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Vincèn
10-31-2010, 12:05 AM
Shot on wednesday during pre-opening of the resort 7 Laux in France (http://www.les7laux.com).
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1310/5130417767_d952765861.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/skivr/5130417767/)
Full interactive flash version avalaible here: http://www.skivr.com/?p=837

Shot with D3 + 14-24 + NN5 R-D16 ;)

Vincèn

hindenhaag
10-31-2010, 12:58 AM
Vincen,

Another great shot. You live in a nice area. I like the opening part very much, impressive mountainside, blue sky, lighted and shadowed areas, very good place. Did you uses bracketing?

Turning around 180°, wow, my first thought was:"looks a bit like great canyon". Big rocks departed by deep valleys. Interesting zooming in, the villages near by and those deeper in the valleys, the view through the clouds, brilliant.

You know to be at a great place in the right moment.

And a very good demonstration of the 14-24 Nikkor lens. Though taking some more time to shoot, it offers a great result compared to 4 or 6 around. One of my favorites too. Because this is the pre-opening of the winter season we are eager to see the next shots of the coming winter.

Thx for sharing Vincen.

Best regards,
Heinz

Vincèn
10-31-2010, 01:29 AM
Another great shot. You live in a nice area. I like the opening part very much, impressive mountainside, blue sky, lighted and shadowed areas, very good place. Did you uses bracketing?
yep it was a really nice day, clear sky (as weather was snowy previous days), sunny, just a little windy, had to be careful for that pano as just near the border of the cliff :glare: I installed the tripod nearest of border as I wanted to be able to see in pano the cliff !
no bracketing (that's definitively something I need to learn really when I have a little time, next century probably :thumbup:


Turning around 180°, wow, my first thought was:"looks a bit like great canyon". Big rocks departed by deep valleys. Interesting zooming in, the villages near by and those deeper in the valleys, the view through the clouds, brilliant.
I'll probably return there during winter with bigger lens to shoot gigapixel panorama (with 70-200 for example :wink:


You know to be at a great place in the right moment.
Well I had to walk half an hour to arrive there ! ski resort was only open with two lifts, and lift just behind is not yet finished (they need yet to install chairs and do tests, won't be open before 2/3 weeks) so I had to walk up from other lift you see down :blushing:


And a very good demonstration of the 14-24 Nikkor lens. Though taking some more time to shoot, it offers a great result compared to 4 or 6 around. One of my favorites too. Because this is the pre-opening of the winter season we are eager to see the next shots of the coming winter.
Yep I'm definitively in love with that lens, it's so clear and crisp :) Used at 24mm for that pano and f/16 and 30 shots around is not so much, it goes fast when all is setup in advance :w00t:

Few more in the pipe soon :001_rolleyes:

Thanks for your comments,

Vincèn

Vincèn
10-31-2010, 04:29 AM
one more not far from previous one ;)
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1047/5131432258_33e80e2a9e.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/skivr/5131432258/)
Flash version: http://www.skivr.com/?p=841

Vincèn

Vincèn
11-06-2010, 11:57 AM
and a new one yet ;)
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4153/5151242407_8bcaa4b460.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/skivr/5151242407/)
Flash version: http://www.skivr.com/?p=848

Vincèn

Vincèn
11-07-2010, 07:56 AM
and an other one on same slope, little garbage with cables of chairlift I need to correct !
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1394/5154577624_074079aca4.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/skivr/5154577624/)
Flash version here: http://www.skivr.com/?p=853

Vincèn
11-07-2010, 09:20 AM
and last one for now ;)
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1344/5154746458_592692ac73.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/skivr/5154746458/)
Flash version: http://www.skivr.com/?p=855

Vincèn
01-22-2011, 06:13 AM
New pano done last week but weather was not so nice so not very happy with results :th_cool: (thanks to Heinz for settings of D90 with 14-24 Lens :blush:

Regular view:
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5082/5377830560_cf6cbe3f89.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/skivr/5377830560/)

Little planet view:
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5047/5377830468_a547a8bca8.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/skivr/5377830468/)

