HDR panoramas of Long Beach skyline

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Long Beach, CA, shot with D80 on tripod, VR70-300mm @200mm for the first one, VR16-85mm @ 72mm for the second one.

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Very cool. Anyone looking at this, be sure to click to see the bigger size to appreciate it.

I particularly like the first one.

How did you do the HDR? This is something I've been thinking about playing around with.
 
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How did you do the HDR? This is something I've been thinking about playing around with.
I'm using PTGui PRo on the tail end. I've been looking for a package that did both panoramas and HDRs in one pass, and PTGui came highly recommended for this task. It's a little on the pricey side for my taste (around $200 USD), but well worth it. I've been going through some of my previous attempts, where I had to HDR each frame prior to stitching (very painful), and PTGui does a very good job -- much better than I did in some cases.

BTW, my answer wouldn't be full if I didn't also mention the shooting setup: tripod mounted and leveled, bracketted 3 exposures with remote shutter release, ISO 100, and lots of patience.
 
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