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#1 Lionfish43

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Posted 03 June 2006 - 01:10 PM

I've been working on these quite a bit lately. One of the things I like about these panoramas is the fact that I can create huge, incredibly detailed images. These were all shot with my D2H and 24-120VR in vertical format and then stitched with Autopano Pro. The final images were put together from 5-14 original photo's.
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Posted 04 June 2006 - 05:15 AM

Impressive work.
I'm sure that on the wall its will looks even better since the web format don't display this format in its best.
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Posted 04 June 2006 - 07:54 AM

I just had a 36"x10" print made from the Portsmouth Waterfront . The detail is so good you can actually see inside some of the windows. I'm just imagining what would be possible with a D2X or D200 although then the file-sizes would be in the 1GB+ range and I'd need a bigger PC.
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Posted 08 June 2006 - 06:03 PM

Larry, those are very good, thanks. I haven't been to New E for years, I need to see Maine again.

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Posted 08 June 2006 - 08:00 PM

Larry, those are very good, thanks. I haven't been to New E for years, I need to see Maine again.

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Thanks,
I hope to carry-over some of the techniques I've been working on topside to my next UW trip. In the meantime here's one more from Perkins Cove in Ogunquit, Maine.
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Posted 09 June 2006 - 06:26 AM

Larry,

These are awesome, I really like the lighthouse pano. Can you tell us more about the equipment you use to make these?

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Posted 09 June 2006 - 06:50 AM

Please share the tricks with us.

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Posted 09 June 2006 - 09:03 AM

My setup is this:

Hardware
Nikon D2H
Nikon 24-120VR
MC-30 Remote trigger
Bogen Tripod
Kirk BH-3 ballhead
Hot-shoe mounted level
Small carpenters level
Tide-table, weather report, sunrise/sunset times, insect repellant

Software
Nikon View 6
Nikon Capture 4
Autopano Pro
Photoshop CS

A lot of planning goes into selecting the TOD and POV for these shots - the Perkins cove shot is no good at low tide because the boats are too low, you can only get to the vantage point for the Portsmouth Harbor shot at low tide and the best lighting as usually at sunrise or sunset.

The most important technique is making sure your tripod is LEVEL. Just leveling the camera will not cut it - the tripod must be level. I remove the center post of the tripod and use the carpenters level to level the tripod legs. Even being off slightly will effect the level of the camera when you rotate it.

The focal length of the lens will determine the number of shots required to complete your panorama. I tend to shoot at least 180 degrees, that way I can crop the final image the way I want it. I've tried both Aperture priority and Manual exposure and seem to get the best results when using a single manual exposure for the entire shot. I always shoot f8 to take avantage of my lens' sweet spot.

There's a lot more but I gotta go back to work now.
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Posted 09 June 2006 - 09:24 AM

Larry

those are awesome pixs.

thanks for sharing both pixs and techniques.
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Posted 09 June 2006 - 09:34 AM

Bravo Larry!!

I have thought about trying something like that on the prairies here. I much appreciate your insights and experiences. I just might have to look into that program...

Well done

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