Montag, 31. März 2008

Petronas Towers VR

For a long time I didnt create any VR's for fun. In Kuala Lumpur finally spend some some time in the evening to create another beautiful VR of the famous towers. Unfortunately I didnt bring my VR head, so I was guessing and turning the whole tripod. But the result still looks good without too much post processing.
I am using the flickr SPI Viewer from Aldo Hoeben, great viewer.

Sonntag, 30. März 2008

Coming back from Kuala Lumpur, I processed the RAW files using a PC with more horsepower and memory. The gigapan comes at 21.100 x 9.900 pixel (~210MPx).

Mittwoch, 26. März 2008

Short Visit to Kuala Lumpur

A conference brought me back to Kuala Lumpur, haven't been there for a while. An impressive view from the roof terace at the 34th floor (this one made with the Kodak V705). A bit later the day I re-shoot the pano with the 1Ds. Will upload the highres version for your exploring pleasure asap. Unfortunately there is no way to have the Petronas Towers in the panorama due to some ugly building roof in front of it. Just a normal (alias non-panoramic) night view.

Dienstag, 25. März 2008

Featured in Google Earth

3 of my highres panoramas from Australia are featured in the Gigapan Gallery in Google Earth. Select "Gigapan Photos" in the gallery layer.
Check out Hawkesburry River Cruise (link), Woy Woy Bay (link) near Sydney and the Adelaide Harbor (link).
Gigapan (link), Google Earth (link)

Sonntag, 23. März 2008

First Digital Back Gigapan

First experiments creating large panoramic images with the Mamiya ZD back and 150mm lens (Note the shallow depth of field at F5.6).
10 Images RAW (4.000x5.336) with estimated overlap using a panohead, converted with Adobe Lightroom into jpg max files and stitched with PTGui Pro; resulting in a 144Mp 27.541x5.235 panorama. (Shot at the Kranji War Memorial)

Samstag, 22. März 2008

Worldwide Panorama No.1-2008 on its way

The regular VR panorama event that unites 100's of panorama photographers worldwide in shooting in the same period of time (usually the solstice) all over the world and working out a submission to the same topic, this time "Beginnings". The shooting is 23. March 2008. I will submit again after being offline there for 2 years after 5 previous submissions.
A new.. Beginning !

Donnerstag, 13. März 2008

Short Visit to Shekou

A 2 day trip to visit a friend brought me to Shekou, Shenzen. The city is less than 30 years old and lacks of history or old China kind of attractions, so I made only a handful of V705 panos. I stayed in a hotel (Seaworld Hotel) converted Cruise Ship (The Minghua, bougth by China from France in the 70's) , that was somehow stranded years ago and then caught by land reclamation.

Montag, 3. März 2008

Jurong Hill

Another Singapore dusty attraction that I "found" last week. Nearvy the famous Jurong Birdpark, hardly any tourist finds his way the tower on the hill. Yes, it was there all the time, but since I bought the van, I am exploring more places than before. Jurong Hill is a lookout tower cum restaurant, both seen better times, but you have very interesting view over Singapore from Bukit Timah Hill to Jurong Island. Weather was rainy and overcast, so I marked it on my todo list for a highres panorama soon. Experience with the Kodak V705: as usual, the cam is not made for overcast situation ! The below images are photoshoped to increase dynamic range a bit and boost the flat color.