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Pano: Inside the 3rd Floor of Fort Point

When my sistoid unit was visiting, we went to Fort Point (which is located under the Golden Gate Bridge) three different times. No, it wasn’t that she was that into it. The first time we went the weather was perfect for photos. I just didn’t have my camera. The second time, the fort was completely fogged in, but I shot a version of this pano only to realize when I got home that I don’t know how to shoot for HDR panos. This was shot on the third visit. On every visit, the wind was freezing cold once inside the fort (even when warm outside)!!

This is not really an HDR pano. You see, I cheat when I shoot panos and allow the camera settings to change from shot to shot. You’re not supposed to do that. When trying to assemble an HDR pano, the stitching software simply will not stitch photos with multiple exposure settings, at all!

So, in this pano, I shot the super bright shots 2 full stops lower and used those instead of the exposure settings for the remainder of the shots. It had a few issues with that process; but, all in all, it worked out OK.

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