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Michael Shpuntov

Michael Shpuntov

This is St, James Church in Toronto. Some people in this group may remeber same shot from a year ago. This is gorgeous church, but unable to get it in full size from any angle without cloning out 40-50 different electric wires crossing it in the air. You can't shot it from close too since it's very tall (150 feet or so) and won't feet any frame from the distance where you can avoid wires. So I decided to go wild. I shot it from just 30 feet distance. It's not one shot. I though about Michel T idea to use panorama instead of extreme wide angle lens. BTW, only fish-eye can take this shot (not any wide angle lens). It's three horisontal shots stitched vertically. One at 10 degree, second about 35 degrees and third about 70 degrees to horizon. This created huge distortion, that I have to correct with PS "warp" transformation.

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FZ10 Users Group03-Oct-2005 07:50
Well done Micheal, very nice.
FZ10 Users Group03-Oct-2005 02:45
Well worth the effort. A beautiful building. Bea.
Paul Milholland03-Oct-2005 01:57
Great job, Michael. Looks like you picked the perfect day weather-wise for the shot.
Laura Milholland03-Oct-2005 00:07
Michael, I agree - it was worth all your extra efforts. This is truly beautiful! Bet you could sell it to the church or the town.
FZ10 Users Group02-Oct-2005 20:40
Nice angle to this. You must have almost been lying down
Tom McDonald (MrQuietGuy)02-Oct-2005 19:07
Great effort to achieve an otherwise unattainable shot, and really good blendign. Congratulations.
FZ10 Users Group02-Oct-2005 18:51
Michael,you went through a lot of work but it was rewarded with a beautiful result.
Ed Duverger