Faded Glory

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Former Central Cinema, Cambridge

5-shot vertical stitch. Can anyone suggest a good auto-align program? Photoshop CS5 hasn't worked very well here.
28/10/2015 - 15:03WaypointCharlie
CategoryLandscape / Travel
Shutter Speed1/125
Focal Length12mm


Link Posted 28/10/2015 - 18:33
A super image of a great example of 1930s Egyptian cinema style, the facade looks basically sound so it would be nice to see it imaginatively restored. Zooming in I see what you mean about the stitching, do you think it's because of the wide focal length? It might be worth a free trial of one or two specialist programs, I got good results from ptgui: www.ptgui.com and lost less margin after cropping than a cheaper programme but it was a less demanding scene.


Link Posted 28/10/2015 - 22:57
How sad to see such an elegant building deteriorating! Nice study!

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Link Posted 29/10/2015 - 00:20
The other thing that often doesn't help with these buildings is that their location has often become either run down or unfashionable.
This is a super example and, stitching or no, it is well presented. Thank you for sharing it.
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Link Posted 29/10/2015 - 07:38
A fascinating building. These exotic picture palaces are important monuments to a by-gone age but I imagine their interior design makes them hard to adapt to new uses.
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Link Posted 29/10/2015 - 20:43
Lovely shot, would look nice in mono too I bet. PS is all I use for stitching, although it is not always successful
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