Summit orientation plate is enlarged, but you still can't read it at this resolution, so; Mam Tor just left of top, Kinder and Edale on top right, Bleaklow and rest of the Dark Peak bottom right, Hope Valley and village on bottom left, Castleton and White Peak on top left. Comments and suggestions welcome
Dan Arkle - 04/Feb/08
Can't see the detail, but there's an almost identical one of these not far from Back Tor on Derwent Edge above Ladybower/Derwent Reservoir.
slacky - 05/Feb/08
What a brilliant photo, cheers for sharing.
220bpm - 05/Feb/08
how did you take the photo please. its very nice
DEvans - 05/Feb/08
The most unusual and brilliant photo I have seen on here for ages. Superb. Was it a massive job to edit it together?
Wee Davie - 06/Feb/08
Thanks for your interest! If you don't own a 220 degree fisheye lens (they exist!) and a helicopter then you'll need some software to make these. I stitched this together using a program called ptGUI which can do it automatically, although to really control the outcome, I use the technique below. There are several other programs that can do this and many digital cameras will include some software for free. It can be done in Photoshop or Elements but it takes a while. I usually make a cylindrical panorama in ptGUI(ie flat, but the ends can blend into each other), then I warp it into a circle in Photoshop by first changing the aspect ratio to 1:1, rotating the image 180 degrees and then using a photoshop filter called Polar Coordinates. To get this bit right you may need to include dead space above and below to control the degree of distortion- in this case, trying to emphasise the background and minimise the foreground. After a bit of touching up it usually takes about 3 or 4hrs before I get something I'm happy with. There is a larger version you can scroll around here- http://picasaweb.google.com/danarkle1/Showcase/photo#5163557741797255666
Dan Arkle - 08/Feb/08
like the work Dan, the sheffield photos are great too.
benjaminhills - 10/Feb/08
could you reduce the amount of sky and plaque?
RocknRoll - 11/Feb/08
Really wonderful image. Very impressed!
Andy Barwell - 12/Feb/08
Bloody awesome, love it. The two walkers certainly help to make the image. Though shame about the blown cloud detail top left quadrant. I assume the central disk is a separate image?
ChrisJD - 12/Feb/08
Can I also say I love this picture.....I came on here ready to rubbish it on the basis of the thumbnail, that these globular panoramas were such a cheap tacky trick and how could this be picture of the week, and well....I really like it! Great idea, one for the memory bank that I can rip off in years to come :) Cheers for putting it up...
Dr Avid - 13/Feb/08
That is just so cool ....... congratulations!
grumpytramp - 13/Feb/08
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Dan these all look fantastic,
although you did ask for comments and suggestions:
the horizon seems to be the most interesting part but is kind of lost by most of the pic's area being given over to sky and extreeme foreground could you distort the middle - far distance portion of the picture before wrapping the pic in order to give it more emphasis, either in photoshop or perhaps a different pano sticher algerithm will give better results (i say that not knowing if any of the others will keep your verticals true so the two ends meet...)
Surge - 11/Nov/08