We all know the real phrase, made famous by none other than Joe McNally, and his well-received book “The Moment it Clicks””…(and a great read, so go check it out if you haven’t already).  However, that’s just Joe… I seem to encounter more blunders than brilliance.

For instance, I was working on the photos from the weekend shoot and had a rather good set I wanted to put into a panorama shot.  Before taking the good set though, I decided to run a test on some older images on a new program that came  which came recommended to me from Alex Saunders over at Tenuous Thread called AutoPano Pro.  So, in working with the trial software, I went into Lightroom and grabbed my 12 or 13 photos to stitch together from my archives and see how it did for a test run.

Well, because the stitching of 12-13 images can take a while, I left it and came back the next day to find I had grabbed one of the wrong images.  Can you find my “oops”?

August Sunset
Here's the edited version

August Sunset (original pano stitching)
Pre-post production

So, my foibles and failures in attention to detail thrown wide for the world to see!  🙂  It can be fun though when you look at these things lightheartedly and just have a good chuckle though.  Anyone else have any stories or foibles they want to share?  Comments are open…

5 thoughts on “The Moment it…”Oops”!

  1. If that were my biggest oops of the month, I would consider myself highly improved! 🙂

    I’ve been using Autopano Pro for about a year and love it. You can throw a complete day’s shoot folder at it, and APP will figure out where the panos were in the set. Very cool, and all done automagically while I sleep. When it does goof and pull out the wrong images, easy to simply not render the next step.

    I also recently discovered LR/Enthuse, which is similar but does very fast automagic batch HDR composites. I tossed a set of 500 HDR sets at it the other night (from a trip to Canadian Rockies last week) and let it run overnight. The results are really quite good. If I want to really use a shot for a large print, I’d probably still go back to Photomatix, but if I want to show it off on the web, I just got HDR for nearly free. (Oh yeah, the software is donationware, so pay whatever you feel it is worth)

  2. We all have our “clunkers”, right Jason. The good part about them is that we don’t have to post them. 🙂 So many clients ask how I get so many good shots. My answer, you should see the library of bad ones!

    By the way, the pano looks cool. Thanks for the info on the trial of this new software. Personally, I love the pano options in Photoshop CS4 now. Very, very happy!

  3. I like the software Maria – it is defintely user friendly and you don’t have to deal with the control points if you don’t want to like in some other pano software. I am actually doing some research on different pano programs to report on here later which is why I didn’t go into much detail on that! 🙂

  4. P.S. Your thoughts on the software would be welcome. 🙂

  5. You’re too hard on yourself, Jason. The average person wouldn’t notice your oops.

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