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Sep 28, 2008 08:35 |  #1

So I finally got around to trying a panorama. I'm sure there are many subtle nuances that I have yet to learn. so, if anyone sees any glaring problems, please enlighten me.

Also, for those of you who have printed panoramas, what are the most common print sizes? I cropped this one to 12 x 48 but have no idea how easy or hard it will be to print at that size (or, more likely, 6x24). A google search hasn't helped much either.

thanks in advance,

ryan


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Sep 28, 2008 10:26 |  #2

I think it's a lovely scene, but I find the lack of contrast makes it a little bland looking to me. Is that real fog in the scene, or did you add that?

Sometimes shots in which everything is the same brightness look terrible in black and white -- unless you mess with the converted colour levels. Simply desaturating often leaves photos looking really flat.

Having said all that negative stuff, the only thing I really dont like is the conversion to b&w. It's almost IR-looking, but without the punch.


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Sep 28, 2008 10:36 |  #3

I would agree that its lacking in contrast but I still love the image! I just don't like the "Ryan Adams Photography 2008" Test. It seems like one massive word to me...




  
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Sep 28, 2008 12:20 |  #4

yeah, the contrast was a conscious effort. as I started to increase it, it started cutting through the fog a bit more than I wanted. however, maybe I underplayed it a bit. I'll revisit that.

And I definately need to come up with a better text for panoramas.

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Sep 28, 2008 12:24 |  #5

see, the reason I asked about the fog is this... fog in colour is separated from the trees simply because the trees are green, and the fog is not.

in black and white, its all an oozing mess of grey...

Instead of upping the contrast, consider changing the way you do your b&w conversion, and mess with the greens to make them punchier maybe.

I definitely get wanting to keep the fog, though.


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Sep 28, 2008 22:00 |  #6

A few panorama printing options in this thread.




  
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Sep 28, 2008 22:04 |  #7

apart from the text being so large that it detracts from the image, i think you did a lovely job. its a very restful scene and looks like a misty morning. the contrast could be a little higher maybe but dont lose the fog effect.




  
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Sep 28, 2008 22:15 |  #8

walternewton wrote in post #6399663 (external link)
A few panorama printing options in this thread.

thanks for the link. that helps a lot.

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Sep 28, 2008 22:29 |  #9

RAPhotography wrote in post #6399817 (external link)
thanks for the link. that helps a lot.

ryan

You're welcome - looks great BTW!




  
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Sep 29, 2008 06:31 |  #10

I, too, think this is a good pic and a good first panorama. The aerial perspective is great and adds nice depth to the scene. And the river that turns and flows thru the picture is fantastic. Good (technical) job on the panorama and an excellent choice of subject matter!


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Sep 29, 2008 16:31 |  #11

Lovely composition in the shot and the stitching looks good.
It think it just needs some curves adjustment in Photoshop or similar, i tried it and the mist holds and you can get a punch into the contrast.




  
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