Standing inside the archway between Cathedral Cove and Mares Leg Cove

This shot was taken inside the archway between Cathedral Cove and Mares Leg Cove. As low tide was still about 3 hours 20 minutes away you can see the waves coming into the archway from Cathedral Cove.

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Camera Maker: SONY
Camera Model: ILCE-QX1
Exposure Time (sec): 1/250
F-Number: 7.1
Focal Length (mm): 7.5

Technique:
The shooting was done with a 2.60 meter (appx. 8.5 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. Due to the high dynamic range of the sensor I only needed one exposure (with extreme boosting of the shadows while converting the raw images).

Standing at Steaming Cliffs in Hell’s Gate geothermal area.

The sign at this geothermal attraction reads:
This is the hottest pool in the park. 122°C at the surface and 144°C at 1 metre deep. The boiling activity is constantly changing and can reach heights of 3 metres.

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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

Technique:
The shooting was done with a 2.60 meter (appx. 8.5 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.

Beneath Tauranga Bridge

This image was taken at the Tauranga Bridge. It’s listed as a class 1 heritage building (http://www.heritage.org.nz/the-list/details/7221) by the New Zealand Heritage. It’s a cable-stayed wooden bridge which spans a distance of 57.8 m. After completion in 1922 it was the longest cable-stayed bridge in the world until 1926.

Technique:
The shooting was done with a 1.50 meter pole which I held straight down the hole in the rotten plank. The lens was mounted with a custom-made bracket. Stitched from four images taken with a Walimex (Samyang) 7.5mm fish eye lens on a Sony QX1. If the equipment had been bulkier, I wouldn’t have been able to put it down the hole. Four images around. The zenith and nadir was retouched by hand in post-processing.

Luitpoldpark Winter Meets Spring

Originally this panorama was my submission to the World Wide Panaorama event ‘Weather / Climate’

Theme

This panorama shows the effect the weather has on the environment. In particular it shows the impact of snow on the vegetation.

Trivia

This is a panorama I blended from two individual panoramas. I shot the first one on 31st January 2015 and the second one almost two months later on 21st March 2015.

Shooting was done from an about 6m (20 ft) high pole. See me in action with the pole here.

Links

See more panoramas of Luitpoldpark around the year using the tag Luitpoldpark on this blog. They were all taken from the same spot taken with the same pole during 14 months.

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Taranaki Falls in Tongariro National Park

Taranaki Falls is a 20 m high waterfall which can be reached with a one hour hike from Whakapapa Village. As there are two tracks leading from the village to the waterfall, you can do a two hour loop with magnificient views of the volcanos Mt Ruapehu, Mt Ngauruhoe and Mt Tongariro.

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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

Technique:
The shooting was done with a 2.60 meter (appx. 8.5 ft) pole to reach a more elevated viewpoint. The lens was mounted with a custom-made bracket. Stitched from six images taken with a Walimex (Samyang) 7.5mm fish eye lens on a Sony QX1. Five images around and an additional image for the nadir. The zenith was retouched by hand in post-processing.

Self-portrait in the sculpture ‘Bearing’ (David McCracken)

This panorama is a self-portrait in the sculpture ‘Bearing’ from the New Zealand based artist David McCracken.

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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

Technique:
The shooting was done with a pole which was extended to the center of the sculpture. 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. Foure images around and an additional image for the nadir. The zenith was retouched by hand in post-processing.

Walking between ferns on the Abel Tasman Coast Track

This panorama was shot while hiking on the Abel Tasman Coast Track between Anchorage and Marahau.

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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

Technique:
The shooting was done with a 2.60 meter (appx. 8.5 ft) pole to reach a more elevated viewpoint. The lens was mounted with a custom-made bracket. Stitched from six images taken with a Walimex (Samyang) 7.5mm fish eye lens on a Sony QX1. Five images around and an additional image for the nadir. The zenith was retouched by hand in post-processing.

Gates of Haast bridge at the Haast Pass

The Gates of Haast bridge is a single laned bridge in a dramatic scenerey. Steep hills, which are coverd with rainforest and a wild river which runs beneath the bridge.

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Camera Maker: SONY
Camera Model: ILCE-QX1
Exposure Time (sec): 1/100
F-Number: 7.1
Focal Length (mm): 7.5

Technique:
The shooting was done with a 2.60 meter (appx. 8.5 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.