Caprices of the Atmosphere
Kaiserstuhl, Southwest Corner of Germany
March 25, 2007 - about 19:00 local time
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© 2007 Erik Krause, All Rights Reserved.
EquipmentCanon EOS 600 analog film camera, Zenitar 16mm Fisheye, Fuji Reala scanned with Nikon LS40. PTGui, enblend3 and Photoshop.
Behind the scene : how this panorama was madeIf you tilt the panorama down you soon realize: Apparently there is nothing where the photographer can stand on.
Well, actually there is a tower, but unfortunately with a roof, and with conventional shooting that would have prevented the sky view which is necessary to show some atmosphere.
Hence I shot handheld 8 images around - 4 from the corners and 4 from the middle of the sides - all slightly outside the railing and all tilted down, such that the foot of the tower was just visible. Naturally this gives parallax errors of some meters...
Some additional shots well outside the railing pointing upwards helped to capture the whole sky.
The tower was reduced to a square on the floor after stitching which was erased by cloning some other parts of the floor.
Actual stitching was done twice: First for the floor parts in order to get a consistent view down. This one created large stitching errors in the horizon. The second one was stitched for the horizon and the sky. This one didn't match at all for the floor. Both where then stitched together approximately along the visible tree line.