Comparing images from Opernplatz, Frankfurt am Main (2004 and 2014)

The upcoming World Wide Panorama (WWP) event is entitled ‘decade’.

In the time frame of a decade even a city can change it’s appearance. So I searched for panoramic images which I shot in 2004 and which were shot at a place which changed over the last ten years. The best example was a image of the Opernplatz, which I took back in 2004 as a cylindrical panorama. And the view of the Opernplatz (which translates to ‘the square of the opera’) indeed changed a lot in the last ten years.

So I went back and stood at the same spot where I stood a decade ago. First I took a spherical panorama with my double monopod construction. Afterwards I did a remake of the original cylindrical panorama. The following image shows the two cylindrical panoramas in a single composite.

Opernplatz (Frankfurt am Main) 2004 and 2014
Opernplatz (Frankfurt am Main) 2004 and 2014
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The original panorama from 2004 is also available on the blog.

Panoramic images awarded

This year I entered some images for the Epson International Pano Awards. In the fourth year of the competition I was awarded with two silver awards. All the other images were awarded with a bronze award.

The first silver award was assigned for the following reprojection of this spherical panorama. It reached the 40th place in the category ‘The Built Environment – Open Award‘.

Reprojection of Munich subway station Messestadt West
Reprojection of Munich subway station Messestadt West

The second silver award was assigned to the following image. It reached the 11th place in the category ‘Nature – Amateur Award‘.

Goðafoss at day (8 sec.)
Goðafoss at day (8 sec.)

Panorama at Moki Dugway

The Moki Dugway is a section of the Utah state route 261. The winding road descends a height of approx. 335 m (1,100 ft) over a length of 4.8 km (3 miles).

This image is a cropped and tuned version of this spherical image.

Panorama at Moki Dugway
Panorama at Moki Dugway

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Camera Model: DSLR-A900
Exposure Time (sec): 1/2000
F-Number: 6.3
Focal Length (mm): 10
Lens: Sigma 10mm/F2.8
ISO: 200

View over Oberjoch and Ostrachtal

This panorama shows the view from near the summit of mount Baoleskopf towards the valley Ostrachtal. On the left ist the Oberjoch with the mountains Spießer ans Iseler.
I took nine images in portrait orientation. The final panorama has a size of 19752×5600 pixel.

View over Oberjoch and Ostrachtal
View over Oberjoch and Ostrachtal

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Camera Model: DSC-RX 100
Exposure Time (sec): 1/250
F-Number: 7.1
Focal Length (mm): 52
Lens: Carl Zeiss Vario Sonnar (RX100)
ISO: 125

Like being on the Moon

When you drive north of the volcano Hekla towards the area of Landmannalaugar you almost feel like being on the Moon. However I’m not completely sure, because I’ve not yet been to the Moon 😉

Like being on the Moon
Like being on the Moon

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Exposure Time (sec): 1/320
F-Number: 4
Focal Length (mm): 28
Lens: Carl Zeiss Vario Sonnar (RX100)
ISO: 125

View over Eystri-Rangá

During the day the weather was mostly cloudy and rainy, however in the evening the sun came out and shone over the river Eystri-Rangá.

View over Eystri-Rangá
View over Eystri-Rangá

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Camera Model: DSC-RX 100
Exposure Time (sec): 1/1250
F-Number: 4.5
Focal Length (mm): 28
Lens: Carl Zeiss Vario Sonnar (RX100)
ISO: 125

Standing at Víti crater lake near Krafla vulcano – again

Víti (which is icelandic for ‘hell’) is a crater lake in the vulcanic area of the Krafla vulcano. The diameter is about 330 meters. The crater was formed by a steam eruption in 1724.

Tourists at Víti crater
Tourists at Víti crater

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Camera Model: DSC-RX 100
Exposure Time (sec): 1/640
F-Number: 4
Focal Length (mm): 28
Lens: Carl Zeiss Vario Sonnar (RX100)
ISO: 125

Glaumbær Farm (Museum)

The Glaumbær farm is a museum that gives you a really interesting perspective on how the poeple lived in former times in Iceland.

Glaumbær Farm (Museum)
Glaumbær Farm (Museum)

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F-Number: 4
Focal Length (mm): 28
Lens: Carl Zeiss Vario Sonnar (RX100)
ISO: 125

Driving through Kaldidalur to Hraunfossar – Mountain Panorama

This view is towards þórisjökull while driving through Kaldidalur.

View towards þórisjökull
View towards þórisjökull

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Exposure Time (sec): 1/1600
F-Number: 4
Focal Length (mm): 57
Lens: Carl Zeiss Vario Sonnar (RX100)
ISO: 125

View over the Blue Lagoon

The Blue Lagoon (Bláa Lónið in icelandic) is a geothermal spa in the south western part of Iceland. It is considered as one of the most visited tourist attractions in Iceland.

The Blue Lagoon
The Blue Lagoon

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Exposure Time (sec): 1/800
F-Number: 5
Focal Length (mm): 28
Lens: Carl Zeiss Vario Sonnar (RX100)
ISO: 125