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Best Of 2016

(January – December 2016)

Masato Ohta (heiwa4126)

Nakasato Bonfire Festival

Jürgen Matern

Tower Shot from Scott Monument

Edinburgh, Scotland, Great Britain

August 3, 2016, 14:53 UTC (15:53 local time)

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This panorama is a so called tower shot on the top level of Scott Monument in Edinburgh. Actually I think this image is only the second best of my images from this year, but I already used my best spherical as a my contribution for the WWP event "Unique".

Making Of

The shooting was done handheld with a Walimex (Samyang) 7.5mm fish eye lens on a Sony QX1. Sixteen images around. The zenith and nadir were retouched by hand in post-processing. The nadir looks differnet in reality, but this way it was easier to retouch...

  • Camera: Sony ILCE-QX1
  • Lens: Samyang 7mm/3.5 UMC fisheye (lens hood shaved, MFT lens adapted for Sony E-mount)
  • Mounting: hand-held (tower shot from the topmost plattform)
  • Software: PTGui Pro, smartblend, Photoshop CC, Pano2VR
  • 16 images in one row @ ISO 100
  • zenith and nadir retouched with Photoshop in post

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