Samford Valley awash with Fog

Samford Valley was filled with fog this morning. Jono noticed it out the window as I drove the kidlets to school so we made a short detour to a spot where I could take a photograph (or 10).

Stitched Panorama (6 x 10mm shots)

View all photos taken: Friday, 13th June 2008, This photo: 8:27am

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  • bendyclickr said:
    NIce Dave, is that about 240 deg of view?
  • David de Groot said:
    I'd guess about 150 degrees. You need more shots at 10mm than you'd expect in order to avoid too much distortion when stitching.
  • Panorama Paul said:
    Very nice pano Dave... hmm, looks a lot like South Africa with all those eucalyptus trees... actually we imported this species from you guys (many years ago)... heh heh... so I suppose our landscapes look like yours... not the other way around! So, were the kidlets late for school this morning?
  • David de Groot said:
    Indeed! As for the kidlets the eldest got there with 2 mins to spare (the younger ones had plenty of time).
  • teejaybee said:
    Very nice! You're lucky you get the time to stop. I go past awesome scenery all the time but rarely have time to stop and get the shots I want. Sunrises especially... damn work :P
  • Meremail said:
    When we lived at Samford, I found out that if anywhere in Brisbane was getting fog, it would at least be Samford. I have never seen fog like it.
    I'm guessing this was taken on the Mt Glorious Rd.
  • David de Groot said:
    Aye, I've driven past many a good photo op. before, but we had a couple of minutes to spare (just).
    Nope, up on Eaton's Crossing Rd near the restaurant. :)
  • Meremail said:
    Ah I didn't recognise it, maybe because of the wide angle, and that is surprising because the street we lived in was just up from there.
  • thebookfreak58 said:
    Ah Very nice Dave! I heard about the intense fog this morning. I just got back from Samford Valley! Will post some pics tomorrow.
  • David de Groot said:
    Also difficult to get a good fix when most of the landmarks are obscured by fog ;-)
    Thanks :) Yeah apparently flights were delayed as well.
  • MARIOVIDEO said:
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks :)
  • suburbanvoodoo said:
    That's nice David - I like the "above the fog" aspect :-)
  • Shaun Johnston said:
    Excellent Shot.
  • David de Groot said:
    Couldn't resist it really :)
    Thanks Shaun. Hey, speaking of panoramas... have you been to the Gerard Poed Gallery at Mt Mee ?
  • -Gadabout- said:
    Nice, I especially like that wispy fog on the left.
  • David de Groot said:
    It was interesting, the fog was clearly lifting (thus the wispy bit on the left), and although it isn't noticeable in this shot, the fog was primarily along the creek bed, but from this angle it looks like the whole valley was full.
  • Jon McManus said:
    Whoa! Very nice stitching of a very nicely captured scene! I wish I had as much luck with the panoramas as you did. Do you do them handheld?
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  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks :) Yeah I tend to shoot them hand-held a lot as I don't always have the tripod with me. This one was definitely hand-held. Good software helps and a steady hand.
    I shot a 32 shot pano of Cedar Creek Falls the other day, three rows in portrait orientation (some 12000x6000 pixels,roughly).
    Thanks :)
  • Jon McManus said:
    @David: Yeah. I've managed to get a few good hand-held panoramas, though unfortunately the most recent one I did (Falkirk Wheel, about eight shots, with a Sigma 10-20mm) has a rather horrible mis-aligned join in one of the shots. It's only in one small part though (unfortunately on the actual wheel), so I'm hoping that doing some distortion correction in the original file then retrying might help.
    I've been using Hugin and found it quite good, though I've read that Autostitch is also quite good.
  • David de Groot said:
    I used to use Hugin too (and before that AutoStitch). I've started using AutoPano Pro of late. All are good applications and do a pretty decent job of it.
  • -Gadabout- said:
    Does look like the entire valley is full of fog...tricky! :)
  • David de Groot said:
    It definitely tricked me, until I drove down into the valley and saw what was actually going on :)
  • Shaun Johnston said:
    Hey, no I haven't been to that gallery ... I am not even sure I've been to Mount Mee ;)
  • David de Groot said:
    Ah we'll have to organise a trip then, I reckon you'd enjoy it. :)
  • Shaun Johnston said:
    Sounds good!
  • stephenk1977 said:
    Excellent panorama!
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks Stephen - I should try to drag my butt out of the nice warm bed earlier more often :)