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Sierra Panoramas

Postby fishmonger » Thu Sep 10, 2009 10:35 am

There's no such thread here, so why not start one? :D

For starters Whitney Trail Crest looking east into Owens Valley - a little more than 180 degrees of view (click on image for slightly bigger version)

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and the other side of the same viewpoint

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All these were shot hand-held with a cheap Canon Powershot A590 and assembled in free software from Microsoft (ICE) and then color and contrast tweaked in Photoshop.


There are many more in our JMT 2009 photo gallery (link in footer).



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Bighorn Plateau

Postby fishmonger » Thu Sep 10, 2009 10:38 am

and a totally different view - Bighorn Plateau in the rain - more than 180 degrees, so you need to open up on a big monitor to see detail

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Re: Sierra Panoramas

Postby Shawn » Thu Sep 10, 2009 7:27 pm

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Sawtooth Peak

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Sphinx Pass

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Long Lake
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Re: Sierra Panoramas

Postby copeg » Thu Sep 10, 2009 9:40 pm

I remember a few times stitching together a 360 degree pano in quicktime, talk about a pano! For some reason that seems like old technology these days.
Twenty Lakes Basin. A very memorable trip.
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Re: Sierra Panoramas

Postby fishmonger » Fri Sep 11, 2009 8:33 am

copeg wrote:I remember a few times stitching together a 360 degree pano in quicktime, talk about a pano!


Quicktime VR, eh? That is so vintage by now :unibrow:. I recall having to go to Ann Arbor on a 3 day tech retreat to listen to Apple evangelists some time around 1995 to learn about this new wonder technology. Developer kit was $1300, tripod adapters and fancy flat field super wide lenses even more expensive. Digital cameras were not even remotely suitabe.

The tripod adapters were pretty mandatory to make sure the image stitching came out ok. Now you don't even think about it, nor do you need to hold the camera perfectly level. The MS ICE is more or less idiot proof, and if you liked the old VR panoramas, well, it can do something very similar to it. Requires Silverlight plugin, but it's well worth it:

Bighorn Plateau in Deep Zoom format

not bad for free software, and a $100 camera, shot handheld in the rain while in a hurry to get off the exposed area. doing 360 degrees should not be a big problem. I'll try a few of those on my next hike, but with a better camera this time.
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Re: Sierra Panoramas

Postby fishmonger » Fri Sep 11, 2009 12:25 pm

Just came across this site, showing "gigapixel' images:

Yosemite Valley
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Re: Sierra Panoramas

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Re: Sierra Panoramas

Postby rlown » Mon Sep 14, 2009 6:52 pm

Virginia Lk (Yose):
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Re: Sierra Panoramas

Postby Shawn » Mon Sep 14, 2009 7:45 pm

Thanks for the edit Eric; I'll remember next time.
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Re: Sierra Panoramas

Postby SSSdave » Mon Sep 14, 2009 9:18 pm

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Blooming rabbitbush South Tufa at Mono Lake October 7, 2005, horizontal crop out of Provia 100F 4x5 transparency taken with 90mm Rodenstock and post processed to closely match slide like all my work. Can easily get a sharp 40 inch wide pano print from this transparency. Most of the year the lake water is not going to have this beautiful blue. It takes a clear fall day with really beautiful blue skies, being there at the right time in the afternoon before total internal reflection optical effects begin to make the water darker, and the right front lit orientation.
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Re: Sierra Panoramas

Postby John Dittli » Mon Sep 14, 2009 10:45 pm

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Ice Skating, Rae Lakes

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Walk the Sky: Following the John Muir Trail
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Re: Sierra Panoramas

Postby maverick » Tue Sep 15, 2009 11:11 am

Hi John

I love the Ice Skating Rae Lakes pic.
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