27 | June
"Phoenix Skyline"
General: 7:10 PM on 5/26/05 | Canon 300D
Technical: 1/250sec | f/8.0 | 25mm (40mm) | ISO-100
Lens: EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6
Exposure Mode: Manual
Exposure Bias: +0
Flash: No

While not as good as the panoramic I posed several days ago, this one is of a slightly different nature. This was taken in virtually the same spot as the last one (the top of a parking garage). The small building right in front of the sun is the building in the left in the previous panoramic. See larger version.

This is a compilation of 10 vertical shots and has almost the same aspect ratio as the previous panoramic, but with larger dimentions. The final cropped image is 12735x3025 (around 38.5 megapixels). Again, the exif data is taken from one of the photos (they were all the same), so essentially 25mm x 10. The stitching was a pain, mainly because I don't think I took quite enough images so the perspective was stretched further than it should have been between some of the pictures.

Most of the stitching wasn't too bad actually, except for the bulding on the left. Half of it was in one picture and half in another creating a perspective nightmare. I didn't think to take a shot of it head on. After messing around with the perspective of the photo furthest to the left and trying to match it up as best I could, you can still see the cut (middle corner). If you look closely the windows (and hence the floors) don't line up. The horizon to the left of the building also doesn't quite match. Ok, now how many of you noticed that before you read it? ;)

Thanks for all of your input on yesterday's question. I really aprreciate the analysis. I might dive into it some more tomorrow. My final for the summer class I am taking is on Friday, so we'll see.

categories: architecture stitched/panorama sunrise/sunset

Thoughts of: Ian
June 27th, 2005 at 2:36 AM

I certainly did not notice anything before I read your comentary!

Love the warm colours in the foreground building Ryan.

Thoughts of: Chantal
June 27th, 2005 at 5:05 AM

Again a very nice panoramic view...... nice light, it gives warmth.

Thoughts of: Alec Long
June 27th, 2005 at 8:02 AM

The only thing I noticed at first glance was the distorted angle of the left-side building. Didn't notice the stitch at all. That said, it's still a wonderful view of the Phoenix skyline. The light is wonderful, and your exposures are spot-on.

Thoughts of: G N Bassett
June 27th, 2005 at 10:07 AM

You know I love panoramas. Something about 'the big picture'! Have you tried a grid? If not, try a two by three grid and see how you like it. You'll likely get interesting and unexpected results. You'll also likely have a lot of fun.

Thoughts of: Jeremy
June 27th, 2005 at 11:01 AM

WOW!!

Very Cool! How did you ever find the spot for that photograph.

Some of your best work!

Thoughts of: owen
June 27th, 2005 at 3:13 PM

Incredible shot. I wish I could take photos like this! You've done an amazing job with the stitching.

Thoughts of: Teja
June 27th, 2005 at 6:02 PM

Personally, I thought that this image is up to par with the other panoramic shot that you had a while back.

Thoughts of: Nik
June 27th, 2005 at 9:35 PM

OOO pretty, After reading I took another look at the pic and found out that if you tilt your head to the left, and squint really hard, you notice that the windows are not inline, just shows that you have a better eye for perfection than I do. Anywho... I think this photo is absolutely marvelous!

Thoughts of: jane
June 28th, 2005 at 8:09 AM

Beautifully done.

Thoughts of: alexandra
June 28th, 2005 at 12:45 PM

I love these panoramic shots, especially as they are of sunsets (what better time to take them) and the way the eye is led across the shot.

Thoughts of: Mom
June 28th, 2005 at 12:45 PM

This is definitely a favorite of mine! I love the composition, the color and especially the 3-D effect of the buildings on the left.

Thoughts of: pixelcatcher
June 28th, 2005 at 4:06 PM

wow - very nice and beautiful situation! good composition....

greetz

Thoughts of: paul
June 29th, 2005 at 4:08 PM

nicely done ryan looks superb, fantastic light.

Thoughts of: Darren
June 30th, 2005 at 11:55 AM

You did a good job stiching all those images. I've never tried it myself, but it looks like a lot of fun.

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April 22nd, 2008 at 2:59 PM

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Thoughts of: propeciabest
April 22nd, 2008 at 2:59 PM

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April 22nd, 2008 at 2:59 PM

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Thoughts of: phoenix hypnosis
November 17th, 2010 at 3:01 AM

Thanks for spending time sharing your post..

Thanks :)

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