Panoramas & Other Stitched Images: Part II – Stitched Images

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  • Mike Nelson Pedde
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    on: February 27, 2021 at 8:39 pm

    Thanks for the post, Harvey! Panoramas can certainly be a challenge, but I admit it’s one I enjoy. BTW, there’s a group here in BC that has been active for a number of years – the Mountain Legacy Project. What they’re doing is, every summer they head out to mountain tops where other photographers have made large format images 100+/- years ago, determining as much as possible from where the images were taken, and replicating those images (with digital cameras and more than a little software). They started with an H1-D (dubbed ‘the princess’) but eventually gave up on it and switched to Fuji GFX, at least last I heard. I believe they also have a Gigapan device for mult-row stitching. Sometimes it involves scrambling up and down mountains (and it can snow here any month of the year) and less often jumping out of helicopters with camera gear, etc. You can see the project here: mountainlegacy dot ca (can’t post the link because it’s not https and the forum software won’t allow it).

    Mike.

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    Mark D Segal
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    Re: Panoramas & Other Stitched Images: Part II – Stitched Images
    Reply #1 on: February 27, 2021 at 8:48 pm

    Wow – what an incredible resource. From the several I looked at, the snow cover seems quite similar but the recession of the Athabasca Glacier is shocking. Thanks for bringing this to our attention.

    Mark D Segal Author: "Scanning Workflows with SilverFast 8, SilverFast HDR, Adobe Photoshop Lightroom and Adobe Photoshop". Please check the PhotoPXL Store for availability.

    Mike Nelson Pedde
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    Reply #2 on: February 28, 2021 at 8:54 pm

    You’re most welcome! One of the team members is a retired professor from UVic; I’ve been lucky to have been at two of her presentations.

    Back to Harvey’s post, two things that might interest people…

    1) I downloaded a trial version of PTGui v.12 Beta yesterday. So far I’m very impressed with it. You can see from the exposure map how it’s extrapolating from each of the blended images. I tried it quickly with one HDR image and the result was quite noisy, but it wasn’t the best image.

    PTGui

    2) I stumbled across a (fulfilled) Kickstarter campaign today for a motorized camera tripod head. Does everything but make soup, including star tracking, focus stacking, multi-row panoramas… iOS or Android-based. They’re at $2.6M of $32K. Looks to be partly supported by Benro. The FAQ answers a lot of questions. No experience with it, but it looks like they’ll be competing with Gigapan.


    https://www.benro-polaris.com/

    Mike.

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    Reply #3 on: February 28, 2021 at 9:24 pm

    I wonder how Polaris compares with Camranger. https://camranger.com/camranger-2/

    For panorama stitching, I’m finding Lightroom Classic does a wonderful job. I use it frequently for my mural art photography and find it amazingly forgiving and flawless.

    Mark D Segal Author: "Scanning Workflows with SilverFast 8, SilverFast HDR, Adobe Photoshop Lightroom and Adobe Photoshop". Please check the PhotoPXL Store for availability.

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