— Dane Creek

Petermann Island, Antarctica

It’s been almost a year and a half since I was in Antarctica, and a mail thread today with some photo friends about stitching software reminded me I had a massive panorama I’d only stitched once and was never happy with. I figured I’d take a few minutes tonight to see what I could come up with using some new technology.

A quick download of Microsoft Research’s Image Composite Editor, an export of 51 images from Lightroom, two attempts at adjusting exposure levels, and an upload to Photosynth… and voila. Amazing!

Image stats: 27514 pixels wide by 9858 high, 246.47 megapixels total. The exported HD Photo version is 20MB. Nice!