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  1. Jay Hirschfeld

    Jay Hirschfeld (July 22, 2009, 02:58PM )

    Thanks! You're right, a lot of work for a single picture. About 10 hours to retouch in CS4 on a 3 ghz quad-core, 12 gb ram, 64-bit GPU accelerated behemoth....and still slow working @ 2 gigapixels. Shot on a D90 @ 120mm with a Gigapan Epic in HDR (to ensure clarity). F/8 aperture. Snuck up to the roof of a 20-story hotel and took about 35-40 minutes total once set up. All-in-all, about 20-25 hours for this shot. Wind is clearly what inhibits this method of high-resolution photography, as well as what makes clear, long-exposure HDR night gigapixel photography a debatable impossibility/excessively hard (I've tried one before but will attempt another shortly). More tips to come once I get a dedicated site up for this stuff-- been experimenting w/ workflow and settings this entire summer and going cross-country to take some more gigapixel photos. You really have to travel with this thing...and make a lot of mistakes. Read up as much as you can on the nodal point. Thanks again, more to come!

  2. Stoney Vintson

    Stoney Vintson (July 20, 2009, 04:39PM )

    Excellent job. Many do not know how much work it is to retouch an image this large. You maintained good image quality with a larger panorama. Do you have any details about the aquisition of the images? Camera body, lens, amount of time, etc Thanks for posting this for our enjoyment : )