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  • sphereworks
    Hi, We ve got a commision to take a 10m high pano, could anyone give me some advice or tips on how to take a pano on a mast 10m up? We ve found a large
    Message 1 of 14 , Oct 31, 2008
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      Hi,

      We've got a commision to take a 10m high pano, could anyone give me
      some advice or tips on how to take a pano on a mast 10m up? We've
      found a large photography mast to hire. What's the best way of
      shooting the ground?


      Cheers,

      Pete
      www.sphereworks.co.uk
    • sphereworks
      sorry, should of mentioned we would like it to be a spherical panorama. Cheers, Pete www.sphereworks.co.uk
      Message 2 of 14 , Oct 31, 2008
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        sorry, should of mentioned we would like it to be a spherical
        panorama.


        Cheers,

        Pete
        www.sphereworks.co.uk

        --- In PanoToolsNG@yahoogroups.com, "sphereworks"
        <sphereworkspete@...> wrote:
        >
        > Hi,
        >
        > We've got a commision to take a 10m high pano, could anyone give me
        > some advice or tips on how to take a pano on a mast 10m up? We've
        > found a large photography mast to hire. What's the best way of
        > shooting the ground?
        >
        >
        > Cheers,
        >
        > Pete
        > www.sphereworks.co.uk
        >
      • crane@ukonline.co.uk
        ... let s get this straight.. You ve taken this job on and now you re asking us how to do it ? ;-) mick ... This mail sent through http://www.ukonline.net
        Message 3 of 14 , Oct 31, 2008
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          Quoting sphereworks <sphereworkspete@...>:

          > sorry, should of mentioned we would like it to be a spherical
          > panorama.
          >
          >
          > Cheers,
          >
          > Pete
          > www.sphereworks.co.uk
          >
          > --- In PanoToolsNG@yahoogroups.com, "sphereworks"
          > <sphereworkspete@...> wrote:
          > >
          > > Hi,
          > >
          > > We've got a commision to take a 10m high pano, could anyone give me
          > > some advice or tips on how to take a pano on a mast 10m up? We've
          > > found a large photography mast to hire. What's the best way of
          > > shooting the ground?

          let's get this straight.. You've taken this job on and now you're asking us
          how to do it ?

          ;-)

          mick

          > > Cheers,
          > >
          > > Pete
          > > www.sphereworks.co.uk


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        • Willy Kaemena
          I would not worry about the nadir if you are using a 8mm lens Only keep your panohead directly under your lens small enough or use any kind of spacer that
          Message 4 of 14 , Oct 31, 2008
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            I would not worry about the nadir if you are using a 8mm lens

            Only keep your panohead directly under your lens small enough or use
            any kind of "spacer" that would reduce the footprint to almost nothing.

            see here with an only 3m "mast " you will see even my fingers
            holding the mast and that with only 4 horizontal shots Sigma 8mm
            3.5 on Nikon D300.

            http://homepage.mac.com/wkaemena/FS/BHV/MediterraneoEingang/

            Willy Kaemena

            http://homepage.mac.com/wkaemena/FSPanos/Menu268.html
            http://bremen.360cities.net/
            http://syria.360cities.net/
            http://lisbon.360cities.net/

            On Oct 31, 2008, at 14:00, crane@... wrote:

            > Quoting sphereworks <sphereworkspete@...>:
            >
            > > sorry, should of mentioned we would like it to be a spherical
            > > panorama.
            > >
            > >
            > > Cheers,
            > >
            > > Pete
            > > www.sphereworks.co.uk
            > >
            > > --- In PanoToolsNG@yahoogroups.com, "sphereworks"
            > > <sphereworkspete@...> wrote:
            > > >
            > > > Hi,
            > > >
            > > > We've got a commision to take a 10m high pano, could anyone give
            > me
            > > > some advice or tips on how to take a pano on a mast 10m up? We've
            > > > found a large photography mast to hire. What's the best way of
            > > > shooting the ground?
            >
            > let's get this straight.. You've taken this job on and now you're
            > asking us
            > how to do it ?
            >
            > ;-)
            >
            > mick
            >
            > > > Cheers,
            > > >
            > > > Pete
            > > > www.sphereworks.co.uk
            >
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          • sphereworks
            ... image, not a spherical.... but I want to produce a spherical. I ve no problem taking the 360 pano and sky, it s just the floor shot I m worried about.
            Message 5 of 14 , Oct 31, 2008
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              :-) in a round about way yeh.... The commision is for a panoramic
              image, not a spherical.... but I want to produce a spherical. I've
              no problem taking the 360 pano and sky, it's just the floor shot I'm
              worried about. Got a couple ideas, but just wandered how other
              people do it.

