I have seen different type of these kind of "planet-panoramas", but this is the first one I've seen that actually looks like a planet. There are many objects in the picture that gives this planet depth and perspective. It makes the picture so much more interesting.
I love the colors and the balance between them. The colder green balance the warmer colors. The leaves on the ground stands out thanks to the older green. I like it also that there isn't any objects that has a color that interference with the green, red and yellow.
The only thing that I would like to have seen differently is the white "glow" around some objects that connect to the sky. It is mostly visibly around the leaves on the trees. It is just slightly to sharp on a few places.
Oh I see. You just put two Panoramas together for the 360 effect. Then you said you stretch them into a square...mmm. I will have to practice that one and play with the mapping tool. I need to find it, never seen it before. Super awesome work. I would love to take some photos of my city and do this. I hope I can!
yeah, it's a lot of fun, and there are a ton of tutorials online. a tip - make sure you're a good distance from anything super tall, like a tree. if things like that are too close, they get really distorted and that can be difficult your first couple times.
thanks! you can make these planets using any camera. you start with a 360 panorama -- so you spin around and take photos the whole way. put them together in photoshop, and line up the horizon on both ends. then you stretch it to make it a square (this makes everything look really tall and skinny). then, using photoshop's polar coordinates tool, it maps it over a sphere, and voila!