View Full Version : Old Town Scottsdale

01-26-2009, 08:28 PM
Here's my first shot at a night, well early evening actually, pano.

This was taken in Old Town Scottsdale, Arizona.

The nadir presented quite a challenge with shadows in all directions from the street lights and the floodlights on the sculpture.



Bill Bailey
01-27-2009, 09:33 AM
Hey Rob,
Evening shots like this are a bit more complicated but apparently you have a good knowledge base of photography and you merged that well into the work flow of shooting panoramics.
Your work is refining at a fast pace.

nick fan
01-27-2009, 07:53 PM
nice pano. the exposure is very good.
Did you use bracketed shots? the head lights from a few vehicles look very odd to me. strong halo around under exposed light.


01-28-2009, 05:22 AM
Hi Nick,

Yes, I used bracketed shots, 2 stops + and -.

You are right. it does look very odd, the centers of the lights are dark but the outside of the lights are light a bright ring.

I must admit I am a bit mystified as to why it is like that so would appreciate any hints, suggestions.


Today is worth two tomorrows.

Bill Bailey
01-28-2009, 06:52 AM
tone down the levels a bit when using Photomatrix :wink: