Viehscheid in Bad Hindelang

This panorama shows the “Viehscheid” in Bad Hindelang. The german noun “Viehscheid” translates to “separation of cattle”. It is is an annual event in the alpine regions of southern Germany. During summer, the cattle feeds on alpine grazing land high up in the mountains. This land is called Almen or Alpen. In autumn the cattle is brought back into the valleys and the cows are separated from the herd and picked up by their respective owners.


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Camera Maker: SONY
Camera Model: ILCE-QX1
Exposure Time (sec): 1/500
F-Number: 7.1
Focal Length (mm): 7.5

Technique
The shooting was done with a 3.20 meter (appx. 10.5 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.

Overlooking the valley Ostrachtal

This panorama shows a nice viewpoint near the mountain pass Oberjochpass. The viewpoint offers great views into the valley Ostrachtal.

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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.

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¬įC at the surface and 144¬įC 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.

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.

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.