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Planet Boston

Okay, this is 'green' since it's just an attempt at something and it didnt' work out 100% but it's somewhat there. I'll have to work on this some more next time i'm out shooting panoramas but this is a panorama converted to a 'planet' in photoshop using the polar coordinates distortion tool. I also need a source image that wasn't taken on a dreary day (hence the dull colours). What did help with this was that it was taken looking down to start with from the top of a tall building which gives it a really cool effect. I'll have to go shoot a panorama from atop the CN Tower sometime of the city and then try this.

That big 'wedge' is actually a skyscraper reaching up and out of the image.

Planet Boston

Okay, this is 'green' since it's just an attempt at something and it didnt' work out 100% but it's somewhat there. I'll have to work on this some more next time i'm out shooting panoramas but this is a panorama converted to a 'planet' in photoshop using the polar coordinates distortion tool. I also need a source image that wasn't taken on a dreary day (hence the dull colours). What did help with this was that it was taken looking down to start with from the top of a tall building which gives it a really cool effect. I'll have to go shoot a panorama from atop the CN Tower sometime of the city and then try this.

That big 'wedge' is actually a skyscraper reaching up and out of the image.

comments (3)

It certainly is interesting and when seeing the thumbnail you can't help but come further.
  • Ellie
  • 11 Mar 2007, 22:17
You know, that's really clever, but it gives me a dreadful feeling of vertigo!
  • Mia
  • 13 Mar 2007, 00:15
So you took a 360 degree panorama? I tried that once, it was crazy. Good way of showing off Boston. Its a beautiful city
Iain Myrans: Actually it was about 180. It would work better with a 360 I'm sure but I actually had to do some careful cloning to blend the line. If you look closely at about 6-o'clock (bottom) you'll see a highway that blends into buildings and trees that zigsag to an end. That's along the blend line.

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