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Cereal field

Cereal field
Copyright ©2005, michael hoefner HoF Win ¤ $

it's farmer's season. shots taken before harvest.
maybe the farmers can specify what's growing here ... I'm a urbanite and don't know much about these things... ;)

12 vertical shots with tripod and panoramic angle for nodal point correction.
tried a combined close up/distance panorama.

Photographer: michael hoefner HoF Win ¤ $
Folder: flora/fauna
Uploaded: 2005-Jul-15 04:50 EDT
Current Rating: 8.86/7 (Weighted rating: 8.55)
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Camera: Olympus E-1
Lens: Olympus 11-22mm f2.8/3.5
Lens Adapter: None
ISO: 100
Aperture: f16
Shutter Speed: 1/100
Focal Length: 11
Flash: No
Tripod/Monopod: Yes
Critique Level: Dead Honest Critique

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Michael, very interesting shot. Now you just need to print a 3 meter panorama to really get all from it!

Carles Serra-Pags ¤ $ at 07:49 EDT on 2005-Jul-15 [Reply]


Nice work.

Jean-Michel Meunier ¤ at 09:09 EDT on 2005-Jul-15 [Reply]


Michael, it's probably just the reduction to JPG, but it seems oversharpened and overcontrasted to me. Aside from these exposure issues, it's your usual very accomplished stitch and a good composition.

BTW, it's probably wheat. Or barley. Or rye.

Ferd Berfle Win ¤ $ at 09:21 EDT on 2005-Jul-15 [Reply]


thanks Carles and Jean-Michel

also Ferd: your remark made me insecure. worked on it for 2 days and made several versions from normal to more contasted etc. I shot this nearly highnoon with harsh light. the right light for shooting such field panorama is really a problem. don't think its oversharpend/overconstrated. but sometimes I'm wrong. seems that I prefer the more contrasted these days. the single blades are better separated. curious what others will say...

michael hoefner HoF Win ¤ $ at 10:06 EDT on 2005-Jul-15 [Reply]

Nice pic !

Also agree would look good printed large ! like most panos do ;-)

Thanks for sharing Ross

Ross Scott Win at 10:14 EDT on 2005-Jul-15 [Reply]


In the smaller version this looks over sharpened, or something. But when I click on the image and view it full size, it looks fine to my eyes.

I do believe I need some way to turn my camera on the nodal point.

As usual, an excellent image, impresively stitched. Do you use Photoshop to stitch Michael?

E. Edwin Ennor ~ (E) HoF Win ¤ $ at 12:26 EDT on 2005-Jul-15 [Reply]

Sieht aus wie Roggen.

Well done pano. Believe with incorporate nodal point and use of tripod it´s easyer to stitch. Like the motif.


Horst Schmier HoF Win ¤ $ at 12:59 EDT on 2005-Jul-15 [Reply]


Michael a fine panorama. I like the V of the green grass. The colors are lovely.

Frank Brault ¤ $ at 17:07 EDT on 2005-Jul-15 [Reply]


Must admit that on the first look look overshapened to me...but now ( i look at this few times) only thing that look oversharpened is that left part of grass...barley (i think) and the rest of picture luke very,but not oversh.... But,these picture is very impressive,not just because you give your self a lot of work.Compo is excellent ,colors and contrast too....all scene look very fine for me.

denis grzetic HoF Win ¤ at 17:23 EDT on 2005-Jul-15 [Reply]


I don't know much about stitching, but it looks good to me! I don't think it's too sharp at all, I'd call it punchy!!

Nice one


Andy Collin HoF Win ¤ $ at 20:02 EDT on 2005-Jul-15 [Reply]


thanks folks

Ross: would also like to see a original size print. guess it would looks great placed centered over an outside corner of a wall.

Edwin: using the nodal point is very useful in several conditions. also a steady tripod with the possibility to level it correct. unfortunately I've only a wobbly one without spitit level. yes, just using PS photomerge.

Horst: Rye? sure its much easier to shoot and stitch with the right gear...

Frank: glad u like it

Denis: thanks for looking a second time. it's also a interesting b/w but I had to find the right conversion to get a better separated color of the rye and the greens ;)

Andy: u should try a panorama once. it's a great kind of photography.

michael hoefner HoF Win ¤ $ at 03:49 EDT on 2005-Jul-16 [Reply]

Great Stitch

and the composition created by the curve of the green grass, and the opposite curve of the yellow crop is attractive.

Rex Waygood HoF ¤1 $ at 12:58 EDT on 2005-Jul-19 [Reply]