              Cheers,

              Pete
              www.sphereworks.co.uk


              --- In PanoToolsNG@yahoogroups.com, crane@... wrote:
              >
              > Quoting sphereworks <sphereworkspete@...>:
              >
              > > sorry, should of mentioned we would like it to be a spherical
              > > panorama.
              > >
              > >
              > > Cheers,
              > >
              > > Pete
              > > www.sphereworks.co.uk
              > >
              > > --- In PanoToolsNG@yahoogroups.com, "sphereworks"
              > > <sphereworkspete@> wrote:
              > > >
              > > > Hi,
              > > >
              > > > We've got a commision to take a 10m high pano, could anyone
              give me
              > > > some advice or tips on how to take a pano on a mast 10m up?
              We've
              > > > found a large photography mast to hire. What's the best way of
              > > > shooting the ground?
              >
              > let's get this straight.. You've taken this job on and now you're
              asking us
              > how to do it ?
              >
              > ;-)
              >
              > mick
              >
              > > > Cheers,
              > > >
              > > > Pete
              > > > www.sphereworks.co.uk
              >
              >
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            • crane@ukonline.co.uk
              ... I ve never bothered with the Nadir, just cloned over it ususlly. I would probably move the pole sideways and warp that downshot in place. I can t see that
              Message 6 of 14 , Oct 31, 2008
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                Quoting sphereworks <sphereworkspete@...>:

                > :-) in a round about way yeh.... The commision is for a panoramic
                > image, not a spherical.... but I want to produce a spherical. I've
                > no problem taking the 360 pano and sky, it's just the floor shot I'm
                > worried about. Got a couple ideas, but just wandered how other
                > people do it.

                I've never bothered with the Nadir, just cloned over it ususlly. I would
                probably move the pole sideways and warp that downshot in place. I can't see
                that it is very different from all the normal explanations using a tripod.

                cheers

                mick



                > Cheers,
                >
                > Pete
                > www.sphereworks.co.uk


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              • sphereworks
                using a D200 and 10.5mm with a 360precision Absolute head, though wasn t planing on using the head. Thanks for your help, have a better idea now. Pete
                Message 7 of 14 , Oct 31, 2008
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                  using a D200 and 10.5mm with a 360precision Absolute head, though
                  wasn't planing on using the head.

                  Thanks for your help, have a better idea now.


                  Pete
                  www.sphereworks.co.uk

                  --- In PanoToolsNG@yahoogroups.com, Willy Kaemena <panokaemena@...>
                  wrote:
                  >
                  > I would not worry about the nadir if you are using a 8mm lens
                  >
                  > Only keep your panohead directly under your lens small enough or
                  use
                  > any kind of "spacer" that would reduce the footprint to almost
                  nothing.
                  >
                  > see here with an only 3m "mast " you will see even my fingers
                  > holding the mast and that with only 4 horizontal shots Sigma
                  8mm
                  > 3.5 on Nikon D300.
                  >
                  > http://homepage.mac.com/wkaemena/FS/BHV/MediterraneoEingang/
                  >
                  > Willy Kaemena
                  >
                  > http://homepage.mac.com/wkaemena/FSPanos/Menu268.html
                  > http://bremen.360cities.net/
                  > http://syria.360cities.net/
                  > http://lisbon.360cities.net/
                  >
                  > On Oct 31, 2008, at 14:00, crane@... wrote:
                  >
                  > > Quoting sphereworks <sphereworkspete@...>:
                  > >
                  > > > sorry, should of mentioned we would like it to be a spherical
                  > > > panorama.
                  > > >
                  > > >
                  > > > Cheers,
                  > > >
                  > > > Pete
                  > > > www.sphereworks.co.uk
                  > > >
                  > > > --- In PanoToolsNG@yahoogroups.com, "sphereworks"
                  > > > <sphereworkspete@> wrote:
                  > > > >
                  > > > > Hi,
                  > > > >
                  > > > > We've got a commision to take a 10m high pano, could anyone
                  give
                  > > me
                  > > > > some advice or tips on how to take a pano on a mast 10m up?
                  We've
                  > > > > found a large photography mast to hire. What's the best way of
                  > > > > shooting the ground?
                  > >
                  > > let's get this straight.. You've taken this job on and now
                  you're
                  > > asking us
                  > > how to do it ?
                  > >
                  > > ;-)
                  > >
                  > > mick
                  > >
                  > > > > Cheers,
                  > > > >
                  > > > > Pete
                  > > > > www.sphereworks.co.uk
                  > >
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                  > >
                  > >
                  >
                  >
                  >
                  >
                  >
                  >
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                  >
                  >
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                  >
                • sphereworks
                  It s quite likly that the nadir will be trees so might be fairly simple to clone it. Pete www.sphereworks.co.uk ... panoramic ... I ve ... I m ... would ...
                  Message 8 of 14 , Oct 31, 2008
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                    It's quite likly that the nadir will be trees so might be fairly
                    simple to clone it.


