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Cold Snail
04-06-2005, 03:31 AM
I know taking these handheld is a sin, but when you forget your tripod and this view presents itself, what else would you do?

http://cold-snail.smugmug.com/photos/19046041-O.jpg


This is the view across Rye, towards Dungeoness and the power station that is in the far background.

Eight images taken with a Kodak DX6490 and stitched together with The Panoramic Factory, then it was cleaned up around the edges with the clone brush.

print-digital
04-06-2005, 03:38 AM
A little fuzzy, but as you said taken handheld with no tripod :)

A great final image.

Craig

ricekiller2003
04-06-2005, 03:58 AM
Real nice...considering I used a TRIPOD and couldn't get stitch-assist to work for me! :rolleyes:

kornhauser
04-06-2005, 05:40 AM
Very well done! Panoramas seem to be fun! I know that my Nikon has a panoramic feature that makes taking them easier. Photograph is an inspiration to do the same! :D

ricekiller2003
04-06-2005, 08:35 AM
It seems everytime I try to stitch pictures together, they come out really goofy. Do you have to have the camera perfectly level with the ground for them to come out right? It seems like the lower portion of the pictures are pinched in, while the upper portions are spread out...

Cold Snail
04-06-2005, 09:53 AM
Thanks for the kind words.


It seems everytime I try to stitch pictures together, they come out really goofy. Do you have to have the camera perfectly level with the ground for them to come out right? It seems like the lower portion of the pictures are pinched in, while the upper portions are spread out...

That could be a bit of barrel distortion working against you there.
I have found the using a bit of zoom helps a lot when taking these photos, also using manual mode with the white balance fixed (daylight in this case) keeps the exposure in check.

Digideb
04-06-2005, 11:16 AM
What a great pic! It's amazing how much you can get into one shot with that method. If shooting that handheld is "a sin" then "Hell" must be filled with great photographers! ;)
I guess "print-digital" was just teasing about it being a bit "fuzzy", because it looks sharp enough to me, just some mist in the distance, that looks natural.
I'm even more impressed that you accomplished such a pic hand-held. Bravo! :)

Jeff Keller
04-06-2005, 11:32 AM
I want to live where you live!

Here's (http://lostworld.pair.com/blog/images/pics/apr2-minespan.jpg) a recent panoramic shot I took around my home.

D70FAN
04-06-2005, 12:05 PM
I want to live where you live!

Here's (http://lostworld.pair.com/blog/images/pics/apr2-minespan.jpg) a recent panoramic shot I took around my home.

Kinda looks like a miniature version of Monterey bay, when I was a kidexcept the power plant would be in the middle at Moss Landing.

C'mon Jeff everyone knows that the North Bay is heaven on earth. ;)

D70FAN
04-06-2005, 12:08 PM
I know taking these handheld is a sin, but when you forget your tripod and this view presents itself, what else would you do?

This is the view across Rye, towards Dungeoness and the power station that is in the far background.

Eight images taken with a Kodak DX6490 and stitched together with The Panoramic Factory, then it was cleaned up around the edges with the clone brush.

Nice work Paul. It should be fun to print.

Cold Snail
04-06-2005, 12:19 PM
I want to live where you live!

Honestly, you don't.
I'm in the south east of England, if it's not raining, it soon will be.



Here's (http://lostworld.pair.com/blog/images/pics/apr2-minespan.jpg) a recent panoramic shot I took around my home.

Very nice shot(s) Jeff, it stitched up very well.

Cold Snail
04-06-2005, 12:21 PM
Nice work Paul. It should be fun to print.

No problem at all George.
I have a Epson R800 sitting next to me, I just need the paper.

Ray Schnoor
04-06-2005, 12:50 PM
Panoramas are my favorite. Here is a handheld from skiing in upstate NY a few weeks ago. http://rschnoor.smugmug.com/gallery/470236/1/19067932

Ray.