In the time frame of a decade even a city can change it’s appearance. So I searched for panoramic images which I shot in 2004 and which were shot at a place which changed over the last ten years. The best example was a image of the Opernplatz, which I took back in 2004 as a cylindrical panorama. And the view of the Opernplatz (which translates to ‘the square of the opera’) indeed changed a lot in the last ten years.
So I went back and stood at the same spot where I stood a decade ago. First I took a spherical panorama with my double monopod construction. Afterwards I did a remake of the original cylindrical panorama. The following image shows the two cylindrical panoramas in a single composite.
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).
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.
This panorama in cylindrical projection shows the mountain ridge ‘The Remarkables’ near Queenstown in New Zealand. I used 16 pictures with 5 MP. The resulting image is 13486 pixel by 3089 pixel in size.
This is one of my first more complex panoramic images. For this panorama I used 10 images in two rows in landscape orientation. As the source images were taken without a tripod I didn’t manage to take the images from the no parallax point and hat to do some serious retouching in post. The final image is 8000 pixels by 4000 pixels.