Mini Challenge #126 - "Pan, baby...Pan!"

gecko0gecko0 Major grinsPosts: 383Registered Users Major grins
edited August 29, 2011 in The Dgrin Challenges
Well I never thought I would be starting one of the challenge threads... :barb

The theme will reflect my favorite type of photography: panoramic shots. Double bonus points for nighttime panoramas! Ok...just kidding...all panoramas are welcome.

Mini challenge rules are here: http://www.dgrin.com/showthread.php?t=168929

This challenge will run from 8/14 @ 8:45pm Central time to 8/28 @ 8:45pm.

A few shots to get things started:

1. Miami Skyline

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2. Chicago Skyline from Millennium Park

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3. Chicago Skyline from Hancock Observatory

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GOOD LUCK!!!! :D
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  • ghinsonghinson pǝuɹnʇdn Posts: 933Registered Users Major grins
    edited August 14, 2011
    First I thought this was going to be about the technique "panning." But this works...

    Nice shots, by the way.

    Here's mine:

    1. Roll Cloud over Nantucket's North Shore
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    2. Sankaty Head
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  • JAGJAG Photomaniac Wasilla, AKPosts: 7,026Super Moderators moderator
    edited August 14, 2011
    1. Matanuska River, Alaska (at midnight)
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    2. Hatcher's Pass, Alaska
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    3. Somewhere between Knick and Pt. Mckinsey, Alaska
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  • gecko0gecko0 Major grins Posts: 383Registered Users Major grins
    edited August 15, 2011
    Ghinson...that's true...sorry for the confusion with the title. I tend to call them pans, but then I call panning shots pans too...hahahaha.
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  • kwickerskwickers Major grins Posts: 310Registered Users Major grins
    edited August 15, 2011
    ummm, OK wow, you say panoramic and boom some great shots appear! I'm game to take a few for this challenge since I see none in my portfolio, any guidelines you can offer or tutorials. Should it be 180 degrees? How many images? Pixel x pixel size? Do you use photoshop to mend them together or are there better tools? Thanks Keith
    Photos.KeithWickersham.com
  • ghinsonghinson pǝuɹnʇdn Posts: 933Registered Users Major grins
    edited August 15, 2011
    My panoramic advice is as follows. Others mileage may vary. I use a tripod, align the camera in portrait position, take 3-5 shots of a scene, using the rotating tripod head to keep the horizon aligned and horizontal. I think import them in to Lightroom, and select the images, right-click and Edit them with the Merge to Panoramic in Photoshop command. I typically leave the PH Merge command on Auto, because it gets it right most of the time. Once merged, I then crop the panos to either a 1x3 or a 1x2 ratio, because this is the standard ratio most printers will use. This is one of those features of PS that just blows my mind how good it is!
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  • kwickerskwickers Major grins Posts: 310Registered Users Major grins
    edited August 15, 2011
    I have never used the feature of PS yet. Thanks for the advice.
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  • CuongCuong SoCal grins Los Angeles suburbPosts: 1,508Registered Users Major grins
    edited August 16, 2011
    1. View of Los Angeles Basin and Downtown from Griffith Observatory
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    2. Los Angeles Basin and SoCal winter sunset
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    3. Walnut Valley and the San Gabriel Mountains at dusk
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    Cuong
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  • davevdavev Getting older by the day Posts: 3,116Registered Users Major grins
    edited August 16, 2011
    1 Lighthouse in Maine.

    686734138_nq4YC-X2.jpg

    2 12 shot pano of Glacier National park.

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    3 Geyser in Yellowstone.

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    dave.

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  • gecko0gecko0 Major grins Posts: 383Registered Users Major grins
    edited August 16, 2011
    kwickers wrote: »
    ummm, OK wow, you say panoramic and boom some great shots appear! I'm game to take a few for this challenge since I see none in my portfolio, any guidelines you can offer or tutorials. Should it be 180 degrees? How many images? Pixel x pixel size? Do you use photoshop to mend them together or are there better tools? Thanks Keith

    I do mine much the same way as ghinson listed. Many of mine are handheld too...it just depends on the type of shot. For nighttime panoramas, I use a tripod (except the one I posted above from the top of the Hancock building in Chicago...that is handheld due to them not allowing tripods).

    I try to keep things as aligned as possible, with a bit of overlap on each frame, then let the software take over from there when stitching. PhotoShop ($$$$), Kolor Autopano ($$), Microsoft Image Composite Editor (ICE) (free)...they are all good. MS ICE is free, so give that a try too. I don't think many people know about it, but it's good for basic things and you can't beat the price!

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  • ghinsonghinson pǝuɹnʇdn Posts: 933Registered Users Major grins
    edited August 16, 2011
    Yes, I should add, I do a lot of them handheld too (the top one was, obviously, since you can see I had left my tripod down by the Jeep when I ran up the dune for the big shot). Just further shows you how crazy good the software is.
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  • kwickerskwickers Major grins Posts: 310Registered Users Major grins
    edited August 16, 2011
    Hello, Went on a hike to find some PAN material. Used Microsoft Image Composite Editor since the 'Merge to PAN in PS' option in lightroom is greyed out (PS CS5) !#? Anyway, Microsoft Image Composite Editor is easy and fun to use, works amazingly well. Handheld using wide angel lens.

