Kalvarienberg Bad Hindelang

Originally this panorama was my submission to the World Wide Panaorama event ‘Travel’. I took it with a monopod mounted on a tripod and took four images with the Walimex 7.5mm fishe eye lens mounted on the Sony ILCE-QX1.

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Camera Maker: SONY
Camera Model: ILCE-QX1
Exposure Time (sec): 1/1250
F-Number: 7.1
Focal Length (mm): 7.5

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Heading for Planes and Trains

The long-distance train station at the airport of Frankfurt/Main is one of 5.400 train stations in Germany. It’s operated by the German railroad company Deutsche Bahn. The station went into service 1999. It measures approx. 700 m. in length, 50 m. in width and 45 m. in height. The station is divided into two main levels. The trains operate on the lower level, the passengers can change tracks and head to the airport via the upper level (distribution level). The large glass dome, which spans the distribution level is clearly visible in the panorama.

Outside the dome you can see The Squaire, which currently (2016) is Germany largest office building. It was built between 2006 and 2010 on top of the existing train station.

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Camera Maker: SONY
Camera Model: ILCE-QX1
Exposure Time (sec): 1/320
F-Number: 7.1
Focal Length (mm): 7.5

Technique:
The shooting was done with a 3 meter (appx. 10 ft) pole to reach a more elevated viewpoint. The lens was mounted with a custom-made bracket. Stitched from five images taken with a Walimex (Samyang) 7.5mm fish eye lens on a Sony QX1. Four images around and an additional image for the nadir. The zenith was retouched by hand in post-processing.

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Stations of the Cross

This is the first station of the Stations of the Cross at the Kalvarienberg in Bad Hindelang.


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Camera Maker: RICOH
Camera Model: Theta S
Exposure Time (sec): 1/2500
F-Number: 2

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Viehscheid in Bad Hindelang

This panorama shows the “Viehscheid” in Bad Hindelang. The german noun “Viehscheid” translates to “separation of cattle”. It is is an annual event in the alpine regions of southern Germany. During summer, the cattle feeds on alpine grazing land high up in the mountains. This land is called Almen or Alpen. In autumn the cattle is brought back into the valleys and the cows are separated from the herd and picked up by their respective owners.


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Camera Maker: SONY
Camera Model: ILCE-QX1
Exposure Time (sec): 1/500
F-Number: 7.1
Focal Length (mm): 7.5

Technique
The shooting was done with a 3.20 meter (appx. 10.5 ft) pole to reach a more elevated viewpoint. The lens was mounted with a custom-made bracket. Stitched from five images taken with a Walimex (Samyang) 7.5mm fish eye lens on a Sony QX1. Four images around and an additional image for the nadir. The zenith was retouched by hand in post-processing.

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Planinska jama (Planina cave)

This panorama shows Planinska jama (The Planina cave) which is one of the longest Slovenian water caves.

I was able to visit this cave at the annual PanoTools-Meeting 2015.

As the lens is a fisheye lens, four pictures easily cover 360°. To capture the large dynamic range of the scenery I took three exposures in each direction. I used a custom lens bracket on a tripod. The exposures were 2 f-stops apart. The exposures were blended in Lightroom and exported to be stitched with PTGui Pro. Zenith and nadir were retouched by hand in Photoshop.

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Camera Maker: SONY
Camera Model: ILCE-6000
Exposure Time (sec): 1/2
F-Number: 7.1
Focal Length (mm): 7.5

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Difference between Samyang 7.5mm, Samyang 8mm and Minolta 16mm on a full frame sensor camera

The following three images illustrate the three fish eye lenses on Sony cameras with a full frame size sensor (for example the Sony ILCE-7). To get these kind of images on a full frame sized sensor you have to shave the lenshood of the Samyang lenses.

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