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« on: January 10, 2009, 08:27:36 PM »



Glad I didn't get arrested for taking this one!

Pentax k10d
FA* 300, tripod from roof of car (eaten alive by insanely aggressive tiger mosquitoes)
stitched mosaic, 6 or so frames
Nov. 2007

Enjoy!

John
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« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2009, 03:12:08 AM »

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Glad I didn't get arrested for taking this one!

Pentax k10d
FA* 300, tripod from roof of car (eaten alive by insanely aggressive tiger mosquitoes)
stitched mosaic, 6 or so frames
Nov. 2007

Enjoy!

John

Why should you get arrested John?
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« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2009, 09:29:22 AM »

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Why should you get arrested John?
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Trespassing.  I'm not 100% sure that the road from where I took the shots was public.

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« Reply #3 on: January 11, 2009, 03:39:17 PM »

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Trespassing.  I'm not 100% sure that the road from where I took the shots was public.

John

Uh, yeah. That and the absolutely batsh*t crazy paranoia about "terrorists" in the United States since 9/11. This seems to have empowered local police officers and private security guards nationwide to hassle anyone taking pictures of any sort of industrial subject.
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« Reply #4 on: January 11, 2009, 05:00:13 PM »

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Glad I didn't get arrested for taking this one!

Pentax k10d
FA* 300, tripod from roof of car (eaten alive by insanely aggressive tiger mosquitoes)
stitched mosaic, 6 or so frames
Nov. 2007

Enjoy!

John
Saw this image on Pentax forums. Very well done. I always thought I would take photos from the roof of my car, but that sure would bring attention upon me.

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« Reply #5 on: January 11, 2009, 08:24:37 PM »

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Saw this image on Pentax forums. Very well done. I always thought I would take photos from the roof of my car, but that sure would bring attention upon me.

John R

Thanks, John.  Any C&C welcome.

John
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« Reply #6 on: January 16, 2009, 11:03:44 AM »

Hi John,

very interesting shot... was there a particular reason why you didn't shot the panorama wider? I think it would have had benefitted the comp to have a bit more on the left and right... also, did you do a b/w-sepia treatment on it, or is this the remnants of the sodium lights.... and my last question, since I was also contemplating abusing the roof of a car: did you jack up the car to prevent wobbling or did you just climbed up and shot it?

nice work.

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« Reply #7 on: January 16, 2009, 06:37:35 PM »

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Hi John,

very interesting shot... was there a particular reason why you didn't shot the panorama wider? I think it would have had benefitted the comp to have a bit more on the left and right... also, did you do a b/w-sepia treatment on it, or is this the remnants of the sodium lights.... and my last question, since I was also contemplating abusing the roof of a car: did you jack up the car to prevent wobbling or did you just climbed up and shot it?

nice work.

Definitely jacked up.     I couldn't afford the wobble, especially since I spent half of my time swatting tiger mosquitoes.  Actually, the original shot was quite a bit wider, but power lines interfered with much of the rest of the finished picture.  Pity, since the part of the plant to the right of where I cropped is pretty cool.  The color isn't sepia per se, although it sort of looks like it (notice the red light on the column to the right).  I just played around with HSL sliders, WB, camera profiles, and I forget what else in ACR.  

Thanks for the comments!

John

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« Reply #8 on: January 20, 2009, 10:42:49 AM »

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Definitely jacked up.  

Yeah, I thought so :-)

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Actually, the original shot was quite a bit wider, but power lines interfered with much of the rest of the finished picture.  Pity, since the part of the plant to the right of where I cropped is pretty cool.

What I sometimes do in those situations are pickup shots from 2-5m left or right from the original place... that way you get a nice parallax overlap for the powerlines (aka a different viewpoint), and you can remove them due to overlap.

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