                    Pete
                    www.sphereworks.co.uk

                    --- In PanoToolsNG@yahoogroups.com, crane@... wrote:
                    >
                    > Quoting sphereworks <sphereworkspete@...>:
                    >
                    > > :-) in a round about way yeh.... The commision is for a
                    panoramic
                    > > image, not a spherical.... but I want to produce a spherical.
                    I've
                    > > no problem taking the 360 pano and sky, it's just the floor shot
                    I'm
                    > > worried about. Got a couple ideas, but just wandered how other
                    > > people do it.
                    >
                    > I've never bothered with the Nadir, just cloned over it ususlly. I
                    would
                    > probably move the pole sideways and warp that downshot in place. I
                    can't see
                    > that it is very different from all the normal explanations using a
                    tripod.
                    >
                    > cheers
                    >
                    > mick
                    >
                    >
                    >
                    > > Cheers,
                    > >
                    > > Pete
                    > > www.sphereworks.co.uk
                    >
                    >
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                  • Willy Kaemena
                    Don t worry about any precision even a sway ( out of nodal) of 30cm wouldn t do any harm on that distance above ground. Willy ... Willy Kaemena
                    Message 9 of 14 , Oct 31, 2008
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                      Don't worry about any " precision" even a sway ( out of nodal) of
                      30cm wouldn't do any harm on that distance above ground.

                      Willy



                      On Oct 31, 2008, at 15:05, sphereworks wrote:

                      > using a D200 and 10.5mm with a 360precision Absolute head, though
                      > wasn't planing on using the head.
                      >
                      > Thanks for your help, have a better idea now.
                      >
                      > Pete
                      > www.sphereworks.co.uk
                      >
                      > --- In PanoToolsNG@yahoogroups.com, Willy Kaemena <panokaemena@...>
                      > wrote:
                      > >
                      > > I would not worry about the nadir if you are using a 8mm lens
                      > >
                      > > Only keep your panohead directly under your lens small enough or
                      > use
                      > > any kind of "spacer" that would reduce the footprint to almost
                      > nothing.
                      > >
                      > > see here with an only 3m "mast " you will see even my fingers
                      > > holding the mast and that with only 4 horizontal shots Sigma
                      > 8mm
                      > > 3.5 on Nikon D300.
                      > >
                      > > http://homepage.mac.com/wkaemena/FS/BHV/MediterraneoEingang/
                      > >
                      > > Willy Kaemena
                      > >
                      > > http://homepage.mac.com/wkaemena/FSPanos/Menu268.html
                      > > http://bremen.360cities.net/
                      > > http://syria.360cities.net/
                      > > http://lisbon.360cities.net/
                      > >
                      > > On Oct 31, 2008, at 14:00, crane@... wrote:
                      > >
                      > > > Quoting sphereworks <sphereworkspete@...>:
                      > > >
                      > > > > sorry, should of mentioned we would like it to be a spherical
                      > > > > panorama.
                      > > > >
                      > > > >
                      > > > > Cheers,
                      > > > >
                      > > > > Pete
                      > > > > www.sphereworks.co.uk
                      > > > >
                      > > > > --- In PanoToolsNG@yahoogroups.com, "sphereworks"
                      > > > > <sphereworkspete@> wrote:
                      > > > > >
                      > > > > > Hi,
                      > > > > >
                      > > > > > We've got a commision to take a 10m high pano, could anyone
                      > give
                      > > > me
                      > > > > > some advice or tips on how to take a pano on a mast 10m up?
                      > We've
                      > > > > > found a large photography mast to hire. What's the best way of
                      > > > > > shooting the ground?
                      > > >
                      > > > let's get this straight.. You've taken this job on and now
                      > you're
                      > > > asking us
                      > > > how to do it ?
                      > > >
                      > > > ;-)
                      > > >
                      > > > mick
                      > > >
                      > > > > > Cheers,
                      > > > > >
                      > > > > > Pete
                      > > > > > www.sphereworks.co.uk
                      > > >
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                      > > >
                      > > >
                      > >
                      > >
                      > >
                      > >
                      > >
                      > >
                      > >
                      > >
                      > >
                      > >
                      > >
                      > > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
                      > >
                      >
                      >
                      >

