47th Challenge - Panorama.

Discussion in 'Photo Challenges' started by bilzmale, Dec 15, 2017.

  1. bilzmale

    bilzmale Super Moderator Emeritus Subscribing Member

    Jul 17, 2010
    Perth, Western Australia
    Bill Shinnick
    I would like to set this final challenge for 2017 as "Panorama".

    Panoramic photography has been an interest of mine for many years and I've spent $$$$$ on hardware and software over that time. Today the ability to stitch images into a panorama is quite ubiquitous and is built into software like Lightroom, Photoshop, On1 RAW and no doubt others. Many current cameras will actually stitch in body and do a good job with no input from the user.

    This Challenge will run or the usual 2 weeks and close on Dec 30 2017.

    Feel free to use as much or as little hard/software as you are comfortable with (including in-camera stitches).

    I will be judging on the final image rather than the process but I suggest you take this opportunity to explore new options.
     
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  2. bartjeej

    bartjeej SC Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Nov 12, 2010
    bart
    I love panoramic aspect ratios (although panoramas can, of course, have very different aspect ratios than the wide/low ratios they're mostcommonly associated with). Cool theme!
     
  3. I tend to cheat on Panoramas. I had some decent stitching software once, but I tend to prefer in camera, or crop. Wide/skinny and bent (ie straight beaches appearing to be bays) dont appeal at all.
     
  4. rayvonn

    rayvonn SC Top Veteran

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    Jan 19, 2015
    Ok I'll go first. I don't do stitched panos these days but used to. Without wishing to move the subject on to software, I found Autopano Pro, whilst expensive, to be the best, easily better than the PS/ Nik variations. From memory, this was stitched from vertical portrait frames.

    16233823623_11efa896e0_b. Untitled by Otim, on Flickr
     
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  5. donlaw

    donlaw SC All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Sep 14, 2012
    Texas
    Don
    Teton View1.
     
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  6. dougpayne

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    C.D. Payne
    My parents might have bought gas here when they lived in Arizona in 1946. twin_arrows.
     
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  7. Lightmancer

    Lightmancer Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Aug 13, 2011
    Sunny Frimley
    Bill Palmer
    Ok I'm in, with a shot of a Kefalonian beach. I was nearly neck-deep to get this shot... DSC_0033.JPG
     
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  8. Mine is a cheat. 15mm lens and a crop.

    cpool.
     
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  9. bartjeej

    bartjeej SC Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Nov 12, 2010
    bart
    To me, that's just as valid a panorama as anything else, Sue. Panoramas are all about that wrap-around experience , and anything that lends itself to that end qualifies as a panorama to me.
     
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  10. Honestly, this is one of my least favorite things to shoot, but I love to see them.

    First, a silly. I've tried doing this in camera with varying results that are often quite funny. See the two chopped up cars:
    DSC04662.

    Now a more serious entry:
    IMG_20150118_175444.
     
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  11. bilzmale

    bilzmale Super Moderator Emeritus Subscribing Member

    Jul 17, 2010
    Perth, Western Australia
    Bill Shinnick
    Wow thanks to rayvonn, Don, Doug, Bill P, Sue, bart and dave for your prompt entries and there are some real crackers there.
    Because of the good early response I have decided to revert to a 2 week challenge closing on Dec 30.

    Just repeating the 47th challenge will close on Dec 30.
     
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  12. drd1135

    drd1135 SC Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Jul 13, 2011
    Lexington, Virginia
    Steve
    I definitely have to learn how that panorama thing works on one of my cameras. :blush:
    Update: the Fuji x70 has an in camera panorama mode. (No joy on the Olympus bodies). Time to play!
     
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  13. Michael T

    Michael T SC Top Veteran

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    Jul 31, 2011
    The High Plains
    Michael
    Just a crop-Pleasure Pier
    DSC_6206_Aurora2017-X3.
     
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  14. theoldsmithy

    theoldsmithy SC All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Jan 7, 2013
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    Martin Connolly
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  15. Petach

    Petach SC Hall of Famer

    Oct 22, 2011
    UK, Essex
    Peter Tachauer
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  16. drd1135

    drd1135 SC Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Jul 13, 2011
    Lexington, Virginia
    Steve
    My office:
    office%20pano-L.
     
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  17. tonyturley

    tonyturley SC All-Pro

    Nov 24, 2014
    Scott Depot, WV, USA
    Tony
    OK, I'm not feeling quite so badly about my office now. ;)
     
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  18. tonyturley

    tonyturley SC All-Pro

    Nov 24, 2014
    Scott Depot, WV, USA
    Tony
    A few years ago, I was working on a MS degree in Physical and Applied Science, with an emphasis on geobiophysical modeling. I had a model aircraft set up to fly preset waypoints as a near IR converted Nikon P&S snapped images at programmed intervals. The camera was set up for a nadir, or straight down, view. I stitched quite a few images together, and used ArcGIS to register them to waypoints I had walked out on the ground. I was using rather unsophisticated gear, but the process was still reasonably accurate. Here's one of the composites I made, covering about 10 acres viewed from about 500 feet.

    TVA_03-10-12_NIR_pano.
     
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  19. michealj

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    Micheal
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  20. bilzmale

    bilzmale Super Moderator Emeritus Subscribing Member

    Jul 17, 2010
    Perth, Western Australia
    Bill Shinnick
    Another 6 entries - thanks Michael T, Martin, Pete, Steve, Tony and Michael J.

    Think I need to set up a judging spreadsheet to keep track of the entries - plentiful and good efforts all.
     
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