My First Pano Attempt

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  1. KrayzieFX

    KrayzieFX TPF Noob!

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    heres my first pano attempt, let me know what you think:mrgreen:

    shot with Canon Rebel XT & 50mm f1.8...i think i should use a wider lens next time?

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  2. astrostu

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    For a first attempt, it looks pretty good in terms of I can't see where the seams are.

    I find myself doing two types of panoramae: (1) Get a very wide field of view without a wide-angle lens, and (2) get a lot more resolution than I normally could with a single shot.

    For #1, then you'd want as wide a lens as you can so's to avoid having to stitch together too many photos, I would think.

    For #2, I usually use a narrow field of view (like a 300 mm lens) and snap a few photos so I get the same field as I would with a wider lens but I have a lot more pixels to work with. But I think very few people make panoramae for this second reason.
     
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    the water seems not to be horiontal. is this a crop from one shot? as said, if it is, then you lose a hell lot of resolution if you you chose such an extreme aspect ratio height and width.

    if it is stitched ... which i cannot really tell since it is so small on my screen, then I take back above staqtement ;)

    the sky is rather overexposed, common problem with the light you had there.

    i think the girls on the left more require a close-up shot and not a pano ;)

    IOW I think it is not a very rewarding scene for a pano. but that may be just my personal taste.
     
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    For a pano shot a wide angle is a bad idea as it distorts more towards the edges. Also, when making a pano, take all your shots in portrait orientation as there is less distortion on the longer sides because they are further from the edges of the image circle, this way when you stitch your images together you get more height, giving a much more pleasing aspect ratio, and you get much better stitches with less distortion.

    As this one goes, it's quite nice, the stitching is good (if there is stitchiong and it is not a crop), but I don't like the aspect ratio. It either needs to be either bigger vertically, or narrower horizontally. It's really bugging me.

    Hope that helps.
     
  5. deanimator

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    I agree with Neogfx...not high enough and too wide.
    Vertícal, normal lens, manual exposure (same in each frame) plus rotation on a tripod are the keys to the best result.
    What software did you use?
     
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    I personly think it looks good, but what do I know I'm just a "Cable Guy" and new to photography...
     
  7. KrayzieFX

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    astrostu: i think i need a wider lens

    Alex_B: it is a stitched shot and those girls are nothing to look at:lol:

    neogfx: i used my 50mm so thats why i think it came out so wide and not very tall and it was shot in vertical

    deanimator: i used CS2 for the stictching and it did everything by itself, all i did was resize

    NikonD40x@Denver: thx!

    heres a bigger version
    http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h14/Krayzie135/BuntzenPanoCrop5000x.jpg
     
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    50mm on a Canon 350D?...that´wide angle enough.
    Watch out for distortion...especially with stuff near the camera. That software will not correct for distortion.
    Still...effective but the whole pic is too wide...meaning "long" in proportion. One can´t really look AT it...only scan along.
    Really long panoramas need a different kind of presentation...ideally in a circle where you view by standing in the middle. I´ve seen a couple that are about 10 or more metres high and hmm, 100 or 200 long. I´ll post a link one day...massively impressive when done like that.
     
  9. KrayzieFX

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    yes thats the 50mm on a 350D (rebel xt)
     

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