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Paradise Moon by aFeinPhoto-com Paradise Moon by aFeinPhoto-com
Kalalau Beach. 180 degree view...with the mostly full moon over the cathedral section of the valley. Needless to say this photo is huge 17x51 @ 300dpi. First time i've done something like this and mostly happy with the results. Note to self, make sure circ. pol is not on next time.

In any case hope you all enjoy!

aF

print info: www.afeinphoto.com/Prints.html

rework: yikes, much better edit now 9/23/09
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JakeSpain Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
It's a super image and a great scene but the blending of the sky is very obvious. This always happens to my attempts at Panos, I don't understand why but it's very annoying and renders the image unusable. Shame.
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aFeinPhoto-com Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2010  Professional Photographer
I forgot to take off the cpl so got banding...tis ok. Still looks good 20x60 :)
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JakeSpain Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
I used to think it was from polarisers but I have had the same happen without using them. Do you use PTGui?
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aFeinPhoto-com Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2010  Professional Photographer
CS5...and it can happen from lens vignetting too. Have to correct that with some lenses before stitching.
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ArtlessHmmmm Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2010
absolutely stunning! makes me want to visit. Doesn't feel like it could be real!
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aFeinPhoto-com Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2010  Professional Photographer
the result of the 11 images stitched give it a bit of an unreal perpective...which is fun :)
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ArtlessHmmmm Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2010
truly stunning - i really must give stitching a go at some point put honestly don't know where to start.
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aFeinPhoto-com Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2010  Professional Photographer
overlap 1/3-1/2...either set it to manual or be prepared to blend each pair of images and go! :)
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ArtlessHmmmm Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2010
set to manual to keep the same exposure or?
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aFeinPhoto-com Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2010  Professional Photographer
yes, you need them to be the same exposure otherwise you'll have blending issues..or rather the computer will. can be corrected in post but best to try and nail it.
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ArtlessHmmmm Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2010
thank you so much. Again i really value your advice! :D
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aFeinPhoto-com Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2010  Professional Photographer
of course. self taught so i know how it goes :) best just to keep experimenting and learning
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mark-flammable Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2010
That landscape is other worldly dude! Amazing!
Shame about the CPL but really, I didnt look at that until you wrote it!
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aFeinPhoto-com Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2010  Professional Photographer
It still works and looks great big :) Thanks man

aF
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mark-flammable Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2010
Oh Im sure! Nice mate!
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NarutoAffiliate Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2010
WOw awesome and astonashing :O :O
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FlippinPhil Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2010  Professional Photographer
Mindblowing, you got a print of this?
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aFeinPhoto-com Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2010  Professional Photographer
Yep. Done up to 15x45 on canvas and 20x60 on metal so far. Waiting to go 40x120 :)
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FlippinPhil Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2010  Professional Photographer
120!!! Woahhh Hahaha
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aFeinPhoto-com Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2010  Professional Photographer
Sure...the file is almost 60" native anyway. Would be no prob going that big. Just about finding the right buyer :)
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alban-expressed Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2010
Nice tribute to the Hawaian colorfulness. Great picture. :-)
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acoresjo88 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Wonderful scenery!
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hougaard Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010
Excellent work Aaron. As always
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aFeinPhoto-com Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2010  Professional Photographer
Your my boy blue...
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JessR-Photography Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010  Student Photographer
Beautiful Aaron.
I'm speechless.
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aFeinPhoto-com Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2010  Professional Photographer
That is to say...without speech :P
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sebastopolgoose Featured By Owner May 24, 2010
Brilliant! The kayaks in the corner are what really makes it exceptional.
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1001G Featured By Owner May 24, 2010
oh whoa is this a beautiful spot......very nice
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maxre Featured By Owner May 23, 2010  Professional Photographer
nice!
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NarutoAffiliate Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2010
what a breath taking photo @___@
It looks awesome

any chances we could get a wallpaper of it?

personal use ofc
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aFeinPhoto-com Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2010  Professional Photographer
Right now all of my photos are not for 'wallpaper' use. Though the reason I watermark etc is b/c people like to do what they want anyway :P So if you want to use it go ahead or...it looks ridiculously cool on canvas ;)

aF
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Xerces Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Very cool shot! Such a nice setting with lovely bright colour :)
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daydrop Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2010
Amazing job!
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XpiecemealX Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2010  Professional Photographer
Thats breath taking! Well done.
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PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2010
one of the best panos ive seen
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aFeinPhoto-com Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2010  Professional Photographer
danke! and i just shot one last night that might equal or surpass it. oh the excitement
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PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2010
I like panos that are done really well and need to be shot as a pano...that worked very well.
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aFeinPhoto-com Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2010  Professional Photographer
Most do need to be shot as a pano. The one I just uploaded is actually a crop as it is a 1min+ exposure. The one later tomorrow is lots of photos :P

aF
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PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2010
ah very cool, ill have to check it out
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aFeinPhoto-com Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2010  Professional Photographer
And done! Will upload this afternoon ;)
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Goldleo Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Stripy sky! Is there an easy way to correct the polarizer effect on the atmosphere?

Beautiful shot of the island. Great panorama!
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aFeinPhoto-com Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2009  Professional Photographer
I know...

Being printed 12x36 so will know more soon. No way to correct that in post easily but not sure it's too big a detractor. Thanks for the time!

aF
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Goldleo Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
No problem! I really enjoy your work. :)
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FlippinPhil Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2009  Professional Photographer
Excellent, apart from the moon having a six point star form to it. :(
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aFeinPhoto-com Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2009  Professional Photographer
Normal when you're shooting closed down...just like one gets with the sun star at sunrise/sunset. The proximity to the cloud helped there :-)

aF
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Originalbossman Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2009
Wow. I can never shoot panos. Never been able to figure out how. Even in PS i always see stitch lines and color discrepancies.
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aFeinPhoto-com Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2009  Professional Photographer
Things to do...

-Always ALWAYS shoot RAW
-Set camera to manual at an exposure that is avg for the scene (pan across and get some readings). If not using filters shoot 1 for sky 1 for ground (lots of work for these style
-Make sure tripod is level!
-Overlap ~30%
-Sometimes I shoot vertical shots to get a better ratio
-Make sure every shot is sharp...sucks having one soft exposure.

That and experiment! Good luck :-)

aF
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Originalbossman Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2009
Thanks I will definitely give this a try. The manual exp is probably what my problem was.
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aFeinPhoto-com Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2009  Professional Photographer
Even if you do not use manual you can set all the images to the same exposure in post assuming you shot RAW. Though not optimal...but we've all done it ;-)

aF
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Originalbossman Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2009
Makes sense. My biggest problem is not setting it to manual. Ugh. So many missed shots. Thanks
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