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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.
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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.


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    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.

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    Tom's Thumb Trail



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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


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    Sante Fe Trail by bbaker22, on Flickr
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