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09/27/2016 10:41:17 AM · #1
I had a blast playing with some panos lately, usually I set it up on my tripod and play but for some reason I wanted a challenge and try it hand held, I love the new lightroom merging for this for the processing, and that is what I have used. I did not do anything fancy to doctor up the editing just my basic work flow.

Any critiqueues or insight would be awesome as I really find these tons of fun and not sure if I am missing anything for when it comes to doing these pano shots

360 hand held = At Buffalo Shores, Iowa just a camping/boating site we camped at one weekend
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10 image hand held pano- this was at the Kewaunee Pierhead Light, WI - we spent the weekend hunting for lighthouses in Door County, WI.
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09/27/2016 10:49:26 AM · #2
Nicely done - panos are fun though I am lazy and use my phones camera pano feature.

I am not 100% sure but in your first two panos, you may want to straighten the horizon. I may be wrong about this but the horizon looks a bit sloped. Perhaps that is not the horizon though:)
09/27/2016 10:52:33 AM · #3
Thanks !
The island where that was taken was super weird LOL! I was having a hard time with that

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09/27/2016 10:56:35 AM · #4
Originally posted by P-A-U-L:

I am not 100% sure but in your first two panos, you may want to straighten the horizon. I may be wrong about this but the horizon looks a bit sloped. Perhaps that is not the horizon though:)

I think the effect is from a receding far shoreline. Note that the trees and other elements which are supposed to be vertical are vertical; if you try to "straighten" that "horizon" it will look quite odd.

I take almost all of my (landscape) panos handheld too -- with practice you can get nearly as good source images as when using a tripod ... in fact if the tripod isn't "perfectly level" you often end up with a worse result.

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09/27/2016 11:03:19 AM · #5
My thoughts as well about the horizon in the first two. I think the 360 is something that requires a tripod.

The lighthouse one is perfect.
09/27/2016 11:35:42 AM · #6
So when there is a really weird one do you go by the treelines then or what should have I focused it off from for the straightness of it
09/27/2016 12:17:54 PM · #7
Julie, the lighthouse image is beautiful and well done. Nice job.
09/27/2016 12:56:26 PM · #8
Originally posted by jgirl57:

So when there is a really weird one do you go by the treelines then or what should have I focused it off from for the straightness of it

When you have a receding shoreline like that, I think the only way to make the "horizon" look "level" would be to skew the image into a parallelogram, but then it wouldn't look like the actual scene. I think you just have to include elements and compose to show that what people are looking at isn't a true "horizon" and shouldn't be exactly horizontal.

Several images (especially those of Puget Sound in Washington) in my Panorama gallery show the same effect ... virtually all of these shots are hand-held and merged with the free (demo) version of AutoStitch.
09/27/2016 08:50:45 PM · #9
Thank you !!

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Paul that makes sense thank you thanks for that link too.
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