This is a 180 degree view of Key West dock. In the background we see Majesty of the Seas Cruise Ship waiting for the passengers on pier B.
This is a stitching of 11 vertical shots. I had worked on that before but I was not satisfied with the final result, specially on the overexposured sky. Shooting against the Sun is not a good idea at all. At this time, graduated filter in Lightroom 2 helped me to manage it a bit...you may also consider some retouching in PS.
A larger verion is available here.
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gracious (20025) 2009-03-18 16:26
This is a great photojob of stitching to have this beautiful panorama view on the dock!
the blue sky with that beautiful clouds formation really makes this composition completed!
loved the colour and sharpness in this shot
thanks for the sharing
nivaldo (15415) 2009-03-18 16:32
Que magnífico trabalho, Carlos!
Um resultado belíssimo, merecedor do maior elogio. Parabéns!
Vejo que o local foi fotografado há um ano atrás, o tempo bom, céu bonito!
cfreire (11739) 2009-03-18 16:36
Achei muito interessante o POV aplicado aqui, ele nos leva direto para o imenso navio ancorado ao fundo, e um detalhe, as nuvens, pelo seu movimento, também convergindo para aquele ponto. Legal! Belas cores e contrastes. Abraço, Consuelo
yuo (1170) 2009-03-18 16:58
amazing panorama photo!!! this your stitching work is very well.
these subject composition is really nice, the large cruise ship, the white buildings, the pleasure boat.
Bruno40 (6658) 2009-03-18 17:56
This is an amazing piece of artistic work! Beautiful result, and since I have ried myself to stitch photos, I know that it is difficult (which software do you use?).
What is the grad fiter in Lightroom 2? sounds interesting, is like masking?
avene (12675) 2009-03-18 20:15
I think for the first time I find that the rather large letters on the frame actually add to the shot, especially if you were after a very postcard-like result. the colours of the water is fantastic, and I'm very impressed with the quality. great shot, Carlos, my compliments.
COSTANTINO (51886) 2009-03-18 21:49
Marvellous view and the background we can see
Majesty of the seas Cruise ship,not waiting for us unfortunately,the 18o degree view is amazing and you must be satisfied
Lovely composition like a fine postcard
alana (2625) 2009-03-18 21:54
Excellent panorama, compositions and quality. I am impressed! Thank you!
dip (23528) 2009-03-18 22:25
wonderful photo with amazing colors and very good lighting,
excellent result of the stitching,the Large version looks fabulous!
PixelTerror (0) 2009-03-18 22:40
I'd say not a bad result at all, especially on the water color and the quamys look very sunny, only the sky is a bit strange but we see from the clouds it's against the sun, the opened angle is terrific.
Have a nice day JY
carper (96) 2009-03-18 22:53
an original shot here Carlos.
something for a magazine, good wide shot here, nice details and there is so much to seen, very nice photo job here, my friend. have a nice day.
Gerrit (44715) 2009-03-19 1:35
fantastic stitch. Would be a great photo for the islands promotionn folder. Beautiful colors and sky.
delkoo (68) 2009-03-19 3:24
Hats off for this excellent vertical stitch, the large version is absolutely stunning by its opening angle .
well seen and well executed.
rodgerg (55767) 2009-03-19 4:14
A very nice view panoramic. Excellent framing. An image rich in verious details and colours very well collected.
siamesa (27703) 2009-03-19 5:15
Lindo o ponto de vista fechando nesse belo navio e tendo como pano de fundo essa maravilhosa formação de nuvens. Perfeito trabalho.
patdeph (35748) 2009-03-19 6:06
you have done a great job by stitching 11 shots!The colours are fantastic,even with the back-light,and I can't see the overexposition in the sky!The size of the boat is really impressive!Very well done!
jlbrthnn (79791) 2009-03-19 6:26
The photograph and the pano are as clear one as the other. You worked very well. It is a pleasure of contemplating the broad version. Light and colors are ideal. Congratulations.
