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  1. #31
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    Keep sending them in folks - I have a few Pano ideas brewing - but can't get to do them for a couple of weeks .. meanwhile I shall enjoy seeing everyone elses contributions.
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    OK, here is one of the local mall yesterday. This thread has gotten me to just playing around. Instead of holding the camera in a normal fashion I turned it to the vertical to see if I could get a higher and wider view. The ceiling to the left is correct although it looks like it is not lined up. The obvious flaws that I saw were that the left escalator did not align and the woman in blue seems to be a twin. In reality that is how far she walked between photos.
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    Quote Originally Posted by American Nomad
    OK, here is one of the local mall yesterday. This thread has gotten me to just playing around. Instead of holding the camera in a normal fashion I turned it to the vertical to see if I could get a higher and wider view. The ceiling to the left is correct although it looks like it is not lined up. The obvious flaws that I saw were that the left escalator did not align and the woman in blue seems to be a twin. In reality that is how far she walked between photos.
    How many shots did that one take? Did you paste portraits together - or did I mis-interpret that..? I really like this shot - Panoramas don't all have to be landscape type scenes.... more ideas brewing!
    thanks
    Geoff
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    Thanks Geoff. This was stitched together from 6 pictures using Photosuite 7. I have gotten in the habbit of bringing my camera with me wherever I go. (This drives my wife nuts!) When I saw this scene I thought it would be a good experiment for a panorama shot. I did not have a tripod so had to hand hold the camera. I just used the manual setting on my P-200. I was somewhat dissapointed in the outcome of the pics. If you notice, the left side of the pano seems to be brighter than the right side. I guess the auto function of my camera picked up different lighting conditions from one side of the mall to the next because the picture quality seemed to get worse as I panned from left to right. But as a recreational photo I guess it came out alright.
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    I agree with Geoff, the use of everyday scenes is great, especially for panoramas. I don't usually think about mundane subjects for photos; am getting some excellent ideas from this thread and others! I like the mall scene very much, even with the problems noted; it was a nicely composed shot. Where is that mall, though? There were hardly any people. Malls in my area are teen hang-outs and are usually so packed you can barely see the escalators.

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    Where is that mall, though? There were hardly any people. Malls in my area are teen hang-outs and are usually so packed you can barely see the escalators.
    Thanks for the kind comments. This mall is in Newington, CT. It was on a Thursday night just before closing. The kids must hang out somewhere else because I haven't noticed them here like I have in other malls.
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    Ok - time for another pic.
    This one is the Croydon skyline as viewed from the Purley way.
    It was a tad hazy - but I was there and with the camera - so I took it.
    Sharpened up a little to help with the hazeiness.
    Had a few goes with this - I also took a series of 8mp pics and tried to
    join them up - appart from grinding the PC to a very slow crawl - the sun had
    changed on one of them causing an annoying change of colour to the grass
    and not the skyline - I gave up trying that set. This one is a crop instead
    from an 8mp pic - then resized and sharpened up a tad.
    Anyone that knows Croydon should recognise several features - including the
    Crystal Palace towers over on the left, various buildings - the Croydon
    Clocktower in the middle and the threepenny bit building over on the right.
    Hope you like.
    Comments very welcome
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    I like your mall pano, Nomad. The composition is quite pleasing and well balanced.

    Geoff, I sometimes make panoramas from crops too. Good for when I don't have time to set up the tripod or when exposure is hard to get right. An example:

    Peggy's Cove, Nova Scotia

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    Wall - thanks for the reassurance.
    I think I need to be strict with myself - if I am going to do a proper
    panorama I need to use the tripod and manual exposure (or exposure lock)
    and I don't need to hang around! - With the Croydon skyline I took a wide
    veiw first (which I ended up cropping) then I took a series of shots at a
    slightly narrower angle - to help avoid abberations (distortions) so stitching
    would be easier. However inbetween shot 1 & 2 the sun came out a bit and
    so the grass changed colour. I was in a hurry and didn't notice, so I just
    took shot 3 etc and returned home to find that I couldn't reasonably do
    much with it.
    I'm enjoying this thread even if it is a bit slower than some - maybe a few more Pano's will filter in - next week I am working dayshifts over the
    weekend - so I will go up on the roof of my building and get some shots
    around the Croydon area from there specifically for stitching into Panoramas.
    Geoff Chandler. UK/England/Surrey
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    A little night pano I worked up (with the help of Stitch Assist)
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