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

PanoTwin Jürgen shooting Castle Rock

PanoTwin Jürgen shooting Castle Rock near Lynton.


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Camera Maker: KONICA MINOLTA
Camera Model: DYNAX 7D
Exposure Time (sec): 1/750
F-Number: 8
Focal Length (mm): 8
Lens: Sigma 8mm/F4
ISO: 100

Ponte Lombardo, Venice

Ponte Lombardo in Venice spans over Rio Malpago
and ends at Fondamente de la Toletta.


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Camera Maker: KONICA MINOLTA
Camera Model: DYNAX 7D
Exposure Time (sec): 1/1500
F-Number: 8
Focal Length (mm): 8
Lens: Sigma 8mm/F4
ISO: 3200

Bridge over Rio Malpaga at Rio de le Elemente

The two rivers are in reality two canals in Venice, Italy. They meet just below the bridge, the pano was shot on.


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Camera Maker: KONICA MINOLTA
Camera Model: DYNAX 7D
Exposure Time (sec): 1/350
F-Number: 8
Focal Length (mm): 8
Lens: Sigma 8mm/F4
ISO: 3200

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. The location is at the Eisbach, which translates to ice brook just next to the Haus der Kunst in Munich. The standing wave can be surfed the whole year, but even in summer the water is very cold.

The history of surfing the Eisbach goes back into the year 1972 (according to Wikipedia).

The Eisbach flows under ground for some kilometers and is a part of the Isar river. After the popular surf spot it flows through the Englischer Garten a large park where you can relax just in the heart of the city.


Surfer auf dem Eisbach, Brückenaussicht in München

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