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Paris, Las Vegas Panorama by acojon Paris, Las Vegas Panorama by acojon
I was recently in Las Vegas. I recently acquired a panoramic tripod head and I was interested in what I could find to experiment with in Las Vegas.

This is a portion of the driveway for the "Paris" cassino. It's quite the place. I photographed a 360 degree panorama. 55 images were assembled for this image. Half at eye level and half aimed up about 30 degrees to catch the Eiffel Tower and the glowing blue Paris sign. Each exposure was a 10 second exposure at f 22.

You can see the Belagio, Ceaser's Palice, Paris and Planet Hollywood.

Photographing long exposure panoramas in the middle of a busy intersection is... interesting. There are a lot of quirky little things that happen. I have frames with moving cars and streaking headlights, frames that are empty and frames that have actual cars in them. And sometimes it's just pieces. There are a bunch of little details that jump out in the full resolution image, but not so much at this size. Go looking for them if you'd like ;)

Mostly experimenting with this kind of photography and I thought I'd share one with you. We'll see if I keep it or not :)

Fullsize is HIGHLY reccomended

Jon

Tech Notes: Nodal Ninja Panorama Head, Canon 20D, EF-S 10-22, 10 seconds at f 22.
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" The full view of this is remarkable...I am dying over the quality of this, like you are standing in the middle of the damn scene! " -kkart

Paris, Las Vegas Panorama by =acojon ( Suggested by kkart and Featured by PurpelBlur )
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herrysuhanda369 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014
what a beautiful scenery, grat work my friend
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acojon Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2014   Photographer
Thank you.
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crinlnv Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012
Very nice!
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medhatvv Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2011
Dear Sir, Can i Use This Beautiful Image as a Background for Client Web Site
thank you and have a nice day.
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ArnoldMoran Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
This is amazing :] i really like it. there are some errors here and there but thats photoshops fault lol
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mayphotography Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2011
thanks for your parameters.
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MJFilmDirector Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2011
Very Cool.
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Webjoker Featured By Owner May 6, 2011
Awesome photo, thanks alot! Me and my buddy are seated next to each other at work and both love Vegas and so we have them both installed as background: [link]
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acojon Featured By Owner May 6, 2011   Photographer
Awesome :)
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Webjoker Featured By Owner May 6, 2011
Awesome photo! Me and my buddy are seated next to each other at our work and we used them both as our wallpaper: [link]
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NoxDK Featured By Owner May 3, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Keep it!!

Sure you can see where headlights suddenly stop and cars are cut in half but that's ok, it's a beautiful picture.
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acojon Featured By Owner May 3, 2011   Photographer
Thanks :)
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0560083494 Featured By Owner May 3, 2011
amazing ... great job ..thank u :)
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RX2-Photography Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Looks awesome
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mFlavia Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2011
amazing shot
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TheBloodLetter Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2010
Wow this is absolutely beautiful and so clear!
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lupine-lupus Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm in Vegas now and I attempted to take a few panorama shots but I'm getting nowhere near the quality of this! XP This is a lovely photo; the lights just jump out at you! DD well deserved! :)
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B0rrach0 Featured By Owner May 17, 2010
Wowww... :O Absolutely STUNNING! Words can't really do this image justice, so I'll keep it short: amazing photograph. One of the best I've seen so far on DA (don't let my relatively short period on this site fool you: I've seen lóts and lóts of images... ;)) A definite fav :)
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error-23 Featured By Owner May 5, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Great picture, but there are imperfections. Is it because of the long exposure or what??
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nikel Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2010  Student Photographer
Probably one of the best panoramas of the community. Lovely job.

I suggest you to reduce the size of the deviation or monsters out there will rip it ;)
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acojon Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2010   Photographer
Thank you :)

I did actually reduce the size. The thing about this panorama is that you need to have it big enough to get the effect. Yeah, I'm sure there are people who will and have already ripped it off. If I run across ripoff's I'll figure out what to do then :)
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anjules Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2010  Professional Photographer
I didn't see this as a DD, but I'm glad it got one. Stunning, stunning photo. And crystal sharp too. Well done. :)
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acojon Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2010   Photographer
Thank you, it was fun to photograph :)
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MizzLorelai Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2010
Stunning, it feels like i'm there.
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Naeshkan Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2010
55 pictures?! Well I'm done having people call me crazy when I take 30 for a 180 degrees around. The quality of the image is amazing.

