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    Kaiaua Panorama - First attempt at Photomerging

    Here's my first go at photomerging. 4 images - approx 20% overlap. Shot with a 5d MKii with Canon 16-35mm L II. Does anyone have any tricks to get the colour of the sky even during post processing? Overall I'm really happy witht he result.

    Kaiaua Panorama - First attempt at Photomerging

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    Re: Kaiaua Panorama - First attempt at Photomerging

    First off, it is a great-looking panorama. Congratulations --- panoramas are not that easy.

    It seems to me that the natural sky is not evenly blue from one horizon to the other. The effect would be greater in a photograph if you are using a polarizing filter. Since the panorama covers a great expanse of sky, it would not be unusual for it to vary.

    Doesn't look unnatural to me.

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    Re: Kaiaua Panorama - First attempt at Photomerging

    Quote Originally Posted by Gene Bjerke View Post
    First off, it is a great-looking panorama. Congratulations --- panoramas are not that easy.

    It seems to me that the natural sky is not evenly blue from one horizon to the other. The effect would be greater in a photograph if you are using a polarizing filter. Since the panorama covers a great expanse of sky, it would not be unusual for it to vary.

    Doesn't look unnatural to me.

    Gene
    Using a polarising filter on a wide angle lens gives even more irregularities in the colours of the sky, so I think it might even make the problem worse. The more I use CPL's the less I like them. I use them a lot on cloudy days.

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    Re: Kaiaua Panorama - First attempt at Photomerging

    Hi Mark,

    Quote Originally Posted by Markvetnz View Post
    Does anyone have any tricks to get the colour of the sky even during post processing?
    I don't think there is any problem with the sky 'even-ness' wise, it looks natural.

    The grasses and trees have plenty of contrast and saturation, but the sky is a little pale; I wonder if a small boost of local contrast, by just 5% at 200px radius, and only on the sky, would improve things?

    Quote Originally Posted by Markvetnz View Post
    Overall, I'm really happy with the result.
    ... and so you should be, it is a very good result.

    Cheers,

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    Re: Kaiaua Panorama - First attempt at Photomerging

    Hi Mark,

    A nice scene. Well done.

    Did you use manual exposure? When shooting a panorama it helps to keep all shots at the same exposure and focus. That is the only tip I have have to keep the tones even across the pictures. (Plus as others points out don't use a CP filter when arcing over anything near to 90 degrees since this is where the maximum effect will be seen through the polariser.)

    Regards,

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    Re: Kaiaua Panorama - First attempt at Photomerging

    Thanks for the comments and input.

    I used a proper Panorama tripod head - Manfrotto 303plus.
    I used manual exposure on each of the 4 shots.
    I had to tone down the sky in the middle because it was way darker than the left and right margins.

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    Re: Kaiaua Panorama - First attempt at Photomerging

    nice panorama looks natural to me. my says that too but i try not to listen. good job.

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