Brisbane by Day

Shot from Wilson's Outlook, but this time down the other end of the park.

The post in the foreground was unfortunate and I really should have paid attention at the time. grrrr..

13 shot panorama (24490x5373 pixels - 2.31Gb .psb file!). This stitch took somewhat longer than usual, and my box was starving for RAM a couple of times doing it. Photoshop won't save a file larger than 2.00Gb in PSD format, but will do it in PSB (Large Document Format), alas, Lightroom won't import a PSB of that size.

View all photos taken: Sunday, 22nd February 2009, This photo: 10:46am


  • accesser said:
    Its a great spot there I know the place, Great pano such nice high res too. Keep it on file it will be a great reference to look back on in a few years time when the city changes, Somewhere on one of my HDD's I have old pics from before at least 2 of the buildings in this shot existed
  • David de Groot said:
    Yeah I think I do too. The original file (not on flickr) is huge! The level of detail is truly astounding. And this is just a single row of portrait oriented shots at 70mm, if I knew it wasn't going to kill my box, it'd be interesting to shoot it all at 200mm ;-)
  • Jack High said:
    Great skyline. Yes, you're dealing with a fair amount of data there, I've never tried that. I like the composition of the mid bridge point in the right third, and the clouds and sky are appealing. I reckon you could probably clone out the post, the surrounds are quite uniform.
  • accesser said:
    Are you finding you can get more from your L glass with the 5D at all ?
  • David de Groot said:
    Absolutely. It really performs on the 5D2.
    Yeah I figured I could clone that out too. 'twas a quick grab really, just wanted to try out how pano stitching went with the larger files, it works, but takes a while. I guess when you get a 131Mpx 16bit image, it does indeed take up a fair bit of memory...
  • petepothole said:
    It turned out great David! Hope your well & the family
  • David de Groot said:
    Hey Pete! Long time no see. How's things ? All well here :)
  • [ Kane ] said:
    Wow Dave
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks Kane. Making do with panos until I can find a 17-40 or 16-35 (Mk I probably, but I'm not holding my breath) at the right price.
  • Peter Hegarty said:
    Hi Dave, ok here - just really stressful at work and it doesn't leave much left when I get home. I here and see you have a new toy - hmmm nice :)
  • Peter Hegarty said:
    Ooops, different Pete - never mind still applies, need to catch up soon.
  • David de Groot said:
    hehehe Well yes, an update from you is just as good :)
    Yep, new toy, loving it - soooo much clearer, sharper, nicer to hold - all good.
    BTW, how's the Guitar coming along ? :P