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Panoramic attempt number two, this time I took the shots with the camera vertical and took more shots, this is stitched together from five images shot early this morning, took a few goes, but hopefully it worked?

cheers Lou xx

Camera:Nikon D90 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:Sigma DC 18-200mm
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Peekaboo
Username:Lou_Pink Lou_Pink
Uploaded:19 Nov 2010 - 6:51 PM
Tags:Landscape / travel, Panoramic, Sunrise
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stulfc
stulfc  6 Germany
19 Nov 2010 - 7:10 PM

great colours well taken
stu

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debu
debu  4 India
19 Nov 2010 - 11:22 PM

Dramatic image,great work.
debu

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zapar40
zapar40  466 forum posts Wales5 Constructive Critique Points
19 Nov 2010 - 11:38 PM

excellent work to create this stunning image, just what i like too.
ant.

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4137 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland110 Constructive Critique Points
19 Nov 2010 - 11:41 PM

Very nicely done, Louise. A very dramatic shot.
Ronnie.

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morpheus1955
morpheus1955 e2 Member 7morpheus1955 vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
20 Nov 2010 - 12:19 AM

Wonderful shot |Lou, very well done indeed, I love the light and colours.

Hugh

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andylea e2 Member 537 forum postsandylea vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
20 Nov 2010 - 12:48 AM

wonderful colours and light lou stunning sky nice one Wink
andy

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Jovana63
Jovana63  3 Canada
20 Nov 2010 - 5:23 AM

Amazing shot! Very well done!

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Rock
Rock e2 Member 12Rock vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
20 Nov 2010 - 7:46 AM

Super work.

Rock

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tashi
tashi  32 Constructive Critique Points
20 Nov 2010 - 8:34 AM

Excellent image. Very well done.
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BarryC123
BarryC123  543 forum posts Ireland25 Constructive Critique Points
20 Nov 2010 - 10:05 AM

Perfectly done, Lou. A lovely shot.

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mishu78
mishu78  4 Canada
20 Nov 2010 - 1:20 PM

Wonderful image! I like it.

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PeterDSmith
PeterDSmith e2 Member 6PeterDSmith vcard United Kingdom46 Constructive Critique Points
20 Nov 2010 - 8:04 PM

Firstly, before I say anything else, you're going to get my vote, because anyone who gets up before dawn to take pictures has to be a very good photographer. Mind you, why you had to take five to stick together, I don't know. When I upload a photograph to ePHOTOzine I have to make it five times smaller, not bigger.

Technically, I think the photographs have been well-taken. The exposure looks close enough for me as I can see details in both the highlights (apart from, of course, the spectacular highlight of the rising sun) and the shadows. And as those details appear sharp, there can't be much wrong with the focussing. Your lens let you down as there are a couple of flares, so I reckon you ought to spend thousands of pounds on a better lens... Or see below.

Artistically, all the interest is in the sky, so I would suggest that the ground be cropped. This has the extra benefit in that the flares would be cropped too!

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Lou_Pink  5 Northern Ireland6 Constructive Critique Points
20 Nov 2010 - 8:34 PM


Quote: Firstly, before I say anything else, you're going to get my vote, because anyone who gets up before dawn to take pictures has to be a very good photographer. Mind you, why you had to take five to stick together, I don't know. When I upload a photograph to ePHOTOzine I have to make it five times smaller, not bigger.

Technically, I think the photographs have been well-taken. The exposure looks close enough for me as I can see details in both the highlights (apart from, of course, the spectacular highlight of the rising sun) and the shadows. And as those details appear sharp, there can't be much wrong with the focussing. Your lens let you down as there are a couple of flares, so I reckon you ought to spend thousands of pounds on a better lens... Or see below.

Artistically, all the interest is in the sky, so I would suggest that the ground be cropped. This has the extra benefit in that the flares would be cropped too!

