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Leszek Cuper

"Little Venice" by Night

Richard Crowest

The Gig House

Happisburgh, Norfolk, England

December 31, 2008, 11:43 GMT

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© 2009 Richard Crowest, All Rights Reserved.

Caption

This panorama represents a project—and a promise—that came full circle at the turn of the year. Our friends Liz and Robert host a fantastic meal and party every New Year's Eve, and in the hazy morning-after glow at the start of 2008 I rashly offered to help out with their project to turn a derelict outbuilding into a holiday cottage. As a result I spent two days in bitter March winds in an unglazed, unheated building hauling my arthritic body up and down a ladder to the first floor (the stairs went in the day after I left) in order to tile the bathroom.

Be careful what you promise on the First of January...

(2008 turned out to be a big year in more ways than one - our virtual tours, for which Liz designed the interface, won a prestigious national accessibility award.)

The up-side was that, while the other New Year's Eve guests started 2009 in the relative cool of the main house, I was snug with my partner in the now handsomely appointed Gig House. William Randolph Hearst hardly offered better guest accommodation at San Simeon. And the bathroom tiling is beautiful...

Location

Europe / UK-England

Lat: 52° 49' 29.77" N
Long: 1° 31' 49.83" E

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Equipment

Canon EOS 350D, Sigma 10mm fisheye lens, Manfrotto tripod with levelling head, Nodal Ninja 5 panoramic head. Exposures blended with Bracketeer, stitched in Autopano Pro and edited in Photoshop.
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