Playing with panorama
Sunday, May 16th, 2010 at 4:55 pm
Every so often when out taking photos I will take a series of shots with the intention of combining them into a panorama.
A few months ago I submitted the following image at the camera club as a landscape:
A couple of people commented that a panorama from the same spot may have been better. As it turns out, I had taken a series of shots from a short distance away:
This was the result of feeding four images into AutoStitch, copying over some EXIF data (camera model, exposure, GPS) and then straightening and cropping in Lightroom.
The AutoStitch interface is a bit clunky, but it at least didn’t crash and/or hang when trying to save the output, which is what Microsoft ICE was doing.
I also created some other panoramas. Two from the same day as Mount Worth, of open cut coal mines:
Then two from the walk up Mount Kosciuszko:
The effort needed to create these was quite small, while the result is quite acceptable. I have been told that I could get an even better result from the stiching tool within PhotoShop, but I don’t use PhotoShop.
Once I work out an acceptable/affordable method of printing images larger than 8×12″, I will consider submitting a panorama as a competition entry.