Hi Peter,
firstly thanks for your vote, in explaination of why I stiched them together to be honest it was to get practice as its not something I have really done much and I like to keep pushing myself. I thought perhaps that I might get more detail in this way as well, maybe not Grin
As regards the thousands on lenses it took me long enough to get my D90 lol I agree that the sky is fab, its what got me out in the first place, but everyone always twitters on about the rule of thirds etc, would cropping out the glare not leave the image unbalanced? I am not arguing with you, quite the contrary its just that I am still learning and rather than just doing what I am told, I would like to have an understanding of different techniques. Thankyou again for taking the time to help me, as I have a lot to learn, which is why I upload here, so that more experienced photographers can help guide me along to being a good photographer.

Cheers, Lou

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delboy1145
20 Nov 2010 - 10:30 PM

seamless

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photophantom
20 Nov 2010 - 11:12 PM

wonderful, great work
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Mavis
Mavis e2 Member 12143 forum postsMavis vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
21 Nov 2010 - 7:52 AM

A wonderful morning shot . Takes great stamina to get out of a warm bed so early xxx

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dmhuynh72 e2 Member 628 forum postsdmhuynh72 vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
21 Nov 2010 - 8:06 AM

stunning sunrise, and beautifully stitched together forming a superb pano image. Keep up the good work.

regards
Yung

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21 Nov 2010 - 1:55 PM

You have really captured a good sunrise here, and it is seamless
Lillian

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rpba18205 e2 Member 4rpba18205 vcard United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
21 Nov 2010 - 2:35 PM

Very well done. As they say practice makes perfect and Iím still practicing. Personally I donít understand Mr Smithís comment, but there again I never do. Or do I?
Rob.

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21 Nov 2010 - 3:50 PM


Quote: ...in explaination of why I stiched them together to be honest it was to get practice as its not something I have really done much and I like to keep pushing myself. I thought perhaps that I might get more detail in this way as well, maybe not...

You do get more detail when you stitch image files together, but you don't need this extra detail unless you're going to make very large prints.


Quote: ...As regards the thousands on lenses it took me long enough to get my D90 lol...

My equipment is still entry level; indeed, most of it has been archived by the manufacturers. And, with my advanced years, and a credit crunch to boot, I am unlikely ever to be able to afford a flagship camera. Sob! Sob!


Quote: ...I agree that the sky is fab, its what got me out in the first place, but everyone always twitters on about the rule of thirds etc, would cropping out the glare not leave the image unbalanced?...

I must admit I twitter on about the rule of thirds, etc. I mean, if I didn't, I wouldn't have much to write about in my comments. Anyway, the rule of thirds isn't a law; you won't get locked up by The Composition Police if you don't obey it. No, it's more of a guide, a rule of thumb if you like. And, of course, rules are meant to be broken. And cropping out the glare seems to be a good enough reason to break the rule.

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21 Nov 2010 - 8:06 PM

the stitching is very good as i have looked with a glass and cant see any joins,lens flare like r,o,t,is a personal thing ,sometimes it is put in, to enhace a shot,in PS. what Peter says is correct,but as he says its a guide not a carved in stone law.Like you i keep playing and its what makes it fun,and that is a law.

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nik50
nik50  4 England
21 Nov 2010 - 11:38 PM

Great work,great image.
Kev

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skewey
skewey  831 forum posts England
22 Nov 2010 - 12:12 AM

Nice one.
Paul

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Nikola
Nikola  3 India1 Constructive Critique Points
22 Nov 2010 - 1:15 PM

Beautifully done with the stiching and an excellent image.

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Ridgeway
Ridgeway  7222 forum posts Ireland2 Constructive Critique Points
23 Nov 2010 - 1:27 PM

Hey,
Impressed with the stitch of yours,very nice.
A beautiful scene,Me I think I'd crop of at the bottom quarter,
Great job,

Aidan,,

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Peagreen
Peagreen  3 England1 Constructive Critique Points
24 Nov 2010 - 8:33 PM

Great work and a beautiful scene.
Pauline

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accipiter
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3 Dec 2010 - 8:29 AM

Well taken and well stitched. I don't mind the sun dogs (flares) but they could be removed. You could also create an HDR image copying this image twice - first copy as it is (1) and second with increased brightness (2) then blend the two in layers in your software. This would allow you you keep the whole picture with exactly the same sky and a more visible foreground. Doesn't need to be expensive - Gimp will do it and its free.

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