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- Canon EOS 5D
- Nikkor 10.5mm Fisheye (with WidePan adapter)
- PTGui 7.0 Pro
- Photoshop CS3
The main panorama is taken with 4 shots around to create an equirectangular image.
All images taken in RAW mode, and converted with Adobe Camera Raw.
ISO 100, ~f/8, 1/400
Behind the scenes: Dealing with a corrupt Compact Flash cardAfter taking this panorama I had high hopes for it. I liked the close proximity to the seagulls and there were quite a few people on the deck as well (in the original, that is)...
After coming back home I started to copy the files from the memory card. Three files into the copying process the status indicator just froze. Just a temporary glitch was my first (hopeful) reaction.
Alas, my worst fear had been realized....a corrupt file!
I managed to salvage part of the corrupt file, but a huge chunk (about 40%) was missing. [See here] The most frustrating part was that it turned out to be the actual card that was corrupt, not just the file-system.
At first I thought this panorama was a goner, but after a good nights sleep I decided to use what I had and to rebuild the missing part. It wasn't easy. I've never Photoshoped like this on a panorama before, but the end result was very pleasing.
OK, I agree that it's not exactly what the original scene looks like, but better a panorama than no panorama, right?
Time to buy a new memory card... :-D