Janos Demeter, EPSA  

Lofoten by Janos Demeter, EPSA

March 2023 - Lofoten

About the Image(s)

I have recently returned from Lofoten, Norway from a photo tour. We had only few days when no rain and no wind conditions permitted droning, this was one of them. It is a spherical panorama made of 27 individual pictures, put together in Lightroom.
T=1/30 s, f/2,8 and ISO=100. The altitude shown is “ 3.3 meters but I swear I was not under the sea 😊 For some reasons I have negative altitudes for the last few months. Software is updated regularly, internet connection is fine, so it is a mystery.

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7 comments posted

Lou McLove   Lou McLove
Hi Janos, I think this is a very interesting image that you have created. I like the composition and the overall sharpness, the clouds are quite dramatic. I love the grandeur of panoramic images, they are often, as in this case, breath taking. I would like to see an image of less that shows more details. I would like to go to Norway on a photo trip, your image inspires me to get something planned.   Posted: 03/09/2023 08:42:50

Pete Scifres   Pete Scifres
I was in the Lofoten Islands in Feb 2018, alas, pre drone. Two people on the trip flew drones and got some nice images especially at sunrise one morning at Reine Harbor.

This sounds like a prodigious feat of drone flying/photography and post processing!

I might have cropped in a bit from the right. And, if you have it in your images, not cut off the road at the bottom.

Net net a very interesting and well done image   Posted: 03/11/2023 13:00:20
Janos Demeter   Janos Demeter
Thanks Pete. Unfortunately I do not have the lower part of the road. I tried to fill in in PS but it looked very artificial.   Posted: 03/22/2023 04:28:37

Don Stouder   Don Stouder

This is a very interesting image as it stands. Personally, what I like to do to images like this is to convert them into a scrollable 360-degree image.

Have you tried something like Microsoft's ICE to stitch the 27 photos together, and then using an online 360-degree site such as kuula.co to create such the final image?   Posted: 03/21/2023 11:53:16
Janos Demeter   Janos Demeter
Thanks Don for the suggestion, I will definitively try it.
  Posted: 03/22/2023 04:33:18

Drema Swader   Drema Swader
Hi Janos,

I love this area and like Pete, have shot there from several spots on the ground (I've also stayed in that little white house in the middle of the fjord... they were great accommodations!).

It is a beautiful panorama, but frankly, the big curvy road at the bottom of the image ruins it for me. It is so large and out of proportion to the rest of the photo that it draws my eye to it right away and overwhelms the rest of the photo. And I don't see an easy way to crop it off. Doing that, you would have a very wide panorama and would lose the beautiful rocky shore on the lower right. You could possibly try stitching the images together and leaving out or cropping those that include the road at the bottom and allow the stitching program to stretch it to create a rectangular image, but you wouldn't be able to do that in Lightroom. I sometimes use PTGui for stitching more difficult images that are too complicated for Lightroom.
  Posted: 03/26/2023 22:24:49

Lisa Cirincione   Lisa Cirincione
Great use of the spherical panorama, It really gives a great overview of that area… funny that 3 people of our group have been there!
I don't mind the road at the bottom, I think it would bother me if the road was in there and not connected. Maybe a 180 degree pano to get all of the road? Or crop above. But it was nice to see how the road connects around.   Posted: 03/28/2023 18:14:29