Have a nice day
zmey (7335) 2009-03-19 7:02
hehe, Carlos, you've gone completly commercial, haven't you? ;) this could be bought up by cruise companies for their ads. fine stitchwork if you you ask me. i need to learn this technique. one of the chilean lagunas i just could not show in a single frame. need to stitch together at least three shots.
danos (83541) 2009-03-19 8:35
impressive shot of the key west dock of Florida.I like the result,especially in the LV,of the 11 vertical shots,that combined it in one.The scene with the great cruise, steal the show.The people see and rest in this beautiful and calm environment.Well done.
Photo65Net (43120) 2009-03-19 12:38
Wonderful sunny light here !
I like too your stitch job, beautiful one,
Have a nice day,
JCG (35129) 2009-03-19 12:46
An excellent overview and an exceptional image quality in both colors in the lights. Large version is a real pleasure to stroll in the image to enjoy all the details. It is a beautiful vacation destination. Great work, thank you Carlos.
With all my friendships and soon
jvsb (1366) 2009-03-19 15:11
You’ve totally gone commercial!! Realmente, o formato, moldura e letras conferem um efeito de anúncio comercial inconteste. O que espanta é sobretudo a qualidade final da imagem pós-processada, com excelente recuperação de contraste, cor e saturação, de modo vívido, mas natural e atraente. Parabéns!! Desculpe a falta de tempo para comentar as outras.
paura (47166) 2009-03-19 16:03
Composição de mestre aqui, amigo, lindíssima. Se eu tivesse uma agência de turismo e trabalhasse com KW essa seria "a foto". Linda mesmo.
ahmetgedikli (25448) 2009-03-19 16:42
A beautiful panoramic scenery... Very good sharpness, point of view and superb sky... Nice work!
trekks (14348) 2009-03-19 20:10
I must say this is superb job of stitch to yield such a fabulous looking wide view of the dock. Already the color of the scene is so attactive but the details and the sharp image as a result of your pp work is simply stunning to bring this beautiful scenery out so well. Excellent work.
Worth all the effort of stitch for 11 verticals.
BelCan75 (2201) 2009-03-19 21:54
Wow, great shot of this Key West dock. The water looks so beautiful and then that big cruise ship so close...amazing. I also love the sky very much. Great to put in a panorama version, it looks really impressive. Great work!
mauro61 (52623) 2009-03-20 0:51
una grandissima foto per l'infinità di elementi che hai messo dentro, per i colori e per la splendida inquadratura.
Ottimo il taglio lungo, fantastica!!
saluti amico mio
leo61 (0) 2009-03-20 0:53
A great largepost with excellent quality.Perfect sharpness overall and good bright colors as I like them.
A great(0r better 11)shot!!!!!
ribeiroantonio (22637) 2009-03-20 1:52
O que é mais impressionante nesta imagem é ver este monstro parado em frente aos apartamentos.
A foto é simplesmente marvilhsa e acho que o teu trabalho de colagem ficou muito bonito.
hispic (9619) 2009-03-20 2:10
Ultra-wide-angle shot of 180 degree is spectacular terrificly. Seamless stitching technique is truely perfect, but the main subject MS Monarch of the Seas is not in the sunny side, it's a bit of a pity for such a excellent image. It seems it would be better when taking this scene before noon, when seeing the Google Maps.
I like the color of the water and red accent on the right edge.
jhm (135758) 2009-03-20 2:17
My compliments for your beautiful long version, also wonderful stitching work
You create a very great perspective.
Marvellous view, and the big ship in background
Composition and presentation are superb. TFS.
Have a nice weekend,
Charo (51210) 2009-03-20 5:19
Ohhhh, que magnífica vista sobre o porto onde ela chega aqueles grandes cruzeiros, como a fotografia, que é maior que o edifício.
Excelentes cores e um lindo céu, que é adicionado para torná-lo mais atraente captura.
npecanhuk (61538) 2009-03-20 9:46
Uma imagem perfeita e esse trabalho de stitching (que por sinal eu não tenho a mínima ideia de como fazer) ficou demais aqui!
