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Challenge: Panorama II (Standard Editing)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: DJI Mavic Air 2
Location: San Diego
Date: Oct 5, 2021
Aperture: 2.8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 4
Galleries: Panoramic, Transportation
Date Uploaded: Oct 6, 2021

[Oct. 14th, 2021 10:38:44 PM]

This is a 26-frame 360 deg. "spherical" panorama taken from a drone suspended at 400ft above the ground and stitched and rendered in some kind of rectilinear projection with PTGui and Photoshop. I wanted to shoot it at night, at long exposure, to get the light streaks. But remember, this was a drone, not a camera on a tripod, so it was far from certain that I would get anything usable. I must admit that result far exceeded my expectations. All frames were taken at 4 sec exposure but came back plenty sharp and easily stitchable.

Here is how this intersection looked in a couple of more "normal" 9-frame panoramas (one at daylight, another at night with a similarly long exposure). I was considering them for the challenge too, but then decided to go with the crazier one.
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Statistics
Place: 1 out of 20
Avg (all users): 7.1111
Avg (participants): 7.0000
Avg (non-participants): 7.1538
Views since voting: 348
Views during voting: 84
Votes: 36
Comments: 13
Favorites: 0


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10/20/2021 08:58:44 AM
Very nice!
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10/15/2021 05:22:31 PM
No surprise here! What an amazing image! Congratulations!
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10/15/2021 12:14:43 PM
This is totally brilliant, Lev! Congrats!
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10/15/2021 12:03:21 PM
Originally posted by roz:

many congratulations Lev on an amazing image and the blue ..
and thankyou for the backstory .. even tho I didn't understand this bit .. "This is a 26-frame 360 deg. "spherical" panorama"
which is ok .. I understood the rest ..!!..
Thank you Roz! Well, "spherical" is the name that my drone has for this type of panorama. In reality, it is only hemi-spherical: its 26 frames cover full 360 deg horizontally but only the bottom 180 deg. The drone camera only can tilt down, but not up.
10/15/2021 05:41:08 AM
many congratulations Lev on an amazing image and the blue ..
and thankyou for the backstory .. even tho I didn't understand this bit .. "This is a 26-frame 360 deg. "spherical" panorama"
which is ok .. I understood the rest ..!!..

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10/15/2021 12:16:34 AM
Delighted this won the blue! 26 originals to upload!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/14/2021 10:20:05 PM
what an amazing view ..
loving the slow shutter speed effect with the lights .. forms the best pattern ever ..
great entry .. :)
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10/13/2021 01:19:14 PM
In my top four.
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10/12/2021 02:54:10 PM
Ooooh.... I love the lighted motion!
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10/11/2021 12:12:33 PM
My favorite of the challenge and my highest vote. 9
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10/09/2021 03:49:17 AM
spectacular! love the this!
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10/08/2021 09:21:15 PM
Just wow. The long exposure just really lights up those highway which just looks like a really cool racetrack. The clouds, the city lights, everything is just absolutely lovely here. Top marks here.
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10/08/2021 01:19:31 PM
Excellent use of the panoramic technique. Id love to see this at a higher resolution. Super entry.
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