“WOW” is what I said to myself when this baby popped out of my panoramic software earlier this week. It’s stitched together from 14 RAW files from my Nikon D800 that were shot hand-held from a moving boat. Now, add in the moving water between each frame and the fact that this image stitched together at all is nearly unbelievable to me! The full-size image is 444MB at 16-bit and measures 19948×3212 pixels! It could be printed 5.5 feet long at 300dpi or 11 feet wide at 150dpi. I’ve found it nearly impossible to stitch panoramics together since I started shooting with the D800, so I’ve recently switched to using some open-source software called Hugin and love it. I hope to post a review of it sometime soon.
Here is a 100% crop of the above image at 450x450px. Bear in mind it’s not sharpened yet: