Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Rogue River reef

A sunbow directly overhead, Monday.
Curry County Oregon, Andrew D. Barron ©9/13/10
Curry County Oregon, Andrew D. Barron ©9/13/10
Arcview 3.3 running on 64bit windows running on a Mac, Tuesday.
Curry County Oregon, Andrew D. Barron ©9/14/10
At Paul's.
Curry County Oregon, Andrew D. Barron ©9/13/10
Curry County Oregon, Andrew D. Barron ©9/14/10


The idea was to capture many images of the Rogue River reef from several vantage points and create a Photosynth. This exercise started as a way to test some new skills and software.

In the end, I got a marginal Photosynth of Submarine Rock.

That's about it. It is worth checking out and I look forward to trying it more.

As part of this effort, I made panoramic shots of the Rogue River reef. First, from Otter Point. It's like 10 or 11 telephoto shots and took a million years to mosaic. You can't tell. Oh well.
From Otter Point looking south, Curry County Oregon, Andrew D. Barron ©9/11/10
This panoramic is a low crossing in the old coast road. Elevation 16m, (-124.42871, 42.44729)
Rogue river reef, Curry County Oregon, Andrew D. Barron ©9/11/10
This panoramic from the end of ___ road at the edge of the beach. Elevation 23m, (-124.43354, 42.4426). GPS locations from my old yellow eTrex.
Rogue river reef, Curry County Oregon, Andrew D. Barron ©9/11/10
So with a lot of work, I get a much closer view of the Rogue River reef from the shore. I wasn't too concerned about the edges being visible or not. It's too much to ask with a focal length that long. The plan was to NOT mosaic these small images and use Photosynth, but the black box had trouble with the blue sky, blue sea and indistinct rocks.

The mosaic panoramas with the telephoto adapter leave much to be desired. But check out what a normal camera at 55mm zoom sees. Keep in mind the panos are presented at about 25% resolution here. See the photosynth for more respectful treatment of the image resolution.
Rogue river reef, Curry County Oregon, Andrew D. Barron ©9/11/10

I discovered the built-in camera on the Macbook and Photobooth.
Andrew D. Barron ©9/14/10

I wrote a much longer full story if you're interested. As Gamble Roger's once said, "I just wanted you to know the true story so you'd understand where art comes from."

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