Just thought I'd share this pano image which is my first attempt with my new D7000. ( I have done others, but with my older Fuji FinePix S602). This came together from 1 row of 4 images taken using a AF-S DX Nikkor 55-300mm lens set at 100mm and set up on a very cheap and nasty tripod with integrated head. I tied it down to a tent peg pushed into the ground in an attempt to stabilise the tripod as much as I could, then used the built in timer for each shot.
The image was stitched before using a trial version of Capture NX 2 to create -2,-1,+1 & +2 EV versions which were then put through a trial of Photomatrix. The resulting HDR was then re-processed through Capture NX to smooth out sky tones throughout the image. I found this all to be necessary due to the heavy shadowing under Mt Maunganui which was behind me to the left.
Comments are invited.
#1. "RE: My First Pano since purchasing my D7000" | In response to Reply # 0four eighty sparky Registered since 08th Apr 2011Thu 02-Aug-12 01:30 AM
The shadows are -way- too blue. And the whole image looks like it's not level... needs to rotate clock-wise.
Past that, I wonder if the scene even had enough dynamic range to even bother with HDR.
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#2. "RE: My First Pano since purchasing my D7000" | In response to Reply # 0slothead Nikonian since 11th Aug 2009Sun 12-Aug-12 12:18 AM
I agree with Ken regarding the shadows and horizon. I debated a bit about the horizon, but it's the mountains in the background that seal it. The waterline in the upper right also can be used as an indicator. I suspect that the blue shadows are the result of over-saturation during the tone-mapping of the HDR (tone-mapping in my opinion is a real-trial-and-error process unless you make a lot of the same color and brightness images.
Otherwise, I think it's a decent image, certainly colorful (if you really like blue - and I do).
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