trail in the NW of the Australian Capital Territory.




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    View of Spruce Mountain on this really nice January day!


    SpruceMtnPano by bbaker22, on Flickr
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    A couple of panos done with the smartphone's convenient but flawed panoramic shooting mode.

    <img src="https://sites.google.com/site/webfiles9548/20130117_141150.jpg">

    <img src="https://sites.google.com/site/webfiles9548/20130119_143201.jpg">

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    took one today at the start of a ride

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    Really like than one Mr. Lynch

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    Summit of Mt. Bachelor


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