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An experiment in San Jose, CA. First try.

This image was created by shooting three "rows" of panoramas with my wide-angle lens. One for the upper buildings and sky, one for the ground plane, and one for the grass in front of me.

I stitched the photos together to make the rows. Then I stitched the rows into one large image. Then I fixed the repeating edge so it would be seamless. After that, I used "polar coordinates" in Photoshop to deform it like you see above. I had to paint in some grass for the center, fix the sky, and then it was pretty much done.

I just wanted to see how hard it was. The original is about 15,000 pixels tall/wide.

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  1. spdorsey 55 months ago | reply

    Oh, sorry. Didn't realize...

  2. Mo Tabesh 55 months ago | reply

    it's ok, just take 5 minutes and read the rules. it's in the group description. there are unwritten rules though, you can only learn by suffering ;-}

  3. Mitch Mc [deleted] 55 months ago | reply

    This is really cool although it's lots of photoshop the pictures are still solid that made it what it is.

    -Voted "save3" (by the Delete Me Uncensored Group)

  4. synopsis1 55 months ago | reply

    i like it. especially the building upper right.

  5. Thomas Hawk 55 months ago | reply

    I like it. Lots of these style shots around, but this one has some positive things going on. The structure in the upper right protudes out nicely. The way the walkway curves around like a tennis ball. NIcely done.

    -Voted 'save5' (by the Delete Me Uncensored Group) using csratr

  6. ksuwildkat 55 months ago | reply

    love it
    like a tennis ball with a city

  7. Almond Butterscotch 55 months ago | reply

    your giant tennis ball needs to be groomed.

    -Voted 'save8' (by the Delete Me Uncensored Group) using csratr

  8. Eric.Parker 55 months ago | reply

    too much about photoshop and not enough about image

  9. Darcy McCarty 55 months ago | reply

    I'm a fan of this photo. The color is just popping. I think all the levels are spot on. Nice work.

    -Voted "save9" (by the Delete Me Uncensored Group)

  10. A. Vandalay 55 months ago | reply

    A clever use of editing/technique but I am not real sure what happens beyond that....sorry, delete6

  11. johnny onion [deleted] 55 months ago | reply

    these spheroid panoramas are generally boring, but i save because it looks like a tennis ball.

  12. Mo Tabesh 55 months ago | reply

    Congratulations. Your photo has been saved by the deleteme uncensored group. Feel free to join the Lightbox and submit your photo there.

  13. chhulie 55 months ago | reply

    great work ! I like it, also the title !

  14. ramonsj 53 months ago | reply

    Very nice photo!!

  15. georg.schmidt 49 months ago | reply

    Wonderful planet, great work! Looks somehow like a tennis ball.

  16. viszla7/Mark Ness 30 months ago | reply

    INSANE! great image and great execution.

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