Panoramania draws to a close

Panoramania draws to a close

Here is the last panorama for a while. I went out to take these for fun but next time I do it, I might actually attempt something of more artistic merit rather than a technical demonstration. This is the Seattle Asian Art Museum in Volunteer Park. I’ve always loved the crazy Art Deco flourishes which seem fairly out of place for an Asian Art Museum. If the city is listening, it would be very much in character to repurpose it as some sort of Batman/Gotham City Museum. Paul Allen maybe? Anyway, great building. This shot is composed of only 3 or 4 source images, so the distortion is a lot lower. I’ve been experimenting with removing the distortion from the edges (stretchy Subaru, anyone?) but the tradeoff is distortion in the middle. It’s just like the projection on a map – if you want everything to be the right size, you get a globe (or in this case, some really rounded lines in the middle). If you want the lines straight in the middle, you get some stretching at the edges. Since the focal point here is in the middle, I kept the lines straight. What do you think?

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