Sunday, February 20, 2011

Morro Bay 360 Pano Follow Up

14 shot stitched panorama
Canon 5D Mk II, EF 24-70mm f/2.8L at 24mm, and RRS pano gear
Adobe Photoshop Lightroom and Photoshop CS5

Here is the follow up image to my recent post regarding my preferred pano gear (RRS.)  Pano will end up at a 1:5 ratio.  That is a bit more than I typically prefer but the field of view is also quite large.  Using native resolution only I would print this at 27 x 133.

You might notice I reorganized the pano as well.  I originally started the shots just to the left of the moon.  The result did not have the composition and flow I wanted.  Once the pano is stitched it is a relatively easy process to recompose the image.  Of course, if you want to move around large chunks of pano at 750+ GB a pop it is good to have some RAM and processing power to back you up. 

I also dropped the pano into Photosynth to have an interactive experience through the FOV.  Plenty of other programs that will do this for you but none quite as free. 

Looking forward to later this year as more 3D viewing devices are available so I can include a 3D version of some of my favorite pano locations.  With or without 3D, the upcoming panos from wildflower season and my Alaska yacht trips are going to be amazing.  Will keep you updated.

Fiat Lux!


  1. Excellent... Color, Tone, Composition, Texture and Subject! As usual... Great Work Hal!

  2. Thanks. We had initially started back down the hill after sunset (breaking my own rule) but turned around after about 200 yds. Good thing we went back up and shot for another half hour.