Especialmente na versão maior, pude perceber a nitidez excelente! Mas também há exposição corretíssima, cores bem naturais e belíssimas!
Muito boa mesmo!
Parabéns, abraços e até logo!
BWJ (3030) 2009-03-20 9:54
This is a perfectly beautiful postcard or travel brochure picture! I like the strong diagonal lines and large ship as the focal point in the center. The colors, light and shadows are just like stepping into a sunshiny day in Key West. Your work is superb. Many compliments!
fulvio52 (8314) 2009-03-20 11:54
Well, I look at it and all I can say is : you have done an amazing job! It looks already stunning in this small format, but the large version goes way beyond that. Technically flawless, terrific tropical atmosphere, I can smell Cuba Libres, and Mojitos, and Piña Coladas... Cheers, buddy! Have a nice weekend, I'll be seeing you. Un abbraccio,
lucasgalodoido (21051) 2009-03-20 12:14
ficou bem legal mesmo essa foto, gostei do efeito criado pelas 11 fotos (que trabalheira hein!), uma distorção mais agradável que as olho de peixe. As cores ficaram ótimas também aqui.
Parabéns e Abraço
didemay (2945) 2009-03-20 14:26
This must be a dream photo. I do not know if I would want to have my holiday in a very bigg ship rather then a small one travelling all the bays...But this one looks like a pretty fantasy for most of the people. It is a great postcard beauty for the Key West Dock.
batalay (34795) 2009-03-20 18:59
The stitching is done seamlessly, the work of a very fine seamstress, or an even better photographer. So this is one of the gems from your trip to the United States last March. Well done. The colors of the Gulf of Mexico, the panoramic view, and the huge ship — the elements all line up to make a memorable travel shot.
PaulVDV (20703) 2009-03-21 4:44
Your stitching job was a very good idea and a great artistic work.
I specially like the presence of the big ship in the middle.
Beautiful light and colours.
Best regards, Paul
pablominto (53744) 2009-03-21 6:46
Very well done on the post processing!
Personally I never have the patience to undertake a project like this hehehe...
And the cruise ship is really dominating the scene!
albertz (2468) 2009-03-21 8:26
excellent work, stitching is not that easy for me. i have some photos to be stitch but still a work in progress. this is a beautiful one.
Cricri (101805) 2009-03-21 11:24
Petite elle attire et une version large ou l'on prend plaisir de mieux découvrir tout les détails, les couleurs, et l'endroit plaisant, très beau travail, compliment
Colombiana (2951) 2009-03-22 9:14
Wow,,, this is one of the best post cards I've seen of Key West. I havent been there in years despite it's only a 3.5-hour-drive from my house. The panorama view of the dock looks fantastic; great light,and the colors look very nice as well. No sign of overexposure. I have tried stitching before, and it was a total disaster so I gave up. I think I need tutoring for that.
Regards from Miami!
delpeoples (52729) 2009-03-22 13:40
Hi Carlos, this is a brilliant shot. It looks as if you've used a fish-eye lens but is in fact stitched. You have nothing to worry about with the sky, it is superb. The colours and contrast are excellent. You must be very happy with this one, friend. TFS and have a good week, Lisa.
bucanas (2218) 2009-03-22 14:29
Bom trabalho,bonito lugar,boa composicao.
sunamoon (10) 2009-03-22 16:21
Una foto de optima calidad, m gusta mucho, es un sitio de sueño en el hotel y se ve mucho lujo, buenos colores y bien saturados, buen encuadre!, el cielo espectacular!
molla (7127) 2009-03-23 8:40
Hej CarlosThis is really the kind of Icon of "USAbythebeachfrontofMiamiWicerightintimelookalikesetup" really trendy
zeca (19762) 2009-03-23 18:36
Carlos, este trabalho ficou sensacional! Tudo perfeito! A montagem está perfeita, as cores são bem "keywestianas" e o ângulo, a composição, os detalhes são todos de arrasar. Parabéns! Esta é uma técnica por onde nunca andei. Admiro muito!
