First panoramic attempt / random pictures.

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  1. TheMightyGoat

    TheMightyGoat TPF Noob!

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    Went up a mountain yesterday because I wanted to attempt my first panoramic, and a sunset was the first cliche to come to mind. Took some other shots along the way. Critique welcome.

    Playing around with a high key shot on the side of the trail, going up the mountain.
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    Portion of the hills, showing variance in color.
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    Friend of mine laying down, waiting for the sun to set.
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    The panoramic.
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  2. In His Image

    In His Image TPF Noob!

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    My personal opion is that they are great photos, but, the sky is blown out in the first three, which I am guilty of myself.

    #1: Wayy to much so that all I focus on is that and not the flower.
    #2: I like the best, Helps show the distance somewhat.
    #3: Same as number one. If you could add just a little bit of light blue would help the picture a lot.

    And you did AMAZING on your panorama!! Absolutely Stunning!!
     
  3. TheMightyGoat

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    The sky is intentionally blown out in #1 and #3. Sort of high key, but I'm not sure whether the technique ends up distracting from the subject too much.
     
  4. TJ K

    TJ K No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    1 and 3 over exposed 2 i believe more could have been done and 4 is stunning good work.
     
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    Good for a first pano.

    How many pics are stitched together? And what did you stitch with?

    Cheers.
     
  6. Bitter Jeweler

    Bitter Jeweler Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    I think I'd like to see #1 have the in focus stuff cropped out, leaving a thinner bar of green at the bottom. this would also bring the horizon into the Rule of Thirds, rather than centered. I think it would give a hole new expression to the shot.

    #2 looks like it could have the contrast upped a bit. The colors there are nice!

    I love #3 too. I dunno if square pics are bad but you'd again fall right into the rule of thirds. With the bright streak on the right, the horizon/grass on the bottom 3rd, and the person on the left third, at the intersection. I shopped it, and it looks great to me, but I dunno if you mind others editing and posting your images.

    Great sunset Pano. Love the light under the clouds.
     
  7. TheMightyGoat

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    Thanks.

    There were seven pictures stitched together (taken in vertical orientation). I used Photoshop CS3 with the automatic photomerge feature.
     

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