Panoramas… I Want To Do More Of Them !!!

If we go by Wikipedia definition of Panorama, it is any wide-angle view or representation of a physical space, whether in painting, drawing, photography, film/video, or a three-dimensional model. For me a Panorama is a view that you can enjoy only when you are physically present at the scene as no camera (none that I can afford at least) can capture that width. But still you will find amazing photos covering scenes as wide as 360 degrees. Such images are formed by stitching multiple images together using some stitching software.

Here, I am going to post some of my favorite Panoramas I have created so far and some small tips as usual :).  First let’s start with pictures.

NYC Skyline
NYC Skyline

The picture above is a stitched picture of 6 independent photos.  The photo was taken from New Jersey across the Hudson river.

Connor Tea Gardens
Tea Gardens @ Connor, Tamilnadu, India

I don’t really remember how many photos I had to stitch to create the Panorama above.  This place is tea gardens at a small hill station called Connor in southern part of India.

Panoramic Mysore Palace
Panoramic Mysore Palace

The photo above is of Mysore Palace in the Mysore city located very near to Bangalore, India.

NYC @ Night
NYC @ Night

This photo is created by stitching 4 independent photos.  It was taken from 88th floor of Empire State Building, NYC in 2007.

Now some tips to create more natural looking Panoramas.  It’s pretty easy actually, there are very few things you need to keep in mind.

  • One has to take photos that are aligned perfectly with each other either horizontal or vertical depending on your target Panorama image.
  • One has to make sure that the exposure is locked for all the photos.  This is to make sure that Panorama comes out seamless without any stitching signs.
  • All the photos should be taken from a single place.  The center of the camera should be consistent across all the photos.
  • Get a good stitching software.  I use freely available demo version of AutoStitch.

Well, that’s it for now.  Tada.

Author: Ronak Gandhi

I'm a software developer, who is also passionate about driving, traveling, automobiles, photography, computers and games. TT (Ping Pong as some people say) is the latest entry to my list of hobbies. I'm slowly getting better, but not there yet.

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