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planet ferris state university by electricjonny planet ferris state university by electricjonny
well i've been working on this for a while now, and i believe it is somewhat decent, although i might repost one later if i can touch it up a little.

while this may look like a birds eye view of the ground with a fish eye lens, it's not. i started off with a 360 degree panorama and then just lowered the camera and kept going around till i was taking pictures of the legs of my tripod. there's about 75 seperate pictures in here total. after stitching some things together i made it rap around till both ends met.

this is me standing in the center of campus here at ferris state university. you can't really tell but the legs of my tripod are in the center of the picture.

the center looks sorta off becouse of the way i was shooting strait down at the ground. it's a lot like trying to acurately display a flat map of earth; something is going to be distorted. this was as good as i could get it, although i may go at it some more later. i couldn't really think of anything to do with the background so i just put a white border to square it up. i wish you could see more detail, but i think it's better to see the whole peice than the crazy detail.


sony dsc s85 and lots of stuff in photoshop.
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bamhugbug Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2008
I saw this in The Rock. I'd seen in on here before though. It's really cool.
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electricjonny Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Oh man, they still have that image up? I put it up there about three years ago or so.

Anyway, that's cool that it's still up. And thanks for the comments and fave :)
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LemnosExplorer Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2007  Professional Artist
Can you point some links to me to see in practice/ drawing steps how you change the angle please ?

I cannot understand, how you look like a spot in the circle while you have low angle than your height or equal of.

May I also ask what these central 2 poles are please ?
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electricjonny Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
This is the technique I used, [link]

The poles are two lamp posts, they got spread out since the earth panoramic sort of does that with these ;)
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LemnosExplorer Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2007  Professional Artist
thanks a lot. I hope you found my link useful. There were some more awesome graphic like ';planet city' images which I liked a lot.

I think I will buy a seitz. What do you use please ?
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electricjonny Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
What's a seitz?
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LemnosExplorer Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2007  Professional Artist
panoramic camera manufacturer. The latest sci-fi bodies.... 400 Megapixel ones etc....
the url is [link] Have a look. amazing people !
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electricjonny Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Oh that's a cool camera :D
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LemnosExplorer Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2007  Professional Artist
hehe, many models there.... I think I will go for the handy one (the rest are the untouchable priced ones...) hehehee
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savedchick Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2007   Photographer
great job!
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:iconbetteo:
betteo Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2007  Professional General Artist
Awesome concept. I've never seen anything like it!!
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electricjonny Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you :)

I've seen a few images like this, made the same way, but man this was a ton of work. But I agree, it makes a pretty unique image.
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ftourini Featured By Owner May 16, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
This is really great idea! The resault pays back for all your effort! :D :D
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electricjonny Featured By Owner May 17, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks :)
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vonrumpfkat Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2007
Ops is kind of kicking my butt. I read the book, and it's like, "Cool! This makes sense! It might even be kind of interesting" And then Fred lectures, and it's like, "Ummm......" =|
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electricjonny Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
:giggle:

Fred does that to some poeple ;)
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vonrumpfkat Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2007
Our entire class is pretty displeased. On our break during lab, we all wanted to sneak out while Fred had his back turned. :D
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vonrumpfkat Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2007
I go to Ferris, too...I'm another TDMP kid...I work in Media Supply, actually, so if you're still around, you might see me.

I think this is pretty awesome! It's not something you'd learn to do in Digital Imaging with Connie. ;)
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electricjonny Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
:lol: Yeah, Connie doesn't know a whole lot about photography/Photoshop =P But she's nice, as long as you're on her good side ;)

I think that's 3 people other than me that I've found on dA that are in the TDMP program :#1:
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vonrumpfkat Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2007
Heh. I had Connie for 3 classes last semester - they were all on the same day, in the same room. :no: Not something I recommend, especially considering that she has all of her projects, no matter what class, due on the same day. :frustrated:

She's a nice lady and all, but man! That was too much Connie!
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electricjonny Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
:giggle: Yeah, I totally understand that. She's nice, but not the best professor. And she doesn't really know how to teach. She just repeats out of a book. But whatever. Fred and Steve are cool. Clayton is kinda cool, but can get really pissed at people sometimes.

