Blogged in The Woodwork: Office Porn
My home office (HDR)
The Richmond, San Francisco, California
Nikon D3, Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8G
Gitzo 1228LVL tripod, RRS BH-55 ballhead, RRS PC-II Panoclamp
Aperture (raw, white balance), PTGui, nik HDR Efex Pro, Aperture (crop, vignette)
36 exposures (0+/-3ev), 1/15sec @ ƒ8, ISO200, 14mm
I promised Marie I'd take a picture of her office after she cleans it up. So it makes sense to practice on mine. I'm of the opinion that indoor architecture is best when shot in HDR: somehow the plastic look generated by most tools doesn’t look as bad indoors.
I guestimated the position of the panoclamp. It's been a few years, but I think I guessed close. :-) It's been so long since I've shot panoramics, that I had a lot of outtakes before I got the settings correct (manual focus, manual exposure). The images were taken 30 degrees apart to create enough overlap, but I should used more overlap—the small breaks in the paorama at 100% are due to insufficient overlap. I originally intended to do only a 180° panorama, but then figured "what the hell" and didd the full 360*. Because of this you can see my messy photocloset and the goodwill/gift/storage/repair stuff I put out in the hallway.
Because my nik tools are not appearing in Photoshop CS5, I used HDR Efex Pro in Aperture. This meant that instead of using HDR library built-in to PTGui, I made three separate panoramas using 16-bit tiffs generated from the -3ev, 0ev, and +3ev images. The HDR starting default was "bright room" beecause the other settings looked too bleached.
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