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  1. Jay H

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    NY! The highest point in NY, or Mt. Marcy at 5344ft

    Here's a Panoramic of the place as taken by this rookie photographer using a Canon Powershot G3 and the Photostitch program.

    Mt. Marcy

    Seams are slightly visible, I need to figure out the best way to shoot panoramics where there are different focal points and lighting. Do you generally lock the Aperture and shutter speeds to avoid sections that are slightly off?

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    Very cool! I kept wanting to drag the browser slider off the screen and go in circles. [​IMG]
     
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    Nice pic. You're right about the seams though. The camera has an exposure lock setting - turn it on, and all subsequent pictures will be taken at the same aperture and exposure times.

    The trick for me is remembering to turn it off afterwards!


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    I could make it into a QTVR, I have 3rd party software called Panoramic Factory that does that, but of course the QTVR is more space. I have another panoramic on top of Gothics but it's not as good as the Marcy one.

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    Cool picture!
    crazy to think the valley I live in is higher than that peak.
     
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    Not too crazy, just wait a million years... The mountains out here are alot older than the rockies. Plus, the highest peak in NJ is like 1803ft, that you can drive to (High Point Monument).

    I'll try to post some more pictures sooner or later. I'm too busy trying to print them all out.

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    The new and improved Marcy Panoramic, I tried the stitching using Panoramic Factory (V2.4) and it seems the seams are better stitched and the colors are a little bit better represented, a little sharper. PF is a lot slower than PhotoStitch probably cause it has more touchups and enhancements to the stitch region. The link is the same though.

    I've got one of Gothics and Armstrong but they're kind of big, Marcy just happens to be around 534K, unlike Gothics at 1.5Meg...

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    Beautiful shots Jay.

    What size prints are you making of that Marcy Panoramic?
    8 inches x Gazillion inches? [​IMG]
     
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    Jay T, actually the software will print them out in on standard 8.5" x 11" paper and split the images. They'll also overlap them so you don't lose any part because of the printer margins. If you were to print them out as a landscape and retain the OAR, you'd make the print so small. However, if you could get some banner photo paper, that would be cool, but I think the market isn't out there... At least I've never heard of paper made for panoramas...

    Re: Driving up Pike's Peak..

    Nahhh, you guys need to go up in a 1100HP Audi 4WD race cars...
    Don't they have a bike race up Pike's Peak?

    Jay
     
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    they probably do, man you gotta be a badass to do that [​IMG]
     
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    Jay,

    Using an Epson Sytlus Photo 2200 with roll photo paper you can print up to 13" x 129"! The paper is available on Epson's web site if it's not available locally. But then you would need to get your hands on the 2200 printer.

    Your photo would look awsome on 13" roll paper.

    Jay T
     

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