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05-23-2012, 06:18 PM

All comments welcome, both complimentary and constructive.

nick fan
05-23-2012, 08:04 PM

All comments welcome, both complimentary and constructive.

Hi Dennis,

why no zoom feature?


05-23-2012, 10:28 PM

Zooming only pixelates the picture and does not add anything. 4 around with a Sigma 8mm lens does not provide any additional information when zoomed in. Call it artistic license. Too many people allow zooming just for the sake of zooming.

I am playing around with iDevices. I may enable zooming out for better framing. The panos look zoomed in too close when I look at them on my iPod Touch.


05-24-2012, 02:24 PM
Thanks for posting Dennis, I do enjoy visiting Yosemite through the medium of your panos.
They work great on my iPad, which is something I need to get round to sorting out myself soon.

05-24-2012, 06:13 PM

All comments welcome, both complimentary and constructive.

What remote shutter do you use? I recently acquire NEX 5N and all remote shutter release in the market are IR no radio trigger. I am not sure it will work since I am shooting from behind the camera.

05-28-2012, 07:31 PM
I do not use any type of remote. Both hands are on the camera for each photo.

I am playing around with the zoom settings. I optimize all of my panoramas for viewing full screen on my Dell 24" monitor. When I view them on my iPod touch, the view is zoomed in just a bit too much.

I have opened up the zooming parameters in the first panorama (Arches entrance, top left panorama). As time permits, I will make my way through the rest of the panoramas. Feedback always appreciated.

05-29-2012, 09:11 AM
Zooming is now set for all panos in this series. Should work for PC's as will as iDevices.

Make sure to check out the gyroscopic effect on newer iDevices.

05-29-2012, 10:48 AM
Hi Dennis,

Nice panos! My favorites are: Cascade Creek and the first Swining Brigde panos.

What software do you use to make the panos with gyroscopic effect. I use Pano2VR for it.


05-29-2012, 12:41 PM

Thanks for the compliment. One of these days I need to create a map of Yosemite with hot spots to all the panoramas I have. The collection just keeps growing.

You would think that after doing monopod panos for several years now there would be nothing more to learn. I learned a couple new things this time plus I tried out some new hardware. The laser pointer really helps with the hand held Nadir patch shot. Monopod panoramas are getting easier to create with each trip.

I use Pano2VR for all publishing. Once you get a template all set up, it is brain dead easy to create a pano that works with flash and html5. Just spend time working through all the on line tutorials.


05-29-2012, 06:09 PM
Dennis, I enjoyed your panos. I was just out in Yosemite from Florida the week before you. I don't have such a wide angle but got a couple of nice panos using my 24-105. I did a pano from the tunnel end of tunnel view with about 8 or 10 images stitched together. Just learning, so mine is pretty boring compared to some I have seen here, but thanks for sharing and helping educate some of us "newbies". The more I learn the more I realize I don't know.


07-03-2012, 04:19 PM
beautiful images; what software did you use to create pano?

07-04-2012, 08:58 AM
Photoshop for the RAW->TIF conversion
PTGui for the stitching
Back to Photoshop for the final color corrections and such
Pano2VR for the flash/html5 publishing