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TheOldFart
05-10-2010, 04:06 AM
I haven't posted for awhile so thought it was about time.

Shot this last Friday from my office window (daytime job) before heading home.

http://focusedview.zenfolio.com/img/v18/p316227982-5.jpg

The original shoot was 5 rows of 30 images each of 5 bracketed exposures at -2EV to +2EV for total pixel count in excess of 600million. When I got home I found that I had missed 3 sets of bracketed exposures in the 4th row , so the final image was cut down to 5 rows x 27 columns.

Each bracketed set was processed in Photomatix and for my liking it is probably pushed a little to much. Considering the overall processing at this point took around 6 hours I really didn't feel like going back and starting again.

The mosaic was then stitched together using Autopano Giga and downsized to 30000 x 11440 pixels to beat Photoshop's limitation of 30,000 pixels.

There are lots of stitching errors as this was the first time I have used the Nikkor 24-120 for this type of shoot and I didn't take the time out to sort out any parallax errors.

Some details:
Camera: Nikon D300
Lens: AF-S VR Nikkor 24-120 f/3.5-5.6G IF-ED
Panohead: Nodal Ninja NN5 with R-D16 rotator
Aperture: f/9
Shutter: 1/80
ISO: 200
Focal Length: 120mm
Dimensions: 30000 x 11440 pixels - 348Mb
FoV: approx. 120 degrees
Image Arrangement: 5 x 30 x 3 (rows x columns x bracket)

For all those interested, I have uploaded the mosaic to http://gigapan.org/gigapans/49187/. There are no prizes for the person who can find the most stitching errors. :001_cool:

I've printed this out at 840mm x 300mm and the detail is amazing.

Cheers
Tony

P.S. When is Nick going to make a robotic Nodal Ninja to make my job easier? ::001_smile:

Bill Bailey
05-10-2010, 08:43 AM
Hi Tony,
Interesting effect with the HDR - you don't see to many HDR mosaics because of the added challenges it brings.
This image also seems cleaner than the gigapan website image.
Well done!

Thanks for sharing.

Bill

vibes35
05-10-2010, 11:26 AM
Tony- Very nice! I like it... :001_smile:

TheOldFart
05-10-2010, 03:23 PM
Hi Tony,
Interesting effect with the HDR - you don't see to many HDR mosaics because of the added challenges it brings.
This image also seems cleaner than the gigapan website image.
Well done!

Thanks for sharing.

Bill


Bill,

I picked up the wrong image for Gigapan :'( and will reload it once I get a chance.

cheers
Tony