                      Willy Kaemena

                      http://homepage.mac.com/wkaemena/FSPanos/Menu268.html
                      http://bremen.360cities.net/
                      http://syria.360cities.net/
                      http://lisbon.360cities.net/









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                    • AYRTON
                      Petethis one was made around 9 meters high, inside a Shopping Mall : I just add the logo on my nadir because
                      Message 10 of 14 , Oct 31, 2008
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                        Petethis one was made around 9 meters high, inside a Shopping Mall :

                        <http://ayrton.com/360/fs/rdbaltonatalfla.html>

                        I just add the logo on my nadir because it's a way to always get new Clients
                        calling me !

                        I charge 40% more if the Client wants it out, I mean, having a complete
                        nadir there.

                        They always choose to go with my logo, and pay 40% LESS saving money :-)

                        Best
                        AYRTON



                        On Fri, Oct 31, 2008 at 12:28 PM, Willy Kaemena <panokaemena@...> wrote:

                        > Don't worry about any " precision" even a sway ( out of nodal) of
                        > 30cm wouldn't do any harm on that distance above ground.
                        >
                        > Willy
                        >
                        >
                        >
                        > On Oct 31, 2008, at 15:05, sphereworks wrote:
                        >
                        > > using a D200 and 10.5mm with a 360precision Absolute head, though
                        > > wasn't planing on using the head.
                        > >
                        > > Thanks for your help, have a better idea now.
                        > >
                        > > Pete
                        > > www.sphereworks.co.uk
                        > >
                        > > --- In PanoToolsNG@yahoogroups.com, Willy Kaemena <panokaemena@...>
                        > > wrote:
                        > > >
                        > > > I would not worry about the nadir if you are using a 8mm lens
                        > > >
                        > > > Only keep your panohead directly under your lens small enough or
                        > > use
                        > > > any kind of "spacer" that would reduce the footprint to almost
                        > > nothing.
                        > > >
                        > > > see here with an only 3m "mast " you will see even my fingers
                        > > > holding the mast and that with only 4 horizontal shots Sigma
                        > > 8mm
                        > > > 3.5 on Nikon D300.
                        > > >
                        > > > http://homepage.mac.com/wkaemena/FS/BHV/MediterraneoEingang/
                        > > >
                        > > > Willy Kaemena
                        > > >
                        > > > http://homepage.mac.com/wkaemena/FSPanos/Menu268.html
                        > > > http://bremen.360cities.net/
                        > > > http://syria.360cities.net/
                        > > > http://lisbon.360cities.net/
                        > > >
                        > > > On Oct 31, 2008, at 14:00, crane@... wrote:
                        > > >
                        > > > > Quoting sphereworks <sphereworkspete@...>:
                        > > > >
                        > > > > > sorry, should of mentioned we would like it to be a spherical
                        > > > > > panorama.
                        > > > > >
                        > > > > >
                        > > > > > Cheers,
                        > > > > >
                        > > > > > Pete
                        > > > > > www.sphereworks.co.uk
                        > > > > >
                        > > > > > --- In PanoToolsNG@yahoogroups.com, "sphereworks"
                        > > > > > <sphereworkspete@> wrote:
                        > > > > > >
                        > > > > > > Hi,
                        > > > > > >
                        > > > > > > We've got a commision to take a 10m high pano, could anyone
                        > > give
                        > > > > me
                        > > > > > > some advice or tips on how to take a pano on a mast 10m up?
                        > > We've
                        > > > > > > found a large photography mast to hire. What's the best way of
                        > > > > > > shooting the ground?
                        > > > >
                        > > > > let's get this straight.. You've taken this job on and now
                        > > you're
                        > > > > asking us
                        > > > > how to do it ?
                        > > > >
                        > > > > ;-)
                        > > > >
                        > > > > mick
                        > > > >
                        > > > > > > Cheers,
                        > > > > > >
                        > > > > > > Pete
                        > > > > > > www.sphereworks.co.uk
                        > > > >
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                        > > >
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                        > >
                        >
                        > Willy Kaemena
                        >
                        > http://homepage.mac.com/wkaemena/FSPanos/Menu268.html
                        > http://bremen.360cities.net/
                        > http://syria.360cities.net/
                        > http://lisbon.360cities.net/
                        >
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                      • crane@ukonline.co.uk
                        ... I would photograph a nest with eggs and drop that in in that case ;-) mick ... This mail sent through http://www.ukonline.net
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                          Quoting sphereworks <sphereworkspete@...>:

