E07EN – Planner: shadow information


Hi PhotoPiller! In this video you’ll learn how to use
the shadows calculator of the Planner. You’ll find the shadows
information on this panel. These are the shadow ratios of the Sun and the Moon. The ratio indicates the shadow length of an object one meter tall placed in the location of the Observer’s Pin. Therefore, for example, with the actual Sun ratio the shadow length of an object one meter tall would be five meters. Introduce the object’s height in this box to calculate the shadow length for
the selected date, time, and Observer’s Pin location. For example, if we set an object height
of two meters, you’ll see that all values are recalculated During daytime, you can play with the
shadows cast by the Sun. During night time, you can do the same
with the shadows cast by the Moon. To visualize on the map the length and
the azimuth of the shadow of an object placed in the location of the Observer’s
Pin for the selected date and time, Just tap on the Shadow button. To hide the shadow line, tap on the
Shadow button again, like this. Let’s see how it works with an example. Let’s place the Observer’s Pin in the location of the Washington Monument, an obelisk 169 meters of height, located on the National Mall in Washington DC. First of all, let’s introduce the height
of the obelisk, and tap on the Shadow button. This picture represents what we have
done. We’ve placed an Observer’s Pin
in the location of the obelisk. And we’ve introduced its height to visualize on the map its shadow. If we move time we’ll see how the shadow
changes This is very useful, for example,
when planning a time lapse if you wish to capture the shadow path. This could even be useful to find out the elevation of the Sun when this satellite photo was taken. Just look for the date and time where the shadow length matches the one captured in the photo. Well, that’s all PhotoPiller! Thanks for watching!

3 Replies to “E07EN – Planner: shadow information”

  1. En la proyección de sombras me surge una duda, en un monumento puedes dar la altura del mismo para proyectar la sombra, ¿pero como se haría para proyectar la sombra de una montaña? ¿Introduciendo la altura de la montaña en metros sobre el nivel del mar?
    Un saludo

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