360 degree Stormclouds

57 portrait oriented images stitched together to form a complete 360 degree panorama.

This was shot a couple of hours before todays storm as the clouds were still forming up.

View all photos taken: Saturday, 29th November 2008, This photo: 12:48pm

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  • [ Kane ] said:
    A beaut Dave! best thing is it does not feel like a 360, as in it works without confusing the viewer.
  • Aussie.501 said:
    Very creative PP work on this..you have created an awesome perspective here.
    Well done
  • David de Groot said:
    Yeah turned out pretty well. Used a GND8 for the sky, and shot at 12mm (obviously bumped the zoom ring at some stage). Lots of overlap between shots.
    Apart from the photostitch, no PP at all. Took the raw images, converted them to JPG, whacked it through AutoPanoPro to stitch them, shoved it back into Lightroom and exported with the usual borders/watermark.
  • thebookfreak58 said:
    Nice pano dave. I don't think it ended up raining in my part of town. Very windy though...
  • David de Groot said:
    We got almost 1/2 inch from the short downpour.
    Quite windy in the valley, not as much at my place.
  • Clearskies Images said:
    Nice work David!!
  • accesser said:
    Very nice David, I think I may have to head out to some of these spots next time it storms.
  • rumblemumbles said:
    i mean its good....but does it really beat my point and shoot shot? yeeeeah of course it does :) nice one. pity not much came out and it didnt really cool anything off.
  • David de Groot said:
    Might see you there then ;-)
    hehehe I thought your shot was pretty impressive though, definitely had more of a front to it by then.
    Cooled off about 4 degrees here, but didn't get much cooler and it looks like it'll be a warm one today too.
  • FrAcTuReD...fOtOs said:
    You have a darn site more patience than me David. I would have taken (at best) three shots. Stitched em in PS then cropped the bottom and top to make it look reallllllllllllly long :)
  • David de Groot said:
    Well you know, I started shooting and was going to do just 5 or 6 shots, but noticed the tripod seemed to be level (no spirit level on this one), so I kept going, and before I knew it I'd done a full 360 ;-)
  • nebraskasc said:

    Please post your amazing photo to Australia's Thunderstorms
    Please tag your photo "Australia Thunderstorms"
  • munich-cc said:
    nice, beautiful sky