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    Thumbs up absolutely stunning 360 deg. photography

    Shared to me by another forum member....

    Click the pics then move your mouse all over screen. Its just beautiful photos at all angles.
    This is unbelievable photography especially viewed with this sophisticated 360 degree technology.

    Look all the way up and all the way down. Use your mouse to move around.

    http://www.utah3d.net/SulpherCreek_swf.html

    http://www.utah3d.net/DoubleArch1_swf.html

    http://www.utah3d.net/PaysonC_swf.html


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    Nature's google maps!

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    Must be the new creekview feature.

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    would have been great if we could have seen the camera mans feet

    Very cool!!!

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    Hey Mark, I think each one of those shots, is actually 9-shot HDR raw images. This guy uses a 360 degree pano-head, and does them as HDR images.

    I had a pano head for awhile, got bored with it, and sold it. It's a lot of work.

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    I'm ready to buy me a Nikon D40. Mark, I should be mailing back your D70 as soon as the girl scout cookies arrive

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    Here's the pano head I recommend; http://www.nodalninja.com/

    There are a ton of articles on how to do 360 pano-rama's. Also, the newer versions of Photoshop are capable of doing Panorama's, but, I don't think they will do 360. So, you probably need the software as well. I recommend;
    http://hugin.sourceforge.net/
    Because it's free.
    You can also do panorama's just handheld. But, they have to be landscape, and they can be tricky.

    If your interested in doing Panorama's, start with something like 160 degree's or so. Use a wide angle lens, everything set manually, including focus, shoot in portrait mode, and overlap each subsequent image by at least 30 percent.

    Here's one I did, handheld, with a crappy point and shoot camera-it was 6 images sewn together. Also, I was moving towards the bridge, riding on my Seadoo. So you can see that Pano's can be done pretty easily.


    And, here's one of Copper Canyon. Same crappy point and shoot, on the Seadoo, but this one was 9 shots, and covers about 270 degree's field of view;


    So, you don't need special equipment, or a good camera, to do decent, ultra wide angle Panorama's. I used Photoshop, but Hugin works just as well, and sometimes it works even better.
    There are a bunch of Pano's on this site, including this cool 360 view from the top of Mt. Everest; http://www.panoramas.dk/Fullscreen2/Full22.html

    Also, to view/display 360 pano's, you will need to create a Java script of the photo, and that requires yet another program. And, I have yet to find a free one of those. However, there may be sites/forums that will allow you to upload your 360 pano, and be able to view it properly.

    Keep in mind, when doing Panorama's, that the size of the image is massive. The above two images are each, over 40 mega-pixels, and the amount of detail you can see by zooming and panning the original, is incredible.

    For beginners, just take your camera, turn it on it side(landscape mode), try your best to keep the camera level to the horizon, and start from left to right, and overlap each shot by at least 30% from the previous shot.
    Then, open them all up in Hugin, and the rest is easy. It's very simple to do, and works great for landscapes, when your lens just isn't wide enough to cover everything in one shot.

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    I use to have a cheap Olympus that had software for Pano-ramas. It was pretty neat

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    I just need a "sit 'n spin" and a polaroid!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hydrotoys View Post
    I just need a "sit 'n spin" and a polaroid!
    ROFLMAO!!!!
    All Canon P&S camera's came with panoramic software, and it actually works very well. I've used it on a few of my Pano's(I did a bunch last year-I was on Pano-Mode).

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