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Re: Let's post some panoramas

Unread postby aster » Sat Aug 21, 2010 6:10 pm

Brilliant ones, Paul! : )

There's hard work in those shots...I agree with all the nice comments made by the guys above.

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Unread postby Dusty » Mon Aug 23, 2010 5:33 pm

I love those shots., Paul. I could spend several years wandering around Europe and looking at/photographing old estates. They all have such rich history.

Any idea as to the arches on the lower level. Where they originally open? If so for what reason, or for what reason were they closed?

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Unread postby paulmurphy » Mon Aug 23, 2010 9:44 pm

Thanks for the kind comments, I was really pleased with the way they turned out.

The overcast sky helps to even the exposure, although for these sort of shots I take an average reading and set this manually (found to my cost in the past what happens if you don't do that!!)

The bowes Museum was a purpose built museum and has links to the british royal family.

There is a load of imformation on the website

http://www.thebowesmuseum.org.uk/

Hope you enjoy the read

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Unread postby bakubo » Tue Apr 19, 2011 7:32 am

Bull Creek in Austin, Texas

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Unread postby bakubo » Fri Sep 28, 2012 7:44 am

This is a panorama of Makapu'u Beach today:

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Unread postby bakubo » Fri Sep 28, 2012 8:16 am

Johnc wrote:Any idea why it's called "Kapahulu Groin"?


Sorry, John, but I just now noticed your question. Why do they call it the Kapahulu Groin? Simple. Hawaiians used to catch crabs there. :lol:

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Re: Let's post some panoramas

Unread postby aster » Sat Sep 29, 2012 6:32 pm

A great cove is the Makapu'u, Henry.

The wide angle with the slight deformation enhances the formation of the actual beach.


Thanks for sharing,

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Unread postby Ken M » Sat Sep 29, 2012 10:59 pm

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Unread postby bakubo » Sun Sep 30, 2012 6:11 pm

Ken, Kevin: Thanks for posting. Very nice panoramas!

Where is Shoshone Falls? It looks like a very interesting landscape.

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Unread postby bakubo » Sun Sep 30, 2012 6:24 pm

aster wrote:A great cove is the Makapu'u, Henry.


After I made the panorama we continued walking and then took the trail all the way around to the Makapu'u Point Lighthouse. I have been wanting to go out there for years, but the nearest bus stop is pretty far away. This time we got off and then took the long walk up the hill walking on the highway (since there is no place to walk except right on the road) to the trailhead. It is a pretty unsafe thing to do, but there is no other choice and is what the bus drivers recommend. There is no shoulder, just a concrete barrier wall to prevent cars from plunging off the side of the cliff. I wish they would add a bus stop near the trailhead because at that place there is a parking lot and the highway has been widened to have a big shoulder so it would be trivial to make a bus stop there. Also, it just makes so much sense. Maybe I should write a letter to the newspaper. :lol:

Here is some info about Makapu'u:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Makapu%CA%BBu

aster wrote:The wide angle with the slight deformation enhances the formation of the actual beach.


Yes, when the software (I used the PSE 9 panorama function for this one) stitches the 4 images together it sort of distorts the image. I guess a consequence of trying to put so much in a 2D image. :)

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Unread postby KevinBarrett » Mon Oct 01, 2012 9:59 am

bakubo wrote:Where is Shoshone Falls? It looks like a very interesting landscape.


Thank you! It is in Southern Idaho, accessible through Twin Falls off of I84.
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Unread postby Greg Beetham » Mon Oct 01, 2012 11:51 am

We used to get the Major league here but it was late at night when it started and was very late when it finished so it needed to be on a Friday or Saturday night so we could watch it all, I remember the Minnesota Twins getting in the playoffs one year against the Oakland A’s I think, or was it against the Braves, my memory is a bit dodgy on that now. Lovely stadium btw.

Nice scene KB, I think Elements does a reasonable job most of the time, I think the more generous you are with the overlap the better maybe but yeah you always get that narrower section in the middle photos and then you have to trim off each end to make it rectangular again, at least that’s how it happens with my Elements 9 and the choices I make.
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Ps It’d be good if the posting size was made bigger here for pans that’s for sure and I do have a bit of an objection sometimes with pans. I like to know what perspective it is I’m looking at (lens focal length) so I can estimate how distorted the photo might be or alternatively how close to the real thing it might be. I’ve never been to those places and probably never will I suppose, so I for one would really appreciate it if the pan was done with a normal-ish lens focal length for the format and not a wide angle. :roll:

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Re: Let's post some panoramas

Unread postby bakubo » Mon Oct 01, 2012 5:20 pm

Greg Beetham wrote:I think Elements does a reasonable job most of the time, I think the more generous you are with the overlap the better maybe but yeah you always get that narrower section in the middle photos and then you have to trim off each end to make it rectangular again, at least that’s how it happens with my Elements 9 and the choices I make.


I always do a 50% overlap when I shoot photos for a panorama. Giving it a very generous overlap is helpful, I think.

Greg Beetham wrote:Ps It’d be good if the posting size was made bigger here for pans that’s for sure and I do have a bit of an objection sometimes with pans. I like to know what perspective it is I’m looking at (lens focal length) so I can estimate how distorted the photo might be or alternatively how close to the real thing it might be. I’ve never been to those places and probably never will I suppose, so I for one would really appreciate it if the pan was done with a normal-ish lens focal length for the format and not a wide angle. :roll:


For my panorama you have to click on the link to see the larger version. I generally use about a 35mm to 50mm equivalent FL, but for this one of Makapu'u I used a 28mm FL so that I could get more of the sky, beach, and the rocks beneath us in the photo. I have several panoramas here:

http://www.bakubo.com/panoramas.html

Greg Beetham wrote:I’ve never been to those places and probably never will I suppose, so I for one would really appreciate it if the pan was done with a normal-ish lens focal length for the format and not a wide angle. :roll:


How about posting some of your panoramas?

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Re: Let's post some panoramas

Unread postby Greg Beetham » Mon Oct 01, 2012 11:20 pm

The makapu’u pano is certainly beautiful Henry and the Bull Creek photo is nice as well but they both look distorted by various degrees too my eye the Bull Creek one especially, I could be wrong of course. I don’t think its worthwhile posting any pano’s of mine (not that I’ve had much of a chance since digital came in to actually take many, with all the ongoing house re-building and just finished inside-outside re-furb of my old truck) at 1000 pixels wide limit.
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Ps I haven’t got time to talk much at the moment, I’ve got to go for Jury service today and probably will be on call for the next two weeks, but I think with panos there is the choice of taking portrait overlaps as well as landscape.


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