Flash version on that link: http://www.skivr.com/?p=890

Bill Bailey
01-22-2011, 06:52 AM
nice work Vincèn - as usual - love the little planet. Gee you need to put on a coat when viewing - brrr.
Now if only we can get you to put you into one of your ski panos. :thumbup:

Bill
ps - thanks for posting on Nodal Ninja Flickr Group (http://www.flickr.com/groups/nodal_ninja/)

Vincèn
01-22-2011, 07:42 AM
nice work Vincèn - as usual - love the little planet. Gee you need to put on a coat when viewing - brrr. I'll shot new ones next week and temperature should be very low, -10/-15ºC :th_wink: have to keep batteries of camera in my coat and put them in camera just when I shoot :thumbup:


Now if only we can get you to put you into one of your ski panos. :thumbup:
I'm on all my mountain panos (have a look at other side of slope, ZAG pair of ski with poles, gloves and goggle on it are mine :biggrin:

Vincèn

Vincèn
01-30-2011, 01:54 PM
a new old pano (shot one year ago but forgot it among all panos yet to stitch :blush: shot at 7 Laux as usual near arrival of ski lift Les Loups with nice view on Chartreuse, Vercors, and far beyond in the bottom Grenoble :001_smile:

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5096/5402286574_f59c4bedfb.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/skivr/5402286574/)
Chanterelle en Little Planet (http://www.flickr.com/photos/skivr/5402286574/) by Vincèn PUJOL - SkiVR (http://www.flickr.com/people/skivr/), on Flickr
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5299/5402286940_63d2519eb1.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/skivr/5402286940/)
Chanterelle (http://www.flickr.com/photos/skivr/5402286940/) by Vincèn PUJOL - SkiVR (http://www.flickr.com/people/skivr/), on Flickr

Flash interactive version on this link: http://www.skivr.com/?p=894

Vince

Vincèn
03-03-2011, 12:47 PM
New one shot yesterday :)
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5180/5494892794_8341381f41.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/skivr/5494892794/)
Flash version on that link: http://www.skivr.com/?p=912

Vincèn

Vincèn
03-08-2011, 08:53 AM
new one shot yesterday and with sound now so be sure to pump up the volume :biggrin: before you click here to see flash interactive version: http://www.skivr.com/?p=916

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5133/5509575970_05a8f2b586.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/skivr/5509575970/)
Départ du télésiège de l'Oursière (http://www.flickr.com/photos/skivr/5509575970/) by Vincèn PUJOL - SkiVR (http://www.flickr.com/people/skivr/), on Flickr

Bill Bailey
03-08-2011, 10:16 AM
this are all excellent panoramas Vincèn.
Hey you should try doing snow shots from different perspectives - like folks getting on and off chair lifts, from the chair lift itself, lunch time at top of the mountain, ground level panos, pole panorama right up into the giant wheels that pull the cables etc. And another idea for you is to do a virtual tour of slope where the hot spots take you further and further down the slope.

Keep up the chilling work:thumbup:

Bill

Vincèn
03-08-2011, 10:37 AM
this are all excellent panoramas Vincèn.
thanks :blush:



Hey you should try doing snow shots from different perspectives - like folks getting on and off chair lifts, from the chair lift itself, lunch time at top of the mountain, ground level panos, pole panorama right up into the giant wheels that pull the cables etc. And another idea for you is to do a virtual tour of slope where the hot spots take you further and further down the sl
Gosh you disclosed all my secrets plans for future :th_cool::th_wink: For lunch time it's next pano stitching right now :) For the google street view of slopes I'm working on it but snow conditions right now are already no more very good so not sure I'll be able to do it that season !
Thanks for all suggestions, will post here one I succeed to do :) For chairlift one might be difficult !

Vincèn

hindenhaag
03-08-2011, 11:16 PM
Hi Vincen,

as excellent as usual! Besides the hints of Bill try to always get this weather conditions when you step out.

