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JMAS
4th of September 2005 (Sun), 10:35
This is a Portuguese Rock Band named Xutos & Pontapés (roughly translates to Kicks and Passes in an analogy to children soccer) that goes over 20 years still atracting all the old and young. They are wonderful. Very powerful.

The pano was done with 4 frames taken with the 50mm f/1.8 @1.8 :cool: all in manual (RAW; WB, focus, exposure: 1/80 s @ 1.8; ISO 800)

http://images.fotopic.net/?iid=ybou6t&outx=0&quality=70&noresize=1

***More images of the event added***

This was a multicultural event with smaller stages for other shows. Here are some photos of the rest.

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davepgh1
4th of September 2005 (Sun), 11:54
Nice shot, lining up all those moving people had to be fun.

DwightMcCann
4th of September 2005 (Sun), 12:09
EXCELLENT!

JMAS
4th of September 2005 (Sun), 12:24
Nice shot, lining up all those moving people had to be fun.

Actualy, PhotoStitch did a good approach. I only corrected it slightly.

I took many samples before the sequence that ended up being stitched, and tried to reach for the highest shutter speed possible being very concentrated to be steady while not taking more than one second bettween frames...

All the measuring of light took me some time, though.

Thank you for your comments.

JMAS
4th of September 2005 (Sun), 12:27
EXCELLENT!

Dwight,
You just made my day.
You of all people?:o:D... I greatly admire your work. Every photo I see from you I know it is going to be great.

Thank you very much for your kind comment.

Keiffer
4th of September 2005 (Sun), 14:53
Excellent pano is right, I'm very surprised you were able to do it with all those people. Glad to see it can be done, I would have wrote that off myself thinking impossible. Good work!

pat869
4th of September 2005 (Sun), 14:58
Where is the center of attention? As a pan, it's impressive, but what is the subject? technically it's pretty good.

JMAS
4th of September 2005 (Sun), 16:23
Excellent pano is right, I'm very surprised you were able to do it with all those people. Glad to see it can be done, I would have wrote that off myself thinking impossible. Good work!

Thank you Keiffer.
I didn't think the pano would be so easy to stitch at home when I took the photos. Other then the concern fort he fully manual approach and quick / steady shooting I didn't have much work realy.

I had some issues with the red flag in the center but nothing much. the poles were a big help for the swift action/ framming and also for the stitching.

JMAS
4th of September 2005 (Sun), 16:30
Where is the center of attention? As a pan, it's impressive, but what is the subject? technically it's pretty good.

pat869, thank you for your comments.
For me this pano was an attempt to record the hole image my eyes could see. The athmosphere and imense power the crowd gave to the show.

one clear center of attention is the stage and the media boards were the lead singer can be seen. another at the midle, is the red fag that gives a sense of movement and profiting from it's color and the light on the crowd draws attention to the center.
To the left the only intention was to show the extension of the audience, frammed by the improvised commercial tents (pavilions?) at the back.

myth337
4th of September 2005 (Sun), 16:49
well planned.. and well executed!! nicely stitched.

spent a few minutes trying to find the seams.. but if it takes that long.. it is good enough not to spend more time looking!! ;)

guess I have to start using the 50 for shots like this instead of fighting with the kit lens!!

Where is the center of attention?... the atmosphere!!

JMAS
4th of September 2005 (Sun), 16:50
I just added 5 more images of the event to the initial post. I hope you enjoy.

JMAS
4th of September 2005 (Sun), 16:55
well planned.. and well executed!! nicely stitched.

spent a few minutes trying to find the seams.. but if it takes that long.. it is good enough not to spend more time looking!! ;)
As I told before , the planning took a while and the poles helped much.

guess I have to start using the 50 for shots like this instead of fighting with the kit lens!!
Yes, defenitively. The nifty fifty is my main lens in its focal range and specialy for difficult lighting.

Neat Image was also a big help to get rid of the ISO 800 noise.

Ballen Photo
4th of September 2005 (Sun), 17:39
Very nice pano Jaime. :D In fact, ALL the shots are great. ;)
-Bruce

JMAS
4th of September 2005 (Sun), 18:15
Very nice pano Jaime. :D In fact, ALL the shots are great. ;)
-Bruce

Thanks Bruce.

I'm glad you liked them.;)

stoneylonesome
4th of September 2005 (Sun), 19:00
Beautiful shots Jaime. the pano is wonderful and the lighting and colors are fantastic. Wonderful job. :) :) :)

JMAS
4th of September 2005 (Sun), 20:58
Thank you Sandy. I'm glad you liked them. This took place on the south margin of Tagus river, opposite from Lisbon.

Keiffer
5th of September 2005 (Mon), 12:17
Love the new images you added! I'm glad you stated that you added them, I thought I was losing my mind LOL

DwightMcCann
5th of September 2005 (Mon), 12:55
Yup, vibrant, colorful, fun.

JMAS
5th of September 2005 (Mon), 16:23
Keiffer and Dwight,

I'm realy glad the new images were also pleasing to you.
Many thanks for your nice comments!

mikegoat
6th of September 2005 (Tue), 01:01
Wow, excellent photographs.

JMAS
6th of September 2005 (Tue), 08:27
Thanks Mike,
I see you have the 50mm f/1.4, that one ought to produce even better results...