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Marcin Mróz

LED Fountain

Jürgen Matern

Inside Skálholtdómkirkja

Skálholt, Iceland

June 8, 2012, 18:15 UTC (18:15 local time).

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© 2012 Jürgen Matern, All Rights Reserved.

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Theme

What was my best panorama in the past year? Every year that's a difficult question that I have to answer for the "Best Of" event at the WWP at the end of the year. As I'm still looking for motifs whose equirectangulars can serve as a interesting base image for reprojecting the panoramic image I selected an image which I hadn't published until now and which serves this purpose.

Making Of

The shooting was done with a monopod. On top of that I used a custom-made bracket. The bracket allows me to mount the lens in a fashion so I can turn around the no-parallax point of the lens.

As the lens is a fisheye lens, four pictures easily cover 360°. To be sure I took three exposures at each direction. The exposures were 0.7 f-stops apart. The best exposed set was chosen before stitching.

Location

Atlantic Ocean / Iceland

Lat: 64° 7' 32.98" N
Long: 20° 31' 29.72" W

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Precision is: High. Pinpoints the exact spot.

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Equipment

  • Camera: Sony NEX-7
  • Lens: Sigma 8mm f/4.0 fisheye
  • Mounting: Custom-made lens bracket mounted on top of a monopod
  • Software: Panotools, PTGui Pro, Smartblend, Photoshop CS6, Pano2VR
  • 4 pictures @ 90° / ISO 800
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