We talked about ND filter use changing from top to bottom a time ago to get rid of very strong sunlight. An idea I got from Seacat. This is what I found yesterday: for one of our favorite lenses:

http://nikonrumors.com/2011/03/05/lee-sw150-filter-system-for-the-nikon-14-24-f2-8-lens-now-shipping.aspx

Something we were missing for the big boys?

Heinz

Bill Bailey
03-09-2011, 05:29 AM
Hi Vincen,

as excellent as usual! Besides the hints of Bill try to always get this weather conditions when you step out.

We talked about ND filter use changing from top to bottom a time ago to get rid of very strong sunlight. An idea I got from Seacat. This is what I found yesterday: for one of our favorite lenses:

http://nikonrumors.com/2011/03/05/lee-sw150-filter-system-for-the-nikon-14-24-f2-8-lens-now-shipping.aspx

Something we were missing for the big boys?

Heinz
I use this system (albiet not for the wideangles). It is great system to use. Because the filters plates are so big you could also just hold them by hand over front of lens in a pinch.
Bill

Bill Bailey
03-09-2011, 05:32 AM
Gosh you disclosed all my secrets plans for future :th_cool::th_wink:
sure - now you say that!
we'll keep waiting....:whistling:

Bill

hindenhaag
03-09-2011, 06:28 AM
Hi Bill, good to know.

Till now it only tried it with 70-200/f2.8.

A lot of work for the rest of the season for Vincen.

Heinz

Vincèn
03-09-2011, 10:29 AM
We talked about ND filter use changing from top to bottom a time ago to get rid of very strong sunlight. An idea I got from Seacat. This is what I found yesterday: for one of our favorite lenses:
http://nikonrumors.com/2011/03/05/lee-sw150-filter-system-for-the-nikon-14-24-f2-8-lens-now-shipping.aspx
Something we were missing for the big boys?
Yep thanks for link, I have seen that but wow it's so big and large, forget it, impossible to carry that with me in backpack without breaking it :(

Vince

Vincèn
03-09-2011, 10:30 AM
A lot of work for the rest of the season for Vincen.
All the more considering season finishes end of week, end of snow and weather starts to be really warm now :( I think today I shot a panorama in a pretty unusual place :D a moving place in the air ;)

Vincèn

hindenhaag
03-09-2011, 10:42 AM
Crazy world, isn't it? Some days ago I had to get the ice off the windows of my car, around min 1-3 degree celsius in NL. Another heli shot?

I stay tooned to see it!!

Heinz

Vincèn
03-09-2011, 12:40 PM
Crazy world, isn't it? Some days ago I had to get the ice off the windows of my car, around min 1-3 degree celsius in NL. Another heli shot?
Minus 8ºC in the morning here on slopes but it quickly warms and in afternoon snow is very slushy :( So here is a quick post of trial done today ! I used R1 with Nikkor 10.5 shaved on D3, on top of Quick mount release on top of P1 pole installed on footplate on floor :)
http://visites.skivr.com.s3.amazonaws.com/temp/cabine/cabine.jpg
Flash version here: http://visites.skivr.com.s3.amazonaws.com/temp/cabine/pano.html
I'll do more tests tomorrow with ski lift stopped during shot as today it was moving so a little more tricky :biggrin:

Vincèn

P-S: Temporary link so it won't work more than few days and I'll update it with final link :D

Vincèn
03-10-2011, 02:40 AM
Ready to unload from chairlift ? First try done in rush during hydraulic failure of the chairlift :D so few stitching errors and exposure not so good :( I'll reshoot it tomorrow probably if I can get one chair full of people ready to unload, stop chairlift and shoot !

Update 04/07/2011: see more far in thread updated link :)

hindenhaag
03-10-2011, 03:32 AM
Hey, great shot in this small area smaller than the lighthouses where there was a longer discussion about the effect of shooting through windows on another forum. You shot 4 around at what setting: 0º ?

