Panoramic Planet - London

I thought I would try something fun for today’s image.

This wasn’t the highest rooftop I’ve ever been on, and the views certainly weren’t anything special, but I opted to try and grab a panoramic shot of the surrounding sights to see how it would turn out.

Once I had the normal panoramic processed I noticed an overlap of the image, where a lot of the buildings at the start of the shot were then repeated at the end. This meant I was easily able to crop the shot so that it wrapped perfectly, and use the Distort > Polar filter in Photoshop to turn it into a nice circular planet shot that I’ve seen several times before online but never really done myself.

I quite like the effect for the fun that it is, and it allows me to add a bit of interest in to what was otherwise a pretty uninteresting shot.

Quite a few of the usual culprits are in there including the BT Tower, Centerpoint, Millennium Wheel, Barbican, St Paul’s Cathedral and The Shard.

22 thoughts on “Panoramic Planet – London”

  1. I like how you can still make out the streets, even with the small planet feel. By the way, what are you going to call your little planet 😉

  2. Interesting. I haven’t seen this effect before today and now i’ve seen it twice. I like the sharpness of the building on the outside of the image while the one in the middle seems to be rather contorted.

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