The overall sharpness I feel seems to be unique to wet streets somehow. Or is the glow just how the actual material reflected the light, even when dry?
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acojon Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2010   Photographer
Enough time has passed that I don't remember if the streets were actual brick or just textured concrete. It was absolutely dry. The material is just... shiny. :)
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Naeshkan Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2010
Woot! Well, that makes one more spot I'd love to drop by one day.
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acojon Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2010   Photographer
Just making sure it wasn't a new panorama term that I haven't heard before ;)

Believe it or not I wasn't interested in a pristine perfect panorama. Those images are everywhere. They're spectacular and awe inspiring and rather dramatic. I found myself wanting to do something... different.

So, knowing that movement is not encouraged in panorama images, I set out to craft one that was loaded with movement and see what I got. This is the end result.

I find everyone's reaction to the picture interesting. It seems there is a 50/50 split. Half of the people looking at the image like the quirks of the appearing/disappearing lines. Half don't. I was originally in the “I don't like it” camp, but the image grew on me. So it got posted and I went from there.

I can understand why the technical imperfections stand out and ruin your like of the image. That's fine. Everyone sees imagery different. You're welcome to visit Las Vegas and recreate the shot. I'd suggest 4 in the morning on a Tuesday in the middle of winter. That should drop the amount of traffic to something reasonable.

I'm not planning to re shoot this scene. I'm happy with the end result. I find that this picture inspired me to go out and do other inappropriate things with a panorama head and my camera. We'll see what comes back :)

Thanks for your feedback.
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samsalt1 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2010   Digital Artist
The clarity and exposure is perfect but the inconsistencies of the loining of frames spoils it for me.
the quality though suggests you could do it perfectly and I suggest you have another go as it will be worth getting spot on .
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acojon Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2010   Photographer
Er, make that "Loining." I seem to have forgotten my g there :)
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samsalt1 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2010   Digital Artist
In the same way you didn't quite get your panorama perfect I didn't get my diction as intended. It should have read Joining not loinin though I'm sure you understood really ;-)
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acojon Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2010   Photographer
I'm not familiar with the term “Loinin.” What does it refer to?
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crazyazianfosho Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2010  Student Photographer
AMAZING picture!!!
I love how the lights look like stars.
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spongebodge Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2009
wow this is absolutely amazing...
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XTRMINATOR Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2009
Exellent work, buddy! I wanna see more 360 views and really exellent works from you! Keep good works coming!
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lotring Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2009  Professional Photographer
OMFG!
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acojon Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2009   Photographer
;)
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waleedsoomro Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2009  Student Photographer
Great Work.. though it would have been better if the patching is seamless.. Any ways Nys selection of Spot.. :-)
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sztewe Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Wooow. This is astounding! It's truly an epic and breathtaking picture. Congratulations!
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RavensTear Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2009  Student General Artist
So this picture so looks like it takes place with some weird interdimensional portal thing going on. The lights blurred and pieces of cars or kinda transparent cars (at least on one part of the pic) Thats really what happens in vegas huh? some area 51 stuff. I LOVE IT!
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alawrence20 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2009
5/5 stars! An epic win of epic proportions!
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kahlan732000 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
There's not much more I can say about this picture other than WOW!!!!!!!!!!!! This is absolutely astounding. The broken pieces on the left add to the magic of the scene, like you're stepping between dimensions, while the starred lights just add that little extra shot of magic! Very nicely done! KEEP IT!!!!
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acojon Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2009   Photographer
Thank You :D
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Strife89 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2009
Stunning. The "broken pieces" give a very unusual, but very cool effect. The image feels astoundingly crisp and detailed.

An excellent panorama, and a definite :+fav:. :)
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FadoCanSlap Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You can see the detail in the things soo far away.
Great capture!
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samsalt1 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2009   Digital Artist
Superbly done , I'm in awe !
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Onyx-Star-Wyvern Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2009
So stunning. I've a feeling it's more beautiful than if you were actually there. Far more beautiful. :)
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goldrust316 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2009   Photographer
Great picture!
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luiscds Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2009
Fantastic work... Congrats
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