Panoramic HDR Experiment

I went out with my tripod to shoot a structured panorama in at least 3 by 2. I made it 4 by 2 but it was not convincing. Because I also experimented…

Another thing I wanted to try was a panorama with a wide angle lens. So I used my trusted Sigma portrait in 10mm and used a recipe which nearly always worked for me.

The recipe as always: 3 pictures using 9 brackets with Magic Lantern on my 60D, HDR created with HDR Efex, and panorama with Microsoft ICE.

There were problems with the distortion near the lens, like in the railing you can see on the left. I don’t know if the result is also there because of the horizontal lines. I will try to find out.

I am very pleased with the look of this picture. What is your opinion?

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2 thoughts on “Panoramic HDR Experiment”

  1. I think this is a great photo especially with the coloring and perspective . The lens definitely added a unique effect to the overall image. There’s a strong contrast and good shadows/highlights. The only thing that I find to be distracting in the photo is the line that’s almost at the top i think it’s a cloud or something. I can’t help but to look at it maybe because it’s practically across the image. That’s probably just me. Otherwise once again it’s awesome. What time of day did you take this? around the afternoon like 4pm-6pm?

    1. Thank you for your feedback. The line is mostly there because it was straight in the beginning. I think it is from an airplane. I like it somehow. Concerning the time of the day: It was 5pm – so I perfect guess by you. I tried to setup another panorama in front of the parliament in the blue hour. But the distortion ins the near field (so nearly everything at street level) were to heavy. I do not have a panoramic head for my tripod by now. I think that correcting for the nodal point will solve this issue.

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