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Transportation (September 20-24, 2006)

Tamas D.Varga

Rickshaw Boy

Erik Van den Broeck

Climbing

Kortrijk, Belgium

21 september 2006 20:00

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Belgium with Holland is sometimes described as the 'lowlands', we have no mountains, the highest point is about 600 meters.

From Kortrijk it's over 200 km to find a place to practice climbing if it was not for http://www.blueberry-hill.be, this adventure sport centre houses a 13 meter wall with varying difficulties from easy to hard depending on the place on the wall and the colour of grips/support used.

Enjoy!

Location

Europe / Belgium

Lat: 50° 49' 13" N
Long: 3° 17' 33" E

Elevation: 19

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Precision is: Medium. Nearby, but not to the last decimal.

Equipment

Hardware:
- camera - Nikon D50
- lens - Nikon 10.5mm F2.8
- bracket - Nodal Ninja 3

6 roundshots at 1600 ASA F8 1/15s

Software:
- stitcher - PTGUI
- cubic converter - Pano2QTVR
- editor - Photoshop CS2 & Paint Shop Pro 9

Behind the scene : how this panorama was made


This is my first pano with my new D50 and 10.5mm F2.8 lens, coming home I noticed I used 1600 ISO but on a closer look this was no mistake as I needed 1/15s to use F8, being there the place look’s well lit but with these lights that's a false impression.
Also notice the 3 types of light, so used the sunny setting to get natural colours.

Also a first for me is the use of a 3 meter pole, the camera cannot be reached and the IR remote did not work without being in the pictures until I sticked on a paper reflector next to the receiver.

And yes there are errors, some ropes are diconnected but these are no stitsching errors, I just could not ask the climbers to hang there for a couple of minutes, so got errors between the roundshots and the upshot, I did not even try to correct them in PS due to the complicated backdrop.







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