Friedhof Nantwein at Dawn

This is an automatically rendered panorama from three source panoramas taken with the Rocoh Theta S. As the camera is a one shot solution it is sometimes difficult to be NOT on the final image. In this case I used the Photoshop Median operation to remove myself from the panorama without any manual interaction.


Camera Maker: RICOH
Camera Model: Theta S
Exposure Time (sec): 1/30
F-Number: 2
Focal Length (mm): 8

Abu-Bakr-Mosque in Frankfurt am Main

This spherical panorama shows the interior of the Abu-Bakr-Mosque in Frankfurt am Main.

Technique
The shooting was done with a tripod. 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 ILCE-6000. Four images around and an additional image for the nadir.

Westend Synagogue

This spherical panorama shows the interior of the Westend Synagogue in Frankfurt am Main

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Camera Maker: SONY
Camera Model: ILCE-6000
Exposure Time (sec): 1/20
F-Number: 7.1
Focal Length (mm): 7.5
ISO: 100
Lens: Walimex 7.5mm/3.5

Technique
The shooting was done with a 3 meter (appx. 10 ft) tripod to reach a more elevated viewpoint. Actually it was a monopod which was mounted on top of a tripod. The lens was mounted with a custom-made bracket. Stitched from five HDR images taken with a Walimex (Samyang) 7.5mm fish eye lens on a Sony ILCE-6000. Four images around and an additional image for the nadir. Each HDR image was generated from three bracketed exposures within Lightroom.

Planinska jama (Planina cave)

This panorama shows Planinska jama (The Planina cave) which is one of the longest Slovenian water caves.

I was able to visit this cave at the annual PanoTools-Meeting 2015.

As the lens is a fisheye lens, four pictures easily cover 360°. To capture the large dynamic range of the scenery I took three exposures in each direction. I used a custom lens bracket on a tripod. The exposures were 2 f-stops apart. The exposures were blended in Lightroom and exported to be stitched with PTGui Pro. Zenith and nadir were retouched by hand in Photoshop.

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Camera Maker: SONY
Camera Model: ILCE-6000
Exposure Time (sec): 1/2
F-Number: 7.1
Focal Length (mm): 7.5

Reprojected WWP314 ‘Decade’ – Stereographic Up and Stereographic Down

The WWP event 314 has the theme ‘Decade’. I participated with this submission. The event is scheduled to go online on 1/Apr/2014.

Reprojected WWP314 ‘Decade’ – Stereographic Down
Reprojected WWP314 ‘Decade’ – Stereographic Down
Reprojected WWP314 ‘Decade’ – Stereographic Up
Reprojected WWP314 ‘Decade’ – Stereographic Up

Sculpture Umschreibung – Inside

Originally this panorama was my submission to the World Wide Panaorama event ‘Decade’. I took it with a monopod mounted on a tripod and took four images with the Walimex 8mm fishe eye lens mounted on the Sony ILCE-7.

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Camera Maker: SONY
Camera Model: ILCE-7
Exposure Time (sec): 2.5
F-Number: 7.1
Focal Length (mm): 8
Lens: Walimex 8mm/2.8
ISO: 100

Skyline of Frankfurt am Main at dusk (2014)

This image shows a panorama which was stitched from eight images in portrait orientation. Due to the high dynamic range of the sensor I only used one exposure and brought back the shadows with Lightroom. The size of the resulting image is 19200 x 6000 pixel.

Skyline of Frankfurt am Main at dusk (2014)
Skyline of Frankfurt am Main at dusk (2014)

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Camera Maker: SONY
Camera Model: ILCE-7
Exposure Time (sec): 4
F-Number: 7.1
Focal Length (mm): 55
Lens: Sony 55mm/1.8 (FE)
ISO: 100

Happy new year 2014

This year we started with a photographic experiment. We recruited three assistants and used some sparklers to write 2014 in the air.

In this image we used sparklers to write 2014 in the air.
2014 written with sparklers

With this image we wish you happiness, luck and health for 2014. And of course a lot of new panoramic images 🙂

Camera Maker: SONY
Camera Model: ILCE-7
Exposure Time (sec): 13
F-Number: 8
Focal Length (mm): 35
Lens: Leica Summicron-M 35mm/2 (Asph.)
ISO: 100