An alligator and a minotaur take a ride in an amphibious vehicle

An alligator and a minotaur take a ride in an amphibious vehicle -- by Joe Reifer

An alligator and a minotaur take a ride in an amphibious vehicle — by Joe Reifer

Technical Details: This panorama was created by shooting four horizontal images hand-held with a Ricoh GRD II, and automatically stitching using Photomerge in Photoshop CS3. Photomerge did an excellent job except for one small area of the power lines. I’m testing Autopano Pro on this image and some additional hand-held panoramas. So far Autopano Pro is performing better than Photoshop CS3 on panos shot handheld, but the 64-bit version for the Mac is crashing somewhat often. I’ve previously tried PT Mac which works well but is labor intensive. More pano experiments soon.

2 thoughts on “An alligator and a minotaur take a ride in an amphibious vehicle

  1. It’s amazing how well CS3′s Photomerge works for handheld panos – I’ve done a few. CS4 seems to work even better. And that’s even with doing everything wrong – auto-exposure, and little/no consideration to nodal point…

    What’s also nice is Lightroom’s integration with Photomerge. Select images in LR, select Merge to Panorama, wait a bit and it happens. With no monster rendered tiffs left behind…

  2. My experience is that Autostitcher does a great job of stitching but you have less control of the color and tone and sometimes you get strange color shifts.

    And oh yeah, powerlines. You will learn to hate them.

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