I am often affectionately referred to as the ‘stitch master’ from my photog colleagues and when I get to a scene I will often start with a wide angle version to get me into the feel of a scene and then step back and look at a broader view.
I think that this scene shows very well why I often stitch as it not only protects the scale of what you are seeing, it tends to tell more of the story. Couple that to the fact that the file size is killer, so that the opportunity to print huge if need be down the track, then I think there is a compelling story for stitching.
I am pretty sure the wide angle version was at 24mm taken with the 24-70. The stitch was taken with the same lens, but at 50mm hence protecting the scale of the scene and not squashing things down as wide angle lenses tend to. It is not quite as evident at this size, but at full size there is a heap of difference!
File size of the stitch is 2.5 gig which resulted from a 20 image double row stack.
Yes it takes a lot longer to work up these mega stitches, but I think the final result pays dividends in the overall result.
I look fwd to hearing your feedback on the 2 versions!
Sincerely yours…the ‘stitch master’!