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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)...


    Mt Herman towers by bbaker22, on Flickr
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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.

    Thanks
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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.

    Thanks
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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


    Denver International Airport

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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.

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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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    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...




    I feel like I just ate some bad mushrooms

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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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