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Hallstatt, Austria by Tom Nelson

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Taken by
Tom Nelson Tom Nelson
Explore score
0.66 Gigapixels
Date added
Oct 06, 2010
Date taken
Sep 21, 2010

Canon G10 + Raynox with homema...


Morning in Austria's lake district. This uses better-matched images than my first attempt (www.gigapan.org/gigapans/60725/). The images are all 3-shot HDRs, tone mapped in Photomatix.

Gigapan Comments (10)

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  1. Alfred  Zhao

    Alfred Zhao (December 22, 2010, 01:26PM )

    Love this image

  2. The Gigapanographer Currently Known as "Kilgore661"

    The Gigapanographer Currently Known as "Kilgore661" (November 08, 2010, 02:41AM )

    Ah, that's the one I was thinking of - well done. As to not being able to find images that really is the gigapanographer's curse. I suppose it is also an issue for photographers in general, but I filled up a 2TB hard drive in a couple of months last Summer. In my case it isn't finding photos that's the problem, it is find the right *disk* - I must have more than 12 of them now.

  3. David Engle

    David Engle (November 04, 2010, 10:06AM )

    The only colonade that I know of is in Bath (www.gigapan.org/gigapans/43042/snap shots/122066/). What you are refering to on the Rice campus is cloisters and the ones in front of Fondren are the only ones I know of that have bicycles: www.gigapan.org/gigapans/28930/ and looking at this particular panorama, it does need some HDR done to it, but alas I am not sure where the original images are.

  4. The Gigapanographer Currently Known as "Kilgore661"

    The Gigapanographer Currently Known as "Kilgore661" (November 04, 2010, 04:11AM )

    @tnp561: "The surreal look is in vogue right now"? Really? I better get on to my agent then :-) I think the surreal look is moreish but eye-candy. I suspect that all photographers who discover the "beyond the spectrum" look do the same as I did i.e. apply the effect to every single photo they can find on their hard disk :-) My guess is that it is like working in a chocolate factory where you are allowed to eat all the chocolate you want until you become sick of it. I have been doing the surreal thing for quite a few months now and the attraction is just starting to fade.

  5. The Gigapanographer Currently Known as "Kilgore661"

    The Gigapanographer Currently Known as "Kilgore661" (November 04, 2010, 04:07AM )

    @Texas_Photo: Yes, that was one of the images I was thinking of, but I feel there was another where the colonade (if that's what it's called - I mean the thing with columns) was on the left-hand side of the image. I think it was predominantly red brickwork. Was there a bicycle too? Anyway, now that I have seen the Squirrelpan again, I am not sure there is much you could do to improve it :-)

  6. David Engle

    David Engle (November 04, 2010, 03:40AM )

    This one? www.gigapan.org/gigapans/8298/ When taking panoramas at Rice, there are so many light and shadow areas that it can be at times difficult to capture the natural light properly ... unless I use the Leica D-Lux 3, which in fact was the camera that I used to take the above panorama. In this panorama of Hallstatt, Austria, Tom has captured all the zones nicely and has created a beautiful GigaPan using his HDR techniques.

  7. Tom Nelson

    Tom Nelson (November 04, 2010, 03:39AM )

    I agree with Kilgore. The individual brackets are not much more difficult, and the software does the work for you. The surreal look is in vogue right now but the software can be used more subtly.

  8. The Gigapanographer Currently Known as "Kilgore661"

    The Gigapanographer Currently Known as "Kilgore661" (November 04, 2010, 03:06AM )

    @Texas_Photo: I'm surprised you think you can't compete. Not that "competition" is relevant, but your feeling for photography and the treatment of light and shade in particular makes you an obvious candidate for a tone-mapper (to me, anyway). I'm thinking of your images of Rice here, but I can't find the ones I mean. I think a squirrel may have been involved in one. Also I can see a long exterior corridor where the roof is supported by many columns. Does that ring a bell?

  9. The Gigapanographer Currently Known as "Kilgore661"

    The Gigapanographer Currently Known as "Kilgore661" (November 04, 2010, 03:01AM )

    I have to agree with David: you have managed to use tone-mapping in the production of a gigapan AND a natural-looking gigapan at that - this is a real achievement in my book. Obviously, taking a picture of somewhere so pretty is cheating but otherwise I am very impressed. Perhaps one day when we both have time, we can swap notes.

  10. David Engle

    David Engle (November 03, 2010, 11:29AM )

    One of the complaints about HDR is that HDR looks a bit fakey; however, this HDR GigaPan of yours looks terrific because of its natural appearance. It really does look nice ... congratulations on one fine effort. You should tell David Pogue about this (pogue@nytimes.com Will open in
a new tab or window) as he is very big on digital photography. From my perspective, there are several types of HDR: (1) General HDR, (2) Good looking HDR as demonstrated by your GigaPan, (3) Fakey HDR and (4) Stunning on-the-other-side-of-the-sprectrum HDR as demonstrated by Kilgore's work such as www.gigapan.org/gigapans/63821/ and www.gigapan.org/gigapans/63825/ I really can't compete with the two of you .. you dudes are too good :)

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Stitcher Notes


GigaPan Stitch version 1.0.0804 (Macintosh)
Panorama size: 655 megapixels (34908 x 18784 pixels)
Input images: 88 (11 columns by 8 rows)
Field of view: 74.9 degrees wide by 40.3 degrees high (top=20.3, bottom=-20.0)
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Original image properties:
Camera make: Canon (+ 64 unknown)
Camera model: Canon PowerShot G10
Image size: 4416x3312, 4427x3316, 4432x3326 (14.6 megapixels - 14.7 megapixels)
Capture time: 2010-09-21 07:58:48 - 2010-09-21 08:34:22
Aperture: f/5.59591 - f/5.6
Exposure time: 0.00625 - 0.0166667 (+ 64 unknown)
ISO: 80
Focal length (35mm equiv.): 51.6 mm (+ 84 unknown)
Digital zoom: off (+ 64 unknown)
White balance: Automatic (+ 64 unknown)
Exposure mode: Manual (+ 64 unknown)
Horizontal overlap: 26.8 to 43.3 percent
Vertical overlap: 24.3 to 40.6 percent
Computer stats: 6144 MB RAM, 4 CPUs
Total time 6:21 (4.3 seconds per picture)
Alignment: 54 seconds, Projection: 1:04, Blending: 4:23
(Preview finished in 3:08)

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