I'm pretty nerdy, so I totally loved Fred's classes :nerd:
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vonrumpfkat Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2007
I'm in Ops right now. :O_o: I swear he's making that stuff up just to confuse us!
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electricjonny Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Hehe, ops was actually one of my favorite classes. But I'm a tech nerd, so I like learning all that kind of stuff =P
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brewer23 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2006  Professional Interface Designer
thats so sweet mate im glad you showed me fav for sure
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electricjonny Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks, much appreciated :)
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brewer23 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2006  Professional Interface Designer
no worries
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Sagacious Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2006   General Artist
whooooaaa :D awesome!
oooonly thing I'd have to say is that it's a shame that it got kind of blurry (as I assume that was the processing, not the photography) :(
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electricjonny Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
Yeah, some of that was due to the strange warping I did to each picture. And there's a couple areas that were blurry because the camera auto focused on the wrong part, but all in all, it turned out better than I had thought it would. The actual full view has a lot more detail, but the size of the full view image is around 700 megs. I don't even know if people's browsers would be able to handle an image that big :o

Thanks for the comments :)
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Sagacious Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2006   General Artist
oooo
:giggle: :D

welcome
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SunlitGold Featured By Owner May 1, 2006
it's good
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GraphicWeirdo Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2006  Professional Photographer
I attend Ferris State University.. I love this shot!
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electricjonny Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks! I'm glad you like it. And thanks for the fav too :)

It's nice to run into another Ferris student here.
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yossarian-adept Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2004  Professional Photographer
amazing
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electricjonny Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2004  Hobbyist Photographer
thank you, and thanks for the fav.
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areml Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2004  Professional Photographer
this is wonderful. very clever and totally psychadelic. really inspiring but i don't think i'm up to do the kind of work you must have put into it.

nice job.
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electricjonny Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2004  Hobbyist Photographer
thanks, it was quite a lot of frustrating work. fun though.
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areml Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2004  Professional Photographer
i can imagine. i wouldn't even know where to start. did you use a special tripod?
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electricjonny Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2004  Hobbyist Photographer
i did this with a normal tripod. i wasn't quite sure how this was going to work or what it would look like, but i thought it would be cool to do a panoramic, but then go up and down as well as left to right. i stood in the center and took about 75 pictures, then stitched it all together and turned it into a circle in photoshop.
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areml Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2004  Professional Photographer
so did you use any software help you stitch the pictures together? where they digital pics?
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electricjonny Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2004  Hobbyist Photographer
i shot them all with a digital camera (only because film is expensive and a pain to scan). i only used photoshop for the stitching. the shots along the horizon were fairly simple to stitch together, but as i was stitching the ones lower to the ground (towords the center) i had to transform each image a fair bit to get them to line up right. and even then the center looked really warped. it took a lot of little adjustments to get some things to line up right.
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areml Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2004  Professional Photographer
thanks for the info. how many hours?
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electricjonny Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2004  Hobbyist Photographer
hmm, hard to say. i worked on it for about 5 days for about 2-3 hours a day, then came back to it later to sort of polish it up. probebly about 20 hours or so.
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crampthatbites Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2004
looks like a cd cover


fucking awesome
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electricjonny Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2004  Hobbyist Photographer
yeah? i can see that. i'm trying to offer it to my college for some promo stuff or something.

i'm glad you like it and thanks for looking at it.
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dewmanna Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2004   Digital Artist
Oooh that makes me dizzy. Very cool. :)
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atomicorange Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2004
truly awesome! really intriguing technique and beautiful vivid colors. i love it! this obviously took a lot of talent.
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electricjonny Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2004  Hobbyist Photographer
thanks, and yeah, took a while to do, but i think it payed off in the end.
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FreshlyBrewed Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2004
Oh man, that's intense. Looks really good - I like it :)
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electricjonny Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2004  Hobbyist Photographer
i'm glad you like it, and thanks for the fav too.
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exquisite-one Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2004
Oh my lord is that freaking awesome! I lurve it, 75 pictures thats insane. You got some talent man!
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