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Big Ben in an unusual angle ... ( 360x18panorama )

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Old 05-29-2009, 09:42 AM
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Big Ben in an unusual angle ... ( 360x18panorama )

... from inside a phonebooth. Thought I would try to get a differnt photo of Big Ben when I was in London this weekend to take som background shots.
Rather limited space to shoot 8 images at all directions =)

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Old 05-29-2009, 01:14 PM
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Re: Big Ben in an unusual angle ... ( 360x18panora

That's cool!
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Old 05-29-2009, 02:03 PM
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Re: Big Ben in an unusual angle ... ( 360x18panora

now the truth is out, you are really superman

great images

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Old 06-03-2009, 12:11 AM
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Re: Big Ben in an unusual angle ... ( 360x18panora

Having zero experience with 360 shooting, I can only begin to imagine how this is done. And the first question that comes to mind is...how do you NOT manage to shoot yourself?! You're shooting from inside the phone booth, but ultimately, you're not in the phone booth.

What's the trick?
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Old 06-03-2009, 02:38 AM
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Re: Big Ben in an unusual angle ... ( 360x18panora

Well, you are always behind the camera so it is impossible to be in the picture, that is for the 8 images I take for the 360. For the top and bottom images my head and my feet and the tripod itself will be visible. But as I have enough overlap from the other images ( I shoot with a 8mm Peleng Fisheye, it covers 170 degrees diagonally ) I can mask out the feet and tripod.

There are dedicated software to automatically stitch panoramas together ( Hugi is a free one ) but I do most of it manually in Photoshop. The resulting image ( always has a width , double the height ) is about 6000 pixels wide. It looks quite fun, "unwrapped". Heres what it looks like before converting the jpg to a QTVR panorama.
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Old 06-03-2009, 09:08 AM
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Re: Big Ben in an unusual angle ... ( 360x18panora

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I can mask out the feet and tripod.
That's what puzzled me, primarily: when shooting down at those McDonald's handbills, how did you not shoot your feet. Thanks for clearing this up.
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Old 06-03-2009, 10:32 AM
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Here is my feet =)
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Re: Big Ben in an unusual angle ... ( 360x18panora

That really is imaginative!... love the squashed up can of 1664 beer, good old London eh!
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