Pushkar, Large Panoramic Photo

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#1 Jun 19th, 2007, 09:56
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For anyone wanting to see a close-up of Pushkar and the Pushkar Camel Fair, I just got done putting together a panoramic photo that you can zoom in on to see everything in amazing detail. Next I want to add an overlay that can be turned on and off that will show the name of the places with links going to some of them where you will be able to view 360VR panoramic photos as you tour the town.
http://www.camelphotos.com/pushkar_overview1.html

This photo was taken 4 days before the end of the camel fair and around half of the camels had already left.
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Nice picture......did you use a panoramic camera or stitch the pictures. Nice details.
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Camaleer is as much a specialist in these wonderful panoramas as he is with animals.

It must take many hours of work, and many hours of processing. I suspect he has installed a Cray [supercomputer] in the spare room!
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wow

Wow ..... that's pretty neat!

Wonder how the pictures are taken? Is it an aerial shoot? Can anyone do this "panoramic view" say of the Himalayan range??
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Great Pic
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Fantastic job, Cameleer.
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Panoramic Photos

The camels at the Pushkar Camel Fair. This Panoramic photo is from on top of a small hill giving an overview looking North.
http://www.camelphotos.com/pushkar_overview.html


The Karni Mata Temple in the village of Deshnok, near Bikaner in Rajasthan, aka Rat Temple. This is a panoramic showing the fine detail on the front outside.
http://www.camelphotos.com/rat_temple.html

Back to the Camel Fair, Here’s some fun ones, but how where they done?
You need QuickTime to view this:
http://www.camelphotos.com/india2/camel_belly.html

These 2 below are the same, From on the back of a camel at the camel fair. If you don’t have QuickTime you can view it with Java.

QuickTime
http://www.camelphotos.com/india2/pushkar2.html
Java
http://www.camelphotos.com/india2/pushkar2-j.html

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Here’s a little info on how to shoot Panoramic photos:

With your camera make sure to have it in full manual and hold it in portrait mode (sideways) overlap your images by about 25 or 30 percent and try to keep the front of your lend centered as you pivot around it. Take a look below at my pano head photo, see how the front of the lens stays over the center point. This is very important for close-ups, but for things far away you can be off by a lot and the program will fix it.

You can also buy a good pano head for under $200 or make your own like I did.

Here's what I did for a pano head setup. Take a heavy piece aluminum, a large hammer and use a vice to bend the aluminum. Drill a few holes and stick some rubber no-slip on the bracket and your done. The second hole is for my Canon 10-22mm lens. It also has a bubble level that I never have time to use, but it looks good! This is very small, lightweight, bulletproof, also close to idiot proof which makes it perfect for me!
The Sigma 8mm lens rests on the knob pointing the camera down slightly for 4 shots around where you end up seeing my hands holding the monopod or pole.
http://www.CamelPhotos.com/pic3/pano_head.jpg

For the Pushkar overview pano and Rat Temple pano, they were done using a Canon 20D 70-200mm F2.8 lens with 6 to 10 shots handheld, and then stitched together.
A lot of PhotoShop work was needed for the big overview pano of Puskar, there where power lines running through the picture, the haze and smoke was real bad which needed to be filtered out, I over sharpened it and ran it through a noise reduction program at the beginning and end.

For some good programs and a group to help you become a real pro, check out these sites.

PTgui
http://www.ptgui.com/

Pano2QTVR
http://www.pano2qtvr.com/

PanoTools Group
http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/PanoToolsNG/
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Originally Posted by Cameleer View Post For anyone wanting to see a close-up of Pushkar and the Pushkar Camel Fair, I just got done putting together a panoramic photo that you can zoom in on to see everything in amazing detail. Next I want to add an overlay that can be turned on and off that will show the name of the places with links going to some of them where you will be able to view 360VR panoramic photos as you tour the town.
http://www.camelphotos.com/pushkar_overview1.html

This photo was taken 4 days before the end of the camel fair and around half of the camels had already left.
Nice work...simply awesome. Keep it up.
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Wow!

My canon has a Stich mode, which is neat for guiding the overlaps in the viewfinder, then has an accompanying software that stitches the pics together, allowing manual adjustment. Whilst it's neat, it is nothing like the pro stuff you do, and won't do 360.
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"Zoomify" flashing in blue on a black background is what I see.

Could it be my OS 9 on a Mac and my older version of Quicktime have finally failed to open a photo?

Being a camel lover and not having been at the fair since '04 [from whence our avatar], I really want to see these photos.

Any ideas on how to get to see them? [besides the obvious, go to all the trouble/time/expense of upgrading to OS X so I can get a newer QuickTime]

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Hfot, you've tried giving it some rest to focus? Can take a few moments (or longer on a slow box I guess).
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Pushkar Camel Fair in the cool early morning as smoke hugs the ground.
http://www.camelphotos.com/pushkar_overview4.html

I just started using this Zoomify program and I am learning as I go. I still need to learn how to make them open full screen, and I plan on adding sound to them so it will really give you the feeling of being there.
Some of these photos are around 12MB in size, never before have I been able to show them off in this high of quality.
Don’t know why it won’t work on a Mac.
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You aware of this site? May offer inspiration (no clue on the technicalities of it all mind. I simply stand in awe.) http://www.world-heritage-tour.org/
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Maybe it would be good to have the techie stuff in this thread in a separate place over in the photography forum?

I didn't want to move the whole thing and take the photo out of this forum.
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Originally Posted by machadinha View Post You aware of this site? May offer inspiration (no clue on the technicalities of it all mind. I simply stand in awe.) http://www.world-heritage-tour.org/
Yes I have seen that website and it is very good. I’m not really into shooting temples, they will be around for many years to come unlike a lot of other things. I like capturing images of things that are quickly disappearing as modernization takes over. Once there gone, the only way we will see them is in photos.
Like this page I’m still working on showing the working animals of Bikaner.
http://www.camelphotos.com/india.html

Or this page, how much longer will you be able to go right up to elephants in Jaipur?
http://www.camelphotos.com/elephants.html
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