We see a lot of performances these days in Germany. Even more than usual because of the upcoming election of the German Bundestag
. For the shooting I went to a convention of the SPD
(the Social Democratic Party). Their keynote speaker was Frank-Walter Steinmeier
who is the current Vice-Chancellor of Germany
. I took the pano when he was giving his speech. To be more precise he was not giving his speech he was performing his speech...
The shooting was done with a 3.15 meter (appx. 10.33 ft) pole
to reach a more elevated viewpoint above the spectators. The pole was extended to its full length. The lens was mounted with a custom-made bracket, which allows me 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°. To be sure I took three exposures at each direction. The exposures were 2 f-stops apart. The best exposed set was chosen before stitching.