Thx for sharing,

Heinz

Vincèn
03-10-2011, 04:21 AM
Hey, great shot in this small area smaller than the lighthouses where there was a longer discussion about the effect of shooting through windows on another forum. You shot 4 around at what setting: 0º ?
3 shots around at 0º :) just need to adjust horizontal rail as 2cm doesn't look to be ok (bubble doesn't recover perfectly between each shot !). For shooting through window, we selected the only brand new cabin they just installed that winter on that telemix so windows are still perfectly clean :D Will shot it again tomorrow with telecabin stopped to avoid ghost chair floating around through the window... and will use small tripod at bottom of pole to get it perfectly stable !

Vincèn

Vincèn
03-10-2011, 09:34 AM
in the meantime a "regular" panorama shot monday :)

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5020/5515257008_b3291bdcc5_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/skivr/5515257008/)
Arrivée de l'Ecureuil (http://www.flickr.com/photos/skivr/5515257008/) by Vincèn PUJOL - SkiVR (http://www.flickr.com/people/skivr/), on Flickr

Flash version on that link: http://www.skivr.com/?p=918

Vincèn

Vincèn
03-12-2011, 09:23 AM
and an other one not so interesting but I'll use it in my Google ski view of the resort :D
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5132/5520128882_4f276d1678.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/skivr/5520128882/)
Haut de la piste de Cret Garnier (http://www.flickr.com/photos/skivr/5520128882/) by Vincèn PUJOL - SkiVR (http://www.flickr.com/people/skivr/), on Flickr

Flash version on that link:http://www.skivr.com/?p=923

P-S: The lazy snowboarder lying on snow is not me, but a friend ;)

Bill Bailey
03-16-2011, 09:41 AM
It's good to see you pushing your limits with panoramas telling more of a story (don't be afraid to smile). Some of the areas you shooting require fast workflow or you'll get hit by chairs swinging around.
And not sure if you noticed but this thread is receiving a lot of attention.
Nodal Ninja is serving you well - keep up the great work and thanks for the sharing. :rockon:
Bill

hindenhaag
03-17-2011, 10:31 AM
Vincen,

You know I like your work. Think it is time to get you into nikon pro group in france and you should try to publish your work in the Nikon pro magazine as an article of france about panorama photography, D3 14-24mm/f2.8 Might be you could talk about this theme in one of the regional meetings if they are there in France and you would like to do something like this.

Heinz


BTW: I think to sell my D200 ;)

Vincèn
03-17-2011, 12:12 PM
It's good to see you pushing your limits with panoramas telling more of a story (don't be afraid to smile). Some of the areas you shooting require fast workflow or you'll get hit by chairs swinging around.
in fact I stop the chairlift when I shot :D I get the wireless remote of it :001_tt2:


And not sure if you noticed but this thread is receiving a lot of attention
Thanks didn't notice that in fact :) so it looks I should continue to shoot more :blush: will try with new M1 soon :001_smile:


Think it is time to get you into nikon pro group in france and you should try to publish your work in the Nikon pro magazine as an article of france about panorama photography, D3 14-24mm/f2.8 Might be you could talk about this theme in one of the regional meetings if they are there in France and you would like to do something like this.
Thanks for suggestion and appreciation of my work :blush: For NPS, already tried in past but you have to own 2 "pro" body and I have D3 and D90 (that last one is not considered as pro body !) unless I have bunchs of lenses, it's not accepted :sad:


Vincèn

hindenhaag
03-17-2011, 03:29 PM
Just let us check the basics.

Regards,
Heinz

Vincèn
03-20-2011, 02:20 PM
Pano shot during lunch time at top of Dome :001_smile:

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5294/5543636389_c276dd887f.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/skivr/5543636389/)

As usual flash interactive version on that link: http://www.skivr.com/?p=929

Vincèn

hindenhaag
03-21-2011, 09:46 AM
The only favorite point to this brilliant Pano is this: because the Netherlands are a flat country: I can see on monday that you try to meet me on friday walking or taking a bicycle.

Brilliant, without any question, people who are around this area should try to enjoy it!

