Big Hill Springs Polar Panorama

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Comments (9)

VKeith on May 8, 2008

This one is really good.

Jessica G. on May 8, 2008

I think it looks better in a flat area. This looks like one misshapen world! on May 12, 2008

I like this one it's look very good and make lought. It's cool and funny. How did you make it? Maybe the colors and sky should be better but really good work.

Jessica G. on May 12, 2008

Hi aida, thanks for looking! It is a fun way to edit a panorama. But you're right about the colours, it was a cloudy day and bad for taking pictures. Here's the basic steps I used, copied from the comments on one of my other polar panoramas:

  1. First, using Photoshop, I shrank it to make it easier for my old computer to work with, then flipped the panorama upside-down. I changed the canvas size to a square and moved the panorama almost to the top, leaving a gap maybe a third of its width above it.
  2. Polar coordinates: Photoshop kept saying I didn't have enough RAM to do that, so I ended up opening the file in the GIMP and doing that step there. It froze three or four times, but I finally managed it.
  3. From there I opened it in Photoshop again, filled in the hole in the middle (left by the white space at the top) and turned it to the best angle. on May 14, 2008

Oh I see thank you.

Malvinder Sahi on May 24, 2008

I still dont see how you did it ! NICE SHOT though.

Jessica G. on May 24, 2008

Thank you, malvinder! Well, I don't think I can explain it any better, but here's a tutorial of the same thing, with pictures.

Malvinder Sahi on May 25, 2008

okay - i checked it out and also saw the tutorial on

saguari on February 22, 2011

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  • Uploaded on May 3, 2008
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    by Jessica G.