Last Light Panorama

Started Mar 4, 2007 | Discussions thread
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Zane Paxton
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Last Light Panorama
Mar 4, 2007

I played hooky last Thursday afternoon to treat a good case of cabin fever. There has been a weather pattern where its drizzly and overcast in the morning and the afternoon's popcorn clouds are seductive and inviting me to go jump in the car and drive to the coast. By last-light most of the clouds are gone, just dancing with the sun on the far horizon as the sun sinks into the vast Pacific... ah it's so nice out there in those last moments soaking up the spetacle of it all.

This was taken about 30 minutes after sunset, about the point that one has to pack it in and finally admit that it is actually dark outside ; ) I used a zig-zag blending technique to blend the waves that worked well enough, but it pays to shoot quickly between the two images that I stitched together in PTGUI set to publish a blended pano + layers. That makes for a fat file at 16 bit, about 784 Mb.

Tutorial: http://rfcgraphics.com/Ptgui/tutorialptgui.html

The technique is a bit hard to follow as it seems you need to paint out an area to erase latter and you can't necessarily see what you are erasing in the first step. Anyway here is the image:

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Zane
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