This is my first attempt of using the photomerge feature of Adobe Photoshop Elements. As I look into the stitched image, I see evidence of the process - it does not appear seamless. I did not do additional pp work after stitching except for auto contrast and level adjustments. Later if I remember I will post the original photos later and invite people to do a WS. I'd like to learn how to do this correctly.
I found the photos as I was again digging into my archive last night. Taken almost a year ago, the rainbow appeared prior to a brief shower. We were strolling the low shore of this quaint town which was teeming with corals and other marine life.
A trip to Guiuan takes much doing. The town, located on a narrow peninsula that juts out of Samar like a tail, is approached by land in a round about way, involving a trip to Catbalogan on the west and a mountain crossing to Taft on the east coast, then a long trip south. The shortest land route would be through Basey, but the passage between Basey and Balangiga is nearly impassable. The more convenient trip is to start at Tacloban and take the ferry to Guiuan. The relative isolation of this town has helped preserve much of its heritage. The trip is well rewarded by the sight of a complex much intact, after many years of changing fortunes.
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clnaef (6289) 2007-02-09 8:22
Un arc en ciel complet, c'est rare. Bravo.
ocskaymarci (2660) 2007-02-09 8:26
Fantastic photo! Beautiful rainbow with nice colours. I also like the surrounding beach. Optimal sharpness!
Gerrit (45796) 2007-02-09 8:30
fabtastic rainbow and a heavenly landscape. Ideakl combination.
tica (896) 2007-02-09 8:32
Well PS helps a lot our jobs! :O)
So, nice place and the Rainbow..
" Natural's arch.. or.. Natural's Alliance? "
Alliance between God and the Man lol
Nice nice nice :O) God is Perfect.
So, Well done Danilo, God bless you..
and have a good day.
plimrn (21344) 2007-02-09 8:32
Wow!! Pure magic!! The bright light of a full rainbow against the amazing sky. Any you stitched it too!! I've never gotten results like this. next time I definitely will use a polarizer.
isabela_sor (47557) 2007-02-09 8:35
Great combination using the PP work!!!Splendid capture,Danilo
A nice weekend
siolaw (38078) 2007-02-09 9:27
I like most the texture of the water here, light and sharpness are good too... it seems the stitch is visible in top midlle of rainbow?... A good POV and framing
muscovado (1566) 2007-02-09 9:58
Pastilan! thumbnail pa lang nindot na. Galing 'Bay. Bravo!!!
sebcz (2345) 2007-02-09 10:31
What I found out is, when you plan to do some stitching, polarizer messes rather than helps. It's because you change the angle while shooting, thus the light comes into your lens at a different corner, polarizer adds to that. I'd suggest making the pictures similar in settings BEFORE stitching.
teutza (10590) 2007-02-09 10:45
HY Danilo..wow..this is a really large rainbow:))
great image..strong colors!
leo61 (0) 2007-02-09 13:31
Perfect stiching work.
Good composition with amazing depth.The triangle of the sea and rocks ending where the rainbow meets the ground lookd great and I like these cloudformations.
sabyasachi1212 (19771) 2007-02-09 13:39
Good experimentation with stitching. Which software did you use? There are a few marks but the oevrall effect sure looks good.
With Greetings from India
Budapestman (82620) 2007-02-09 14:44
This is a fascinating and gorgeous impression. What a beautiful rainbow! Impressive POV and good choice the panoramic format. Very good title and picturesque colours. Very attractive shot! Thank you, nice days
gracious (20025) 2007-02-09 14:46
nicely composed of this fantistic photo!
thanks for sharing, my friend
kiwi_explorer (12209) 2007-02-09 16:43
I can see a little mark but it still a very good photo... to capture a rainbow you've got to be in the right place the right time ... lucky you! TFS
izmirli (3987) 2007-02-09 16:51
merhaba dear danilo
wonderful rainbow and sky.very good beach and composition.well done my friend.
Dragonheart (8414) 2007-02-09 21:30
Lovely rainbow, and I love how you have captured it fully in your frame. Nice view.
Thanks for sharing
hay_kes (30436) 2007-02-10 2:50
Very beautiful rainbow with good moment.Great composition.TFS.
jojo31 (1601) 2007-02-10 3:22
splendide ton arc en ciel
pablominto (53744) 2007-02-10 3:28
This is an interesting composition, where several of the main lines meet in one point (to the right side)..!
Rich colours, pleasant details...
Interesting not as always!
jhm (136660) 2007-02-10 4:31
I've with a lot admiration looking to your picture, splendid panoramic image, lovely rainbow, nice composition too. Maybe two small remarks, the sky line tilt a little bit to the left, two, the stitching give a small mistake, maybe not easy for making, generally is this a very well picture. TFS.
