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

Abu-Bakr-Mosque in Frankfurt am Main

This spherical panorama shows the interior of the Abu-Bakr-Mosque in Frankfurt am Main.

Technique
The shooting was done with a tripod. 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 ILCE-6000. Four images around and an additional image for the nadir.

Westend Synagogue

This spherical panorama shows the interior of the Westend Synagogue in Frankfurt am Main

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Camera Maker: SONY
Camera Model: ILCE-6000
Exposure Time (sec): 1/20
F-Number: 7.1
Focal Length (mm): 7.5
ISO: 100
Lens: Walimex 7.5mm/3.5

Technique
The shooting was done with a 3 meter (appx. 10 ft) tripod to reach a more elevated viewpoint. Actually it was a monopod which was mounted on top of a tripod. The lens was mounted with a custom-made bracket. Stitched from five HDR images taken with a Walimex (Samyang) 7.5mm fish eye lens on a Sony ILCE-6000. Four images around and an additional image for the nadir. Each HDR image was generated from three bracketed exposures within Lightroom.

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.

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

B2RUN Munich 2015 Sunset Behind Olympic Stadium

B2RUN is a business running event that takes place in 17 cities throughout Germany. One of the cities is Munich. There the event is hosted in the famous Olympic Park.

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Camera Maker: SONY
Camera Model: ILCE-QX1
Exposure Time (sec): 1/200
F-Number: 7.1
Focal Length (mm): 8

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.

Difference between Samyang 7.5mm and Samyang 8mm on an APS-C sensor camera

The following two images illustrate the two fish eye lenses on Sony cameras with an APS-C size sensor (for example the Sony ILCE-6000 or the Sony ILCE-QX1). To get these kind of images on an APS-C sized sensor you have to shave the lenshood of the Samyang 7.5mm.

Rebuilding the historic center of Frankfurt am Main.

This panorama shows the construction site of the historic center of Frankfurt am Main.

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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

The shooting was done with a 6 meter (appx. 20 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.

Prague Castle – Changing Of The Guard

I shot the panorama using a Walimex 7.5mm fish eye lens mounted on a Sony ILCE-QX1. I took four images – one in each cardinal direction – on a extended monopod construction. The nadir was shot additionally and retouched afterwards.

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Camera Maker: SONY
Camera Model: ILCE-QX1
Exposure Time (sec): 1/640
F-Number: 7.1
Focal Length (mm): 7.5