Makena Coast Panorama

JonaBeth RussellJonaBeth Russell Major grinsMauiPosts: 568Registered Users Major grins

Aloha dgrinners,

This morning's post is all about the pano. In this shot, you can see the southern coast of Makena, all the way up to Wailea. The black rocks below are from a lava flow, and under the water's surface there are lava tubes. It's an epic snorkeling spot, and sometimes fishing grounds, especially spear fishing (much better for the reef). Either way, great to explore, but stay out of the tubes.

I was able to create this image using a DJI Phantom 4, merging 43 individual shots like a puzzle. The final rendering is 46 megapixels, which will print crisp and clear @ 200 pixels per inch up to about 4ft x 2ft. It could print much larger and still be acceptable at a lower pixel per inch count.

Mahalo for taking the time to view!

Comments

  • denisegoldbergdenisegoldberg Major grins North Andover, MAPosts: 11,125Super Moderators moderator

    This is spectacular!

  • JonaBeth RussellJonaBeth Russell Major grins MauiPosts: 568Registered Users Major grins

    @denisegoldberg said:
    This is spectacular!

    Thank you, Denise!

  • Jørgen_BjerringJørgen_Bjerring Copenhagen, DenmarkPosts: 3,389Registered Users Many Grins

    Really great.

    Jørgen Bjerring
    Photos: https://jb-photos.smugmug.com/
    The one who takes a joke only for a joke and seriousness only seriously he and she have got both badly. Grook by Piet Hein in my poor translation.

  • kdogkdog artistically challenged San Jose, CAPosts: 11,075Administrators moderator

    Yeah, that's pretty awesome, JB. That would look amazing printed on metal I think. Channeling my inner Stumblebum, I'd say to lose the red spec (buoy, or whatever it is) about 2/3 of the way across and maybe 2/3 down. It attracts the eye, but doesn't have enough detail to make it out. It blows my mind that an inexpensive drone can be used for that kind of pano work. Great job.

  • JonaBeth RussellJonaBeth Russell Major grins MauiPosts: 568Registered Users Major grins

    @kdog said:
    Yeah, that's pretty awesome, JB. That would look amazing printed on metal I think. Channeling my inner Stumblebum, I'd say to lose the red spec (buoy, or whatever it is) about 2/3 of the way across and maybe 2/3 down. It attracts the eye, but doesn't have enough detail to make it out. It blows my mind that an inexpensive drone can be used for that kind of pano work. Great job.

    Mahalo for the input! I kept the red thing in there because I know it's a boat, but it's true, no one in the world would know what that is. lol Definitely gonna clone it out.

    It blows my mind that my drone is now considered inexpensive, since I invested over $2k in it last year, considering the ipad pro that goes with it! But you're right, it's now considered an entry / old drone by DJI, and they've openly admitted to cannibalizing their own products in order to continue growth. I still use it professionally, none the less, to shoot real estate video & stills, several times per week. Holding out for the inspire 2 with X5 (interchangeable lenses), hopefully I can get one this year :)

  • JonaBeth RussellJonaBeth Russell Major grins MauiPosts: 568Registered Users Major grins

    @Jørgen_Bjerring said:
    Really great.

    Mahalo for the compliment and for taking time to view!

  • StumblebumStumblebum I shoot, therefore I am Posts: 6,835Registered Users Major grins

    Excellent JBR!

  • ChrisJChrisJ Major grins Posts: 2,156Registered Users Major grins

    First, this is a great image! This merge must have been "fun." The end result is fantastic. I see a few people in there, are you shown? I think kdog is talking about the buoy, not the boat. It's in the water toward the right side, closer to the bottom. There's also a fairly significant clone flaw I noticed while perusing the big size. That should definitely be fixed; I think it would show up in a big print!! Small image attached for clarity.

    Chris
  • JonaBeth RussellJonaBeth Russell Major grins MauiPosts: 568Registered Users Major grins

    Ahhh, Mahalo Chris, I see the buoy. It's actually a dive flag, there was spear fisher collecting dinner at the time. I'm not in the pic, I'm standing on the end of the rock in the lower right corner, out of the frame.

    You busted me on the clone flaw! I will definitely spend some time in PS on it. LR couldn't do what I wanted, and it was a slight merge error I was trying to clone out. Thanks for keeping me sharp :smiley:

  • TMcEwenTMcEwen Big grins Posts: 107Registered Users Major grins

    Excellent

    - Thomas McEwen - (Nashville, TN)
    http://www.tmcewenphotography.com/
  • mav52mav52 Beginner grinner Marineland, FlPosts: 6Registered Users Big grins
    edited March 14, 2017
    Wow, my wife and I were just in Makena, (actually all of Maui) the place was beautiful

    Chris
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