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The End of Everything

Jürgen Matern

Inside the Mausoleum of the Family 'Von Gans'

Central cemetery, Frankfurt am Main, Germany

September 22, 2013, 13:42 UTC (15:42 local time)

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© 2013 Jürgen Matern, All Rights Reserved.

Caption

Theme

The mausoleum of the family 'von Gans' is the largest gravesite on the central cemetery of Frankfurt am Main. It was erected by Friedrich Ludwig von Gans in 1909. In 1932 it was adopted by the Frankfurt society of cremation. Since then it's used for the burial of urns.

Making Of

The shooting was done with a 3.15 meter (appx. 10.33 ft) pole to reach a more elevated viewpoint inside the mausoleum. 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

Europe / Germany

Lat: 50° 8' 14.59" N
Long: 8° 41' 18" E

Elevation: 148

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Precision is: High. Pinpoints the exact spot.

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Equipment

  • Camera: Sony Alpha 99
  • Lens: Sigma 10mm f/2.8 fisheye (lenshood shaved) at f5.6
  • Mounting: Custom-made lens bracket mounted on top of a monopod
  • Software: PTGui Pro, Smartblend, Photoshop CC, Pano2VR
  • 4 pictures @ 90° / one shot for nadir / one shot for zenith / ISO 2500
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