Panorama Photos. Lets see 'em.


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Sir Run-it-out

Trad climber
Berkeley, CA
Jul 30, 2008 - 02:59am PT
By far the best panorama stitcher that I've found is called hugin. It's open source, and you can get it from

It not only allows you to set merge points, but to identify vertical and horizontal features, like horizons and building edges, to ensure that they come out properly.
Standing Strong

Trad climber
sunlight on the surf
Jul 30, 2008 - 03:31am PT
i thought this said, "pajama photos. let's see 'em." like it was a self-portrait-in-pajamas thread, so i figured i should click on it before bed :)

so nice to see all of these lovely PANORAMAS before going to sleep :)

thank you all for sharing and keep up the excellent work :)

Social climber
Jul 30, 2008 - 03:44am PT
hey there kunlun_shan.. say, thanks for the link.... (say, guys, i just got the download pictures showing up, too)....

say... i am reading the link now, too... (for fine jade).. thanks so very much, a very nice route, i can see now... (edit: of course, my fine jade, in my novels, is a mite higher quality, though, as to how their description notes are set forth) ;)

*also, now, i am seeing all these new pics.. great shot--such neat angles... man, karl, ed, and everyone, great shots... :)

Trad climber
Jul 30, 2008 - 05:10am PT
nice images everyone!

Alnwick Gardens 2008

Glen Rosa, Arran 2007

Langdale, English lake district 2007

The Old Man of Hoy, 2007

Boisson Glacier, Chamonix, 2007

Mer de Glace, Chamonix 2007

L'm, Chamonix, 2007

South Ridge of Chi'r Mor, Arran 2007

From the Nose

New Hampshire
Jul 30, 2008 - 10:42am PT
here's one that should be familiar to most

Double D

Jul 30, 2008 - 10:44am PT
fgw: I'd love to see your "vert. pano from/of fine jade" scaled down to fit my screen. That's an amazing shot!

Trad climber
Jul 30, 2008 - 10:46am PT
alright, i'm now officially totally inspired, i'm going to have to give this stuff a try.

Trad climber
portland, or
Jul 30, 2008 - 12:08pm PT
Double D - thank you. Email me & I'll be more than happy to send you the original.

edit in (few more):
mexican hat rap:

inspiration peak in pickets, wa:

a party on ZE in arches:

south gossip in arches:

liberty crack
Ain't no flatlander

Jul 30, 2008 - 02:01pm PT
FWIW if any of you want Huge, HUGE prints from your panorama files, Mark Andrews is your man. He does first class work at very reasonable rates.

Trad climber
Phoenix, AZ
Jul 30, 2008 - 02:57pm PT
That shot of Mathhes Crest is incredible, it has a really exposed feeling to it. It's my new wallpaper.

Social climber
Newport, OR
Jul 30, 2008 - 07:52pm PT

Yaquina Head Lighthouse, Newport, Oregon.

Hidden Valley Campground, JTNP, Cal.

Cottonwood Springs Oasis, JTNP, Cal.

The Wall Street Mill, JTNP, Cal.

Noah Purifoy Gallery, Joshua Tree, Cal.

Trad climber
Jul 30, 2008 - 08:12pm PT
When I was seventeen on my first trip to Josh. I used MS paint. It is pretty terrible quality. Of all my trips and all my photos, this is my favorite, and always will be. Good friends, good places. All I need.

Phil Bard

Trad climber
Lake Oswego, OR
Jul 31, 2008 - 01:12pm PT
The Meadows...


Trad climber
Aug 1, 2008 - 11:38pm PT
my first attempt from the roof of my house. gotta find a better stitching software, and play some more. not too mention a clearer night!


Trad climber
Aug 1, 2008 - 11:49pm PT


Trad climber
Aug 2, 2008 - 12:26am PT
attempt #2 came out allot better, figured some stuff out about that stitching software too....

Double D

Aug 2, 2008 - 12:41am PT
Wow, more cool shots! fgw: thanks for the offer, I copied it and scaled it down so I could see it on my screen and it's way cool!

Double D

Aug 3, 2008 - 11:51pm PT
Ok, a serious question: At what point (mm) does a wide-angle lens get to squirrelly for pano-shots? (the outer edge is typically more distorted than towards the center) It seems to me that in digital terms (as 35mm film lenses are different) that it’s around 35-40mm, no?

Jerry: Wow that stuff on the Really Right Stuff website is incredible (and pricey!). I love the idea of the pano clip that rotates on the optical center of the lens.

All of my pano stuff was just for selling homes. It’s essentially how we made virtual tours…so it’s really boring! But high the high-volume work in Real Estate taught me tons about making quick processing decisions in Photoshop and in turn training my assistant to see things and process as I saw it. I have yet to work with scenic panos, so this will be fun. Unfortunately, my version of Photoshop (7something) doesn’t include stitching, but I look forward to playing with some of the online stuff.

Karl…your Whitney and Iceberg lake shot is incredible. 15 shots??? Judging from the overall crop of the picture, shouldn’t it be an even #, like 2 rows of 7?

Euroford: You’re night shot improved quite a bit. I used to shoot a lot of night stuff. The cool thing about digital is that you can learn quickly compared to film as you can see the results asap. Two things I’ve learned about shooting at night in digital: 1. Always work in both manual focus, aperture and f/stop modes and if you want stars out of your bright lights use at least f/18. 2. Turn off the Auto ISO and work in a fine mode with longer exposures.

San Diego Nights

(not a pano…sorry)
Karl Baba

Trad climber
Yosemite, Ca
Aug 4, 2008 - 12:42am PT
Three rows horizontal and 5 rows across. I had to deal with the transition of rock to water and then get depth of field for the closer ice.

I've shot lots at 28mm equiv. The secret is having lots of overlap so the edges aren't so critical anyway. Shooting a bit tighter would probably be better though.


Double D

Aug 4, 2008 - 12:45am PT
Thanks Karl. That's an amazing shot for sure!
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