Refuge in the Forest
Bad Wildbad, Black Forrest, south-west corner of Germany
December 20, 2004 - 11:50 UTC (12:50 local time)
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© 2004 Thomas Rist, All Rights Reserved.
EquipmentTaken with a Nikon CoolPix 990, FC E-8 fisheye, zoomed in. Mounted on a selfmade VR-head. Four shot round plus up and down, bracketing: 5 x 1 EV. Software used for this panorama: NoiseRemove, Photoshop, PtGui with PanoTools, Autopano and PanoCUBE Plus.
Eine Zuflucht im Wald (German)Eine der Bedeutungen von sanctuary ist Zuflucht. Durch alle Jahreszeiten ist dies einer meiner liebsten Zufluchtsorte im schützenden Wald. Wenn ich eine Aus-Zeit brauche, ziehe ich mir dei Stiefel an und mach mich auf einen einsamen Weg in den Wald. In rund 20 Minuten erreiche ich diesen ruhigen Platz. Die kleine Schutzhütte heißt "Laudishütte". Das ist vollkommene Erholung - dort sitzend die Gedanken fließen zu lassen, während man der Natur lauscht.
Behind the scene : how this panorama was madeSanctuary was a theme with amazing broad interpretation possibility.
My first thougt was to do a church panorama. But that's to simple.
The "Wildsee" wildlife sanctuary - a moor on an altitute of 950 m was my second thought. But how will the weather be on the shooting days?
Saturday and Sunday the weather was bad. On sunday afternoon it starts to snow. Monday morning arrived with clear sky. Impatiently I waited for the sun. The wildlife sanctary? Need to much time. What else? - Sanctuary also means refuge! I packed my camera and the manfrotto and went off for a walk in the forest. I visited a lot of my favorite places and shoot some panos. At last, i went to the "Laudishütte" shelter hut. When I saw the sun shining trough the trees there, I was shure: This will be my sanctuary panorama.
First, the ground shots were made, before the snow is trampeled. Then the four shots round plus one up. Each position with 5 different exposures, 1 EV apart.
At home, i used NoiseRemove to combine the bracketed exposures. In Photoshop, the cromatic abberration was corrected with the PanoTools plugin. Then the panorama was stitched with PTGui and Autopano. Blended, patched and color corrected again in Photoshop. Finally, the QTVR's were created with PanoCube Plus.