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Dont..Laugh..

By IshanPathak  
Please Please dont laugh at this.

I had always wanted to capture the cricket field, i cant explain but you may get the idea what i wanted by looking at the image. Was advised to try using Panorama, and i gave it a go, and this was the result.

I dont know anything about Panorama except its used to capture when the normal frame ont fit the subject or something like that. Are there any guidelines how to capture?

Secondly what is the phenomenon which made the bowlers leg to be.. well you can see it for yourself. I have decided to ask the critiques before i come to the conclusion that i'm dealing with something supernatural. Grin

This is taken in the Panorama mode of my camera.
Any CC accepted.

PS: This image will give you a general view of the field. How will you capture it, i mean the bowler, the pitch, the batsman, keeper and some fielders.

And again... Dont laugh...Grin

Tags: Sports and action

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Shaji84 5 4 India
30 Oct 2014 7:16AM
Ha ha - had to laugh at your suggestion of paranormal activity Smile Couple of things here Ishan.

1. Panorama does NOT always mean using the in-camera panorama mode, which you've done here. Most photographers capture the scene in multiple frames, then stitch it together in post processing - thus making it one single panoramic image.

2. Nothing wrong in using the in-camera Panorama mode, as it is evident from the picture you've posted - the detail is good and it's well exposed too. However, it is not a great idea to use it on an action scene like this. What has happened is - the bowler kept moving - as you kept panning the camera. At 3 occasions, his shoes were documented in the frame and became part of the final image.

Hope you get what I'm trying to convey here. By and large, I do not see panorama used for action captures, for a single reason that a mobile subject may be captured in more frames than one, thus creating duplicates. Panorama is most often used in landscape imagery, where the subject stays put Smile

However, few mins worth of cloning should get rid of these ghost shoes and give you what you wanted.

Cheers,
Shaji.

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paulbroad Plus
12 131 1286 United Kingdom
30 Oct 2014 8:27AM
Try and shoot an action panorama in single frames and see what happens when you try and stitch it! However, panoramas are not ideal for action shots however they are shot. The time lapse between frames means problems, but rapid in camera work is likely to work beat where you actually pan the camera as the shutter fires regularly.

This is quite good in it's way. I think the left side needs to go and i would crop just to the left of that central group putting them on the left. Much better as a composition. Then try and lift that group a bit with the dodge tool.

Paul
IshanPathak 5 202 12 India
30 Oct 2014 9:23AM
Shaji: I was reading those ghost stories, where they capture a photo and some strange bobs come. First sign of ghostly presence. Then the very next day, i capture a pic, and this strange thing comes out... Trust me, its not at all pleasant Tongue


Quote: Most photographers capture the scene in multiple frames, then stitch it together in post processing


No clue how to do that Sad

Thank you for your comment Smile

Paul:
Quote:Try and shoot an action panorama in single frames and see what happens when you try and stitch it!


I couldnt grasp this properly. You mean to say i should take this scene in stages on, say, my Manual mode and then stitch it?

Thank you for your comment, and yep i agree about the crop, i would have done that but i meant to ask you all first why that cut off legs.

Ishan
TanyaH Plus
16 1.3k 395 United Kingdom
30 Oct 2014 10:44AM
Ishan, unless you're worried about ghostly shoes coming in the night and using their less-than-fragrant odour to give you nightmares, I really wouldn't worry about it Smile

I've never shot panorama, so can't advise or give any insights on the hows and whys and the process and will leave that to those that have experience of this kind of photography skill.

I nearly passed this one by in the gallery to be honest, then my brain registered the odd disembodied boot(s) and I had to go back ... and yes, it made me laugh Smile (sorry!)

Tanya
30 Oct 2014 10:46AM
brought a smile Ishan the comments above are good and constructive its a good fun capture and for Halloween WinkSmile

Graham
banehawi Plus
15 2.2k 4049 Canada
30 Oct 2014 11:37AM
Its a great effort Ishan.


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paulbroad Plus
12 131 1286 United Kingdom
30 Oct 2014 1:30PM
Sorry, I'm being a bit negative on the previous comment. You must not try and shoot this as single frames. It would not work. I mean that trying that method would fail. Poorly explained, my fault.

Any movement panorama is best shot in a single sweep with a high rate of shutter firing. Either an auto panorama stting, or using high speed shutter release in the pan. A tripod is best with a decent fluid motion head set to turn without vertical movement. The camera should be level and, ideally, focus and exposure on manual.

Paul
IshanPathak 5 202 12 India
30 Oct 2014 1:33PM
Thank you all Smile

Paul: I had no clue how fast panorama is, so i was very slow, trying to capture the bowlers movement.

Quote:The camera should be level and, ideally, focus and exposure on manual.
I really dont think panorama allows manual adjustments. Its currently charging ( drained ) so ill check in an hour and then get back.

Ishan
Confusion is not part of art. GrinGrinGrin. He he.
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