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I had to pick up a package from the UPS Richmond store at the Airport so I figured I’ll get a couple of shots from the near by Iona Beach while I’m at it.
Looking from space I noticed a long natural break water from a sandbar and it’s man made extension I suppose to protect the log booms.
I walked an hour from parking to reach this spot .

Anyway it’s more than 360 degrees with the sandbar extending in both directions.
I took 5 exposures for each frame and 14 images going all the way around in a circle.
For processing I used 2 HDR programs to generate 3 images of tone mapping. Then I used a customized macro to blend them 14 times around with the same settings, and them merged those into the panorama of around 11 1/2 feet at 300 DPI. Next I used a small version to build a macro to process it further and unleashed that on the big one which by the wat is about 4GB file at 16 bit. Eventually I sized it down and switch to 8 bit and converted to JPEG. Well it had to be reduced to 6.4 feet to comply with RedBubbles size restriction of 100 MegaPixels.

Location: Iona Beach, Vancouver (beside Airport so Richmond actually), B.C. Canada
Photo Set: IonaBeachSpit
Date: 2012:03:06
Shot: #01-70 HDR
Original Size is about 11 1/2 feet at 300 DPI this is almost half that (6.4 feet) to fit RB restriction of 100MP
Resolution: 23000 × 4347 (6.4 × 1.25 feet @ 300DPI)
It’s slightly more then 360 degrees I’ll guess 370 degrees)
Processing: 70 (16bit RAW) total shots 5 exposures by 14 HDR “triple HDR” with Extensive (no ridiculous) Post Processing
When I say “triple HDR”, I’ve blended at least a couple of different Tone Mapping styles, typically Detail Enhancement and sometimes Tone Compression, etc.

Tags

hdri, iona beach, sandbar, spit, outdoor, sunset, winter, 360 degree, panorama, vancouver, bc, canada, massive file

Comments

  • Carol Knudsen
    Carol Knudsenover 2 years ago

    Brilliant capture!!!

  • Thanks for your feedback. I’m very pleased to hear that you like it.

    – James Zickmantel

  • Kris Barnes
    Kris Barnesabout 2 years ago

    By far the best 360 pano i have seen on RB. Well worth the effort.

  • Great compliment! totally made my day, thanks. Felling inspired more now too so thanks again.

    – James Zickmantel

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