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Sunrise Panorama

Sunrise Panorama
Copyright ©2010, Nikolas Grabar
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This panorama is stitched from two horizontal shots. I used different exposure times on both shots here due to the direct light from the rising sun on the left shot, and finally adjusted the colors & brightness mostly on the right shot to make it as close as possible to the left one:

Left shot: ISO125 F22 1/13s

Right shot: ISO125 F22 1/8s

Photographer: Nikolas Grabar
Folder: Icelandic Landscapes
Uploaded: 18-Aug-2010 23:24 CEST
Current Rating: 9.00/3
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Camera: Olympus E400
Exposure time:
Aperture: f/22
Focal length: 28mm
Lens: ZD 14 - 42mm
Focusing method:
ISO: 125
White balance: Manual(One Touch)
Flash: no
Image format: SHQ
Processing applied: Adjusting both images on CS2 and stitching in "The Panorama Factory" software.
Image resized to: 662x1500

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Excellent shot, in all aspects: composition, light, perspective etc. Personally I would have applied a different white balance, but this is just a matter of taste.

Alfred Molon at 00:37 CEST on 19-Aug-2010 [Reply]


A great effort in joining the two photos and a wonderful composiiton with the dynamic waves balanced by the clouds in the sky. I am just bothered by the overexposed sun and the lens' sunstars which make it unnatural. However, I must admit it would be technically very challenging to get that right. I am amazed at f22 the sharpness is still quite good.

H. K. Tang at 01:56 CEST on 19-Aug-2010 [Reply]


This is a gorgeous panorama and you've done a superb job of stitching them. I think the sun flair gives you a point of interest and I really like the way they extend out so far as it gives more depth and 3 dimensionality to the photo. I also really like the reflection off the rocks to the right. Overall I would say this is a superb photo.

Scott Law at 05:21 CEST on 19-Aug-2010 [Reply]