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Tall Ship

By DunDiggin  
I've just uploaded this image to demonstrate the use of Hugin - the free panorama creation software.

This was taken close to the ship using a Finepix camera at its widest setting. The 7 photos overlap horizontally and vertically. When combined, they made a TIF of 51Mb.

This shot has been crudely resized in PSP and converted to a jpg.

The bunting on the ship was obviously moving, and has created some odd effects. The rigging lines can be seen to miss slightly in a couple of places, but are potentially fixable by cloning. If I'd used more than 30 Control Points in the original auto stitch parameters, or by manually adding some after this stitching run, I'd probably have had even better results.

This was entirely hand held in shooting, so I'm amazed it turned out as well as it did.

Tags: Transport Sail ship tyne panorama hugin

Voters: Bob_V, johnoreilly, imander and 17 more

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Bob_V 13 1 2 United States
29 Oct 2007 1:00PM
Great presentation and nice work.
29 Oct 2007 1:06PM
Great shot of this tall ship,well taken,jon.
imander 13 388 7 United Kingdom
29 Oct 2007 1:06PM
great bit pf work
nickyv32 Plus
13 135 England
29 Oct 2007 7:34PM
Great shot, well taken.
dathersmith 13 565 12 United Kingdom
29 Oct 2007 7:47PM
Handheld, 7 shots stitched with all those lines to join, amazing. Good work.

29 Oct 2007 11:11PM
Glostopcat 14 255 2 England
30 Oct 2007 10:47PM
A splendid shot of this magnificent tall ship
31 Oct 2007 9:07PM
Excellent viewpoint and detail

dianah 14 24.5k 4 United Kingdom
5 Nov 2007 4:22PM
A stunning shot of this majestic ship..the detail is superb.
Rende 13 38 4 Netherlands
8 Nov 2007 11:03PM
Amazing result from all those separate shots! Beautiful image.
(I think I shifted the leaf slightly for better composition)
Nettles 13 England
19 Nov 2007 9:47AM
Great viewpoint and excellent detail.
Well done. Annette
AlanBW 14 20 England
21 Nov 2007 10:40AM
Fine capture of this magnificent structure
danbrann 16 640 17
27 Nov 2007 3:47PM
good one under the circumstances.
dwilkin 14 24.3k United Kingdom
23 Feb 2008 3:46PM
Very nice! I love these ships. Would like to have seen a larger version of this image.
SRSmith 13 1 United States
15 Jun 2008 3:46AM
A super image! It reminds me of the youngster who wrote on a school essay question that it was Sir Frances Drake who first circumcised the world with a giant clipper! You gotta love tall ships and kids...


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