    On The Trail
    Troy on Path up Crowders Mountain

    Kings Pinnacle
    Kings Pinnacle at Crowders Mountain

    Keith :D
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  • sapphire73sapphire73 Major grins PennsylvaniaPosts: 1,692Registered Users Major grins
    edited August 17, 2011
    Would like to try true panoramic shots sometime but only have panoramic crops to share just now. Here are 2 variations on a sunrise taken on the island of Maui in the town of Hana.

    1. Hana in the Morning
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    2. Sunrise in Hana
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    Hope it's OK to share these here!?

    [Aug. 19 edit] Here is another pano crop from our trip to Hawaii.

    3. Hint of a Rainbow on Mount Haleakala
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    Gretchen
  • senorjaxsenorjax Major grins Posts: 298Registered Users Major grins
    edited August 17, 2011
    Holy cow, there are some wonderful shots here already! Great theme, I love panos. Even when I don't go super wide I love the crispness of a stitched photo and the aspect ratio is just so pleasing to my eye. Here's my feeble attempts.

    Glover's Reef
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    Caineville Mesa
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    Great Salt Lake Wetlands
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    Jay
  • SnowgirlSnowgirl Major grins Posts: 2,155Registered Users Major grins
    edited August 20, 2011
    Valley of the Farms
    Waterford Valley, New Brunswick, Canada

    6-shot pano, first ever, hand held.

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  • ghinsonghinson pǝuɹnʇdn Posts: 933Registered Users Major grins
    edited August 20, 2011
    Gonna swap this one in from one of my earlier ones. Taken today.

    Cliffside Beach Club
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  • FrochFroch ~~~~ Posts: 571Registered Users Major grins
    edited August 20, 2011
    Pt. Dume
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  • ChrisJChrisJ Major grins Posts: 2,159Registered Users Major grins
    edited August 20, 2011
    A few of my favorites:

    Bryce Canyon
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    Mauna Kea
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    Yankee Stadium (the original)
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    Froch, I love the simplicity of Pt. Dume. Nice. thumb.gif
    Chris
  • clickin girlclickin girl Major grins Posts: 278Registered Users Major grins
    edited August 20, 2011
    One from me. Electric Beauty
  • clickin girlclickin girl Major grins Posts: 278Registered Users Major grins
    edited August 20, 2011
    One more from me : Sunset on the High Plains
  • SimpsonBrothersSimpsonBrothers Hobbyist Posts: 1,079Registered Users Major grins
    edited August 22, 2011
    60 shot 360* panorama of San Francisco from Pier 14

    1184160810_Xi8Ae-X3-1.jpg
  • WhatSheSawWhatSheSaw Major grins Posts: 2,221Registered Users Major grins
    edited August 22, 2011
    Great panos!

    Here is one of the Snoqualmie River in flood.
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  • gecko0gecko0 Major grins Posts: 383Registered Users Major grins
    edited August 22, 2011
    Such fantastic entries so far! Keep 'em coming! :D
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  • FrochFroch ~~~~ Posts: 571Registered Users Major grins
    edited August 26, 2011
    Cuong wrote: »
    1. View of Los Angeles Basin and Downtown from Griffith Observatory
    1080596292_bpD2T-X3-1.jpg


    My favorite this round. Gorgeous!
  • CHANDLERJACHANDLERJA Light Seeker Posts: 400Registered Users Major grins
    edited August 26, 2011
    Movie Night!
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    Hill Country
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    Morning on the lake
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    Jeromy
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  • rbustraenrbustraen Randy Bustraen Posts: 127Registered Users Major grins
    edited August 26, 2011
    One thing I haven't shot much of but did get the new Yankee Stadium - 5 image / hand held.

    YankeeStadium1-X2.jpg

    I believe this was my first attempt at panorama in Ottawa 2010, 3 image on a tripod this time.
    OttawaPanorama-X2.jpg

    Thanks for looking...
    - Randy

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  • PedalGirlPedalGirl Major grins Posts: 794Registered Users Major grins
    edited August 26, 2011
    Wow!!! I'm totally blown away with what's been submitted so far!! Simply awesome!!
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  • gecko0gecko0 Major grins Posts: 383Registered Users Major grins
    edited August 28, 2011
    A little over nine hours left to enter! tick...tick...tick...
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  • SparkySparky Major grins Buffalo, New YorkPosts: 104Registered Users Major grins
    edited August 28, 2011
    Engine 31
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    Letchworth Park Gorge
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  • JRomieJRomie Professional Wannabe Posts: 30Registered Users Big grins
    edited August 28, 2011
    My entry - one recent, and one little older....

    Siamese Ponds Wilderness, Adirondak Mountains
    20110821-0002-Panorama-1sm-XL.jpg

    And the Oak hills of Vacaville, California
    802707413_NMb3G-XL-1.jpg
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