Horseshoe Falls

The Horseshoe Falls is a part of the famous Niagara Falls. This is where the Niagara River drops around 50m (165 ft on the Canadian site) on its way to the ocean. The American Canadian border runs through the falls.

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Camera Maker: SONY
Camera Model: ILCE-QX1
Exposure Time (sec): 1/1600
F-Number: 7.1
Focal Length (mm): 8

View from the SkyPod of CN Tower

With a height of 553.33 m (1,815.4 ft) the CN Tower is currently (June 2016) the tallest free-standing structure in the Western Hemisphere. The upper observation deck is located in the so called SkyPod, which is 447 m (1,467 ft) above ground. With an elevation of 447 m (1,467 ft) above ground this sphere is currently one of a kind in my portfolio, as I have never done a tower shot this high. It’s also unique in two other aspects. To date it’s the sphere with the highest resolution (32 k x 16 k pixel) and with the longest retouching time (about 20 hours to get everything perfect).

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Camera Maker: SONY
Camera Model: ILCE-6300
Exposure Time (sec): 1/640
F-Number: 7.1
Focal Length (mm): 16
ISO: 100
Lens: Sony PZ 16-50mm

Technique:
The final panorama consists of two hemispheres. The lower hemisphere, which was taken from the aforementioned SkyPod and the upper half which was taken from another spherical, which I took some years ago. These two hemispheres were blended together with Pano2VR and Photoshop. The 36 images for the lower hemisphere were taken in two rows.

Allen Lambert Galleria – Reprojections

Upon seeing the unique structure of Allen Lambert Galleria for the first time in a panoramaic image I wanted to take my own one. I tried to find a spot which is as centered in the structure as possible, because one of my goals was to create reprojections of the spherical image. Here are the results:

Allen Lambert Galleria - Transverse Mercator
Allen Lambert Galleria – Transverse Mercator

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Camera Maker: SONY
Camera Model: ILCE-QX1
Exposure Time (sec): 1/125
F-Number: 7.1
Focal Length (mm): 8