Have a nice day,
saylan-cb (12738) 2007-02-10 5:49
Just superb and extreme
Gustaw (21670) 2007-02-10 13:25
Hallo my friend!
Beautiful rainbow, I like yours colours, nice composition, very lovley view. Nice see and sky. Well done. It is good photo.
axiotea (21649) 2007-02-11 1:24
A spectacular phenomena captured, creating a natural colored arch. The luminosity is very special, the colors naturally well rendered and good sharpness.
bakes888 (18499) 2007-02-11 3:36
Hi Danilo. This photostitch thing aint as easy as it seems. The best success I’ve had is when I have gone totally manual in taking the photos (all at the same settings and focus) and used a tripod in the process. Nice photo all the same, good composition and symmetry. Thanks for sharing.
AiresSantos (56155) 2007-02-11 3:44
Gorgeous this complete rainbow. I like the panoramic format and surrounding beach. Lovely sky, good colours and sharpness.
Have a nice Sunday,
sevman13 (553) 2007-02-11 3:54
this is one of the most beautiful rainbow pictures I have ever seen.
great moment with a nice medium.
berek (35400) 2007-02-11 4:11
you caught beautiful rainbow wit great nature my friend. I just say wonderful. congratulations. have a nice Sunday.
noogy (1074) 2007-02-11 9:21
danilo, you are still a magician to me with your camera as your magic wand! this is an inherently good photo, your post-processing efforts shows that! keep posting!
singuanti (15250) 2007-02-11 22:54
Hi Danilo. You know I've got Photoshop Elements 5 myself and never had heard of that Photomerge feature so I thank you for mentioning that in your note. This rainbow really reminds me of Landscape Arch in Arches National Park. I’ve never seen a complete rainbow like that. The polarizer must have helped make it stand out even more. Congrats on this one Danilo!
ChrisJ (95100) 2007-02-13 8:34
Nice catch of the rainbow arching across the beach, with superb colour & sharpness. I like the triangle of green vegetation at right. Tfs!
Emile (20350) 2007-02-13 11:19
You did a very good PP work in this picture, the rainbow looks superb across the ocean. Good composition with the impressive sky and good colors contrast. Well done.
zeca (19762) 2007-02-13 19:24
Perfect rainbow! Complete arc and with a plus: over a wonderful seascape! The saturation is also nice! Well done!
evanrizo (456) 2007-02-15 13:07
A superb result.The composition is very nice, the rainbow makes the big different, the light is also very good.
Have a nice time.
Graal (95982) 2007-02-16 2:04
amazing rainbow, good captured moment and place. Fine stitched. My proposal for work is program Irfan View or better - Panorama Factory. Here's nice light and colours. I like it.
Angshu (55035) 2007-02-16 3:36
Fantastic shot, but the surprisingly stitching is not that perfect...try Autostitch program, a download from the net..that also does a decent job. But that does not take anything away the beauty of the shot & the setting. I like the light/shade effect & the heavenly gate.
bend1k (934) 2007-02-20 4:40
it is really worth all the effort stitching this. i haven't seen a rainbow for years. maybe you can use a canon 5D with sigma 12-24 lens next time. it might cover all the rainbow hehe
feather (51130) 2007-03-04 8:37
It's not often we get to see a full rainbow let alone take a photo of it so well done for that. Although you admit yourself the stitch is not perfect the result is not too noticeable. You already have some good advice for next time. The only thing I can add is that you may have to do some cloning or use the healing brush on the joins. Even the smudge tool on low opacity might help.
MLINES (12516) 2007-03-27 5:48
Hi Danilo. Inspirational rainbow arching across this beach. Imagine if the tide had been in as well! Good clarity and stiching with details provided. Good work. Murray.
bruce_wayne (1507) 2007-04-02 5:19
bellissima foto! Bravissimo hai immortalato un arcobaleno bellissimo.
Contrasto, colori sono molto buoni, il filtro polarizzatore ha fatto il suo dovere...peccato che la foto è un pò storta
noborders (1010) 2007-11-02 3:36
I love rainbows, and this one is specially well placed and well framed - beautiful colours too !
barrufeto_77 (28884) 2007-11-07 13:48
Woooooooooooooow. Some of your pictures are enjoyable but this one is...perfect.
Excellent timming and colours!
Karmenu (1408) 2007-11-14 13:50
Beautiful rainbow over beautiful place:)
Good shot in perfect timings, nice colours
danos (84315) 2008-10-23 6:56
very nice the result of the stitched photos as the rainbow over the sea.Excellent presentation of this nature arch with strong and beautiful subdued light.Well done.