Brisbane at Dusk - Panorama

7 portrait orientation shots stitched with AutoStitch.

Each shot was 20 secs at f/8 using a Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II lens.

Needless to say, this one is better as big as you can see it :)

Taken during the 5th of May Flickr Meet.

View all photos taken: Sunday, 6th May 2007, This photo: 12:09am

Previous Photo: Puppy #1


  • .steve.t said:
    gotta love my city.
    Seen on my Flickr home page. (?)
  • Maki_C30D said:
    I just bought an EF50mm f/1.8 II lens, I will use during a friend's wedding come June. I'm beginning to think what other use this lens has for. I'm really glad to see this photo!!!

    Great shots!!!:)
  • David de Groot said:
    Maybe instead of touting our city as "liveable" we should tout it as "photogenic" instead.

    The 50/1.8 is such a versatile lens Maria. Click on the appropriate tag in my tags list and you'll see what I've been using mine for :)
  • Maki_C30D said:
    I really thought it was just for "portrait" shots. And I just badly need one for my friend's wedding...and since I seldom take portrait shots, I was beginning to think that lens would only collect dust.
    Thank you, I'll check the tags thoroughly later:)
  • David de Groot said:
    An even better portrait lens is the 85/1.8 apparently, although I've not used it myself (acts like a 135 on a film camera).

    The 50mm lens was (in the days of film) the standard focal length and prior to the EOS range, usually the kit lens that came with the camera. On a 400d though, you need to get a lens in the 30-35mm range to get the same field of view, thus the 50mm's reputation as a close portrait lens now.
  • Margot- said:
    Ah, I always love your stitched shots, David!
  • David de Groot said:
    Neat isn't it Margot ? It's also a kind of time capture in that the right hand end is 2min 40 secs further in the past from the left hand end ;-)
  • Misteriddles said:
    Good work, D. It would be interesting to take the same panorama every year on May 5 and see the skyline change over time.

    Seen in Explore.
  • David de Groot said:
    Sure would, alas, my memory would probably fail me and I'd completely forget to do it, or be in a different spot, etc. However, if I do remember, I'll give it a whirl next year.
  • ferrous said:
    very cool. about to look at it large. :-)

    - now that would be an interesting project!

    Seen on your photo stream. (?)
  • David de Groot said:
    It turned out better than I expected given the long time between the first and last exposures.
  • Shaun Johnston said:
    Very nice. Autostitch is an excellent piece of software. The program I use, AutoPano Pro, uses the Autostitch library at its heart.
  • David de Groot said:
    Those Autostitch coders really know their stuff, that's for sure. The only issue I have with it, is that it does not handly vertical panoramas easily (you basically need to rotate all the images 90 degrees, stitch and then rotate it back).
  • lakhesis said:
    beautiful! it's a good location for a panorama shot.
  • David de Groot said:
    It's definitely a good spot for these dusk shots. I want to try one from the other side of the Story Bridge at some stage, as I reckon that also has potential.
  • benefit of hindsight said:
    Wow - this is simply awesome - stitching together 7 20 second shots and getting such a clean result - great panorama!
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks David :) Autostitch is some pretty nifty software. I used a tripod and made sure I had at least 30% overlap per shot.