Sardinia: Beach Volley

I tried to capture the beautiful blue tone in the graffiti on the wall, but it turned into a sports image… A panoramic accident.

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3 responses

  1. Jay

    I would love to know more about your workflow for creating panaromas. You have taken some really beautiful photos. I am just starting to shoot with my Sigma DP1 and I love it so far.

    July 10, 2009 at 7:14 pm

  2. Thanks Jay for your comment!

    I like wide views and I often capture several frames to be able to get it really wide or sometimes crop and concentrate later on just in case I missed something interesting.

    Workflow:

    1. Sigma DP1, RAW-mode, no tripod
    2. Portrait orientation
    3. Manual focus
    4. AE-lock
    5. Main motive first, then 2-8 frames in (one or two rows) with a proper overlap. This part benefits of lots of practise. DP1 is a slow camera. Light changes a lot and things happens…
    6. Post processing in SPP. The same parameters (exposure, contrast, sharpness and saturation) apply to all frames in the panorama. Sometimes do I even out differences between frames.
    7. Stitching in Autopano Pro. The software is fantastic and does the stitching automatically. If I done it right in #5, I seldom have to do anything but crop and press the Render button. Output as JPEG or TIFF.
    8. If needed then some Photoshop work (crop, adjusting colours and in worst case some cloning)

    July 20, 2009 at 2:35 pm

  3. Jay

    Thank you so much for your detailed response. I have shot more with the DP1 and it continues to delight me with it’s richly detailed files. I am going to try some panoramas next 🙂 Thanks again for your response and truly inspiring work.

    July 20, 2009 at 2:45 pm

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