Obligatory Hydrant Synth

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Nathanael

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Synthy 100%
Views 623
Favorites 3
Photos 130
Date Created 4/22/2009
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dariusmonsef Over 1 year ago
Now if you could just synth and geotag every other hydrant in the four corners area the fire department would have a great resource :)
Nathanael Over 1 year ago
Yes. :)

I have quite a few ideas along that line.
EdLee Over 1 year ago
I like the "obligatory" part. What resolutions were the photos? :)
Nathanael Over 1 year ago
EdLee,

After running across Blaise's hydrant and following up with the Related synths list I found that synthing hydrants was something of a small trend so I decided to jump on board. :)

The photos are 3872 by 2592 (or vice versa).
jimcseke Over 1 year ago
You almost managed to point cloud individual blades of grass. Nice job.
jimcseke Over 1 year ago
I just noticed only 130 photos! Wow ... I've got to rethink my approach. A real eye-opening day today.
Thank you Nathanael.
Nathanael Over 1 year ago
No worries. =)

I happened to have shot this on a relatively cold morning and stayed out only long enough to make a crude orbit at a few different angles and heights. 130 photos sounds like a lot but it only took me nine minutes (mostly just waiting for the camera's automatic focus to catch up with my constantly shifting position) and then I was off like a flash to get back to warmer environs.

If you want a great pointcloud, lots of photos is fairly much necessary at this stage of Photosynth's life, but as others have pointed out, as far as viewing the photos or making an experience which is easily navigable, lots of photos doesn't necessarily mean a better synth. I also have managed (on my Deep Wood House's South Lawn synth) to take too much coverage of one portion of the scene for the current 32-Bit synther to handle in Scene Reconstruction, so it is possible to take that approach too far. I'll let you discover where that boundary lies for yourself, though.
Nathanael Over 1 year ago
People who really inspired/challenged me to take my synthing to another level early on are Lily, Ultrasound, EdLee, and LostInTheTriangle, among many others.

In many ways so many of my synths are big sloppy experiments that never quite make it to 'polished' status, though they have the potential, so I definitely still have heaps to learn in terms of actual photography (composition, understanding my camera's settings to get beautiful exposures, etc.), taking photos specifically for easy navigation, and discovering not merely effective methods of generating impressive pointclouds, but efficient and elegant paths. By all rights I should be doing much more with description and highlights as well as they add so much to the experience. I think I could probably take lessons from you in that regard. You always spin a fascinating tale to accompany your imagery and it definitely adds to the experience.

Cheers!
jimcseke Over 1 year ago
Thanks for pointing me to some of you inspirational synthers. I have checked them out and have added them as favorites.
I already had some of Edlee's favorited. I love his synths,and especially love his GO game synths (as obviously does everyone else).
Madeeds is also there because of his vividly colorful photograhs and of course his dog elmo. TonyErnst's Curiosity Table... to name a few.
Long story short, they are all beautifully done. And I know that I will find many more existing and future favorites. That's where you come in Natanael... (future synths).
I can see where you are heading with your synths. Experimenting, improvising, looking for ways to improve and I think that you are one of Photosynth's biggest cheerleaders. Keep doing what you're doing, it is appreciated.

P.S. When I wrote "130 photos" in these comments, I meant that I thought you had taken many more pics to get such an amazing synth.
Keep on synthin' and TGIS (LOL)
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