Hoover Dam Panorama

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  1. travelerb

    travelerb TPF Noob!

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    Got back from my quick trip to Arizona, and with a new lens rental thanks to everyone's suggestions a few weeks back. I'm working on getting some of the better photos up, but for now here's a nice little panoramic of the Hoover Dam I stitched together. Full size is 7000x3300. C&C is appreciated, though I think it needs to be brighter all around (the shadow is a little tough to fix). Getting all my monitors calibrated would help too...

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    Lots from the Grand Canyon soon I hope. I have several panoramas from there I need to finish up, but unfortunately the biggest one is pretty significantly underexposed except along the horizon (it was at sunset), so I'm having a rough time with PP to get it to look right).
     
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  2. abraxas

    abraxas No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Great concept! Very different and excellent work.

    I've shot the place many times, top, bottom and inside and never even thought of trying something like that.
     
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    Thanks abraxas!

    I did my best to fix the darkening problems and lightened up the shadows a bit and replaced the photo in the original post above, so everyone feel free to rip it apart ;)
     
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    This is an excellent shot!
     
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    Great shot.

    I love how the curve of the dam tricks the eye into thinking it's a single fisheye shot, but there's no other distortion.

    I'd love to see that for myself!
     
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    The Hoover dam is probably one of the best attractions I have ever been to. The colors, textures, and scale is fantastic. I like this shot though the shadow cast across the canyon is probably the only negative I have but you have not lost any detail in the darker areas, so good job. Im hoping to visit it again in January.
     
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    The hoover dam is a bear with the shadows and wicked contrast.

    Neat shot.
     
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    Great shot(s). That is one very saturated sky, but if that's the look you're going for then that's fine.
     
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    awesome panorama....I hope to visit there one day and maybe get a few panorama shot around the area too.....
     
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    BTW, it's important to keep in mind, that while on the Dam tour, you can take all the Dam pictures you want.
     
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    wow thats incredible!!!
     
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    :lol:
     

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