A colorful subway station (Candidplatz, Munich)

For the WWP event ‘color’ Markus and I decided to take some pictures of subway stations in Munich. We finally ended shooting our images at the subway station Candidplatz and at the subway station Westfriedhof which are both extremely colorful stations. This is the panorama of the subway station Candidplatz.


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Camera Maker: SONY
Camera Model: DSLR-A700
Exposure Time: 1/25 sec
F-Number: F5,6
Focal Length: 8,00 mm
Lens: Sigma 8mm/F4
ISO: 800

On top of the MAIN TOWER in Frankfurt am Main.

This spherical panorama was taken while standing on the viewing platform on top of the MAIN TOWER in Frankfurt am Main.

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Camera Maker: SONY
Camera Model: DSLR-A700
Exposure Time (sec): 1/4000
F-Number: 8
Focal Length (mm): 8
ISO: 200
Lens: Sigma 8mm/4

Technique:
Four shots around with the Sigma 8mm/4.0 fish eye lens on a APS-C sized sensor (Sony A 700). Custom L-bracket on top of a double-monopod. The zenith and nadir were retouched by hand in post-processing.

Before the start of the JPMorgan Chase Corporate Challenge 2008 in Frankfurt am Main

Only 28 minutes left until the start of the JPMorgan Chase Corporate Challenge 2008. Some of the 73,719 runners are still on their way to one of the starting areas of the race.


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Camera Maker: SONY
Camera Model: DSLR-A700
Exposure Time (sec): 1/1250
F-Number: 5.6
Focal Length (mm): 8
Lens: Sigma 8mm/4
ISO: 200

Before the start of the JPMorgan Chase Corporate Challenge 2008 in Frankfurt am Main

Only 31 minutes left until the start of the JPMorgan Chase Corporate Challenge 2008. Some of the 73,719 runners are still on their way to one of the starting areas of the race.


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Camera Maker: SONY
Camera Model: DSLR-A700
Exposure Time (sec): 1/1250
F-Number: 5.6
Focal Length (mm): 8
Lens: Sigma 8mm/4
ISO: 200

Reprojection of Munich subway station Messestadt West

This image is a reprojection of Munich subway station Messestadt West. The projection is stereographic down. It’s also available as an interactive spherical.

Reprojection of Munich subway station Messestadt West
Reprojection of Munich subway station Messestadt West

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Camera Maker: SONY Camera Model: DSLR-A700 Exposure Time: 1/40 F-Number: 4.0 Focal Length: 8 Lens: Sigma 8mm/F4 ISO: 800

Visiting the fun fair Dippemess

This panorama is an impression of the fun fair Dippemess in Frankfurt am Main, Germany.

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Camera Maker: SONY
Camera Model: DSLR-A700
Exposure Time (sec): 1/125
F-Number: 5.6
Focal Length (mm): 8
Lens: Sigma 8mm/4
ISO: 200

Munich subway station Messestadt West

At a recent visit to Munich I also exited the subway at the station Messestadt West.


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Camera Maker: SONY
Camera Model: DSLR-A700
Exposure Time: 1/40
F-Number: 4.0
Focal Length: 8
Lens: Sigma 8mm/F4
ISO: 800

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