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Mini Planet - Ypsilanti by electricjonny Mini Planet - Ypsilanti by electricjonny
This is a pretty iconic water tower in Ypsilanti Michigan, so I decided to try another mini planet of it. It was rather hard to get all the images because the sun kept going behind clouds and the shadows kept changing, and I sort of need to have consistency there. That, and my batteries were really low, and I didn't want to turn the camera off and loose my custom settings :bucktooth: So I shot this rather fast.

There's another spot I really want to do like this, but I'll have to wait for the crappy snow we got today to melt, or for it to snow a whole lot more.

I spent some time trying to make the tone and color look good, and also to align each image right.

For anyone wanting to know how to do this, you can see a tutorial here.

Feel free to download this to see a bigger version (2222x2541 pixels, 5 MB) And I know there's some noise, but I didn't really feel like removing it.

You can see more of these here :)
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Kaizellea Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2015
what? 

I lived in Ypsilanti for a long time and I didn't notice this O-O

Maybe it's because I'm back in Ann Arbor...
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:iconelectricjonny:
electricjonny Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Haha well it's one of the most iconic images of Ypsi, www.google.com/search?tbm=isch…; Been there for a long time =P
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Cherrybilly Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2010
this really looks amazing! i tried your tutorial, everything goes well but the final result gives me not a perfect planet/sky, there's like a line in the middle of my planet..and it's really disturbing :(
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electricjonny Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Yeah, that happens because the left and right sides of the panoramic (before you wrap it around into a circle) aren't always aligned properly. The best you can do is to make sure major parts are all level (buildings or the horizon, for example), meaning that they're at the same vertical level on both sides, and then you just have to spend some time cloning things around to try and make it seamless.
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Cherrybilly Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2010
Oh yes, that makes sense:) thanks a lot!
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:iconelectricjonny:
electricjonny Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
No problem :)
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:iconleave-love-bleedin:
leave-love-bleedin Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2009   Writer
Aaaaah, there's our big penis tower!!
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:iconelectricjonny:
electricjonny Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Haha :XD:

Do you live around the Ypsi area?
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leave-love-bleedin Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2009   Writer
I do indeed! I have to say as much fun it is to make a mockery of, it's a landmark!
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:iconelectricjonny:
electricjonny Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Haha yeah :giggle:

I know a lot of people that say things like "It's right down the street from the big penis" :lol:
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leave-love-bleedin Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2009   Writer
Hahaha, I've been given directions like that before! I used to get embarrassed, but now I'm just like: "okay, see you in ten."
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:iconelectricjonny:
electricjonny Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
:giggle:
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leave-love-bleedin Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2009   Writer
^_^
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Megadee Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2009
this a very interesting shot of cross street
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:iconelectricjonny:
electricjonny Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Haha thanks :)

Are you from Ypsi?
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:iconmegadee:
Megadee Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2009
yeah, i go to eastern.
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electricjonny Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Oh cool :) I had a couple friends that went to Eastern.
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SeaWhisper Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2009
oooh gotta try it! I thought it's only possible with fisheye
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:iconelectricjonny:
electricjonny Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Haha, it works best with a normal lens. Although it might take Photoshop a few hours to stitch the panoramic together ;P
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SeaWhisper Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2009
oh yes, stitching panoramas can be _lots_ of fun, and takes _lots_ of time ;)
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:iconelectricjonny:
electricjonny Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Haha that's for sure :XD:
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xyphid Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
hoho :D imagine a friend living 'just the other side of the globe'
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:iconelectricjonny:
electricjonny Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
:giggle: Like, just down the block too.
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dirtyrottenpunk Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2008
this is awesome!
iv seen some more like this on Flickr.
have you got a tutorial of how to do this at all?
x
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:iconelectricjonny:
electricjonny Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you :)

And you can see a tutorial on how to do it here [link]
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Thiefoworld Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2008
:o


awesome! :lol:
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:iconelectricjonny:
electricjonny Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Haha thanks :)
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chilipalmer Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2008
Awesome!
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electricjonny Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you :)
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parliamentFunk Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2008
Ahhh, yes, Paul Bunyan's penis.
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electricjonny Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
:giggle: I was thinking of adding the penis thing in the description, but that's sort of a local joke... but man does it look penisy :lmao:
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parliamentFunk Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2008
I had to look at that thing day in, day out, for nine months. :faint: I've seen enough big cock to be considered a gay.
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:iconelectricjonny:
electricjonny Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
:rofl:
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FixMeKnow Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2008
It looks so very cool! Very much like a little planet. :lol:
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electricjonny Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks :thanks:
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beefpepsi Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2008   Photographer
that's your best one yet!
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:iconelectricjonny:
electricjonny Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Aww thank you :aww:
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Doubtful-Della Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2008  Professional Photographer
I've always wanted to do one of these since I saw it in a Photography magazine years and years ago
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electricjonny Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Oh wow really? I'm sort of curious when the first one of these was made.

I made my first one back in September of 2004, and I didn't follow any kind of tutorial. I just started with the idea, and tried a ton of things to get it to look like a planet.
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Doubtful-Della Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2008  Professional Photographer
I remember that one too! If I find the article I'll let you know :)
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electricjonny Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Coolness, thanks :)
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Tepara Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Cool bananas :D I wish CS2 was able to do these things. I know CS3 does hehe.
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electricjonny Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
I'm pretty sure you can do it in CS2. All you really need to do is a photomerge (File -> Automate -> Photomerge), then you just apply the Polar Coordinates filter to the image, once you flip and size it.

There's tons of other minor clean up work you need to do, but that's nothing special in CS3 that CS2 can't do.
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Tepara Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Ohhhhhhhhh well Ill be darn.... I sooooo didnt know anything about that lmfao... Learn something new every day :D Thanks hun :giggle:
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electricjonny Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Hehe :XD: It's all right there in that tutorial I linked to ;P
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:icontepara:
Tepara Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Too much for me to read all at once :P
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Fraylen Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2008  Student Digital Artist
Cool Beans! I would like to do something like this.. I shall check out that link. Thanks!
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:iconelectricjonny:
electricjonny Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for the comments :)

Try it out. It's a lot of work, but it's worth it once you finish :nod:
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