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Thomas Viaduct panoramic

Thomas Viaduct panoramic

This is a rough draft of the final, which I'm still working on. I'd like to remove the power lines, and the sky is still a little rough due to stitching and patching in additional sky (the projection I chose squeezed the image in the center, creating a black area at the top and bottom). In addition, I'm thinking of adding motion blur to the train cars. Also, the guy in the middle has got to go (I took a frame without him that I can patch in). What do you think?

The Thomas Viaduct was built in 1835. It's the only viaduct in the U.S. built on a curve, I believe. It's also one of the few viaducts still in use today. It now belongs to CSX.

This lithograph was drawn circa 1835.


Photo, date unknown.


Photo, date unknown.

Technical info on the panoramic: 8-frame panoramic, with additional 9th frame for the pose. 9 takes for different poses were taken (17 frames total). All poses were aligned with the 8, one was chosen. Each frame f8, iso100, 10.1mm. Total horizontal field of view is about 110 degrees. Rectilinear projection chosen to maintain straight lines sacrificing quality of image at the edges. full exif

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lorin niculae17-Dec-2004 10:33
excelent! Impressive view!
Lorin
Mattana09-Sep-2004 06:32
Very interesting indeed. It looks very similar to the one here, isn't it? Nice picture.
Cheers,
Mattana
Robert Stuart Davies08-Sep-2004 21:09
A great panorama, it suits your subject really well. A very impressive pic. Congratulations Eric.
best wishes..Rob
Lee 17-Aug-2004 21:57
My gut reaction would be to NOT blur the train...may look a little to flashy