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Lower Yosemite Falls by David Richardson

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David Richardson David Richardson
Explore score
1.81 Gigapixels
Date added
Nov 04, 2009
Date taken
Oct 24, 2009

As you approach you can see both the upper and lower falls. As you get closer you can only see the lower falls. At this time of year (late fall) there is little water coming over the falls and it allowed people to play on the rocks below.

Canon S5IS
Gigapan Epic 100

Gigapan Comments (2)

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  1. Simon Martin

    Simon Martin (September 12, 2012, 04:48PM )

    @stoney - Actually I like it the way it is. Just been there and my photos are much more bland. This one has a kind of HDR effect on a Gigapan. Not enough of that has been done yet! Shame the sky looks weird though.

  2. Stoney Vintson

    Stoney Vintson (November 05, 2009, 09:42AM )

    You probably need to adjust some of the parameters in the tone mapping program that you are using. If you are using Photomatix Pro you might use the fusion method instead of the details enhancer TMO ( tone mapping operator ). Decrease the strength and also the light smoothing. You may need to decrease the saturation as well. When you are finished a levels adjustment ( larger ) in Photoshop with a possible ( small ) increase in the blacks level should help. You may realize better results by using a row pattern to capture the panorama and repeating the shots that include sky with an exposure that is optimal for this. You can replace the photographs to be stitched while combining two photos with masks in photoshop for areas that contain sky and rock. Another way to do this is to stitch two versions and then blend them together as layers with a mask that contains a gradient. This is probably the easiest way if the panorama is not too large. Though you are at the limit if you do not have more than 4GB of system memory.

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Stitcher Notes


GigaPan Stitcher version 0.4.3864 (Windows)
Panorama size: 1814 megapixels (44571 x 40714 pixels)
Input images: 546 (21 columns by 26 rows)
Field of view: 64.1 degrees wide by 58.5 degrees high (top=56.9, bottom=-1.7)
All default settings
Original image properties:
Camera make: Canon
Camera model: Canon PowerShot S5 IS
Image size: 3264x2448 (8.0 megapixels)
Capture time: 2009-10-24 12:21:17 - 2009-10-24 12:51:18
Aperture: f/3.5
Exposure time: 0.000625 - 0.0333333
ISO: 80
Focal length (35mm equiv.): 435.8 mm
Digital zoom: off
White balance: Automatic
Exposure mode: Auto bracketed
Horizontal overlap: 35.8 to 65.5 percent
Vertical overlap: 29.9 to 56.9 percent
Computer stats: 6142.32 MB RAM, 4 CPUs
Total time 7:13:38 (0:47 per picture)
Alignment: 1:27:39, Projection: 29:21, Blending: 5:16:38

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