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Re: panoramic & macro photography
« Reply #15 on: July 19, 2021, 07:30:36 AM »
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  • Awesome!
    "In His wisdom," says St. Gregory, "almighty God preferred rather to bring good out of evil than never allow evil to occur."

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    Re: panoramic & macro photography
    « Reply #16 on: July 19, 2021, 11:04:16 AM »
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  • That is one fine shot!

    I hadn't looked at his work before, I see he's done plane panoramas too, from wing to wing they look impressive. We have an airport nearby I get a lot of planes flying by. We had an airshow once -- before I had my 400mm.. I didn't have to leave the front yard since the airport is so close by, but I had to photograph with a 90mm at the time. However sharp it is, there's a limit.

    I don't follow many photographers, but there's one fellow who I have some wallpapers for my desktop from, Greg Martin. He makes some fine ones available for free. Let me see how he's doing now, I see he has an exhibition in the works, 'Views of the Pacific Northwest'.
    Wow! Many of his photos are of the Hood River Valley. I have long said that Oak Creek Canyon is the most beautiful place I have visited in the ISA and that the Hood River Valley is #2. One year I arrived during the mountain Spring and photographed miles of .eadows anf mountain with varied wild flowers. Unfortunately none of those are digitized---another project.


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    Re: panoramic & macro photography
    « Reply #17 on: July 20, 2021, 12:14:52 PM »
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  • It's all quite inspiring!

    I shall have to get that better tripod setup and try to do a big panorama too. If the sky cooperates next week I'll see what I can do from the backyard. Some very gray days lately. Some of the haze might even be due to smoke from the fires out west travelling here, so I'm told. God help them. I have family out there too.

    This has been enjoyable thread. Glad we got to share some pictures and see people enjoy the sights.

    Sincerely,

    Shin

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    Re: panoramic & macro photography
    « Reply #18 on: July 20, 2021, 02:06:25 PM »
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  • When I was an undergrad, our university museum had an exhibition of aerial photography. For the life of me I cannot recall the name of the photographer, but his work was inspiring. Eventually, though I became a pilot, I was never able to approach, much less exceed the quality of his work. It was just too hard to fly safely while composing photographs. I should have done it with another pilot.



    Here's one from the Nikon site:


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    Re: panoramic & macro photography
    « Reply #19 on: July 21, 2021, 01:57:41 AM »
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  • I read about some photographers paying for helicopter and low flying plane rides to get some shots, I think drones might be taking some of that business now.

    I have no cityscape shots -- a missing genre, I'd appreciate having someday.

    You've must've seen quite some sights as a pilot.

    Since you're a pilot -- Here's two from the air show I saved -- at 90mm. I can't identify the planes, I know I IDed some of them back but memory fails me.

    It's been enjoyable looking at the old air show photos.

    Well today's my next doctor's appointment. I pray all goes well. Lots of prayers. And you too Mark79. Hope you're continuing to be on the mend Mark, you've been through a lot.

    Thanks again for the prayers my friends and family in Christ. I really appreciate it beyond words.




    Sincerely,

    Shin

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    Re: panoramic & macro photography
    « Reply #20 on: July 21, 2021, 03:10:56 AM »
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  •  :pray: :pray:
    "In His wisdom," says St. Gregory, "almighty God preferred rather to bring good out of evil than never allow evil to occur."

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    Re: panoramic & macro photography
    « Reply #21 on: July 21, 2021, 09:19:31 AM »
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  • I can't identify the aerobatic plane, but I think the delta-wing V-tail is an F22.

    I never even liked doing stall recovery, so was never attracted to tail slides, hammerheads, loops, etc.  I was impressed by the guys that did that stuff, but it was definitely not for me. I enjoyed calm weather sight-seeing and navigation and speed :-)

    I pray that your doc has good news!

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    Re: panoramic & macro photography
    « Reply #22 on: July 22, 2021, 04:30:06 PM »
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  • Thank you.

    Yes, I daresay I don't think I'd handle tail slides, hammerheads, or loops if I was in a plane doing them particularly happily myself. It's one thing to watch, another thing to experience oneself.

    My replacement tripod arrived today. Initial impression -- quite satisfied. I made the right decision getting a video tripod for the camera rather than a photo tripod. Better weight allowance, already has a smooth panning head, is extra sturdy and won't tip over, and extra tall when needed.

    And still lighter weight than my old aluminum tiltall that liked to give me a good knock when I wrestled it out the door. I will put up the old gear at the next garage sale.

    No successful photos today for the long run, but a nice time spent with a raggity swallowtail butterfly who had seen better days. Haven't seen a swallowtail out here in a long time, I should grow more parsley. The monarchs occassionaly migrate through here however, give me a lot of good practice. A nice alternative to birds.
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    Shin

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    Re: panoramic & macro photography
    « Reply #23 on: July 22, 2021, 05:44:00 PM »
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  • My replacement tripod arrived today. Initial impression -- quite satisfied. I made the right decision getting a video tripod for the camera rather than a photo tripod. Better weight allowance, already has a smooth panning head, is extra sturdy and won't tip over, and extra tall when needed.

    And still lighter weight than my old aluminum tiltall that liked to give me a good knock when I wrestled it out the door. I will put up the old gear at the next garage sale.
    What brand/model/head did you get?


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    Re: panoramic & macro photography
    « Reply #24 on: July 22, 2021, 06:20:47 PM »
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  • PMed the info.

    Sincerely,

    Shin

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    Re: panoramic & macro photography
    « Reply #25 on: July 22, 2021, 08:37:49 PM »
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  • Thank you for your detailed advice!

    Thanks a million for all that!

    If I only stitch a few frames, I don't think any extra gear is necessary, but I have in mind some 360° panoramas (I am thinking about some pier sunsets in San Diego and a panorama from the midst of the organ pipe cacti near the border).  i think this is what I need for that: https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1430217-REG/sunwayfoto_cr_3015a_360_x_180_degree.html/?ap=y&smp=y (Maybe I can find a Catholic vendor!)

    I'd mount the bubble level on the camera body.




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    Re: panoramic & macro photography
    « Reply #26 on: July 23, 2021, 02:22:11 AM »
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  • Yes that looks like just the right sort of thing! :D

    And those sound like some great future photo opportunities.
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    Shin

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    Re: panoramic & macro photography
    « Reply #27 on: July 26, 2021, 07:42:28 PM »
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  • Bonaventure located these excellent instructional videos for me.







     

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    Re: panoramic & macro photography
    « Reply #28 on: July 27, 2021, 12:22:45 PM »
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  • Yeah especially for the ultra panos some kindof tutorial is definitely necessary.

    Hope you have some great results to share in the future. :)




    Sincerely,

    Shin

    'Flores apparuerunt in terra nostra. . . Fulcite me floribus.' (The flowers appear on the earth. . . stay me up with flowers. Sg 2:12,5)'-