Thx for sharing,
Heinz

Vincèn
03-23-2011, 11:09 PM
New pano wtih paragliders going down on the mountain:
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5052/5554601435_f6a87c54c3.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/skivr/5554601435/)
Départ des parapentistes sur la piste de Coulemelle (http://www.flickr.com/photos/skivr/5554601435/) by Vincèn PUJOL - SkiVR (http://www.flickr.com/people/skivr/), on Flickr

Flash interactive version on that link: http://www.skivr.com/?p=931

I'm not so happy with that one (the ghost under the front guy is a little weird :blush:

Vincèn

Vincèn
03-27-2011, 07:30 AM
New one done in a quiet place at lunch :)
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5132/5564224058_c3b0fd4bf6.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/skivr/5564224058/)
Sous le Dôme aux 7 Laux (http://www.flickr.com/photos/skivr/5564224058/) by Vincèn PUJOL - SkiVR (http://www.flickr.com/people/skivr/), on Flickr
Flash interactive version on that link: http://www.skivr.com/?p=935

Vincèn

Vincèn
03-28-2011, 12:03 AM
Panorama shot during snow dog masters training (put your loudspeakers on as there is sound :001_smile: Still working on an issue I have on most of my panoramas at zenith (sort of spiral :confused1:
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5266/5567261738_8defe14470.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/skivr/5567261738/)
Maitres Chiens en exercice (http://www.flickr.com/photos/skivr/5567261738/) by Vincèn PUJOL - SkiVR (http://www.flickr.com/people/skivr/), on Flickr
Flash interactive version on that link: http://www.skivr.com/?p=939

Vincèn

Vincèn
04-07-2011, 11:33 AM
So here is final version of that chairlift arrival of Pincerie :) I added few control points in PTGui to prevent few errors on metal parts, looks like PTGui was confused by all these metal stuffs :blush:

It would have needed definitively HDR shots but was too rush for shot (enjoyed a breakdown stop due to hydraulic failure in down station) so was not sure to be able to have enought time to shoot whole panorama before restart of installation !

Vincèn

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5228/5598450938_dcd09a5557.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/skivr/5598450938/)
Arrivée de Pincerie aux 7 Laux (http://www.flickr.com/photos/skivr/5598450938/) by Vincèn PUJOL - SkiVR (http://www.flickr.com/people/skivr/), on Flickr
Flash interactive version on that link: http://www.skivr.com/?p=942

Vincèn
05-01-2011, 11:38 AM
One of the last panos shot that winter that I had not yet stitched ;)
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5029/5676639894_8bfbebd1bf_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/skivr/5676639894/)
Arrivée de l'Oursière (http://www.flickr.com/photos/skivr/5676639894/) by Vincèn PUJOL - SkiVR (http://www.flickr.com/people/skivr/), on Flickr
Flash interactive version on that link: http://www.skivr.com/?p=944

Vincèn

hindenhaag
05-03-2011, 11:27 AM
Hi Vincen,

think my mail to you got stuck anywhere. Why do you think you should have added HDRI to Arrive de Pincerie?

Think it is ok?.:th_wink:

http://homepage.mac.com/hindenhaag/filechute/Vincen_tonemapped.tif

Thought you would allow me to try it?:blush:

I copied the pic from the web, imported in to PS, converted it into 16 bit tiff. Imported to PhotomatixPro. Tonemapped, to get a HDRI out of one shot. Just let it go through, and I was really amazed about the result.

Those who are interested use the "help" button in Photomatix. Three ways to do it. One way is to convert it 16bit tiff. I never tried this function before, but it is not bad is it?

Cheers, don't kill me I took your picture to try it.:th_Jttesur::th_wink:

Heinz

Vincèn
05-04-2011, 09:08 AM
think my mail to you got stuck anywhere. Why do you think you should have added HDRI to Arrive de Pincerie?
Hum found back email in spam :sad: I was thinking about HDRI on that pano as part of the chairlift's driver home is really dark :th_cool:


Think it is ok?.:th_wink:
http://homepage.mac.com/hindenhaag/filechute/Vincen_tonemapped.tif
don't worry no problem at all :)


Thought you would allow me to try it?:blush::001_smile:


