The street signs are names from Boston, Massachusetts but we're in Delray Beach, Florida in a night spot called Boston's on the Beach. It's on the border between land and ocean and there are stories to be heard and seen from the last hurricane season. It's around 1 AM in the morning and the nightlife continues to be energized by the music of Jezebel Rock singing Sweet Home Alabama.
I don't usually go roaming around at the midnight hour with my panorama camera if it was not for an assignment (like New Year's Eve) so this 360VR panorama borders on staying out too late and what can I possibly shoot that borders on interesting after the midnight hour.
In the friendly Spring Break atmosphere of Boston's, a late night gathering place with a ocean view, the crowd mostly ignores me or bumps me as I pretend to dance around with my panorama camera to the beat of the music. To some who ask, I explain I am photographing the nightlife for local tourism. This borders on the truth and on doing a panorama for the WWP. We are a bunch of photographers who go out and knock ourselves out to shoot our next 360 degree panorama.
Precision is: Medium. Nearby, but not to the last decimal.
Fuji S3 DSLR, 14 bit RAF files converted in Adobe Camera Raw, 8mm Nikkor fisheye F4 at 1/3 sec ISO 800. Sound recording with Nikon's D2x memo recorder. Software: Photoshop CS2, Adobe Camera Raw, PTMac and Cubic Converter/Connector.
Behind the scene : how this panorama was made
My tripod with the legs folded in like a monopod was strapped to the banister with bungie cords so dancers would not trip over the tripod as we all danced around the camera. I always carry strapping cords for this purpose. A flash set at 1/16 power with a diffusion dome was used for fill light and freeze some of the action. A remote shutter release cable was also used.
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