View from the tower of Burg Eppstein

This spherical panorama shows the view from the tower of Burg Eppstein.

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Camera Maker: SONY
Camera Model: ILCE-QX1
Exposure Time (sec): 1/800
F-Number: 7.1
Focal Length (mm): 7.5
ISO: 100
Lens: Walimex 7.5mm/3.5

Technique:
The shooting was done from top of a tower to reach a more elevated viewpoint. Stitched from 13 images taken with a Walimex (Samyang) 7.5mm fish eye lens on a Sony ILCE-QX1.

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.

Court House Courtyard

This panorama has been shot handheld with the innovative Sony ILCE-QX1 ‘camera’. I took one image in each cardinal direction and an extra shot for zenith and nadir. I held the camera obove my head to reach a higher view point and released using my smart phone. For a more detailed description of the setup see this post from PanoTwin Jürgen.

The maximum equirectangular panorama size of this setup is about 10000×5000 pixel according to PTGui. However the one you see below has been downsized to 6000×3000 pixel before publishing it on Google Views.

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Camera Maker: SONY
Camera Model: ILCE-QX1
Exposure Time (sec): 1/160
F-Number: 9.5
Focal Length (mm): 7.5

View from Goetheturm

The tower is a 43-metre high construction which was built entirely out of wood. It was renovated from 2010 – 2014 and was reopened April 11, 2014 for the public.

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Camera Maker: SONY
Camera Model: ILCE-7
Exposure Time (sec): 1/1250
F-Number: 8
Focal Length (mm): 8
ISO: 100
Lens: Walimex 8mm/2.8

Technique
Stitched from eight images taken with a Walimex (Samyang) 8mm fish eye lens on a Sony A7. Handheld from the viewing plattform of the tower. I took an image approx. every 45°. I had to do some serious retouching in the sky and I had to create the roof of the tower as I was standing underneath and not above…

Skyline of Frankfurt am Main on a sunny day in August 2014

This panorama was stitched from twenty images in landscape orientation. The resulting panorama is 15887 x 11915 pixels.

Skyline of Frankfurt am Main (August 2014)
Skyline of Frankfurt am Main (August 2014)
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Camera Maker: SONY
Camera Model: ILCE-7
Exposure Time (sec): 1/800
F-Number: 7.1
Focal Length (mm): 100
Lens: Minolta 100mm/2.8 (Macro)
ISO: 100

Skyline of Frankfurt am Main on a sunny day in March 2014

This panorama was stitched from six images in landscape orientation. The resulting panorama is 10800 x 5585 pixels. Despite the fact that it was taken through a tinted window, I’m quite pleased with the final result.

Skyline of Frankfurt am Main (March 2014)
Skyline of Frankfurt am Main (March 2014)
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Camera Maker: SONY
Camera Model: NEX-7
Exposure Time (sec): 1/200
F-Number: 7.1
Focal Length (mm): 16
Lens: Sony PZ 16-50mm
ISO: 100

Bavarian Ministry of Justice Atrium

This panorama shows the atrium of the Bavarian Ministry of Justice in Munich.

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Camera Model: ILCE-7
Exposure Time (sec): 1/50
F-Number: 4
Focal Length (mm): 8
Lens: Walimex 8mm/2.8
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 Maker: SONY
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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Camera Maker: SONY
Camera Model: DSC-RX 100
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 Maker: SONY
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