What was my best panorama in the past year? Every year that's a difficult question that I have to answer for the "Best Of" event at the WWP at the end of the year. As I intensified my efforts to remap my spherical panoramas back to a printable form, I choose one of my favourites in the remapped form
. More on remapping can be found in a talk
of Markus Matern
and a talk
of myself which we held at the 2009 annual Panotools meeting
The shooting was done with a 3.15 meter (appx. 10.33 ft) pole
to reach a more elevated viewpoint above the bridge. The pole was extended to its full length. 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.