Basque early morning lookout panorama

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Comments (6)

Andrey S. Shulgin on November 11, 2010

L this criss-cross 4D panorama!

David Wilson on November 11, 2010

Why thank you Andrey, even if I don't really understand what you're saying! It's just a hand held 180° pano shot with a Canon compact as far as Im concerned.

David Brown Photogra… on November 12, 2010

But it's still dang nice DIW

Fine valley of cloud.

Best wishes from North Carolina

Jethro

David Wilson on November 12, 2010

Thanks Jethro. Sometimes you get lucky with the atmospherics and it pays to have a camera in your pocket when you do! Sure was bright though. This was last October and the sun was low in the sky about 2/3 of the way across the image. The cloud right under the sun was dazzling. choosing an exposure that would work (more or less) all across the pano was the most difficult part of getting this shot. PS the 'Extra information' data shown by Panoramio is wrong - this was shot at f5 not f2.8 - even my compact would have depth of field problems with this at f2.8!

David Brown Photogra… on November 12, 2010

It always pays to have a camera with you, its having the presence of mind to use it, that challenges me.

This was stitched outside the camera (right?) so maybe the stitching software messed up the f number, but thats OK. I like the heads you also have in there. I must try that next time.

When I use my old Canon S3 in panorama mode I try to take the brightest end first to help with the exposure problem you mention.

Finally (I promise) I love seeking parallel shots in my gallery and think this is the closest - a 3 shot (portrait) panorama but from negatives (from the olden days).

Best wishes from North Carolina

Jethro

David Wilson on November 13, 2010

"This was stitched outside the camera (right?) so maybe the stitching software messed up the f number, but thats OK." Nope - its actually a bug in Panoramio. With certain (all?) cameras the lens maximum f stop is displayed instead of the f stop actually used. Stitching was done in Photoshop CS3 using the 'Photomerge' command.

cheers DW

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on November 10, 2010
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    by David Wilson
    • Camera: Canon PowerShot A650 IS
    • Exposure: 0.001s (1/1250)
    • Focal Length: 7.40mm
    • F/Stop: f/2.798
    • ISO Speed: ISO80
    • Exposure Bias: -1.00 EV
    • No flash

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