Thursday, July 26, 2012
Photo of the day: 360° at Sunrise Point
captured an image of my technique, which is well worth visiting as it's a breathtakingly beautiful photograph in its own right, marred only by the guy standing in the middle of the frame! I made several such circuits, trying different settings -- getting good photos of a glacier-covered mountain is always tricky -- and found that manual settings (so that the lighting was even all the way around and the ends of the panorama matched perfectly) worked the best. When I created the polar panorama itself, I quickly discovered that I didn't really like the "planet" look, because in order to get the full detail on the outer edge of the "planet," the detail at the bottom of the frame in the interior of the planet became wildly distorted. So I switched gears and decided to just make a circular panorama instead -- basically the view you would see if you stood at the Point and turned 360° in a circle. In the end it makes a very cool shot -- though it doesn't hold a candle to actually being there.