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Thira (Santorini) From Above! Awful Panorama, Beautiful Island!! | by agelakis
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Thira (Santorini) From Above! Awful Panorama, Beautiful Island!!

This is Thira (aka Santorini) island, a bit north of Crete in South Kyklades island complex of the Aegean Sea (or North Cretan Sea)! Beautiful place to visit, with the most amazing sunset!!!

 

This awful panorama is made with Photoshop, but I think it's a miracle that it happened even like this! I tried to make it to other panorama tools (like Hugin) but they couldn't even stich the 3 images correctly! No surprise, since the original images were in awful quality, very dark, and the middle one was also quite blurry, since all 3 were taken from an airplane window, at almost dusk time, and so they couldn't be any better!!! (The vignetting in the corners and middle of this photo actually, is the sides of the airplane window in each of these photos)! Even photoshop couldn't do a good job until I messed up a bit with the levels of the photos from another program and then put them to Photoshop for making the panorama! The same thing didn't work with Hugin though!

After I created the panorama, I fixed the levels and the contrast a little bit more, and removed much of the noice with "Neat Image" which does an amazing job in grainy photos!

 

This is the best result I could get! I wish I had some more knowledge of Photoshop, so to remove (if possible) the dark parts of the photo!

  

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Taken on November 17, 2007