6/28/2007

[TD&N]Taipei 101

This is just a warming-up shot. I didn't get a specific accurate point of the two pictures.


Taipei 101 is a very famous landmark of Taipei in the recent years. Taipei 101 locates in a new urban centre, where has many modern buildings and shaning neon night scenes.

Although it seems a very far difference when you focus on the flogpoles, actually there was just a displacement no more then 20 cm. This proves two things: first, panoramic photo varies acutely with different viewpoints. Second, I need a more careful attitute to do this. I just find a flaw on the daylight picture. Let's do it again~



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6/11/2007

新竹內灣

對於高度都市化的台灣地區,看到螢火蟲幾乎可以算是難得的經驗,如果要看到成千飛竄的螢火蟲,那更是要特地安排才有可能。

五月份是賞桐花的季節,也是螢火蟲出沒的高峰,所以到內灣、大山背繞了一趟。台灣果然還是有很多美景,值得大家去親近,但更重要的是去保護這些生態。









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5/22/2007

全景雲台重生

對於想要拍攝全景的新手來說,不可或缺的三個東西是(1)全景雲台(2)廣角鏡頭 以及(3)接圖軟體。

當然不用說,腳架和照相機是一定要的啦~其中我認為全景雲台是最重要的。為什麼呢?因為廣角鏡頭只是提供了一個「比較便利」的取景工具,就算是用一般的鏡頭,還是可以完成球狀全景的拍攝的。而接圖軟體有免費的Pano tools,或是也有很多試用版的接圖軟體。

360rage蒐集了不少全景雲台,無論是有興趣進入全景攝影領域,或是想要自己開發一個雲台,都是很好的彙整資料。在其中,我使用的是Panosarurs,為什麼要用這一個呢?有一個很簡單的原因就是因為價格因素。對於一個在門外張望的人來說,一下子要付出兩三萬台幣來買硬體。實在是相當大的門檻,雖然說網路上也有不少人教你怎麼用木頭或是鋁塊,甚至是螺絲版手組裝一個可以用的全景雲台,但對於還沒有吃到飯的人要叫他去打一個鍋子出來,實在是有點太殘忍了。

Panosarurs用的是一種合成板,我不知道確切的材質是什麼,但其實還蠻合用的。第一,他本身附有量角裝置,所以可以不用花大錢去買。第二,他是一個可以拍攝球型全景的雲台。這是相當重要的一點,因為很多初學者不知道怎樣挑雲台,而買了只能旋轉,不能仰俯的雲台。

繼數個月前我的腳架發生的慘劇之後,上禮拜我把腳架(包含雲台)放在門後面,結果進門時一推把腳架給推倒了,碰的一聲把布丁嚇了一跳,而我的雲台也摔裂了。摔壞的只有一個部分,就是上面那支水平懸臂,有個移動台固定在上面那個。我寫信給雲台的賣家,希望他能賣我一個新的。沒想到他很慷慨,願意免費從美國再寄一個給我。這下免了我買新雲台的費用,我又可以繼續拍照了。看看裡面一些人對於其他產品的惡劣印象,我想,至少這個便宜的雲台客戶服務做得還不錯吧!


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5/09/2007

Project - Taipei's Day & Night

I would like to hold a project called "Taipei's Day & Night", showing panoramic sights in Taipei, Taiwan with a shifting view.


Of course this will ba a tough work. Especially I get a doggy mate in my home about two weeks ago. This project will be expressed in English, because I want people who are interested in travelling in Taiwan can find this information.

In practice, it seems impossible to shoot the day image and wait there for 10 hours and take the night one. So I might have to take a series of day photos, go home and take a break, then take the night series in another go. Probably a nother day. Therefore, to remember where exactly the day photo was shot will be curcial. The only solution comes to my mind is chalk, although many deadly shortcomings show up immediately. Firsy, I will definately miss the marker after a couple of days later. There are too many factorys can erase the marker. Second, I can't record the height of picture. This can make serious error when showing the picture, as you can see in my last work.

Anyway, have a long way to go!

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4/22/2007

中正紀念堂 (CKS memorial hall)

CKS memorial hall is one of remarkable sights in Taipei, whcih is built to cherish the memory of Chiang Kai-shek (1887-1975). There are also two buildings, called National Chang Kai Shek Cultural Center, next to the main hall.


To go to CKS memorial hall, You can take subway from Taipei MainStation MRT southbound for 2 stops. You can find MP handing-over ceremony every hour form 9 to 5.

I took the first series of pictures at 10 AM, and the second at 6 PM. I met a little difficulty memorizing the exict position of every picture. Therefore there is a slight slip btween day pictures and night ones.

You need shackwave player to view the 3D panorama file. The player is just around 150k and worth. I wish I can take a project of "Taipei day and night" in the future.


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4/18/2007

3D看古夫金字塔的蓋造工程



法國建築師讓‧皮耶‧胡丹提出了一種據稱最符合邏輯的金字塔蓋造方式,推翻以往常見的「由外向內蓋」的假說。由外向內蓋的假說一直以來是最可能,但也是有著很大漏洞的說法。這個網站用3D模擬,讓‧皮耶‧胡丹提出的新理論可以被想像。


看圖需要另外安裝Virtool Player。看虛擬導覽從金字塔頂飛來飛去真的蠻過癮的


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4/17/2007

東眼山ADR

一直想要找一些反差大一點的作品來練習ADR,這一張拍攝的時候的是陰天,反差並不是太大,就當作是習作。




日後再慢慢建立比較快速的組檔、上傳流程。

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