Panoramas and the "No-Parallax" Point

parallax between two different pictures

When reading tutorials about making nice panorama pictures you often find information about the nodal point and that the camera should be adjusted to rotate around it. In our first panorama tests we didn't care about, but this week-end we tried some pictures with objects in the foreground and had some problems with parallaxes.

In the picture at the right hand side you see two picture details taken from two picture we made with a rotation of 30 degrees. In the upper picture you can see a much larger part of the mast below the handrail than in the lower picture. The camera only had a distance of less than one meter to the handrail. Continue reading