Aviary Planet

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This is my third stereographic projection. I took this in Balboa Park outside of the Botanical Garden.

 

This image took about 216 pictures to make using my 18mm lens. I really wish that I had a good fish eye lens so that I could reduce that number to just 15 pictures if you count all of the pictures required to make it an HDR.

 

A Sigma 10mm f/2.8 EX DC HSM Fisheye Lens is now on my wish list and it would make my life much easier.

 

I used Photomatix to batch process the HDRs.

 

Then I used PTgui to make the equirectangular panorama.

 

I used Flexify 2 plug-in for Photoshop to turn that equirectangular pano into a stereographic projection.

 

Then I used Photoshop to touch up stuff.

 

*Update* 7/30/2010 -

 

Here are some websites that feature this photo:

 

www.68ds.com/2009/11/30-creative-photography-using-the-po...

 

speckyboy.com/2009/05/01/30-creative-photography-examples...

 

naldzgraphics.net/inspirations/30-amazing-examples-of-pol...

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Taken on April 10, 2009