                          > It's quite likly that the nadir will be trees so might be fairly
                          > simple to clone it.

                          I would photograph a nest with eggs and drop that in in that case ;-)

                          mick

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                        • sphereworks
                          Yes.... a golden eagle !! Pete www.sphereworks.co.uk ... )
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                            Yes.... a golden eagle !!


                            Pete
                            www.sphereworks.co.uk


                            --- In PanoToolsNG@yahoogroups.com, crane@... wrote:
                            >
                            > Quoting sphereworks <sphereworkspete@...>:
                            >
                            > > It's quite likly that the nadir will be trees so might be fairly
                            > > simple to clone it.
                            >
                            > I would photograph a nest with eggs and drop that in in that case ;-
                            )
                            >
                            > mick
                            >
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                          • erik leeman
                            ... It depends on what type of mast you ll be using and how you are going to keep it upright. If it s attached to a vehicle, like most larger types of masts
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                              --- In PanoToolsNG@yahoogroups.com, "sphereworks"
                              <sphereworkspete@...> wrote:
                              >
                              > Hi,
                              >
                              > We've got a commision to take a 10m high pano, could anyone give me
                              > some advice or tips on how to take a pano on a mast 10m up? We've
                              > found a large photography mast to hire. What's the best way of
                              > shooting the ground?
                              >
                              >
                              > Cheers,
                              >
                              > Pete
                              > www.sphereworks.co.uk
                              >

                              It depends on what type of mast you'll be using and how you are going
                              to keep it upright.
                              If it's attached to a vehicle, like most larger types of masts are,
                              you'll have to move the car a bit and take an offset shot just like
                              you would with a tripod. That will give parallax problems with
                              non-flat surfaces.
                              If it's a hand-held type, like the pneumatic Clark mast I use myself,
                              you can make near perfect nadirs by tilting the camera down for just
                              two extra opposing shots after you've made the 360 series. This means
                              lowering the camera, adjusting the panohead, and extending the mast
                              again to take those nadir shots. Just stay behind the mast by rotating
                              with it, so you get two shots like this one:
                              <http://flickr.com/photos/erik-nl/2813650292/>
                              Paint an alpha mask over the mast in Photoshop and use them in PTGui
                              (or your tool of choise) to fill the nadir hole. By taking two
                              opposing shots you will have all the material you need, AND it will be
                              parallax free!
                              Oh, and I do not agree with Willy that 30cm sway doesn't matter, it
                              does if you want a really good nadir. I try NOT to use the cloning
                              tool, and I think it shows. .... ehhh, make that I *hope* it shows :)

                              Good luck with your project!

                              Erik Leeman

                              http://www.erikleeman.com/
                              http://flickr.com/photos/erik-nl/
                            • crane@ukonline.co.uk
                              ... I m not going to say any more or i will give away a decent idea =0) mick ... This mail sent through http://www.ukonline.net
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                                Quoting sphereworks <sphereworkspete@...>:

                                > Yes.... a golden eagle !!
                                I'm not going to say any more or i will give away a decent idea =0)

                                mick

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