360 Degree View of San Francisco


Posted by Angelo | Posted in Photography, Travel | Posted on 28-11-2009

It’s been a while since I’ve reviewed my California photos taken last April.

But I found a gem.

I remember taking a series of shots atop 2140 Taylor St. which would give me a 360 degree view of San Francisco, well at least the Nob/Russian/Telegraph hill part of SF if stitched together into a panorama.

Photoshop is currently crunching the numbers to stitch a whopping 19 photos together.

Ah great. Spinning wheel of death – Photoshop is not responding.

Let’s retry that with just 16 images, and hope Vista doesn’t freeze again.

I tried to stitch the images together back in the summertime, but my Coreduo Macbook Pro with only 2Gb of RAM just could not handle the task. I forgot about the panorama since, and now that I’ve returned to Ontario, and also to my desktop computer containing a significantly faster processor and much more ram, I think I’ll finally be able to stitch the photos together.

Success! Photoshop stitched the photos using Photomerge in a blazing fast 155 seconds!

Now the result – Click the thumbnail to view its  42 mega-pixel goodness! (6mb)

You’ll notice a few images are blurry due to my excitement of having such an awesome viewpoint. Next time i’ll try to focus more on taking the picture, but nonetheless, Photoshop still managed to stitch the photos perfectly.

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