Shoppers: Ten Years On
Shipquay Street, Derry, Northern Ireland, UK
23 March 2014 16:00 GMT
© 2014 George Row, All Rights Reserved.
The camera was mounted on a Kaiden Kiwi panorama adapter on a Manfrotto 190XDB tripod.
Horizontal photographs were taken at 60° angles and also two ground shots and a sky shot. Each "shot" consisted of three bracketed exposures from +2 to -2 stops.
A total of 36 separate images were combined using Hugin (which in turn invokes Nona, Enfuse and Enblend) in order to achieve this High Dynamic Range type result and to accommodate the moving people.
- Lens: 28mm equivalent (actually a 7mm(?) lens on a tiny sensor)
- Image Size: 5Mp
- Body: Minolta DImage 7
- Initial processing: Apple iPhoto
- Stitching: VRWorx
- Post Production: Photoshop 6.0
- Panorama Image size: 720 × 400 pixel,
- Available view: 360°x65° Cylinder
- Photometrics: Low Dynamic Range
- Lens: Canon 15mm Full Frame Fisheye
- Image Size: 21Mp
- Body: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
- Initial processing: Apple Aperture
- Stitching: Hugin 2013
- Post Production: Apple Aperture
- Panorama Image size: 8,000x4,000 pixel,
- Available view: 360°x180° Spherical
- Photometrics: High Dynamic Range Panorama
One of the biggest differences in my workflow is that in 2004 after stitching in VR Worx a LOT of work was needed in Photoshop to smooth the stitching errors and re-patch in the images of the moving people. This is obvious if you look at the hair of the woman who walks past close to the camera.
In the 2014 version moving people were dealt with by using masking within Hugin. When people overlap across a seam it allows for them to be masked out or selected as appropriate. The post-production in Aperture was simply to tweak the colour and brightness in a few places.