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December Morning, Apparent North Buttress, Stanage
© ChrisJD, Dec 2006
Climbers: Rod
Camera used: Canon 1DsII @ 100 ISO
5*VOTING: number of votes 94

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A cold & windy time at Hamper's Hang. The sun just wouldn't come out from behind the clouds. A 12 shot multi row Pano stiched using PTGui: original pano measures in at 10,000 by 5,000 pixels.
ChrisJD - 11/Dec/06
Fantastic photo!
Phylis - 11/Dec/06
Great shot, have you tried brightening the dark areas of sky at the top middle-left to make them more consistent with the top right? It'd be slow work with a 50 mega-pixel image though unless you've got a ninja PC but well worth it.
Still gets a 5 from me without the tweaks though!
Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH - 12/Dec/06
nice shot chris. PTGui is greabeen getting into using pantool (patch)algorythim for contol pionts though as it is able to do twice as many with a increased degree of accuracy plus you don't have to orientate the pic first.
my only critism is that I can see some stiches but then I do have to look really hard.
defo a 5
A Crook - 13/Dec/06
This was a first pass attempt. A later version is much better. The process of shrinking the TIFF file into a very small jpg seems to have really emphasised the joins - strange. Exposure was tricky with the rapidly changing light - used same manual exposure on all frames and then used NDs differently on each of the 12 frames to try & control highlight & keep shadow areas bright.
ChrisJD - 13/Dec/06
yeh know what you mean once its compreesed they show up more. For min eof etive I used the PYGui sticher to put them all in the right place but exported as layers to photoshop. I themn reblended it myslef on the mask layers finally altering the exposure/colour balance to try to remove the lines. sort of works but you can still see them
A Crook - 14/Dec/06
On the second go I exported auto-blend and seperate tiff layers, then imported the layers for the areas which didn't quite work into the autoblend file and manually blended in to solve the auto-blend problems. As this is a multi row pano, this worked really well and helped to give good depth of focus from front to back.
ChrisJD - 14/Dec/06
I'll be acquiring PTGui I think.
sandywilson - 18/Dec/06
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