Nicolas Lyaudet Neutralhazer’s user, presents a Gigapixel shot by night of the city of Chambery (Savoie, France)
Last month, we received the visit of Nicolas Lyaudet, Autopano Giga and Neutralhazer‘s user. For this occasion, Nicolas came to present us a Gigapixel shot by night of the city of Chambery (Savoie – France), a city located two steps away from Kolor’s headquarter…
Nicolas, what is your background and how did you come into panoramic photography?
I am an autodidact in photography! My studies have no link with this passion as I am a mechanical engineer. The panoramic photography is a way for me to show the beautiful landscapes seen when I go for a walk. My technical background helps me and motivates me to push techniques to their limits: night shots, HDR, Gigapixel panorama.
How did you manage the whole project?
I made many trials with my wide angle to determine the ideal place for shooting. I created a small app in order to determine the number of images needed, the time of shooting according to the angle, the number of brackets. Once the stage of tests done, I waited for the perfect night
What hardware and software did you use to create this panoramic image?
- Canon EOS 5D MK III
- 200mm f2.8
- Panoramic head Roundshot VR Drive
- Lightroom, Photomatix, Autopano Giga, Photoshop with the plugin Neutralhazer
Can you provide more details about the images?
- To establish this panorama, 100 photos were taken
- The shooting lasted 3 hours
You have used Neutralhazer, filter for Photoshop which remove haze in landscape photos. How did you find the application in doing the job?
I knew the quality of the plugin for landscape photos shot by day. However, I hoped that it would also work for shooting by night. The result exceeded my expectations because no problems appeared. I just encountered a problem during the final application of the filter. Indeed, to process an image of one billion pixel with a laptop is actually impossible. The image shown is only a quarter of the original image.
- Without Neutralhazer (Click on images to enlarge)
- With Neutralhazer
Do you have other projects you would like to share with us?
Last year, I made a nice Timelapse of the region of Savoie (France):[iframe width="600" height="376" src="http://player.vimeo.com/video/59440505" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen]
Thank you! We wish you good luck in your future great projects