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Tom Harpstead
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p.1 #1 · #566 360, the most unusual angle


There are too many unusual angles in 360 degrees to count.
Thanks for viewing

This was photographed in my towns historic village. Many of the building date from around the turn of the century.



Tom Harpstead 2013

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Aug 11, 2013 at 12:08 AM
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p.1 #2 · #566 360, the most unusual angle


Very cool.


Aug 11, 2013 at 01:10 AM
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Hats off for this one not only for the technical aspects but for the creativity / vision for this weeks comp.

Very good indeed.



Aug 11, 2013 at 11:18 AM
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Jim and 888, thank you for the encouraging comments.

Tom



Aug 11, 2013 at 01:14 PM
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p.1 #5 · #566 360, the most unusual angle


Tom, really nice take on the subject, killer shot.


Aug 11, 2013 at 09:57 PM
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I think these shots are very cool, but I have NO idea how it is done...care to explain just a little...please.


Aug 12, 2013 at 11:01 AM
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p.1 #7 · #566 360, the most unusual angle


Travis,

I took about 30 images on a level tripod, and rendered a panorama image. I then cropped and "leveled" it. The resulting image was ~11,000 X 1000 pixels. I then made the image square with out constraining the proportions. It looks really weird at this point. The next step it to invert the image so that the sky is at the bottom, then you apply the "polar distortion filter" to the squared image. At this point there may be some artifacts that need to be "cleaned" up, however that can be tricky, as cloning is not the best tool. I used the polygon select tool and layers for the final clean up.

I think there are must be a more informative video tutorial available. I saw one a while back, I can dig through my note and find it if you would like.

Tom


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Aug 12, 2013 at 11:16 AM
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wow...not how I would have thought it was done...thanks for the pointers, I will go and find something...just never knew how these were done.


Aug 12, 2013 at 11:17 AM
 

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p.1 #9 · #566 360, the most unusual angle


Nice example of a spherical panorama. Can also be done with a single image but possibly not with such good effect.


Aug 12, 2013 at 02:30 PM
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macentropist and Bill

Thank you for your comments.

Tom



Aug 12, 2013 at 04:03 PM
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p.1 #11 · #566 360, the most unusual angle


Well presented.
Norm



Aug 13, 2013 at 02:08 PM
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Nice work Tom.

Mike



Aug 13, 2013 at 08:02 PM
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p.1 #13 · #566 360, the most unusual angle


Great work, Tom. Well worth the effort.

Ed



Aug 14, 2013 at 02:21 AM
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p.1 #14 · #566 360, the most unusual angle


I was wondering how you managed to not be in the image ... nicely done.


Aug 14, 2013 at 04:28 AM
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Norm, Mike, Ed and Rusty, thank you for your encouraging comments.


Aug 14, 2013 at 11:16 AM





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