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    Default Panorama of Mount Cook, New Zealand

    This is my first attempt at using Panorama Factory to stich a panorama together. Found the wizard quite easy to use, but beyond that liao.
    Any advice/comments on how to improve the panorama are welcome. Thanks!

    For a bigger version of this pic => Click here

    Last edited by RCheah; 3rd May 2006 at 05:29 AM.
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    Well, very nicely done and it is just simply beautifully cropped. Is the the main road to Mt. Cook?

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    u took with tripod and stich them together?

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    Extremely impressed - was it taken using your 17-40?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dbcs
    Extremely impressed - was it taken using your 17-40?
    Thanks to all for the kind comments!
    God's creation was already so amazingly beautiful, all I had to do was press a few buttons.
    Yes, the photos were taken somewhere along the main road to The Hermitage Hotel @ Mount Cook Village.

    The shots were taken back in year 2000, using my EOS 5 and humble 28-105mm lens @ (I think) 28mm focal length.
    Only scanned the film to digital recently using my Coolscan IV ED. Didn't know much about panoramic shots then,
    so didn't mount on tripod or even take note of reference point(s) or how much to overlap from 1 photo to another, etc.
    So ended up top and bottom got cropped off quite a bit.

    Actually what I've shown in my 1st post was only made up by 2 shots, out of the total of 6.
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    This longer version was created using PixAround stitching, and using only 5 out of the 6 shots. With the 6th shot, some of the mountains would be cropped off.
    For the larger version (Abt 800K) => Click here

    Last edited by RCheah; 3rd May 2006 at 05:32 AM.
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    I think it is very very very nice!!
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    cooooool.......
    magnificent......
    juz nice for the coming LOTR III......haaaaaaa

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    very nice and well done

    a wider angle shot to show more sky would be better
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    Quote Originally Posted by Raymond Cheah
    Thanks to all for the kind comments!
    God's creation was already so amazingly beautiful, all I had to do was press a few buttons.
    Well said!

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    Fabulous shot. Beautiful landscape.

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    Quote Originally Posted by megaweb
    very nice and well done

    a wider angle shot to show more sky would be better
    Yup... agree that more sky would look nicer and more 'dramatic'. Thanks for the tip!
    Too bad I wasn't shooting digital then, or didn't have my 17-40mm then. If not could have tried more interesting angles/composition, etc.
    But then again, after buying all the digital gear and lenses, no $$ to go holiday liao! What an irony, right?

    Have seen many other manificent panoramas in this forum. Think I'll shoot more of that from now on.

    Thanks once again for all the compliments!
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    Simply breathtaking!! Nice pano!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raymond Cheah
    Thanks to all for the kind comments!
    God's creation was already so amazingly beautiful, all I had to do was press a few buttons. .
    Can anyone stand with a scene like this in front of him or her and still say there is no God?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ansel
    Can anyone stand with a scene like this in front of him or her and still say there is no God?
    Unfortunately, yes.
    Because many people have also personally witnessed the whole process of the Miracle of Life and yet don't want to believe there is a God.
    i.e. How 2 cells that come together, will grow into a full grown human being!!

    Everyday when I look at my girl, I'm simply amazed and in awe, for not so long ago,
    she was only a clump of cells, then a foetus, then a baby, now a toddler, and soon a young girl, big girl... etc

    But I guess this discussion is outside the scope of this forum. Maybe can go Kopitiam!
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    Let keep your faith to yourself and enjoy the scene. Just my thought...

    Nicely done sitch without tripod.
    Have the feeling that I am in NZ when looking at your pix.

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    The snowy part of the mountains are washed out. Check your negatives (with a loupe) to see if there are details there. If they are, can try scanning again to bring out those details (play with the gain) and software blend them in the frames before stitching. i believe the picture will look nicer.

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    In the bigger picture, the road near the front of the picture suddenly bends. Is it actually like that? i thought it was a stitching defect but the mountains look perfectly stitched to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ST1100
    In the bigger picture, the road near the front of the picture suddenly bends. Is it actually like that?
    i thought it was a stitching defect but the mountains look perfectly stitched to me.
    Sharp eyes you got there! No, the road is pretty straight as far as I could remember.
    I believe it's the distortion caused by the focal length I was using, i.e. 28mm.
    If you look carefully, you'll also see another point to the left, near the entrance to the side road.
    The same thing happened there, though not as obvious.
    I must say that given the photos, the software did a pretty good job of fusing them together!


    The snowy part of the mountains are washed out. Check your negatives (with a loupe) to see if there are details there.
    If they are, can try scanning again to bring out those details (play with the gain) and software blend them in the frames before stitching.
    i believe the picture will look nicer.
    Yes, I believe the details are there in the film. And even in my scans, there are more details, but I may have Photoshopped out some already.
    The Coolscan IV has definitely enough Dynamic Range to bring out the details if necc.
    But too tedious leh, cos there are too many of such highly contrasty shots in the whole trip.
    Too much work to blend one by one. Scanning them in already took so much time.
    But I did choose a few shots and scan them at different gains, just no time to go and try blending them yet.
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