Posted 26 April 2013 - 07:57 PM
Logically, this is followed by manipulation of the results.
Here is my first 360 degree Polar Planet panorama.
I'm fairly chuffed with this for a number of reasons :
1. I use PSP7.14, which is fairly old (circa 2001).
2. This type of image was restricted to users of Adobe's Photoshop (notably from 2005 onwards).
3. I've proved that humble .8BF filters can do the job (if one is prepared to experiment a bit).
4. Cannot think of 4, or 5, etc.
Details: taken at the junction of three roads. I'm standing on the traffic circle.
For the curious, the sky is white because the images were taken on a recent overcast day.
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Anyone else into this type of imaging ??
Posted 27 April 2013 - 06:24 AM
... There's something white people like: cameras. Expensive ones!
(a) mate with,
© run away from, and
Posted 27 April 2013 - 09:10 AM
Cameras and computers. They go hand-in-hand.
The composite, before manipulation, is comprised of 55 individual images.
BTW .... these images were taken with a humble Kodak Z650 (6MP superzoom), albeit in aperture priority mode.
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Posted 27 April 2013 - 06:01 PM
This was imaged on a "sports field" (with outbuildings) from a very rural part of the country.
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Posted 28 April 2013 - 10:04 PM
Posted 29 April 2013 - 01:47 AM
A triple layered panorama can take over 4 hours to render.
Posted 29 April 2013 - 06:09 AM
Posted 29 April 2013 - 07:49 AM
My question remains .... has anyone else tried creating these ?
Posted 29 April 2013 - 08:38 AM
Very awesome Wizzard
Posted 01 May 2013 - 09:53 PM
This type of image would require my Canon, and this item is something I don't want taken by criminals.
Experienced a robbery at knifepoint by a traffic light in Rustenberg during Jan 2012, and had a fine camera stolen, not to mention the assault on my MIL who was also in the vehicle.
I did however try my first night-time 360deg pano (2 days ago), and duly converted that into a polar panorama.
Tell you this much, there is a steep learning curve associated with both day and night time panoramic imaging.
Consider that many of my panos have 360 hor FOV and up to 90 deg vertical FOV.
There are some "tricks of the trade" that one doesn't read about on the net, yet have to implement to overcome specific problems.
Dealing with the sun when it's not overhead, but where it will interfere on an image with a wide vetical FOV is a typical problem.
Great fun though.
Posted 02 May 2013 - 12:25 PM
This is a polar rendition of the Air Force Memorial in Pretoria.
Taken soon after sunrise on an overcast day (30-04-2013), just before the clouds lifted.
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Posted 03 May 2013 - 05:06 AM
These actually remind me of a cartoon movie I saw ages ago; I think it was called dragon hunters, but thehad these individual little plantes floating around and these pics look like those little planets.
(a) mate with,
© run away from, and
Posted 06 May 2013 - 09:06 PM
For this pano, I got bold, and placed six road cones in a circle at a relatively busy (even for a Sunday) intersection on the Old Johannesburg road (close to the Swartkops golf course), and snapped away.
Nice open road surface with minmal shadows gave a good result.
For the curious:
Tech details of the rectilinear panorama (from which the Polar Pano is derived):
49 images, resulting in a 20000x4500 pixel image (after cropping), which results in a 263MB BMP file.
FOV = 360 x 85 degrees.
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Imaged with a Fuji S9500.