Planet Pinelands

Still working to perfect this technique.

1: Can't really take this type of photo at sunset.

2: need to use a tripod

3: panorama needs to match on both sides (or use a decent 360° one)


4: I've thought of using another nice finishing touch. (I didn't do it to this one, but I'll use it on my next one:


Once all the pictures of the 360 degree panorama are taken, as usual, take another picture looking straight down. of the ground below where the tripod was, trying not to get any shadow in it.

Once you've done that, then use the "sperize" option in Photoshop on it and then place it in the middle of the mini planet to get a nice finished look, instead of the stretched pixel lines that normally appear at the middle.

Naturally, you'll need to position it properly and then blend it at the edges to get it to look good. (and get the settings in the spherize correct).


Maybe I'll post a how-to, next time I do one of these.


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Explored: Jun 27, 2008 #479

  • rc13rc13rc13 7y

    this is sweet. The sunset works! It looks to me like an eclipse. I can't even tell you didn't use a tripod.
  • Jim Sher 7y

    rc13rc13rc13: thanks, i cheated quite a lot in photoshop to make the traffic cirlce round. After applying the polar coordinates, it looked more like pacman... clone tool and healing brush to the rescue...
  • mallix 7y

    this is amazing - u should post this in the Pinelands Garden City group
  • Danie van der Merwe PRO 7y

    Wow, amazing effect!!!!
  • Le Chill 7y

    wouaaaa i love it !!
  • lazigaze 7y

    This is pretty awsome!
  • Jim Sher 6y

    My other mini planet:
    Planet GoodHope
  • mrein49 5y

    Wow! What's going on here technique wise? Killer!
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