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coborn35 02-06-2011 08:08 PM

Not RP Related; Pushing Photography's Envelope.
 
I saw this on Flickr today, I want to know what peoples thoughts are on it. Even after reading I'm not 100% on how he actually did this, but it looks pretty damn neat. Click the photo to go to the website explaining how he did it.
http://epod.usra.edu/.a/6a0105371bb3...406c970c-750wi

coborn35 02-06-2011 08:15 PM

Looking at his other stuff, he is one of the best photographers i have ever seen!

troy12n 02-06-2011 08:23 PM

It's not a photo, it's a series of likely hundreds of photos stacked in photoshop taken with a fisheye lens. I'm not trying to be critical, just pointing out the facts.

That said, I think it's awesome.

Google "star trails stacking" for many websites on the technique...

milwman 02-06-2011 08:56 PM

And the sun on the other side so yea this was a 24 photo to. By the number of suns in the shot there is 80? shots in this one photo?

bigbassloyd 02-06-2011 09:08 PM

I have a friend who is into sky photos. you basically take hundreds of short images, and use a program to merge them into a single image, and corrects the movement of the stars.

The end result does look very good.

Loyd L.

Greg P 02-06-2011 10:37 PM

I love it, but I would consider it art more-so than photography.

travsirocz 02-07-2011 03:18 PM

A few flickr groups devoted to them. Here is one. http://www.flickr.com/groups/360degrees/ The one above in this thread is much more complicated then most though. Very cool.

Chris Z 02-08-2011 03:16 AM

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I shot this bean (attached), which I thought was cool, but their stuff is really neat.

Chris Z

troy12n 02-08-2011 03:21 AM

That reminds me of this:
http://forums.railpictures.net/attac...6&d=1297134998http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/...qL._SS500_.jpg

Joey Bowman 02-10-2011 10:04 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Greg P (Post 131000)
I love it, but I would consider it art more-so than photography.

Yeah I guess thats because photography isn't even close to being an artistic medium. :confused:

Joey Bowman 02-10-2011 10:05 PM

That image is pretty cool. I dont have the patience to sit around all day taking countless shots not to mention the time spent on the computer to merge everything.

milwman 02-11-2011 12:28 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Joey Bowman (Post 131363)
That image is pretty cool. I dont have the patience to sit around all day taking countless shots not to mention the time spent on the computer to merge everything.

Think thats his hobby not yours, We just stand by the tracks all day LOL.

Benbe 02-12-2011 11:56 AM

I don't think it was taken with a fish-eye. It's a panorama of photos that were taken wit about half-hour intervals depicting the apparent track of the Sun on the sky and a long-exposure night shot stitched together in a ring, not in a rectangle. It's a much-liked photoshop technique: http://content.photojojo.com/tutoria...orama-planets/

Chris Z 02-24-2011 05:16 AM

Looks like this can be done with trains too.

http://i1142.photobucket.com/albums/...rainPlanet.jpg

Chris Z

JRMDC 02-24-2011 05:25 AM

Very nice, Chris!

Go ahead and submit it! I wonder what the rejection reason will be ...

I just wish it had a more interesting center, maybe a switchstand. I'd have to see it, might be a totally bad idea.

Chris Z 02-24-2011 05:37 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JRMDC (Post 132112)
Very nice, Chris!

Go ahead and submit it! I wonder what the rejection reason will be ...

I just wish it had a more interesting center, maybe a switchstand. I'd have to see it, might be a totally bad idea.

Most likely it will be rejected for digital manipulation, maybe even a PEQ.

I started doing more fun stuff and posting it on flickr lately. I'm starting to feel like this site is a little too restraining. Hmmm, somewhat.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/roadjunkie/

Chris Z

JRMDC 02-24-2011 01:34 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Chris Z (Post 132113)
Most likely it will be rejected for digital manipulation, maybe even a PEQ.

I started doing more fun stuff and posting it on flickr lately. I'm starting to feel like this site is a little too restraining. Hmmm, somewhat.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/roadjunkie/

Chris Z

Sometimes I think of RP as like 12-bar blues. The form is narrowly defined, but one can still innovate within it and do interesting work.

Very nice dusk shot of East Lake Shore Drive.

J

Chris Z 02-24-2011 11:16 PM

Thanks for the compliments Janusz. I played around with another shot of that train, and made it a circle instead of an oval. Hmmm, what to put in the center?

http://i1142.photobucket.com/albums/...nandMMI800.jpg

Chris Z

troy12n 02-24-2011 11:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Chris Z (Post 132177)
Hmmm, what to put in the center?

The paper or an action figure obviously

Chase55671 02-25-2011 04:34 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by troy12n (Post 132178)
The paper or an action figure obviously

Ahh, it's nice to have you back, Troy. :)

Chae

LSRC Railfan 02-25-2011 05:56 AM

I'm not exactly sure how one would go about making a shot like this, but if you're looking for something to put in the center, why not something railroad-oriented, such as track, a signal, or a crossbuck?


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