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Comments on Gigapan: Downtown Toronto, Canada


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  1. Han Sinke

    Han Sinke (June 03, 2011, 03:00AM )

    Do you have to make a picture totally vertical (otherwise I will miss the center?) and how to handle that with a tripod that stands in the center? You did a good job! I am just starting and tried to understand more...

  2. srothlis

    srothlis (January 19, 2011, 03:25PM )

    Yes, shot through the glass of the skypod. I leaned over the railing to get right against the glass, and used a hood to eliminate reflections. I have a better, sharper lens that would do a better job than the 2004 shoot, but a perfectly clear day like that is a rarity in Toronto. Too much pollution. Stitching software has vastly improved since then in terms of automatic assistance. However, because the 360-degree panorama cannot be shot from the same position, there is a lot of misalignment that has to be massaged by hand. Better software and a faster computer would definitely make it easier, but it would still be a laborious process.

  3. John Warkentin

    John Warkentin (January 18, 2011, 03:49PM )

    So I take it they were shot through the windows of the Skypod. What trick did you use to deal with the glass reflections? You should head up there again and put some 2011 tech to work and redo this :) Have you shot any other Little Planets to share here?

  4. srothlis

    srothlis (January 13, 2011, 10:29AM )

    This composite of downtown Toronto, Centre Island and lake Ontario was put together from photos taken from the CN Tower skypod, 443 m above the ground. Three rows of 18 photos (54 photos total) shot in RAW format were used in the composite. The original shots were converted to TIFF using PhaseOne software, and composited using PTAssembler. Final processing was about 8 hours on a P3/1GHz/1GB (2004 PC tech).

  5. John Warkentin

    John Warkentin (January 08, 2011, 05:22PM )

    I really like this Little Planet - please share your shooting details tricks etc. Great work. Have you made any huge prints of it for sale? I'm sure it would be a great hit!