Yes ... the shot is born!
Okay ... finished the details ... now, where was I? Oh yeah. getting rid of that darn sign ....
How about this panorama that Frank shot?
Way to go, Frank! Almost a year in the making ... (<- click on this link to see original thread posting for the proposed shot.)
Now, you can cut this up as you wish, but there it is ... w/o the darn sign. Instant removal! :D Well, maybe not so instant ... but, a "workable" image, none-the-less.
It turned out the way I had always "pictured it." Pun ... intended! :)
Thanks for sticking to it, Frank. I know this took some time ... but, there you go! Graduation Day!
The answer, my friend, is blowin' in the wind ...
Okay, Frank ...
If you will recall this discussion (<-click here for instant review session), I discussed the need
to "lop off the sign" prior to the merge. This eliminates the entire piece altogether and basically
"sews" the scene together, minus the obstruction, i.e. kind of like crossing your eyes.
You will probably need full blown Photoshop CS3 for this, because I do not believe Photoshop Elements
offers the particular selection, "Interactive layout" in their version of the Photomerge utility.
- Do not make ANY exposure corrections to the images prior to completing the FINAL Photomerge.
(as these images are supposedly ALL taken at the same EV setting)
- Using "Interactive Layout", properly position and Photomerge the first three shots on the right.
- Take and "crop off" the sign to the right, as close to the base of it, as possible.
- Using "Interactive Layout", properly position and Photomerge the last three shots on the left.
- Take and "crop off" the sign to the left, of that panorama, as close to the base of it, as possible.
- Using "Interactive Layout", properly position the two new panoramas and Photomerge them together.
- Take and "crop out" the final panorama (squaring it up).
- Perform detail work (exposure and curves corrections) as necessary to get the image to look the way you
Viola! She is done! :D
BTW: The rule of thumb here is ... you cannot merge what you can't see. By lopping off the signs (as close as
possible) prior to the FINAL Photomerge. we effectively merged them right out of the scene. By having a bit of
the area behind the sign, for the two angles, we had a "matching point" (an anchor -> the rectangular "blind" in
the background was perfect :D) to conduct the Photomerge with.
I call this "getting ahead of your shot" or framing by conceptualization, seeing what you desire before you trigger
the shutter to get it.
Yes, in this case, it required a little more interactive correction ... but, the Photomerge Tool provides for that
(depending on the version, obviously).
An excellent lesson in creative photography. Thank you for the opportunity to help, Frank.
To think ... the amount of arjuous work you would have had to have done, to do this in a darkroom, with an enlarger;
a magnifying glass; contrast filters; quality papers and print development processes. Whew ... thank goodness that's
all behind us, eh? :rolleyes:
Frank ... clean that sensor! No more shots until you do. :mad:
Size problem is with Photobucket referral.
It is because you are linking to "Photobucket" that the image is limited in overall size. If you went and posted it directly to the DCRP ...
your panorama would look incredibly better ... and bigger. :D
Looks a trifle dark, Frank, but good job. Did my tutorial help at all?
How do you feel the exercise went? Did you learn a lot doing it ... or was it more annoyance, than worthwhile?