Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Bonhomme Carnaval Castle - Quebec Winter Carnival or Carnaval de Quebec

I went to take pictures of the Quebec Carnival. On my way back, the Ice Castle (the house of the Carnival mascot, the Bonhomme Carnaval) was mostly empty. I therefore setup quicly to take a picture before somebody had to walk through. This room is quite small. Everywhere in the castle, there are some LED lights that change color. The whole castle changes color at the same time. Unfortunately (or fortunately) taking all 51 pictures take quite some time. So the castle went through every single color of it's visual repertoire. I didn't know how hugin and enblen would cope with this.

Bonhomme Carnaval Castle - Quebec Winter Carnival or Carnaval de Quebec

As you can see, it did. All the tiles are perfectly aligned, and the colors do blend perfectly in. No sharp transition. Kudos to Enblend for the nice result.

One thing that did not come out well were the pictures taken in the blue sections. I don't understand how the camera\photomatix came up with this result as it is not pleasing to the eye. Smaller originals will follow. Any help would be appreciated.

Interactive view
Interactive View.

Sorry, no planet. This picture is not planet worthy... Not even sure it would have made it here wasn't it for the blue mystery I'd like to solve.

Technical information:
51 images in 3 rows of 4-8-4 images + nadir * 3 exposures each.
Shot at 10mm, ISO400 f9 and 1/5s +\- 2 stop.
Generated 3 equirectangular panorama (one per exposure) with hugin and post process with photomatix.
Post process to enhance the contrast and lower the saturation of yellows.

I'm learning and want to improve. Don't hesitate to post constructive criticism!
Je veux m'améliorer. N'hésitez pas à me donner des critiques constructives!


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