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20th November 2008, 05:55 AM
Please advice. Open to improvements.

2 shot panorama
1 ) http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3177/3039618539_ecd74af239.jpg (http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3177/3039618539_ecd74af239_b.jpg)

2) http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3137/3040410914_de6c7e0742.jpg (http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3137/3040410914_de6c7e0742_b.jpg)

4 shot panorama
3) http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3222/3040410918_7122bcd92d.jpg (http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3222/3040410918_7122bcd92d_b.jpg)

Please click the image for a bigger picture.

20th November 2008, 12:23 PM
What a fascinating set of images Blu. I like them ALL very much. My favourite is image 3 which I think could not be improved on.
Image 2 seems to have a bit too much noise in it but a pleasing image none-the-less. The composition is very good and capturing the two people on the stairs is a nice touch which breathes life into the image.
Image 1 is also very good but reducing the glare of the lights would improve it further. I am fascinated by the 'hump back' bridge. Does it span an entrance for shipping?
Thank you for posting these. I have never been to Macau but these would be good on tourist brochures. Macau was a Dutch colony wasn't it?

21st November 2008, 12:09 AM
I'm just enjoying looking at pictures of a place I haven't seen. I'm amazed by the last one, because the water's such an unusual colour and so very still.

21st November 2008, 12:56 AM
Ah PeterD..Yes the dreaded noise. That shot was hand held and ISO above 800. On the aged E-330, acceptable. I was thinking of cropping of the excess stairs but that would mean cutting out that 2 person.

That hump is to facilitate shipping. I think there is altogether 3 bridges connecting the main land from Taipa Island..Here is another of the bridge (Sai Van Bridge) further to my left from where I was shooting. You can also see that hump.
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3254/3042427823_6ea07d688f_m.jpg (http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3254/3042427823_6ea07d688f_b.jpg)

Ellie..that shot is indoor. That is the Venetian Resort hotel (http://www.venetianmacao.com/en) had this whole water way built a few stories up.:eek: It's not the real Venice in Italy. That shot is 3 sec hence the water is so still. :D

Forgot to add, Macau was returned to China in Dec 1999. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Macau) So it's no longer a colony of the Portuguese

21st November 2008, 07:14 AM
Thanks for replying Blu. I understand now the conditions used to take image 2 and yes the noise is OK and I am glad you had not tried to crop the stairs. The whole picture needs the all the elements you have which makes it attractive. Have you tried neatimage?


There is a freeware demo version on the site and I have used it on difficult images with good results.

Thanks also for posting the additional image and the background to Macau.