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2003-01-30
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3-shot panos of SC snowed under

We recently got snowed under in a big way in the piedmont of South Carolina. We got 8+ inches of snow between midnight and morning. This is something we are really not used to, to put it mildly. Since I was stuck at home (EVERYTHING shuts down in this kind of weather), I thought it would be fun to get out the camera and tripod and document the snow. The results can be seen at:

http://jriley.uscs.edu/snow1.mov

http://jriley.uscs.edu/snow2.mov

These were shot with a Nikon 995 with the largest, best resolution jpg setting, stitched at CD size in Panoweaver, published as .bmp, converted to QTVR in CubicConverter (so that they would have a fast-start) and posted here without retouching. I think they look pretty nice! I am especially impressed with the quality of the stitch when you look up in the second one. I don't see any branches crossing the stitch lines that don't match up! This was on autostitch too!
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2003-01-31
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I agree with Gary, good job.  Didn't your lens get fogged up?

By the way, what camera head set up are you using John?


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I am using a home-made bracket like the one shown on Philo's homepage (http://philohome.free.fr), with the hole positions adjusted for the location of the mounting threads on a Nikon 995. This is on top of an awful head that came on my Bogen tripod. The head is just made with two knobs that allow rotation about two perpendicular axes and the whole thing pans. It is a monster to get level and square with the axis of rotation. I really want to replace this with a ball head with a panhead on top of it and my homemade bracket on top of that.

You don't have to worry about fogging when you go out INTO the cold. It is when you come back into the warm, humid environment that you get fogging. My old man taught me that your glasses won't fog if you back into the house. But you look really stupid.

BTW - it was about 15 degrees that day! Brrrrrr. Not used to that in the sunny south.
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2003-02-03
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lol   Your home made bracket did a good job!
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2003-01-30
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Beautiful scenes!

Panning down to the tripod, I can't imagine a more perfect stitch!!

Way to go, Easypano! (and you too, John- nice work.)


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