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Oct 22, 2012 08:19 |  #1

First effort with a panorama. Two photos during what will probably be the last of the fall colors this year.

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Oct 22, 2012 08:43 |  #2

Well you cannot see the join so that is a good start. It does not really look like a panorama but just a wide angle lens. So taking the two last statements, you have done a good job.

Colours nice too.


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Oct 22, 2012 08:55 |  #3

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Well you cannot see the join so that is a good start. It does not really look like a panorama but just a wide angle lens. So taking the two last statements, you have done a good job.

Colours nice too.

Thanks for that. The "join" is just to the left of the yellow trees in the center. If I can believe my software, full-size will be about 24x9 inches. I tried to add a third segment, but am having trouble getting it to look seamless. Hopefully it will work, and hopefully I can get a good print.


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Oct 22, 2012 09:20 |  #4

Not to be too critical, but before you print you may want to look at the water more closely. The double trees in the background are not really noticeable unless you are looking for them but the line in the water is quite distinct, imo. I would spend some time cloning and light adjusting across the line to attempt to kill off where the merge occurred. The doubling in the clouds is barely there and would not be noticed unless you followed the line from the water up through the trees and into the sky. Still, for a first try I think you should call it a success! *edit: I meant to ask if you locked in your settings (ISO, Ap, Shutter, etc) from one shot to the next? It kind of looks like something changed, but it may have just been the natural lighting changed on you.


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Oct 22, 2012 09:48 |  #5

agree with bassun, you can see the difference. However, that aside, some beautiful colours captured :)

The image also looks soft, but that might be how its getting displayed when resized for the web page, or a large aperture number like F6 or F7 instead of something like F13 or F16.

Im not familiar with Flickr so cant find what settings you used to take the image. If you did do a small aperture of F11> then its probably Flickr resizing issues thats made it look soft.



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Oct 22, 2012 09:50 |  #6

Bassun wrote in post #15153681 (external link)
Not to be too critical, but before you print you may want to look at the water more closely. The double trees in the background are not really noticeable unless you are looking for them but the line in the water is quite distinct, imo. I would spend some time cloning and light adjusting across the line to attempt to kill off where the merge occurred. The doubling in the clouds is barely there and would not be noticed unless you followed the line from the water up through the trees and into the sky. Still, for a first try I think you should call it a success! *edit: I meant to ask if you locked in your settings (ISO, Ap, Shutter, etc) from one shot to the next? It kind of looks like something changed, but it may have just been the natural lighting changed on you.

Good catch, noticed the same thing in the water after looking more closely. I did lock ISO, Shutter, but not (darn it) aperature. The light did change a little (breezy day, some clouds), but as I concentrated on keeping my camera level and overlapped the sections, I didn't pay attention to that detail. But that's why this forum is great- learning something as I go along.

This shot was at about f16, and was made from the jpeg. I was shooting RAW/jpeg, so as I go, cleaning this up from the RAW file should help before printing the final version. The original is sharper. Some friends were in the park when I shot this (we didn't know each other were there). You can see them by the birch trees in the left of the shot. Surprised me!


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Oct 22, 2012 09:58 |  #7

But that's why this forum is great- learning something as I go along.

You nailed it! I've said it before, and I'm sure I will again; but it's awesome to be able to learn not just by having your own photos critiqued but by watching and critiquing others. Man, it's just win - win!


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Oct 22, 2012 10:09 |  #8

Not so wide that it's hard to see. Great exposure, colors and comp. How was this stitched?


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Oct 22, 2012 10:30 as a reply to  @ GorgeShooter's post |  #9

Great composition, awesome colors and overall a great shot. I agree with some of the comments regarding the joint. I don't notice the joint in the tree line, but it is visible in the clouds and water. The reflections in the water are off, and it appears to me as though the color temperature of the clouds on the right is warmer than the color temperature of the clouds on the left. Even the exposures of the two images appear slightly different. The left side seems slightly darker than the right. Maybe it was the way the sun was hitting the trees, but it makes the joint seem more obvious.

I'm curious, what lens or focal length did you use to take these images? I think you could easily have accomplished this image with a lens in the 16-20mm range, then crop to panorama without having to join two images.


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Oct 22, 2012 22:05 |  #10

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Not so wide that it's hard to see. Great exposure, colors and comp. How was this stitched?

Well, I used the only method immediately available to me. Canon "ZoomBrowser EX" software was included with my first digital camera (a Canon S3 IS), and it has a photo stitch function. The jpeg(s) from my current camera were used. I plan on using the RAW files of these images with Lightroom to try to improve the final image. There is an additional two-image photo that will go to the right of this one; hopefully it will work and provide a dramatic final panorama. Right now I have not been able to get the stitch to work. But work continues.

Question: Pull the colors back a bit, or not?

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Oct 22, 2012 22:14 |  #11

I like the colors.


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Oct 22, 2012 22:54 |  #12

The colors are good. When you are done working on it, nobody but a POTN'r is going to be looking for a join. Make the garbage can and sign post dissapear.


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Oct 22, 2012 22:57 |  #13

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The colors are good. When you are done working on it, nobody but a POTN'r is going to be looking for a join. Make the garbage can and sign post dissapear.

Great advice !!


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Oct 22, 2012 23:28 |  #14

If you change your option for "IMAGE EDITING" to OK, you may get a better contribution in term of Showing How from other POTHers.

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Oct 23, 2012 17:42 |  #15

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Well, I used the only method immediately available to me. Canon "ZoomBrowser EX" software was included with my first digital camera (a Canon S3 IS), and it has a photo stitch function. The jpeg(s) from my current camera were used. I plan on using the RAW files of these images with Lightroom to try to improve the final image. There is an additional two-image photo that will go to the right of this one; hopefully it will work and provide a dramatic final panorama. Right now I have not been able to get the stitch to work. But work continues.

Question: Pull the colors back a bit, or not?

Thanks.

I think PhotoShop (CS or PSE) would stitch them much better.


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