|My First Panorama
Mad Scientess Jane Expat
The King's Men stone circle at Rollright. Three photos stitched together in Tatershop, with healing brush applied to smooth out the blending, and dodge tool on the vignetting in the corners caused by the polarizing filter + widest angle setting of my zoom lens. I'm not exactly sure what the difference is between the compression algorithms used by the LJ Scrapbook and Flickr, but I much prefer the way Flickr displays reduced-size versions of the uploaded images. For comparison, here is the same image (500 x 259 pixels) uploaded to the Scrapbook. The difference in image quality is visible. WTF, mate.
Them's is some old rocks, that's fer sure.
2006-02-13 08:31 (UTC)
You must have slipped those clouds a buck or something - nice.
Fortunately there wasn't much of a wind and the clouds were wafting slowly across the sky. I still took the pics as fast as I could though.
try autostitch...it's automatic :)
Yeah, I used the Photomerge widget thingie in Tatershop to do the initial stitching. I'm not entirely happy with the way it works, as it seems to have chopped out bits of two of the treetops. I'll try out Autostitch on virtual PC. Thanks for the tip!
The difference is most curious. I upload to scrapbook for convenience, but I don't use their thumbnails - I just alter the code so that they appear at true size, the size I want to display them at.
Anyway, very nice picture. I love the difference in light across it. Where is that exactly (as in, I've never heard of Rollright)?
Never mind - Cotswolds. I just clicked on the image. I've been, but unfortunately I didn't see that.
Yeah, I generally create my own thumbnails too, and upload those separately into private galleries that are linked to the full-size versions. LJ seems to be pretty stingy about file sizes (as taische
pointed out) and compresses the full-size versions even further.
Yeah, we were lucky that the sun popped out for us for about an hour. When we first arrived at the stones it was totally overcast, so as soon as the sun came out I did the panorama.
That's a beautiful shot; I really like the lighting variation across the landscape. Scrapbook seems to be stingier with bandwidth- their file is about 40% smaller. I also find that results tend to vary widely when rescaling images with different programs. Adobe Photoshop, for example, seems to usually do a much better job than Corel's products at most any given compression level; I would bet similar differences exist when comparing one archiving site to the next.
Thank you. In going back over the image, I was displeased to discover that two of the tree-tops have bites taken out of them by the automatic blending in the Photomerge widget. I'm going to have to fix that.
Scrapbook seems to be stingier with bandwidth- their file is about 40% smaller.
Aha. That must be it. Interesting note about Photoshop, too. I've never used Corel software before. It's good to know that shelling out for Adobe products pays off.
Wow. Both to the image and the difference in compression.
Thank you. I'm pondering whether or not to switch to Flickr for image hosting now. I don't have a pro account there and I do have 10 GB of space in the Scrapbook, but it seems pointless to host photos on the Scrapbook if it's going to make my photos all muzzy. It makes me sort of grumpy, paying for Scrapbook and having it be so stingy with bandwidth, as taische
looks like a painting. Love the golden glow of the setting (?) sun.
Yes, it's setting. These were taken in late afternoon.
Gorgeous dahling. Like how the clouds are echoing the trees and stones. WTF indeed!
I like the way you notice those sorts of connections. One of the traits of a good scientist, I think. ;-)