Entrance of the Shrine of Remembrance (Melbourne)

This image is from the February page of my 2018 calender. This image shows a reprojected spherical panorama which was taken in front of the entrance of the Shrine of Remembrance. Reprojection is little planet (stereographic).

Entrance of the Shrine of Remembrance
Entrance of the Shrine of Remembrance

Standing near ‘Larry’ the Big Lobster in Kingston SE (AUS).

‘Larry’ is a 17 m tall sculpture of a spiny lobster. It is made of steel and fibreglass and was built in 1979 in a period of six month. It has an approximate weight of about 4 tonnes.

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Camera Maker: SONY
Camera Model: ILCE-QX1
Exposure Time (sec): 1/200
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.

Standing on the beach of Beachport (AUS).

This panorama was shot on a small beach west of Beachport.

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Camera Maker: SONY
Camera Model: ILCE-QX1
Exposure Time (sec): 1/1000
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 Umpherston Sinkhole

This panorama shows the Umpherston Sinkhole. I was standing on the ground of the sinkhole while I was taking the panorama.

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Camera Maker: SONY
Camera Model: ILCE-QX1
Exposure Time (sec): 1/800
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.

At the Petrified Forest near Cape Bridgewater (AUS).

The Petrified Forest is an area with structures of stone which look like petrified trunks of trees. The area is part of the Discovery Bay Coastal Park in Victoria (Australia). It can be accessed via the Blowholes Road. There are different theories about the origin of the structures, but it is said to be sure that these structures are no petrified trees.

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Camera Maker: SONY
Camera Model: ILCE-QX1
Exposure Time (sec): 1/800
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.

Standing on Tower Hill in the Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve

The Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve is one of the many parks in Victoria (AUS). The viewpoint is on top of Tower Hill, which can be reached with a short hike from one of the carparks. The park iself is situated in an ancient volcanic crater.

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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 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.

Loch Ard Gorge

This panorama shows one section of Loch Ard Gorge. It can be reached by some steps from the carpark.

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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 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.

Standing on the Gibson Steps

The Gibson Steps are leading down to Gibson Beach. When your driving on the Great Ocean Road from east to west, then this is the first location, where you can see one of the “Twelve Apostles”.

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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 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.

Split Point Lighthouse

This panorama shows Split Point Lighthouse from the viewing platform near the cliff. The rock formation in the sea is called Eagle Rock.

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Camera Maker: SONY
Camera Model: ILCE-QX1
Exposure Time (sec): 1/320
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.