At first looking, this is a very impressive scene. There are some wonderful colours and lovely lighting here - a truly wonderful winter scene in the heart of the capital.
But, it's not quite sharp enough, I feel. I'm sure that's a lot to do with exposures at 1/5 sec. handheld - what a pity you didn't have the benefit of your tripod!
A couple of things to make sure of when taking panorama shots: firstly take a reading with the camera's meter and then set exposure on Manual, otherwise, as you take the different shots, if the lighting is slightly different, the camera will use different exposure settings and blending the individual images together will leave you with light and dark "bands". Also (and this is a mistake I've made on occasions) don't use a polariser because it will cause the same. Naturally, you have to leave a zoom lens set on exactly the same focal length for all the shots.
I've never heard of "Hugin" though I have just "Googled" it and had a look. Photoshop and Photoshop Elements both have a thing called "PhotoMerge" which I find actually works quite well.
One thing you can do here (or at least I think you can - you certainly can on TrekEarth) is to post a panoramic shot like this and also link it to another much larger panormamic shot up to 4000 pixels wide by up to 800 high - that can be quite impressive. You can read how to do it here if you look at paragraph 12. Here's one taken from the balcony of that villa I was telling you about and here's one taken in Fife. If you just click on the image, you'll be taken to the larger one in each case.
Also, I'm not quite sure what "Bridge" is - is that part of the full version of Photoshop?
Anyway, Jamie, yes, I like this one - a good note too - but I'm sure that if you manage to deploy your tripod next time, it will be a lot better! Incidentally, those panoramas I have shown you were both taken handheld but at much faster shutter speeds than you used.
- KAYCEE (1087)
- [2011-01-05 14:30]
A wonderful Wonderland scene - well composed and very well exposed.
This is a well thought POV for this location and the format is well chosen too, but as John mentioned in his critique that picture lacks sharpness and I agree with him on this front.
Other than that, it is a wonderful location to enjoy. The charm and mood are well reflected through this work.
You managed the light quite well and the sky is well preserved too.
A good job!
Thanks for sharing.
- caledonia (31)
- [2011-01-05 16:21]
Lovely shot,nicely put together,would make a nice large print.
- darkocv (909)
- [2011-01-06 0:40]
panorama like a dream, wonderfull picture
- mushtaqhussain (13921)
- [2011-01-06 1:48]
Wonderful panorama work shot with beautiful details and very good DOF,the illuminating lights looks amazing,a beautiful nocturnal presentation.
My Best Regards
- javedraza (557)
- [2011-01-06 11:24]
Lovely panorama shot with excellent details, good POV and nice frame. Nice presentation.