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HMS Warrior
This is something I have never tried before, a vertical pano shot! It comprises 5 vertically-stepped shots of the mizzen mast of HMS Warrior merged into a pano using Photoshops' Photomerge tool. To do the merge I had to rotate each of the shots 90 degrees anticlockwise and then use the tool to merge them into the pano. Each image was shot at 24mm focal length so there was quite a lot of perspective to handle but I was pleasantly surprised when I saw the result. There was still a lot of distortion to deal with and I had to re-rig some of the ropes that didn't quite line up but nonetheless I am quite pleased with the outcome. Not a first-rate image by any means but I think the technique holds promise of further use.

Sorry you have to scroll to see it all but reducing the height lost the effect.
File information
Filename:Warrior-Vertical_Panorama.jpg
Album name:Silversnapper / Miscellaneous
Keywords:HMS Warrior Mizzen Mast
Lens:Canon EF70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM
Author's Comments:Couldn't get rid of all the GU's and unfortunately the ones that are left show some distortion that I couldn't remove.
Editing Performed:See in file description
ISO:100
File Size:937 KB
Date added:Mar 04, 2014
Dimensions:1390 x 2000 pixels
Displayed:42 times
Color Space:Uncalibrated
Customer Render:0
Date Time:2014:03:04 08:45:21
DateTime Original:2014:02:28 11:21:42
DateTime digitized:2014:02:28 11:21:42
Exif Image Height:2000 pixels
Exif Image Width:1390 pixels
Exif Offset:308
Exif Version:version 2.21
Exposure Bias:-0.33333333333333 EV
Exposure Mode:0
Exposure Program:Shutter Priority
Exposure Time:1/160 sec
FNumber:f 14
Flash:No Flash
Focal length:24 mm
Make:Canon
Max Aperture:f 4
Metering Mode:Multi-Segment
Model:Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Orientation:Normal (O deg)
Resolution Unit:Inch
Scene Capture Mode:0
Software:Adobe Photoshop CS6 (Macintosh)
White Balance:0
X Resolution:300
Y Resolution:300
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Mazda_Man  [Mar 04, 2014 at 10:47 AM]
A difficult shot to handle but an excellent exercise nevertheless. The processing is certainly seamless but were you unable to make all the spars horizontal? perhaps they were not horizontal anyway in which case please ignore the question. I don't think the overall picture is a winner but your processing certainly is.
Silversnapper  [Mar 04, 2014 at 12:07 PM]
Thanks Frank and you are right, none of the spars were horizontal. Back in my MS Windows days I used to have a bit of software that would do an incredible job of merging a tiled sequence of shots (vertical and horizontal) but I cannot find now. It's what I had in mind when I took the shot but the software seems to have gone AWOL on my Windows machines so I had to resort to Photomerge!
alanuk  [Mar 04, 2014 at 12:48 PM]
Very impressive piece of editing, Keith. I would never have considered doing what you've done and I would have ended up with a much poorer shot as a result. No sign of any joins so you've done a superb job on this, all helped by the glorious sky. The guns on this deck look much smaller than those on the gun deck. I look forward to seeing a re-edit once you've cloned the high rises in the background.
JOHN  [Mar 04, 2014 at 01:38 PM]
An interesting exercise, the sort of thing that I might try, and with mixed success in my case.
But seems to have worked out pretty well here Keith, I'm not sure that this is the best software for the job, but certainly not bad for all that, so well done.
George  [Mar 04, 2014 at 08:20 PM]
Late in here Keith so all I can do is nod in agreement.
Another challenging shot and edit pulled off by your good self, and I thought all GU's were distorted Well done again.
SteveT  [Mar 05, 2014 at 02:00 PM]
The vertical pano has worked very well must give it a try, It makes a very interesting image