Zoomifying Ribeira

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The framed picture above is 9 photo panorama of Ribeira > Oporto > Portugal [google maps] taken on the 16th of October 2006.

Technical data:
Canon EOS 350D
Sigma 17-70 2.8-4.5
1/200 17mm @ f8 ISO 200

And since I’m a generous person you can take a look at the (nearly) full resolution picture right here:








==Created using the export to Zoomify feature of Photoshop CS3 Beta==

If you think the resolution and sharpness is far from great, you can feast your eyes on this zoomified picture instead.

I could have produced a better panorama if I hadn’t shot the pictures at 17mm, but since it was hand held it was the best choice at the time. I may just go back there and perhaps shoot it at 70mm. In which case a tripod would be very welcome.

One of the great thing of panoramas is that they can grow to pretty big resolution images. And such images are quite suitable to be printed… BIG. And that’s just what I’ve done:

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==Printed ordered from FotoClix, 75cm (29.52in) by 50cm (19.68in) @ 300dpi==

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==Framed at Moldura Minuto, Norte Shopping (Portugal only as far as I know)==

Total cost: 62 euros ($82)

We Are All Photographers

bq.. _Dear Photographer,_

_Your images were shown in the Musee de l’Elysee’s exhibit ‘We are all photographers now!’ in the last few days. Enclosed you will find some installation views of your images that show them in the wall._

[…]

_From the team at the Musee de l’Elysee_

p. Received a mail a couple of days ago from the “We Are All Photographers”:http://www.allphotographersnow.ch/index.php project of the Musée de l’Elysée, Lausanne.

In it were 3 webcam shots of the 3 photos I submitted and that got displayed on the installation:

Elysee - All Photographers Now! (2007-02-24, 4.49PM)
==original photo==

Elysee - All Photographers Now! (2007-02-13, 2.08PM)
==original photo==

Elysee - All Photographers Now! (2007-02-18, 1.08PM)
==original photo==

Go ahead and participate too!

Noites da Queima

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To inaugurate this blog/portfolio what could be better than a second place in a contest! Not much actually… except perhaps having your photos displayed on a “swiss museum”:http://www.allphotographersnow.ch/index.php, but that’s on a different post.

The winning poster will get to be the one of 2007 Oporto’s Noites da Queima, (lit. Nights of the Burning) a whole week of live concerts during Queima das Fitas (lit. Burning of the Ribbons, learn about it “here”:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Queima_das_Fitas).

Anyway, “check the winner”:http://www.fap.pt/index.php?Pagb=cartaz2007&ch_site=queima out (and the 3rd place, also won by the numero uno guy), page in portuguese. And, if you’re portuguese or able to understand it, take a peek at my radio “interview”:http://jpr.icicom.up.pt/2007/02/cartaz_da_queima_2007_ja_tem_cara.html on a local radio.

And now for something completely different:
O mais curioso é que os 3 primeiros prémios foram ganhos por estudantes de engenharia… Sempre achei que dos 68 cartazes a concurso o pessoal de Belas Artes e família fosse concorrência séria. Das duas uma, ou ninguém concorreu, ou são muito fraquinhos…