I’m about to get out of Dodge on vacation for a week (Bonnie will be blogging in my stead), but I thought it would be nice to share some pano-comps with you all before I go.
Disclaimer: These are ROUGH COMPS only and have not been touched by Zac at all. Stickers are approximate size and orientation/subject matter and are subject to change at any point in time. No purchase necessary, though donations are welcome. Many will enter, few will win. Offer not valid in Nebraska.
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A few items of note:
- Why, yes, that IS an istockphoto watermark on the brushes in pano #1. See above re: rough comps and stickers changing. These are what we in the business like to call “proof of concept”.
- My first reactions to the stickers on #2 and #3 was that they were too small–then Carrie reminded me that our stickers are typically horizontally oriented (see #4 for example) and these are both vertical. Funny how little things like aspect ratio can fool you, isn’t it?
- Speaking of stickers, I love the one on #3. It looks like he just stepped right off Libe Slope and onto my browser window. The angle of the light even matches. It’s rare that we get this sort of synergy in the rough drafts.
- And, speaking of love, the shot in #4 is just stunning. Special kudos to UPhoto on that one!
So, what happens next?
Well, next I jet off to the beach for a week while Carrie and Zac go back and forth about the details turn rough comps into finished panos. Things like color balance and sticker placement and cropping. Light balance and sharpness. I don’t know when, exactly, these panos will go live. But I do know that they will look even more amazing when they do. Between them, Carrie and Zac will find everything that might possibly be wrong with these pictures and fix it. And we’ll find an un-watermarked sticker for #1, too.
If you have comments or thoughts on these panos (or ideas for other panos), drop us a comment. Carrie loves feedback.
I’ll have a fruity drink for them. And other for you all, as well.