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(September 18-23, 2008)

Geoff Mather

Dunster Castle Keep

Jürgen Matern

U-Bahn station Candidplatz

Munich, Germany

September 19, 2008 - 13:12 UTC (15:12 local time)

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As I went for a visit to my brother Markus at this WWP weekend, I had to find a location near Munich. As we dicussed possible locations we remembered some very colorful subway stations of the Munich U-Bahn. We decided to take some pictures at the station Candidplatz and at the station Westfriedhof which are both extremely colorful stations. So you find a panorama of the U-Bahn station Candidplatz in this entry and a panorama of the U-Bahn station Westfriedhof at my brothers entry.

Making Of

The shooting was done with a 3.15 meter (appx. 10.33 ft) pole to reach a more elevated viewpoint above the platform. The pole was extended to appx. 2.5 meter (appx. 8.20 ft). The lens was mounted with a custom made bracket, which allows 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°. Due to the lighting conditions I took three exposures at each direction. The exposures were 0.7 f-stops apart. The best exposed set was chosen before stitching.

Nadir and zenith were retouched manually.



Europe / Germany

Lat: 48° 6' 44" N
Long: 11° 34' 17" E

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

  • Camera: Sony Alpha 700
  • Lens: Sigma 8mm/4 fisheye
  • Software: Panotools, PTGui, Smartblend, PSCS3, Pano2VR
  • 4 pictures @ 90° / ISO 800

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