General Sherman Pano

Discussion in 'Landscape & Cityscape' started by Puscas, May 21, 2007.

  1. Puscas

    Puscas TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Oct 7, 2006
    Messages:
    1,885
    Likes Received:
    3
    Location:
    Brooklyn NY
    The biggest tree in the world: General Sherman, a sequoia. It's not the tallest, but I still didn't get in into one picture. So I tried a pano. That is, I took 3 pics (a few weeks ago) and thought about turning it into a pano.
    But I forgot about it. Till I saw this thread today. And I saw I did everything wrong. It was handheld, different exposures, merely 10 % overlap.... Still, I need to start somewhere. So I used a program called ArcSoft Panorama Maker 4 Pro and it came up with this. I'm actually impressed with the result. Impressed enough to give it another try soon. And take BobblyBill's and Alex' tips to heart.

    Thanks for looking:


    [​IMG]






    pascal
     
  2. Alex_B

    Alex_B No longer a newbie, moving up!

    Joined:
    Aug 30, 2006
    Messages:
    14,491
    Likes Received:
    206
    Location:
    Europe 67.51°N
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    wow, that is one unusal pano :) interesting!
     
  3. Puscas

    Puscas TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Oct 7, 2006
    Messages:
    1,885
    Likes Received:
    3
    Location:
    Brooklyn NY
    well, it's official: size doesn't matter..;)

    But at least you commented Alex! Thanx. I know the pic is not great (with the blown out sky), but still I think it's an ok attempt to capture a 275 feet (84 m.) high tree.



    (there, that's the elaborate BUMP)




    pascal
     
  4. Alex_B

    Alex_B No longer a newbie, moving up!

    Joined:
    Aug 30, 2006
    Messages:
    14,491
    Likes Received:
    206
    Location:
    Europe 67.51°N
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    I like the idea f a vertical pano for trees .. just I would not comment more than because i was in a sort of hurry ;)

    yes, the blown out sky bothers a bit.
     
  5. BoblyBill

    BoblyBill TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Oct 30, 2006
    Messages:
    2,860
    Likes Received:
    36
    Location:
    in the eye of a tornado
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    Well... I would love to comment, but I'm at work and my work blocks your hosting site (commies) so I can't see it until I get home.
     
  6. BoblyBill

    BoblyBill TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Oct 30, 2006
    Messages:
    2,860
    Likes Received:
    36
    Location:
    in the eye of a tornado
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    Honestly I don't think that it's wrong... It just makes the work in stitching quite a bit more difficult.
     
  7. BoblyBill

    BoblyBill TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Oct 30, 2006
    Messages:
    2,860
    Likes Received:
    36
    Location:
    in the eye of a tornado
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    From what I can see you did a fantastic job stitching. I'm a little sad about the blown out sky, but your stitching job Aaaaaallllmost makes up for it. I really like this one
     
  8. New England Moments

    New England Moments TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    May 13, 2007
    Messages:
    453
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Vermont
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    Well I can't even remember the last time I saw a Vertical pano... but this is definitely a cool subject, and interesting... The sky, aghhhh what can ya say, but creativity makes up for it... now, are the branches on this ole gem really that sparse ... you know I associate tree as bush type ... lol..

    Cool Pic X-lent job!
     
  9. Puscas

    Puscas TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Oct 7, 2006
    Messages:
    1,885
    Likes Received:
    3
    Location:
    Brooklyn NY

    all right, here's the dirty little secret: all the stitching is done by the ArcSoft software. Sure, you can also manually stitch, but this was all done by just 'giving' the 3 shots to the program. It did a hell of a job (I'll not show the original 3 pics). So I just posted this one so others are not immediately discouraged by the idea of creating a pano. I will definitely look into your tutorial and make my very own!

    Exactly, in fact that's the reason I posted it.


    Thanx (but like I said, it's mostly the software) and yes there are not many branches on this one. Actually a enormous branch fell of last year. It's still there: it's BIG. And I think these trees don't have a lot of branches anyway, it's their special bark that keeps them growing and growing.





    pascal
     
  10. ClarkKent

    ClarkKent TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2005
    Messages:
    2,020
    Likes Received:
    8
    Location:
    Kankakee,IL
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    I remember being there a couple of years ago. Amazing organism isn't it. I hope to go back there and be able to capture it through my lens.
     

Share This Page