I copied the pic from the web, imported in to PS, converted it into 16 bit tiff. Imported to PhotomatixPro. Tonemapped, to get a HDRI out of one shot. Just let it go through, and I was really amazed about the result.
Those who are interested use the "help" button in Photomatix. Three ways to do it. One way is to convert it 16bit tiff. I never tried this function before, but it is not bad is it?
Definitively, result is pretty amazing :) I just tried with the original 16 bitt of whole panorama but it looks file is too big for Photomatix. I'll try on individual pictures to check more in details results it can get. Thanks for the try, I appreciate it :)

Vincèn

Vincèn
05-11-2011, 02:00 AM
So now here is virtual tour built with all these panoramas, still few more panos to add (ski lift one at least ;), everything shot with NN5 R-D16 and D3 + 14/24
http://visites.skivr.com/visites/7_Laux/temp/screenshot.jpg
http://visites.skivr.com/visites/7_Laux/temp/index.html

Vincèn

hindenhaag
05-11-2011, 08:04 AM
Hi Vincen,

Really a great job.:clap: Hope you do not stop with your shop in case you get 2% of the money spent by every new tourist coming to this region because of your wonderful demonstration.:biggrin:

21 different viewpoints. Vive La Fran.... ups Vincen!!

My problem, I am sitting on an Imac 2.16 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo. We have DSL connection.

Loading time is long. Starts turning before it is fully loaded. Moves in segments, not smoothly. Some start moving smoothly, then do harder stops and go on smoothly, stopping again. May be it is my computer.
I'll try it at home again with Mac Pro. Just to let you know.

I suppose you took the Gigapixel with 70-200? Might be worth to mention it.

Do we see this work in the Nikon Pro Magazine as an article from France?? :rockon:

Thx for sharing, a lot of work my friend. And I add I think a lot of Blood, Sweat and Tears to get it all on the mountain at the right time at several different days, days with long walks cause the lift was not working. And we know you have been there on extra days, you shot a pano but weather conditions have not been that nice. Now you must be very fit!

The last days there has been a discussion about lens flare of 14-24 concerning the big huge front element. I like it in most of the panos. There is one?.. where it is very obvious and sharp. What do you think of photoshopping?

Cheers,
Heinz

Vincèn
05-11-2011, 01:19 PM
Really a great job.:clap: Hope you do not stop with your shop in case you get 2% of the money spent by every new tourist coming to this region because of your wonderful demonstration.:biggrin:would be a good idea the 2% :clap:


21 different viewpoints. Vive La Fran.... ups Vincen!!and few more ones still in the pipe :blush:


My problem, I am sitting on an Imac 2.16 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo. We have DSL connection.
Loading time is long. Starts turning before it is fully loaded. Moves in segments, not smoothly. Some start moving smoothly, then do harder stops and go on smoothly, stopping again. May be it is my computer.Perhaps it would be better that I remove auto-rotation at begin so it would load faster :th_cool:


I suppose you took the Gigapixel with 70-200? Might be worth to mention it.Right it was the one shot with 70-200 + doubler (350mm equivalent !)


Do we see this work in the Nikon Pro Magazine as an article from France?? :rockon:Hum, as soon as I receive a copy of Nikon Pro Magazine, I'll submit idea :th_wink:


Thx for sharing, a lot of work my friend. And I add I think a lot of Blood, Sweat and Tears to get it all on the mountain at the right time at several different days, days with long walks cause the lift was not working. And we know you have been there on extra days, you shot a pano but weather conditions have not been that nice. Now you must be very fit!Well at least a lot of of time spent on border of slopes installing my tripod and all stuffs and few times a little afraid not to be hit by a skier :th_cool: For fit question, I think I should shot panos day and night all year long :biggrin:


The last days there has been a discussion about lens flare of 14-24 concerning the big huge front element. I like it in most of the panos. There is one?.. where it is very obvious and sharp. What do you think of photoshopping? Well most of time I don't remove it from panos as I like the effect in fact ;) but it's pretty easy to remove in panos as it generally doesn't appear same way on two next shots so you can use priority in PTGui and it helps a lot :)

Cheers,

Vincèn