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(December 17-21, 2004)

Milko K. Amorth †

A Local Tavern Sanctuary

Markus Altendorff

Sanctuary, reduced

Eastern edge of town, Sulzbach-Rosenberg, Germany

December 21, 2004 - 19:03 UTC + 1 = 20:03 local time

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"Sanctuary" is a word of many meanings, so this WWP topic allows for a lot of different interpretations. I've opted for the "a place offering protection" meaning, or, to be precise, for a place that had a loss of that ability. Hedges and shrubs offer significant safety for smaller animals, but are little more than a nuisance in an industrialized landscape. Here and all around the region, this winter saw quite some hedge thinning activity - the wind sure has it easier now to drive snow across the road. Can't say that I see any advantage in that.

Europe / Germany

Lat: 49° 29' 21.7" N
Long: 11° 47' 21.13" E

Elevation: approx. 400m

→ maps.google.com [EXT]

Precision is: High. Pinpoints the exact spot.

Rig: Minolta Dimage 7i on Manfrotto 303 SPH on Manfrotto tripod.
Photos: 32 shots @ 28 mm, f2.8, 4 seconds, ISO 400
Software: Realviz Stitcher 4, Adobe Photoshop 7, CubicConverter 2
Hardware: Apple.
Behind the scene : how this panorama was made
A lot of things can go wrong when doing a last-minute panorama. For example:
  • you're in a hurry, because you're late for an appointment
  • you spend too much time on other activities, instead of shooting while the daylight lasts
  • the location that looked great in daylight is only a black-in-black nothing in the moonlight
  • the batteries have been too long inside the camera
  • it's two months since you last did any panorama

The result: you end up with your photos blurred (since you forgot to check the manual focus and it defaults to 2 meters...) and noisy (since you've pushed the camera to ISO 400)... so, the stitched result is non-spectacular, but at least it's something i can offer for this WWP.

Note to self: Plan ahead next time.

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