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Comments on Gigapan: Utah Valley @ Night

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  1. TheShot

    TheShot (November 16, 2010, 05:20PM )

    It turned out a lot clearer than many of the other nighttime panorama's I've seen on here. The view is incredible up there as you can see the copper mine all the way down to Springville. What would really be spectacular is if you had a daytime version and a nighttime one from the same spot. It would take hours, but it would be amazing. One thing I notice is that you used automatic white balance. I guess that doesn't matter much on a night panorama, but I've found that causes me problems when I shoot them during the day. I now fix the white balance on daylight or cloudy (or whatever), so none of the frames have a different color temperature that messes up the panorama. I also set the picture style to "neutral" or "faithful" so the colors don't shift between frame shots. The other modes seem to enhance colors differently per shot and cause color issues when stitching. Anyway, very well done and I'm impressed with both your dedication to getting the shot as I am the outstanding results for a first go. You picked a great site to shoot as well. I look forward to seeing more of your panoramas on gigapan!

  2. Loren Peterson

    Loren Peterson (November 15, 2010, 05:09PM )

    @ TheShot Thanks! I took the shots at f9. All the data is in the Stitcher Notes. Ideally I would have taken the shots at ISO 400 or less but because of the cold I had to get them all as quick as possible. There was some wind and my tripod wasn't super stable but the new IS system of the lens really helped keep the shots sharp.

  3. TheShot

    TheShot (November 15, 2010, 04:36PM )

    Awesome Loren, this is really cool shoot! Wow, that's some serious dedication to climb that mountain to take this shot. It turned out really good and I appreciate you explaining how you took it. I've tried taking shots of the Salt Lake Valley at night and they have turned out bad because of wind or poor camera settings. I'm still learning a lot too. What f-Stop setting did you use?