Saudi Arabia Panoramas

I really have been trying to write up about all the fun adventures I went on in Europe and the Middle East. I promise.  It’s just so hard to find the time to write when I also have to find the time to gather my photos!

So here are a few panoramas I took in Saudi Arabia.  They are each like 5-11 pictures merged into one, so consider this a 10,000 word blog post, aight? Make sure to click the photos to open the lightbox and view them much larger.

One big complication with panoramas like these, with power lines in them, is reconciling the power lines from shot to shot. Still working on the best way to accomplish that.  I’d love to get your thoughts on these down in the comments. Thanks a bunch! Oh and if you have a trick in Photoshop for fixing these power lines, DEFINITELY put THAT in the comments!

6 thoughts on “Saudi Arabia Panoramas

  1. I actually worked on a pano project similar to this, creating a massive backdrop for a stage. Ultimately, I found it impossible to make thin lines match up due to the distortion of the individual images I was stitching together. In the end I “solved” the problem by removing them completely and then rendering them by hand using the pen tool.  Probably not the answer you were looking for, but no amount of pre-warping seemed to work, and it’s all I could come up with.

    Now when I see lines in a shot I’m going to stitch, I don’t go very wide on the angle, which seems to help.

  2. @semiamerican yeah, my prof says they are really strong photos and that I shouldn’t give up on them so I’m going to do my best to rebuild the power lines… ugh!

  3. @blogography thanks for the thoughts and your solution. How sad is it that I haven’t mastered the pen tool (whatsoever) in Photoshop? I fixed the first one which was pretty bad and I think it looks decent now. Maybe I will give it another go on the other two.

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