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Yoshiyuki Kaneko

Pollen Transportation

Willy Kaemena

Syrian Minibus

Damascus, Syria

12:54 UTC, Sept. 22, 2006

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© 2006 Willy Kaemena, All Rights Reserved.

Caption

Mini busses are carrying the main load of public transport in urban regions of Syria. They run in high frequency within the cities and they also connecting the suburban areas. They have flat fares and within the city the price is usually 5 Syrian Pound (=0,10 $US)

For more impressions of Syria, including panoramas made inside Luxury Buses and trains please go to my Syria Full Screen Panorama Website.

Additional Caption: Behind the scene : how this panorama was made ▼

Location

Middle East / Syria

Lat: 33° 29' 48.16" N
Long: 36° 19' 34.13" E

Elevation: 673m

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Precision is: Medium. Nearby, but not to the last decimal.

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Equipment

Nikon D200 with Nikkor 8mm on monopod, Nikon Flash SB600 at manual 1/10 of power, 4 photos only RAW. PSCS2, PtguiMac, CubicConverter, CubicConnector for rotation sprite

Behind the scene : how this panorama was made

As these busses are zapping through the traffic with sudden stops, it was quite complicated to shoot the required 4 pictures with a camera on top of a monopod which hardly found its way to the floor passing the legs of the passengers. Due to the constant acceleration and braking of the bus along its route, it was impossible to get the monopod perpendicular. That explains also my scilly face as I was too concentrated watching the spirit level during the short stops, while shooting.
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