Outside Nymphenburg Palace (Munich)

I recently visited the Nymphenburg Palace in Munich. Of course I took some sphericals. Here is one of them:


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Camera Maker: SONY
Camera Model: DSLR-A700
Exposure Time: 1/800 sec
F-Number: F8,0
Focal Length: 8,00 mm
Lens: Sigma 8mm/F4
ISO: 200

Westhafen Frankfurt am Main at sunset

This panorama was stitched from five images in portrait orientation. The resulting image is 8000 x 3000 pixel.

Westhafen, Frankfurt am Main
Westhafen, Frankfurt am Main

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Camera Maker: RICOH
Camera Model: Caplio GX100
Exposure Time (sec): 1/200
F-Number: 5.1
Focal Length (mm): 5.1
Lens: Caplio GX100
ISO: 80

Heading for Planes and Trains

This panorama is my entry for the WWP event “Transportation”.

As the shooting location is the middle of a heavy used bridge I couldn’t use a tripod. Instead I used a virtual tripod, which is also called a Philopod. I just started shooting, and when the passenger volume over the bridge grew too large I could easily step aside.

With a fisheye attached to my camera, four pictures (each with the camera pointing to a different cardinal direction) cover the full sphere. But as I wanted to show some passengers I took 22 shots and afterwards I selected the four shots, with the most passengers captured.

As the roof of the station contains lots of details I took two additional pictures for the zenith. One of the pictures was used in the final panorama. Due to the use of a Philopod as “tripod” it’s footprint was not visible and therefore the nadir was retouched manually.


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Camera Maker: KONICA MINOLTA
Camera Model: DYNAX 7D
Exposure Time: 1/60 sec
F-Number: F8,0
Focal Length: 8,00 mm
Lens: Sigma 8mm/F4
ISO: 100

Bridge over the Ostrach near Bad Hindelang in the winter

This is the second panoramic image which I shot with my first DSLR camera. I took eight images in two rows in landscape orientation. The size of the resulting image is 9080 x 3709 pixel.

Bridge over the river Ostrach near Bad Hindelang
Bridge over the river Ostrach near Bad Hindelang
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Camera Maker: KONICA MINOLTA
Camera Model: DYNAX 7D
Exposure Time (sec): 1/80
F-Number: 8
Focal Length (mm): 70
Lens: Minolta 28-70mm/2.8
ISO: 100

Skyline of Frankfurt/Main at dusk (2004)

This is the very first panoramic image which I shot with my first DSLR camera. I used a tripod and took eight images in portrait orientation. The size of the resulting image is 12466 x 3000 pixel.

Frankfurt Skyline at dusk
Frankfurt Skyline at dusk

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Camera Maker: KONICA MINOLTA
Camera Model: DYNAX 7D
Exposure Time (sec): 1.5
F-Number: 2.8
Focal Length (mm): 28
Lens: Minolta 28-70mm/2.8
ISO: 200

Opernplatz (Frankfurt am Main) in the summer of 2004

At the time of shooting (August 07, 2004) this was my largest and most complex panorama. For this panorama I used 90 images in three rows in portrait orientation. Despite the 5 megapixel of the camera the final image has 32493 x 6171 pixels (that’s ~200 megapixel). It was really tricky to stitch, as the computer was reaching it’s limits in more than one aspect (main memory and hard disk).

Opernplatz in the summer of 2004
Opernplatz in the summer of 2004

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Camera Maker: CONTAX
Camera Model: Tvs Digital
Exposure Time (sec): 1/350
F-Number: 4.8
Focal Length (mm): 21.9
Lens: Contax Tvs Digital
ISO: 80

Panorama at Aratiatia Rapids

Despite the resolution of only 5 megapixels of one of the original images the stitched image has 55 megapixel due to its high number of source images. For this panorama I used 22 images in landscape orientation.

The Aratiatia Rapids are flooded every two hours from the dammed section of the Waikato river.

Aratiatia Rapids
Aratiatia Rapids

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Camera Maker: CONTAX
Camera Model: Tvs Digital
Exposure Time (sec): 1/250
F-Number: 6.7
Focal Length (mm): 105
Lens: Contax Tvs Digital
ISO: 80

Tawhai Falls in Tongariro National Park

This panorama was stitched from three images in landscape orientation. Each of the original images has 5 megapixel. The resolution of the final image is 5120 pixel by 2880 pixel.

Tawhai Falls in Tongariro National Park
Tawhai Falls in Tongariro National Park

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Camera Maker: CONTAX
Camera Model: Tvs Digital
Exposure Time (sec): 1/90
F-Number: 6.7
Focal Length (mm): 85
Lens: Contax Tvs Digital
ISO: 80

Wellington as seen from Mt. Victoria

This panorama in cylindrical projection shows the city of Wellington in New Zealand. I used 8 pictures with 5 MP. The resulting image is 10000 pixel by 2500 pixel in size.

Wellington as seen from Mt. Victoria
Wellington as seen from Mt. Victoria

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Camera Maker: CONTAX
Camera Model: Tvs Digital
Exposure Time (sec): 1/400
F-Number: 4.7
Focal Length (mm): 70
Lens: Contax Tvs Digital
ISO: 100

Standing at the Franz-Josef-Glacier in New Zealand (2004)

This image was stitched from eleven images in mixed orientation (landscape and portrait). The final image is 7033 x 3303 pixels

Franz-Josef-Glacier
Franz-Josef-Glacier

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Camera Maker: CONTAX
Camera Model: Tvs Digital
Exposure Time (sec): 1/180
F-Number: 4.9
Focal Length (mm): 21.9
Lens: Contax Tvs Digital
ISO: 100