Sunrise Panorama – State Bank


Sunrise Panorama – State Bank

Panoram  from JW Marriott

Panoram from JW Marriott

Recent sunrise panoramic images from on top of the JW Marriott in Buckhead. Some of the shots show downtown Atlanta.

 

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  1. #1 by Mao Sun on March 21, 2012 - 6:32 pm

    Hey Carroll, great pano.

    Say, I’m a student at Maricopa and I was wondering: I notice you have Nodal Ninja as a partner. Have you played around with Gigapan’s robotic pano heads at all? They seem expensive, but it looks like they come with stitching software. Anyway. I have limited income, so I’m going to buy something once and I want to make sure I get what I want without breaking the bank.

    Here’s a sample of a pano shot that (supposedly) was made with the gigapan system:
    http://gigapan.com/gigapans/101218
    Thanks for your input,
    Mao

  2. #2 by Carroll Morgan on March 21, 2012 - 7:02 pm

    Hi Mao. Yes, I’m familiar with Gigapan. In fact the first pano I ever shot I was accompanying a friend as he shot a Giga. (see http://carrollmorganphoto.com/2011/03/atlanta-skyline-sunset-panorama/). The price is attractive for all you get, and, you are correct, the software is very good, It would be nice to shoot “automatically”. (On my last pano I shot 2200 images!).

    I don’t think Gigapan would work for me for 3 reasons: 1) I sometimes shoot fairly slow shutter speeds, 2) I shoot with a heavy lens/camera combination (D3s/70-200mm), and 3) I frequently shoot different areas of the scene to know when to begin my sequence (I shoot tethered to a laptop with a good screen). This would be more difficult with Giga). My friend did not get sharp images after sunset.

    Best of luck as you put your “tools” together. BorrowLenses.com and Nodal Ninja both have rental programs. Let me know if I can help more. Carroll.

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