Mortlock Wing Lightroom Pano Test
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    Mortlock Wing Lightroom Pano Test

    by Plays with Light » Fri Aug 21, 2015 12:50 pm

    Just a quick tilt-shift pano. and a cropped pano. at the Mortlock Wing of the State Library of South Australia. The first was a test for me to use the new pano. feature in Lightroom 6/CC 2015. I knew it was there, but hadn't used it properly and I have to say it's not too bad if you want a quick and easy output. You folks have probably already done this and chatted about it, I'm a bit late to the party. :roll:

    With this one and the next, I have tried to get true colour for the interior and am close in Lightroom, but not as good as I know I could get in Photoshop, which I will drag these images into over the next week. There really is a pronounced yellow from the warm compact fluorescent bulbs in all those lights and the second floor study areas have lots of nice moody, dark nooks and crannies. It's not a bright place, except for the ground floor.

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    ImageMortlock-Lightroom-Pano.jpg by Alexander ., on Flickr

    ImageMortlock Wing Ground Floor Crop Pano by Alexander ., on Flickr
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    Re: Mortlock Wing Lightroom Pano Test

    by Doug » Fri Aug 21, 2015 5:00 pm

    You really need to see the first one large to appreciate the wealth of details in it.
    A little yellowy was my first impression as well, it will be good to see the more corrected ones when you get to it.

    Nice use of the T/S, no distortion and distancing of an ultra wide.
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    Re: Mortlock Wing Lightroom Pano Test

    by Plays with Light » Fri Aug 21, 2015 7:38 pm

    Doug wrote:You really need to see the first one large to appreciate the wealth of details in it.
    A little yellowy was my first impression as well, it will be good to see the more corrected ones when you get to it.

    Nice use of the T/S, no distortion and distancing of an ultra wide.


    Thanks, Doug. It's an interesting place for challenging light, as you have multiple sources from direct and indirect daylight to tungsten and compact fluorescents. Definitely a job for photoshop and lots of masking!

    There is a wee bit of barreling with my T/S, but I correct for it in Lightroom with a custom profile for my lens. Your ultra-wide and astrophotography would be a match made in heaven!
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    Re: Mortlock Wing Lightroom Pano Test

    by W G » Fri Aug 21, 2015 7:40 pm

    Superb!!

    I have missed you, sir. Delighted to see you back in the cut and thrust!
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    Re: Mortlock Wing Lightroom Pano Test

    by Plays with Light » Fri Aug 21, 2015 7:52 pm

    W G wrote:Superb!!

    I have missed you, sir. Delighted to see you back in the cut and thrust!


    Howdy, Walter and thank you kindly! It's good to be back here where there's not the competitiveness and egotism of other un-named forums.

    I picked up a copy of Langfords "Basic Photography" the 3rd edition, which has all the movements of a technical camera in it and I'm slowly learning what relates to the T/S and what doesn't. It's taking a while, but it will be well worth the exercise for my understanding I feel. Plus it has everything I could ever want to know and more about film, for when I start that journey!

    I hope you are keeping well and having the odd opportunity to get the various cameras out for your own explorations.
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    Re: Mortlock Wing Lightroom Pano Test

    by Plays with Light » Tue Aug 25, 2015 1:18 pm

    The as promised, colour corrected version of the panorama from the second floor. I don't feel that the ground floor image needs tinkering with for its colours.

    Click through to see it much larger, if you have the ability.

    ImageMortlock-Library-Pano-Colour-Corrected by Alexander ., on Flickr
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    Re: Mortlock Wing Lightroom Pano Test

    by Doug » Tue Aug 25, 2015 6:43 pm

    I actually prefer the first version despite the yellow tinge.
    It has a warmer feel and the timber colour is richer.

    I went there for the first time on Sunday. There may be a way to further improve the first one in terms of colour cast, but I don't think it is too far away from the feel of the place.
    Well the impression it left on me any way.

    Amazing place, its like stepping into a set from a Harry Potter movie.
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    Re: Mortlock Wing Lightroom Pano Test

    by Plays with Light » Tue Aug 25, 2015 7:47 pm

    Doug wrote:I actually prefer the first version despite the yellow tinge.
    It has a warmer feel and the timber colour is richer.

    I went there for the first time on Sunday. There may be a way to further improve the first one in terms of colour cast, but I don't think it is too far away from the feel of the place.
    Well the impression it left on me any way.

    Amazing place, its like stepping into a set from a Harry Potter movie.


    Thanks for the feedback, Doug, there's good food for thought in those words.

    I prefer the warmth of the first and was trying to get it to be as I feel and see it when there, which includes the yellow and green casts on the ceilings. Maybe a compromise between the two and some luminosity masking, etc... to really bring the old girl to life? I'll have a play over the next couple of days to see and report back.

    It is an amazing place and was my hideaway during high school. I expected the inside of the Barr Smith Library to be similar and was sorely disappointed by the great hall it has.
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    Re: Mortlock Wing Lightroom Pano Test

    by Plays with Light » Fri Aug 28, 2015 11:04 pm

    Doug wrote:I actually prefer the first version despite the yellow tinge.
    It has a warmer feel and the timber colour is richer.


    After a little tinkering this is actually my final for this one, that I'll post in this thread. I have a whole new editing technique I'm really slowly learning and it may well bring the old girl to full life if it delivers what it does with landscapes, but for now, this is it from me for her.

    I think the light is right and the timbers have the right tone and warmth now. Well to my memory and eyesight anyway!

    Somehow the above version got deleted in the upload through Lightroom to flickr. :roll:

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    _MG_1288-Pano.jpg by Alexander ., on Flickr
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