NDR Seacoast Panoramas
Posted 03 June 2006 - 01:10 PM
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Posted 08 June 2006 - 06:03 PM
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.
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.
Nikon D2H w/ Nikon 24-120VR - 7 images stitched with Autopano Pro
Posted 09 June 2006 - 06:26 AM
These are awesome, I really like the lighthouse pano. Can you tell us more about the equipment you use to make these?
Dual Ikelite Strobes
Photo site - www.reefpix.org
Posted 09 June 2006 - 09:03 AM
MC-30 Remote trigger
Kirk BH-3 ballhead
Hot-shoe mounted level
Small carpenters level
Tide-table, weather report, sunrise/sunset times, insect repellant
Nikon View 6
Nikon Capture 4
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.