Micro Panorama Thumbnail for Social Sharing Sites

International Year of Forests

(January 1st, 2011 - December 31st, 2013)

Robert Bilsland

Amid of Forest of Fruit

Robert Bilsland

Hidden Playgrounds

High Wood, Malvern, Worcestershire, England, UK

3 March 2013, 15:28 UTC (15:28 local time)

Loading panorama viewer ...
Configuring ...

© 2013 Robert Bilsland, All Rights Reserved.

Forests can contain so many different things and be used for so many uses. People interpret these spaces in their own ways. What you see here is just a small part of a downhill mountain bike course, something that wouldn't have been built in 5 minutes, a real labour of love. I didn't know it existed and this was made even more surprising by the fact it is only a short distance from where I live.

The course contains a good variety of challenges with jumps, fast sections and banked corners. The part you see here shows a jump across a small stream before heading into a banked corner that leads to another jump.

Unfortunately for the people who had made the course a bit of tree clearing had taken part on the lower section resulting in it being blocked by fallen trees. Something that I'm sure wouldn't have left the course blocked for long and more than likely become part of the course itself.

Europe / UK-England

Lat: 52° 7' 29.78" N
Long: 3° 21' 56.21" W

Elevation: 597 ft

→ maps.google.com [EXT]

Precision is: High. Pinpoints the exact spot.

Taken with a Nikon D300 and a Nikkor 10.5mm f/2.8G fisheye lens. Mounted on a Nodal Ninja 5 panoramic head and R-D16 rotator atop a Manfrotto 055XPROB tripod. 5 bracketed shots (-2 -1 0 +1 +2) taken at 6 positions 60° apart, tilted 15° down and another set of shots taken looking straight up. Raw files then processed in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5 before being blended into single views, then stitched together using PTGui Pro 9.1.7 and converted using Pano2VR 4.1.0.

PLEASE RESPECT THE ARTIST’S WORK. All images are copyright by the individual photographers, unless stated otherwise. Use in any way other than viewing on this web site is prohibited unless permission is obtained from the individual photographer. If you're interested in using a panorama, be it for non-profit or commercial purposes, please contact the individual photographer. The WWP can neither negotiate for, nor speak on behalf of its participants. The overall site is copyright by the World Wide Panorama Foundation, a California Public Benefit Corporation. Webdesign © by Martin Geier www.geiervisuell.com