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First attempt at a Sunset Panorama with the Spark
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cannabenoid
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Hello all! First post on the forum, and first attempt at an quick-edit panorama. I am on a Mac, so stiched the photos with Hugin, but am wondering if there's a better option? Edited in Photoshop CC to remove a few abberations caused by wind and added image correction layers.

What are your preferred settings for sunset shots (Still or video)?


Sunset 180 Panorama - Broomfield, CO - Cannabenoid

Sunset 180 Panorama - Broomfield, CO - Cannabenoid
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Chirpz
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It is hard to get a nice balance in lighting on a sunset.  I have been experimenting increasing the exposure setting .7 to 1 stop.  Also, why not just use the built in photo stitching ability of the DJI 4 go app.
2017-12-14
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Malakai_UK
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I use a combination of Adobe Lightroom to merge HDR shots and Autogiga pano for smooth stitching and blending.
Get the spark in place and lock the exposure for the sky (press and hold on the sky) let it get the shots. Dont move the spark, just point the camera straight down and lock exposure for the ground then hit the shutter button and let it grab another pano, then if you really want you could grab another with an exposure inbetween the two. Get these into lightroom and HDR Merge the shots. Export the merged HDR shots and stitch in autopano.
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Malakai_UK Posted at 2017-12-15 07:33
I use a combination of Adobe Lightroom to merge HDR shots and Autogiga pano for smooth stitching and blending.
Get the spark in place and lock the exposure for the sky (press and hold on the sky) let it get the shots. Dont move the spark, just point the camera straight down and lock exposure for the ground then hit the shutter button and let it grab another pano, then if you really want you could grab another with an exposure inbetween the two. Get these into lightroom and HDR Merge the shots. Export the merged HDR shots and stitch in autopano.

Thank you for the thorough explanation. I haven't tried exposure bracketing with a pano yet o the spark. Didn't know if it would be stable enough to accomplish that. As @chirpz mentioned, I'm not stitching using the DJI Go 4 app either. Something in me says trust software for it's main purposes, aka DJI to fly the Drone, and Photoshop (or similar photo-targeted software) to edit. Is there a reason you don't edit in the DJI Go app?
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Malakai_UK
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cannabenoid Posted at 2017-12-15 07:40
Thank you for the thorough explanation. I haven't tried exposure bracketing with a pano yet o the spark. Didn't know if it would be stable enough to accomplish that. As @chirpz mentioned, I'm not stitching using the DJI Go 4 app either. Something in me says trust software for it's main purposes, aka DJI to fly the Drone, and Photoshop (or similar photo-targeted software) to edit. Is there a reason you don't edit in the DJI Go app?

it sure is ;)

I have done some quick ones in the DJI go app, save the full pano and open it in Theta+ (free) export as a little planet. All on my phone. Im trying to figure a mobile way of doing a HDR variant.
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Malakai_UK Posted at 2017-12-15 07:46
it sure is ;)
https://forum22.djicdn.com/data/attachment/forum/201712/11/091124qnggbbq2ndrs5sg6.jpg[/img]
I have done some quick ones in the DJI go app, save the full pano and open it in Theta+ (free) export as a little planet. All on my phone. Im trying to figure a mobile way of doing a HDR variant.

Gorgeous shot. Must try.
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Montfrooij
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Looks nice
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Malakai_UK Posted at 2017-12-15 07:46
it sure is ;)
https://forum22.djicdn.com/data/attachment/forum/201712/11/091124qnggbbq2ndrs5sg6.jpg[/img]
I have done some quick ones in the DJI go app, save the full pano and open it in Theta+ (free) export as a little planet. All on my phone. Im trying to figure a mobile way of doing a HDR variant.

That is really great!
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Brambleman
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Wow, that little planet is stunning. I actually like the over exposed horizon, it almost gives the planet a fiery "atmosphere"
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Malakai_UK Posted at 2017-12-15 07:46
it sure is ;)
https://forum22.djicdn.com/data/attachment/forum/201712/11/091124qnggbbq2ndrs5sg6.jpg[/img]
I have done some quick ones in the DJI go app, save the full pano and open it in Theta+ (free) export as a little planet. All on my phone. Im trying to figure a mobile way of doing a HDR variant.

Very cool !!!! Keep up the creativity.
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Brambleman Posted at 2017-12-15 15:16
Wow, that little planet is stunning. I actually like the over exposed horizon, it almost gives the planet a fiery "atmosphere"

Thanks guys, that's what the skyline looked like.
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CharlieZ
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Cool, Thanks for sharing!
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