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HDR panoramas of Long Beach skyline

Discussion in 'Landscapes, Architecture, and Cityscapes' started by e_No, Jul 31, 2009.

  1. e_No

    e_No

    May 16, 2009
    Downey, CA
    Long Beach, CA, shot with D80 on tripod, VR70-300mm @200mm for the first one, VR16-85mm @ 72mm for the second one.

    Click on the thumbnails to see the larger images:

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  2. StinkyD

    StinkyD

    508
    Nov 29, 2008
    Utah
    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.
     
  3. Gort

    Gort

    411
    Mar 10, 2008
    Phoenix
    Beautiful. Thanks for sharing.
     
  4. SteveM10

    SteveM10

    385
    Jun 5, 2009
    Parrish, FL
    Very nice.
     
  5. e_No

    e_No

    May 16, 2009
    Downey, CA
    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.
     
  6. Very well done eNo. Thanks for sharing.

    God Bless,
    David
     
  7. shtarka1

    shtarka1

    Feb 1, 2008
    Boston
    Awesome! 2nd one is my favorite!
     
  8. danameless

    danameless

    May 9, 2009
    NYC
    Very nice, i like the purple on the light tower.
     
  9. kpstatz

    kpstatz

    May 13, 2008
    NYC
    Great work, and nice blog BTW.
     
  10. Well done. I need to get up there more often. Thanks for sharing.
     
  11. Thanks for showing
     
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