HUGE panorama (170 deg +/-), I want honest opinions

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  1. battletone

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    Yes I made it smaller for the web. Its a 2.5meg JPEG.

    I have taken a couple small panoramas and used photomerge in CS4 to mangle them, and mask them. This one didn't work. Photomerge appeared to have only aligned and rotated. I had to mask everything (which is probably for the best) and in some cases, copy/paste/paint/distort/warp/clone/heal/etc. to fix (a little at least) perspectives and patters.

    I spent a solid 8 hours last night doing this.


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    This is my grandparents farm so this is both for fun/learning/experimenting, but also something relatives can maybe see and enjoy if they choose to get it printed since there hasn't be a picture from the sky taken in more than a couple decades, and probably won't be anytime soon.

    It is 20 photos. There is bluring of some trees as there was wind. That doesn't bother me so much, but I am blind since I created this.

    I resized to 800px high and did a little unsharpening mask, but that is about it. The full image @240ppi is about 18.5" x 147".

    If it is terrible and amature and something I should be embarrass with, please let me know. (mainly because of how much I just found out it will cost to get even a 10x80 print)

    Farm Panorama
     
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    I only viewed it on my portable, didn't pixelpeep on the big LCD.
    But question I gotta ask is - is it worth it it for u to pay for the print to give as a gift?
    Do you think it is a worthwhile effort?
    I am my own harshestcritic, though often I look back and say 'wow, I did that?'
    step back, look at it objectively. Analyze it technically.
    Do you want it hanging in their house? Will u pay for a frame??
     
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    I think the large image is very well seemed together and it has a lot going on. It sucks that it was an overcast day as the panorama would have been a lot better with a nice blue sky
     
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    I think this is something that might look really cool as 4 10x20 prints. you can put them on the wall with a little bit of space between them to create a really cool effect. Even if you got 8x10s, it would still be really cool.
     
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    Hmmm.... I agree. The only issue is the this pano goes from east around to south and then out west. If I didn't have cloud cover I think I would have had issues with lens flares and/or the sun in some of the photos.
    If the sun was as directly overhead as it will get this far north, I was thinking then my image would suffer from extreme contrast issues.

    Thoughts on that?

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    Depending on what time of day it was you could get some flares...but I think its worth a shot. Shoot at first light and I think you will have the best luck. Also make sure you have your lens hood on if you have one. Even if you have a slight flare in part of the image you might be happier with the result overall. I think the breaking up idea is a good effect also.
     

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