Shooting sequence panoramas is a tricky business. Especially ones that involved a lot of people, fast moving subjects and changeable light.
I’ve shot a number of sequence panoramas previously, both on the snow and in other adventure sports such as mountain biking. But shooting at the finals of the Snowboard World Cup halfpipe as part of the 2013 Winter Games NZ 2013 took the cake for me in terms of trickiness (is that a word? It should be if it isn’t!).
With so many moving subjects and such fast-changing light, these sequence panroamas required a lot of masking work, followed by a degree of gentle smudge and clone work to smooth out the stitch.