Whenever the weather in Whitby is wet - there's still a picture. 180 degree pano - worth a zoom in.

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Comments (16)

Jim Evans (AXOTA) on June 23, 2011

That's a lot of photo Jeff and clearly the product of several frames...Good quality pic with lots of detail..A big LIKE from me!

Some subtle alterations have taken, or will take place soon! There is now a huge crane and jack-up barge working at the harbour end of the east pier extension..Hopefully, the contractors will soon complete urgent and crucial repairs to the structure! Secondly, the appalling eye-sore that is the ice-house has been scheduled for demolition! To be honest, they should continue with the bulldozers right along Pier road where it meets the Marine Cafe at "Coffee House End" ;) I say this because the harbour holds a far greater attraction for tourists than the much less appealing sheds and significantly depleted fishing fleet..How grand it would be to have access to the harbour side currently occupied by those dreadful and obnoxious fish sheds>

This truly is a fine panoramic and for some strange reason, if my own experiences are anything to go by, they are not popular with the viewers! Maybe they take too long to open..This one took ages!

Kind regards Jeff


Jeff Annely on June 24, 2011

Yes Jim, 14 frames and all hand-held for my sins. For some reason, my tripod is always where I'm not.

It does take a little longer to open, but it's about 5 or 6 seconds on my box here which is not too bad.

The harbour has the potential to look great when the sheds and other gubbins have been cleared - I suppose it all depends on the style of the regeneration i.e. classic heritage, modern chic or tourist catchpenny. I expect the money will be the final decider.

Cheers from Cheshire Jeff

Jim Evans (AXOTA) on June 24, 2011

Hi Jeff ;) thanks for the feedback..yep, 14 frames handheld..that's incredible...what programme did you merge them with? jim.

Jeff Annely on June 24, 2011

I've got Photoshop CS which can stitch but does not do a very convincing job. Frankly, you can see the joins. Later versions of CS (2 and 3 and so on) do much better. Unfortunately, they cost a king's ransom, so I use Elements 6. I hate the child-like interface but it seems to stitch faultlessly. Are you still on CS5?


Neil Grimwood on July 5, 2011

Hiya Jeff, Iv'e just had a nice wander around one of my favourite places,and enjoyed it. Iv'e read your chat with Jim, yep, there are a couple of blips,but, 180degree hand held,that to me is pretty good Jeff,good onya for having a go.


Yorkshire Sam on July 8, 2011

Very well done indeed for hand held and at such a focal length. I personally would have preferred to see the view atop the east cliff included but very nice all the same.

It's a real shame the lanterns were missing from the pier but I assume they are simply being renovated and will return again soon.

Good work !

Yorkshire Sam on July 8, 2011

Hi again , my comment must seem confusing since I hadn't scrolled up to see the remainder :o), only when seeing the thumbnail again in my comments section did I realise the entire view was there.

I was right I do prefer it included ;O)

add a bonus point to my previous praise :o)

David Brown Photogra… on November 5, 2011

Wow... what a huge panorama *Jeff

It downloaded in no time on my system but I find that Google's servers are more of an issue than my bandwidth (from V recent experience).

Get hugin to stitch them - its free and awesome.

It will blend (or Enblend) the joins and you won't see them again. I can help with the set up[ should you get bewildered.

Final thought.... how tall is your screen resolution? Mine is 1024, so 1024 would make a good height for a posted pano (if most people are like me) - HOWEVER, most browsers zoom these days so by pressing Ctrl-minus you can make this fabulous image fit the screen and then it is stunning!!!

I cannot find anymore praise and efar I might over do it!


Best wishes and thanks for the link - Jethro

Jeff Annely on November 5, 2011

Hi Jethro, Are you saying that you can see joins?

I have been over the whole thing (and the full-fat original) and I can't see anything resembling a joint or even a minor inconsistency.

Rather puzzled!!


David Brown Photogra… on November 6, 2011

Nope I cannot see any. I was responding to the conversation above.... bemoaning CS and the fact that you (or Jim) said they don't join too well. Perhaps I misunderstood.

As I said THIS image is awesome! I don't understand the need for a tripod either. When the subject is afar (like this) there are no risks of parallax errors.


I have left it in another browser window all evening (zoomed to fit the height perfectly). I just love exploring it.

Again, thanks for the link!!!


Jeff Annely on November 6, 2011

Ah, now I understand. I had the wrong end of the stick. I find that Elements and indeed PhotoPaint can do an incredible stitching job with the right images. In will have a look at Hugin - sounds very interesting.

When shooting a series of frames for a pano, I find that I have a natural tendency to tilt the camera (left side down) or or drop the entire azimuth between frames, even with the reticule switched on in the viewfinder. This of course means I get a ragged top or bottom edge which, when removed, loses some degree of image height. Hence if I'm planning a pano, I always take a tripod.

Thanks foe the interest and information buddy.



David Brown Photogra… on November 6, 2011

I dont know what you mean Jeff


I have the same problem which I have devised completely ineffective solutions for through the years!

All because I hate tripods.

Glad we sorted that out - Jethro

Jeff Annely on November 7, 2011

Ah, well Jethro, this is where we differ, because I have devised completely effective solutions to this perpetual problem.

Mind you, my solutions don't actually work either. :)


Wojciech Noworyta on February 20, 2012

Very nice. L+F

Jeff Annely on February 21, 2012

Thank you Wojciech for visiting my gallery. I hope you enjoyed some of the pictures.

Cheers from Cheshire

Jim Evans (AXOTA) on July 2, 2012

I revisited this excellent pano Jeff and it opened up immediately. It's an awesome photo however you look at it.

Cheers bud!


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    by Jeff Annely
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