Steve Wessing  

Zuivere Koffie by Steve Wessing

November 2019 - Zuivere Koffie

November 2019 - Steve Wessing

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November 2019 - Steve Wessing

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About the Image(s)

Here is another attempt to save a terribly mismatched pair. This was my first day field testing a pair of Samsung Gear 360 cameras. The Gear 360 takes panoramic video and stills using two fisheye lenses mounted back to back. The dual images can be stitched for VR viewing, or saved as two fisheye images. For this shot, I used the front fisheye lens only. When I finished testing, I realized that the white balance settings were mismatched, giving one side a distinct blue tint. I opened both images in gimp, and used the 'colors>auto>equalize' setting on both images. Then I used 'colors>hue/saturation' and 'colors>brightness/contrast' to get them as close to identical as possible. Finally I used 'filters>enhance>unsharp mask' to eliminate some ghosting.

This round’s discussion is now closed!
7 comments posted

Dr V G Mohanan Nair   Dr V G Mohanan Nair
Interesting. The fisheye lens image looks good. There is no window violation. The only distraction is the reflection of the photographer and specifically the red hat. You could have removed the hat, so that the reflection will become insignificant.   Posted: 11/10/2019 08:45:22
Steve Wessing   Steve Wessing
The 360 degree nature of these cameras means the photographer must always be aware of himself in the image. In this case I used the reflection to help tell the story of my interaction between the cat and the cameras.
Here is the full left camera image with no changes (except resizing for the web).   Posted: 11/10/2019 14:15:44
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David Allen   David Allen
WOW! You sure did a great job matching the exposure of the two images. I like the fish-eye look and even with you in the reflection, I think it works fine. Great image.   Posted: 11/13/2019 21:28:35

Nick Muskovac   Nick Muskovac
Interesting 3D shot with fish-eye lens; I did not see your reflection in the image until it was pointed out by others. I would like to see the entire image sharpened better.   Posted: 11/21/2019 11:16:02

Brian Davis   Brian Davis
Another unusual subject that attracts attention although I cannot see the effect of a great amount of stereo in this one although I do like the subject and the self portrait   Posted: 11/22/2019 16:49:24

Signe Emmerich   Signe Emmerich
I like the image and the fisheye look which makes the scene work. I do see 3D through out the image and there is a lot to look at. The cat adds action to the image. I give you credit for all the work you put into this image and appreciate how you identified the steps...though I don't know what "gimp" is.   Posted: 11/22/2019 23:53:44
Steve Wessing   Steve Wessing
Gimp is a freeware photo manipulation program, similar to photoshop. Originally designed for linux systems, now available for other platforms.   Posted: 11/23/2019 00:02:30