Printing a very big pano

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Keith Cooper
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Printing a very big pano
May 2, 2012

If anyone is visiting Leicester in the UK, then I've just put up a 14m long multiviewpoint panoramic print as part of an exhibition open all this month

It's shot of the city centre at dusk, and was printed on my iPF8300 on 44" width Innova glossy canvas.

There is a zoomified version at the exhibition info page
http://www.northlight-images.co.uk/exhibitions/leicester_angle.html

Here's me showing someone a detail, during the opening. I made the thing and still it feels just huge

I'll be writing up a detailed 'making of' article when I get a chance, but basically it's parts of six multishot panoramas taken with a Gigapan (with 1Ds3 +50/1.4) The pano parts are hand morphed and blended to fit.

The idea is that as you walk along the print, the viewpoint changes (all six viewpoints are within 50-60 metres of each other)

Original full res print file is 23GB...

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Hugowolf
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Re: Printing a very big pano
In reply to Keith Cooper, May 3, 2012

Nice one Keith.

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Re: Printing a very big pano
In reply to Keith Cooper, May 3, 2012

I'd score that a 12 out of a possible 10........awesome!!!

Well done, congratulations on getting it done and up
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JJ Winkel
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Very impressing indeed ...
In reply to Keith Cooper, May 3, 2012

Have you applied to the Guiness BoR ?

Any idea how long it took to print it ?
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Keith Cooper
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Re: Very impressing indeed ...
In reply to JJ Winkel, May 3, 2012

It took just under three and a half hours to print - used 166ml of ink.

The printer is in what used to be my darkroom

Don't think there is a record category for photos of Leicester...

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Mounting?
In reply to Keith Cooper, May 3, 2012

Would you care to elaborate on how you mounted it? The only thing I see mentioned is “attached to a batten running along the wall”.

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Keith Cooper
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Re: Mounting?
In reply to Hugowolf, May 3, 2012

Long pieces of wood screwed to the wall, to the length of the print.

Then it's unrolled and stapled every few feet to the wood. Afterwards more staples are added to get it hanging evenly.

The next day much lighter strips of wood were lightly attached to the wall at the sides/botom and some more staples added.

The canvas is a heavy glossy one, so hangs very evenly.

The exhibition is only for a month. so this isn't by any means a permanent installation. We'll look at that if/when the print finds a new home after the show

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