Let's see some panoramas!

Discussion in 'Nature' started by jereswinnen, Nov 15, 2013.

  1. jereswinnen

    jereswinnen TalkEmount Regular

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    Jul 11, 2013
    Belgium
    Jeremy Swinnen
    I'm developing quite an interest for landscape photography and panoramas. I went up early this morning and took my first ever landscape shot and made it into a panorama, taken with the Zeiss Touit 1.8/32. I'm quite happy with the end result :)

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    Let's share some panoramas!
     
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  2. Bimjo

    Bimjo Super Moderator

    Oct 28, 2011
    Washington State
    Jim
    Nice one. :)
     
  3. Zanner

    Zanner TalkEmount Veteran

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    Aug 19, 2013
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    Suzanne
    These are the only two panoramas I've ever tried. The first time was days after I got my Nex6 and we went playing on the sand dunes near my house in February. My daughter had a blast. The second was when we hiked to the top Parnell Tower in the Kettle Moraine Forest this past summer. It was so beautiful.

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    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/100618110@N03/10874385635/" title="pano by Stevsh, on Flickr">"960" height="217" alt="pano"></a>
     
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  4. NickCyprus

    NickCyprus Super Moderator

    Oct 11, 2012
    Cyprus
    Nick
    Yup, totally agree :)
     
  5. Electric Shepherd

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    Ben
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  6. Electric Shepherd

    Electric Shepherd TalkEmount Regular

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    Ben
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  7. Jefenator

    Jefenator TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    Nov 23, 2012
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    Jeff
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  8. bmg123

    bmg123 TalkEmount Veteran

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    Probably my only decent pano (and my first post in over a month, hi guys!):

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  9. xXx1

    xXx1 TalkEmount All-Pro

    Jan 15, 2013
    Just getting into it:
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    Taken with Nikon 180mm/2.8 ED. Was too long and will shoot same scene with 135mm (probably in December and by night).

    Btw, this place is about 300 meters from a metro stop and something like 700 meters from my home.
     
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  10. Grisu_HDH

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    Markus
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/grisuhdh/8705569666" title="Brand Baude Panorama - CEP4 by Markus, on Flickr">//farm9.staticflickr.com/8541/8705569666_cc238832b4.jpg"500" height="113" alt="Brand Baude Panorama - CEP4"></a>
     
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  11. bmg123

    bmg123 TalkEmount Veteran

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    Jan 15, 2013
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    One more I came across; not sure what you guys think of the composition?

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    And a few more I looked over. I think the rain cloud in this one is pretty cool:

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  12. Jefenator

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    Nov 23, 2012
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    Jeff
    Nice! I see a lot of haphazardly framed panoramas out there but these actually work as compositions.

    I'm still not fully satisfied with my own - even with the greater control afforded by the tripod & panning base.

    Composing panoramas is tough - it's not just like a single frame where you see the whole composition before you hit the shutter. When shooting RAW I don't even see the results until I do the stitching at home (almost like film - woe is me!!!). I find it's a whole different visualization process - the viewfinder becomes almost secondary. The vertical coverage is determined by focal length and the horizontal can be up to 360º if I so choose. (I usually overshoot on either end of what I want to capture - give myself a comfy margin.)

    So the challenge for me is to pick the right lens so I don't have to crop too much off the top or bottom. One has to choose carefully. With a wide angle lens the scene-gathering power is so great, even the Sierra Nevada mountain range can be made to look small in the final frame!
     
  13. Gandalf

    Gandalf TalkEmount Regular

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    Sep 5, 2013
    I couldn't agree more! I find that the panoramas I like best (from my own photos) tend toward much longer focal lengths than most people associate with landscape photography (at least in small format cameras!) The ability to stitch together multiple frames taken with a long lens makes the effective camera format much larger.

    This panorama of Abert Rim in eastern Oregon was taken with an 85mm lens.
    The farthest point of the rim is several miles from the camera position
    (I'd have to look at a map to grok where I was exactly...)
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    Abert Rim and Abert Lake by APD Photo, on Flickr


    A second example is this shot, where I found these low hanging clouds while driving a back road.
    The house and barn are probably a half mile away. I used a 135mm lens to eliminate unwanted sky
    and all the fields between the camera and subject:
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    365.020 - Fall Pastorale by APD Photo, on Flickr


    Finally, one I really like: taken with a 300mm lens, it required two autostitched (in-camera) panoramas,
    which I then joined in Photoshop. The ability of the 300mm lens to foreshorten the distance from the
    relatively near buildings to the far mountains is really what makes this shot, IMO...
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    Baker City View by APD Photo, on Flickr
     
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  14. Bimjo

    Bimjo Super Moderator

    Oct 28, 2011
    Washington State
    Jim
    That last one is awesome. :)
     
  15. Jefenator

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    Jeff
    Wow - those telephoto panoramas are awesome!

    I recognized Lake Abert immediately - I've been there about a dozen times. Never with my panorama rig, though… yet.
     
  16. TonyTurley

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    Apr 24, 2013
    West Virginia, USA
    Gandalf, those are incredible.

    Tony
     
  17. shaolin95

    shaolin95 TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    Jul 3, 2013
    Awesome stuff. Now I must try this. I have been lazy just using the built in panorama option :)
     
  18. izzikiorage

    izzikiorage TalkEmount Veteran

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    Jul 30, 2013
    Here is one that I shot earlier this month

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    Cradle of the himalyas by Amlan Mathur, on Flickr


    I had a question on this, If I want to stop the panorama in between, it not go the entire distance that the camera makes me go in the panorama mode, how can I do this? For eg, in my galaxy S3, the moment I stop moving the cam the phone stops taking the panorama
     
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  19. John D.

    John D. TalkEmount Regular

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    Oct 7, 2013
    This is one I'm working on - taken with a Sony NEX-7 with a SEL 55-210mm lens just as the sun was coming up.

    This is a stitched pano of four images (the final image has five stitched images, but I had to use a "screen capture" tool to even show what I have above?).. Anyway - the final will be printed out 41"x13" (104cmx33cm). I love the DR on the Sony sensors - as well as the information retained in their RAW files.

    pano2.

    - John
     
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  20. WoodWorks

    WoodWorks Super Moderator

    Dec 12, 2012
    Ashland, OR, USA
    David
    Another beautiful pano of that harbor, John. The foreground is especially eye-catching.
     
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