John_F_Kennedy (42048) 2009-03-23 23:57
Very great depth of this panorama image with the ship in the middle. It looks like a beautiful place for vacation. Well done.
axiotea (21649) 2009-03-24 8:07
A packed image with a suitable framing and many details to look… the VL allowed to enter fully in the scene! the ship in BG looks imposing and seems, almost, to be attached to the hotel. Excellent colors and a good stitching job!
azaf1 (15929) 2009-03-25 12:30
This is really stunning. So many stitches together impeccably composed to render this beauty! Greatly sharp in its details with excellent colors that make it a pleasure to look at. Compliments, my friend :)
Benedict (7076) 2009-03-26 5:54
no woinder my once FL-based niece is bragging me about Key West..:-)
stitching 11 vertical shots to "produce" this one is a work not many can do, i am one! great result. hats off for this, dude!
Bluejeans (64247) 2009-03-26 12:11
Oi amigo ,
Nossa 11 fotos gostas de sofrer , a foto está fantástica com lindos detalhes e com um ângulo de visão magnifico , parabéns peço trabalho de mestre !!
Um abraço Gonçalo
gildasjan (41064) 2009-03-28 4:21
Des couleurs de paradis et le POV en donne et puis il y a ce magnifique ciel et ses nuages en mouvement.
Bravo et bonne journée
smythdylan (74) 2009-04-15 7:30
Fantastic stitching,great photo. Very nice positioning for this panorama
anto95 (1840) 2009-04-17 3:29
You chose a very good position to take this shot with success!
adramad (35615) 2009-05-07 8:12
Que fantastica panoramica, preciosa y equilibrada en su color y buena definicion, el cielo estaba tambien para redondear el trabajo.
Amaz (11475) 2009-05-07 17:26
Olá Carlos, minhas desculpas, eu estava travalhando fora últimos dias (sem o meu computador) e agora quero recuperar o meu tempo perdido no TE site.
Bem, esta é perfeita captura!
Lindíssima composição e boas cores!!!!
boa (5791) 2009-05-08 13:45
very good photojob, where we can see many interesting details.
The colors, sharpness and Pov is excellent. Very cool idea too!
Thanks for sharing.
Atousa (7123) 2009-05-25 6:40
Very artistic!..you did a great job in stitching those shots; the result is an appealing image with very good details..excellent!..tfs
Best regards, Atousa
Flavia (10352) 2009-06-06 20:59
Um belo cartao postal! A a vista em 180 graus funciona muito bem aqui, a sencacao e excelente. Voce usou muito bem as docas dos dois lados do enquadramento e o navio no meio. O ceu estava perfeito tb!
giorgimer (34804) 2009-08-28 13:26
wonderful panoramic shot, spectacular vivid light and colors
leonorkuhn (16235) 2009-10-04 14:26
Que panorama espetacular! Maravilhosa composição. O cais forma ótima perspectiva em direções divergentes e os trapiches convergem para o transatlântico. As cores estão magníficas. Excelente trabalho de stitch, que quase chega ao ideal de perfeição.
Abraços e uma boa semana
subhendu_bagchi (25310) 2010-03-31 4:15
It is a fantastic panorama and a great stitching work with 11 photos with master efficiency. I hardly locate any trace in it. Great photojob. I didn't find and over exposed part at sky as you said. Very good detailling and fine depth. Very very well done. Tfs.
Have a nice day.
- Copyright: Carlos CB (belido) (19934)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2008-03-19
- Categories: Transportation, Architecture
- Camera: Canon 350D (Digital Rebel XT), 18-55mm/f3.5-5.6, Digital ISO 100, Hoya Pro1 Digital 58mm PL-C
- Exposure: f/9.0, 1/100 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Stitching images [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2009-03-18 16:10