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Markus Matern

Old and Rusty Tractors

Jürgen Matern

Old and Rusty Crane

Höfn, Austur-Skaftafellssýsla, Iceland

June 23, 2013, 20:52 UTC (20:52 local time)

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© 2013 Jürgen Matern, All Rights Reserved.

Caption

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This panorama shows an old and rusty machine. In better times it surely was a trusty machine but now it's only rusty...

Making Of

The shooting was done with a monopod extented to mid level of the housing of the crane. The lens was mounted with a custom-made bracket, which allows me to mount the lens to 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 2 f-stops apart. The best exposed set was chosen before stitching.

Location

Atlantic Ocean / Iceland

Lat: 64° 15' 37.12" N
Long: 15° 12' 6.5" W

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Precision is: High. Pinpoints the exact spot.

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Equipment

  • Camera: Sony NEX-6
  • Lens: Samyang 7.5mm/3.5 UMC fisheye (for Micro 4/3 adapted for NEX)
  • Mounting: Custom-made lens bracket mounted on top of a monopod
  • Software: Panotools, PTGui Pro, Smartblend, Photoshop CS6, Pano2VR
  • 4 pictures @ 90° / ISO 100
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