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Mark Fink

Boules - St. Paul de Vence - France

Edward S. Fink

View from Barn Bluff

Overlooking Red Wing, Minnesota, USA

June 17, 2012, 17:50 UTC (11:50 am local time)

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© 2012 Edward S. Fink, All Rights Reserved.

Caption

This 360 degree panorama was shot on Barn Bluff overlooking Red Wing, Minnesota, the Mississippi River, and across to Wisconsin.

My family has a long history of weekend photography trips. Over 40 years ago my dad would drive us around the Rocky Mountains in Colorado shooting panoramas with a Mamiya 6x9 Press Camera. So on Father's Day weekend 2012 I went back to my panorama roots with my wife and grandkids, and rented a convertible to cruise the bluff country along the Mississippi River in southern Minnesota and Wisconsin. I shot panoramas at some of the same locations I shot 13 years ago with my first digital camera.

In 1999 with my $1,000 digital camera it took 18 shots to make a 360 degree panorama. I could fit exactly 36 shots in the camera, so if I didn't make any mistakes I could shoot 2 panoramas before I had to stop for a 30 minute camera download! Like shooting panoramas with my dad, it was such an investment in time that I learned to be very picky with my shots, and wanted only the most scenic locations. So I used to do "panorama weekends" where I'd rent a convertible, put the top down, and cruise around looking for special places to photograph - like this one.

Location

USA-Canada / USA-Minnesota

Lat: 44° 33' 46.72" N
Long: 92° 31' 25.04" W

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Precision is: High. Pinpoints the exact spot.

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Equipment

Nikon D700, Nikkor 10.5 (shaved), Nodal Ninja Ultimate R1, PTGui, Photoshop
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