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Cuillin Ridge, mini-planet (well it does feel like a whole separate world up there!)
© Fidget, Jun 2011
Camera used: Kodak 713
5*VOTING: number of votes 20
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Mountains clockwise from top - Gars-bheinn, Sgurr nan Eag, Sgurr Dubh Mor, Sgurr Alasdair, Sgurr Thearlaich, Sgurr Mhic Choinnich, An Stac, Inn Pin, Sgurr Banachdich, Sgurr a'Greadaidh, , Sgurr a'Mhadaidh, Bruach na Frith, Am Basteir, Sgurr nan Gillean.
Fidget - 07/Jul/11
how do you do this?
Urgles - 08/Jul/11
I followed this, found through an example from one of my flickr contacts: http://ultrawide.wordpress.com/2008/11/20/how-to-create-a-little-planet-using-hugin/ My first successful attempt is here: http://amoodaday.blogspot.com/2011/05/tuesday-24th-may-2011.html I was going to do one on Bosley Cloud too but I missed out two photos in the panorama, argh.
Dan Arkle has some in his gallery, although I think he does them in a different way.
Fidget - 08/Jul/11
Someone doesn't like it, got the compulsory '1' vote ;-)
I know they're a bit of a cliche already in some circles but I think they're fun!
Fidget - 08/Jul/11
yeah i think they are quite naff but in a good way - this is the best one ive seen, probably because the cuillins are so cool! well done
Urgles - 08/Jul/11
Thanks, it's a little messy at the edges and the person is in the wrong place, but it'll do. It was taken with a little Kodak point and click as I didn't want to lug my SLR along the ridge with me, the exposure at the edges probably would have been better with my proper camera (especially if I'd HRDd it).
The best one I've seen is this one: http://www.flickr.com/photos/destrotull/5701006551/in/set-72157626504719427 Not climbing related, but the guy obviously put some thought into what works as a mini-planet, as it wouldn't have worked as well in a standard photo.
Fidget - 08/Jul/11
Planet Cuillin, nice one have a 5! Also, thanks for the instructions. I'm not skilled enough to do it the Dan Arkle way, but will give it another go using this method.
Mark Collins - 08/Jul/11
You have to be quite careful about how you take the panorama. You don't need a tripod, but make sure you rotate around the camera, don't rotate the camera around you. Also, I found getting the middle shot quite tricky. I've found the best way is to shoot an entire panorama with the sky near the top (shoot in portrait as that tutorial recommends). Then take *another* panorama below the first, overlapping a little (still in portrait). This should mean you only have to take two centre shots - take one (landscape) with the very centre of the scene at the bottom of the shot, then rotate 180 degrees and take another. When you load the images into Hugin it only seems to fit control points in one direction, so it won't line up the two panoramas or the second panorama with the centre shots, you need to fix this yourself. Finally, it says not to change the exposure between shots or put it on automatic, but I've found it doesn't really matter what you do as Hugin is so good at averaging it out. Hope that helps!
Fidget - 08/Jul/11
Very intriguing; not read the instructions but the elevation is incredible. Minor glitch is you can't see Banachdaich from Mhadaidh as the south top of Ghreadaidh is blocking it. Have a 5.
Mike Lates - 12/Jul/11
I know you can't see Banachdich, but I listed it anyway since it's one of the Munros.
Fidget - 13/Jul/11
Definitely effective for locations like this - makes for lots of interest around the 'edge' (i.e. its not just flat).
Also seems to exploit the sense of exposure and distance rather well.
PontiusPirate - 06/Aug/11
Thanks for the feedback!
Fidget - 06/Aug/11
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