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Re: Panorama's Not as Appreciated as other Photos

Postby Matt Lemke » Sat Dec 31, 2011 6:25 pm

Speaking for myself, 99% of what I post are panoramas and if this "panoramas are less popular" statement is correct it may expain why none of my photos have made POD or POW despite many other SP members of people telling me they should.

I love panoramas and think if someone doesn't take time to view them then it's their loss. Josh can attest to my addiction to panoramas. If you take a look through my photos, most of them are and oddly enough, most of my 30 highest score photos are my photos that are not panoramas. This disgusts me a little. Others' panoramic shots are what really make me drool about climbing a mountain or heading into a new place.

Then again though, I HATE vertical shots. Why anyone takes these is beyond me and I honestly never take the time to look at these so I guess I can't complain about people not taking the time to look at my panos...

IMO, summit photos that are not panoramas should be outlawed, unless it's a zoom shot of a single peak in the distance...people will always want to know what is just off to the left or right from the summit.

Now shots in valleys or at lakes IMO are equally as good as a single shot or a panorama.

Just my 2 cents...Josh, you should keep posting panoramas. Don't make mrchad and I be the only ones!
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Re: Panorama's Not as Appreciated as other Photos

Postby Baarb » Sat Dec 31, 2011 6:44 pm

Matt Lemke wrote:Just my 2 cents...Josh, you should keep posting panoramas. Don't make mrchad and I be the only ones!


For all you pano fans, 31 albums of them: http://www.summitpost.org/panorama-s-collected/348201
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Re: Panorama's Not as Appreciated as other Photos

Postby MoapaPk » Sat Dec 31, 2011 7:33 pm

We should make an album for the correct and incorrect usage's of apostrophe's.
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Re: Panorama's Not as Appreciated as other Photos

Postby Marmaduke » Tue Jan 03, 2012 9:19 am

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Re: Panorama's Not as Appreciated as other Photos

Postby Josh Lewis » Tue Jan 03, 2012 9:26 am

Agreed! Many of his panorama's got a mentioning from me in the Photo Appreciation Thread. Now why non of his panorama's did not get Photo of the Week is beyond me.

Now only 21 votes.... To me this is proof that panorama's are not as appreciated.

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Re: Panorama's Not as Appreciated as other Photos

Postby PAROFES » Tue Jan 03, 2012 9:31 am

Josh Lewis wrote:Agreed! Many of his panorama's got a mentioning from me in the Photo Appreciation Thread. Now why non of his panorama's did not get Photo of the Week is beyond me.

Now only 21 votes.... To me this is proof that panorama's are not as appreciated.

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Well, 22 now. What an amazing panorama....wow....
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Re: Panorama's Not as Appreciated as other Photos

Postby Josh Lewis » Tue Jan 03, 2012 9:37 am

Forgot to mention that I mix up votes and appreciation. :wink: Anyways, I'll still keep posting panoramas. 8)
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Re: Panorama's Not as Appreciated as other Photos

Postby Sierra Ledge Rat » Sat Jan 28, 2012 12:07 am

A panorama from the summit of Tawney Point, Sierra Nevada, California, showing the Tyndall, Whitney, the Great Western Divide and Diamond Mesa.

Pieced together in Photoshop.

http://www.summitpost.org/panorama-from-tawney-point/773516/c-538469

Enjoy
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Re: Panorama's Not as Appreciated as other Photos

Postby Bob Sihler » Sat Jan 28, 2012 2:00 am

Josh Lewis wrote:Agreed! Many of his panorama's got a mentioning from me in the Photo Appreciation Thread. Now why non of his panorama's did not get Photo of the Week is beyond me.


Maybe because the links on each photo direct you to a place where you can buy the pictures? Maybe because the pictures posted here are transparent attempts at self-promotion that most SP members see right through?
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Re: Panorama's Not as Appreciated as other Photos

Postby Josh Lewis » Sat Jan 28, 2012 3:29 am

Ok Bob you got me on that one. :lol: :wink: But I know there are other panorama's that go plenty under appreciated because of how it displays on SP.

Sometimes my mind filters out links below the picture. I guess I give into eye candy too easy. 8)
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Re: Panorama's Not as Appreciated as other Photos

Postby mrchad9 » Sat Jan 28, 2012 4:19 am

Josh, there are fantastic photos of all aspect ratios on this site that have unusually low vote scores for various reasons. Heck there are highly rated photos that are pretty crappy too. I wouldn't be too concerned about, just hit the ones you like, and if it is really good comment on it and say so.
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Re: Panorama's Not as Appreciated as other Photos

Postby oldandslow » Sat Jan 28, 2012 5:45 am

It takes a gret deal of patience to see a panorama on Summit Post. I usually do not wait and I am retired.
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Re: Panorama's Not as Appreciated as other Photos

Postby peninsula » Sun Jan 29, 2012 12:47 am

Come on, It is about the light!
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Re: Panorama's Not as Appreciated as other Photos

Postby lcarreau » Sun Jan 29, 2012 1:27 am

peninsula wrote:Come on, It is about the light!


"Caroline, don't go into the light !"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FXDdGan2kdQ&feature=related

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Re: Panorama's Not as Appreciated as other Photos

Postby Brewer » Thu Feb 02, 2012 1:53 pm

Sierra Ledge Rat wrote:A panorama from the summit of Tawney Point, Sierra Nevada, California, showing the Tyndall, Whitney, the Great Western Divide and Diamond Mesa.

Pieced together in Photoshop.

http://www.summitpost.org/panorama-from-tawney-point/773516/c-538469

Enjoy




Yes, I can tell it's pieced together in Photoshop - because it's not pieced together well. Sorry, nothing personal, but that's a terrible panorama. Bad seams all over the place: between frame 1 and 2 on the left side, the horizontal "ghost seam" in the rocks below Mt. Whitney, the blurry seam to the right of Whitney, seams seams seams, and clone stamp tool marks. The right side of the image is vastly better than the left, though, so there's that.

Tips: use a tripod, preferably with a panoramic tripod head (which rotates the camera around it's entrance pupil, eliminating parallax), take all your shots with the same White Balance (not auto), same exposure settings, same ISO. If you meter your landscape correctly, and with some processing, this will actually help eliminate seams after stitching. As for stitching, use a dedicated panorama program. I use PTAssembler (search for Max Lyons) with Enblend, then PSCS2.

Here's my work: http://www.flickr.com/photos/alpinephotographer/, and here's the subset of panoramas and mosaics (some of which go up to 40 component images): http://www.flickr.com/photos/alpinephotographer/sets/72157622177678232/. A handful of those panoramas were done exclusively in Photoshop before I had stitching software. It's possible, but it takes much more work and can be very difficult if you don't use a pano tripod head (I use a Nodal Ninja 3).

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