Horizontal Pole Shot

Normally you mount your camera on top of your pole to reach a more elevated viewpoint above the ground. But if you tilt your pole ~90° and point it over a railing or a cliff then you are doing a horizontal pole shot.

You can also use this technique whenever you want the nadir over an area where you can’t stand. For example like in this panorama where I used this technique to place the fumarole in the nadir.

Also see a detailed description on horizontal pole shooting at 360texas.com.

Barnafoss Bridge Downstream (Making Of)

Recently I got a question about this panorama I published on Maps Views:

Hi Markus, nice shot, but what happen with the focus, the right of the river is blurred?

Here I try to explain the problem. In short: I’ve…

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Munich Town Hall Tower North East Corner

From the 85m high tower of Munich’s town hall you have a great view over the city centre. When you’re lucky you can even see the Bavarian alps in the distance. The tower can easily be ascend via elevator.

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Munich Town Hall Tower South East Corner

From the 85m high tower of Munich’s town hall you have a great view over the city centre. When you’re lucky you can even see the Bavarian alps in the distance. The tower can easily be ascend via elevator.

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Arch on Dyrhólaey peninsula (Iceland)

Dyrhólaey is a small peninsula in the south of Iceland.

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Fumarole at Hverarönð geothermal area (Iceland)

Hverarönð is a geothermal area east of the mountain Námafjall in the north of Iceland.

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Mud pot at Hverarönð geothermal area (Iceland)

This image shows a hot mud pot in the Hverarönð geothermal area.

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Heini Klopfer ski jump (on middle platform).

On the middle platform of the Heini Klopfer ski jump near Oberstdorf.

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Between the Navajo Bridges

Between the Navajo Bridges over Marble Canyon. Continue reading

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Surfing at Eisbach Bridge View

Surfing is a popular water sport you would not expect in Munich, hundreds of kilometers away from the next coast line. However this panorama shows one of the most unique surf spots. A standing wave at the Eisbach.

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