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justindong
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p.1 #1 · p.1 #1 · 8-shot panorama of Manhattan


I've posted this before a while ago but I think I've done a much better job this time around. I have an entire hard drive of just photos, about 75% of which I don't think I've ever touched before. Saw these and decided to give it another go. Last time I did HDR for each part and then merged to a panorama.

This time I only had one exposure to work with since I must've deleted the others for some reason. Anyway, I'm realizing how poor my technique was back then. Matrix metering with some odd white balance issues and underexposed by about a stop. It's amazing how much detail you can pull from RAW files. The new edit is all done in LR4, no HDR. The colors were VERY warm after I bumped the exposure so it was a bit of a struggle to cool it down but still keep it looking "natural"

Here is the original stitch for reference:

Screenshot by justindong, on Flickr

With LR4 edits:

NYC Pano take 2 by justindong, on Flickr



Dec 10, 2012 at 11:23 PM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · 8-shot panorama of Manhattan


Consider the option to darken the sky and water to add pop to the image by increasing the difference between the lighter and darker areas:












Dec 10, 2012 at 11:35 PM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · 8-shot panorama of Manhattan


AuntiPode wrote:
Consider the option to darken the sky and water to add pop to the image by increasing the difference between the lighter and darker areas:


Wow, thanks a ton! I guess I've gotten so used to using LR sliders that I don't even think to use PS anymore. That helped so much though -- here's my take on it:


NYCPano1-Edit by justindong, on Flickr



Dec 11, 2012 at 01:39 AM
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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · 8-shot panorama of Manhattan


Yup. Must more punch.


Dec 11, 2012 at 04:20 AM





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