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Some recent Panoramic images

Discussion in 'Landscapes, Architecture, and Cityscapes' started by JeffKohn, Apr 22, 2007.

  1. JeffKohn


    Apr 21, 2005
    Houston, TX
    I've been working on stitching some panoramic images from the last month or so, thought I'd share them in their own thread. I've embedded the reduced-size versions here, which allow you to see the entire image on screen. Clicking on any image will take you to a larger, more detailed version. As always, comments/critique/feedback welcome.

    Bluebonnets and Yucca
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    Old Phillipsburg Church Road
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    Abandoned House, Washington County
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    Enchanted Rock
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  2. Gale


    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    They are absolutely beautiful
    Beautiful how the spring flowers make the images really pop out.
  3. all are very nice, I am particularly fond of the first due to the yucca being close up to add perspective
  4. JeffKohn


    Apr 21, 2005
    Houston, TX
    Thanks for the feedback Gale and Dave, I appreciate it.
  5. First is my favorite too, but I like them all. Good stuff, Jeff.
  6. krispee


    Apr 10, 2007
    i always enjoy pans and these are lovely, the blues really make the photos i think....

  7. You picked a very fine light to shoot those - the colors are awesome. Good stitching job as well.

  8. Jeff, these are terrific but that first one is outstanding! The colours, the late day light (or is it early day?).... I've never seen bluebonnets - this is a feast for the eyes. :smile:
  9. JeffKohn


    Apr 21, 2005
    Houston, TX
    David, Kris, and Harry - thanks for looking, I appreciate the feedback.

    Sandi - Thanks, I appreciate it. First shot was taken a little while before sunset. Second and third shots were just after sunset.


    Apr 30, 2005
    A really wonderful series of panoramas. Composition, tones ,colors....perfect !


  11. JeffKohn


    Apr 21, 2005
    Houston, TX
    Thanks Robert!
  12. vettenut


    Feb 27, 2006
    Tolland CT
    From one Jeff to another excellent shots, the flowers really and a wonderful element to the pics. Nice job once again. - Jeff
  13. JeffKohn


    Apr 21, 2005
    Houston, TX
    Thanks for looking Jeff.
  14. biggstr6


    Apr 26, 2005
    Very nice. Ive always heard about the wildflowers in texas. Very pretty.
  15. Matthias


    Apr 13, 2007
    Central Texas

    very nice images. What type of setup did you use - tripod, lens, software?
  16. LizBug


    Mar 3, 2006
    WOW! beautiful shots!
  17. Commodorefirst

    Commodorefirst Admin/Moderator Administrator

    May 1, 2005
    Jeff, super series and I viewed all large, all really nice, seems though thhat on the larger versions the last two have a bit more sharpness than the first two,

    It could be due to the wind and plant movement with length of shutter too!

  18. JeffKohn


    Apr 21, 2005
    Houston, TX
    Bigs and Liz - thanks for the feedback. I appreciate it.
  19. JeffKohn


    Apr 21, 2005
    Houston, TX
    First three were taken with the 70-200vr, the last one was with the 28-70 AFS. I use a Feisol 3371 tripod with leveling base and the Really Right Stuff Ultimate Omni Pivot pano package. I shoot horizontal panos with the camera oriented vertically and approximately 25% overlap between shots. The camera is in manual exposure, and I use cable release and mirror lockup. If the scene contrast is high I'll bracket each shot so that I have the option combining exposures later (in which case I stitch first and blend last).

    For stitching software I have PTGui and AutoPano Pro. PTGui used to be my favorite but the latest version of AutoPano Pro has added some nice features including the ability to easily stitch multiple sets of exposures from the same control points. At this point the only time I prefer PTGui is if I need to manually edit the control points. After stitching, my post-processing workflow is pretty much the same as for regular shots.

    If you have specific questions feel free to ask.
  20. JeffKohn


    Apr 21, 2005
    Houston, TX
    Thanks for the feedback Wade. It could be longer shutter speeds and intermittent breeze, and I also think DOF was an issue. The first shot the focal length was long enough that I just didn't really have enough DOF for both the yucca and the group of trees. The second shot, I have to confess was a hurried afterthought. I didn't really think it would make a very good pano so instead of getting my pano gear out and carefully calculationg DOF and aperture, I just fired off a few shots with the camera in horizontal orientation and rotating the ballhead's base. Then when I got home and stitched it I found that I liked the result and regretted not putting enough effort into shooting it right.
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