Remains of Roman Baths in Mamer

In Mamer, Luxembourg, close to the European School, there are some remains of Roman baths. I had lunch there and wanted to shoot it. Later on I decided to apply different types of panorama; here’s the result:

Normal photo using a 24 mm lens
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Equirectangular panorama 360×180 degrees
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Mercator projection 360×160 degrees (then cropped to maintain 6:4 ratio)
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Stereographic panorama

And my favorite, the stereographic down panorama, making panoramas look like a planet:

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Remains of Roman Baths, stereographic down panorama

And thanks to Frederic, who kept me company while I was shooting 630 photos (126 photos with 5 different exposures each).

Dogwood52: week 8: Landscape: Wide Angle/Panorama

So, here I am again with the weekly challenge. This time it is about a great opportunity to explore panorama stitching and create a wide sweeping landscape.

I first tried from the balcony of my office room, played with Photoshop Photo Merge, and decided to use Lightroom to create the panorama – it seems to handle raw files better when it comes to vignetting. Then I started putting a lot of energy and time into this project and asked myself many questions, including about the ratio to use and found out that 3×1 is a good bet because we can find frames using this ratio. All camera settings are manual, including focus and bracketing was enabled to catch different exposures. But you have been warned, the pictures are great (in size) – please download them if you like 😉

Luxembourg Grund night panorama
Luxembourg Grund night panorama (full size image)
Mamer Schlass night panorama
Mamer Schlass night panorama (full size image)
Skate Park Hollerich 360 degrees panorama
Skate Park Hollerich 360 degrees panorama (full size image)

And here are some pictures captured while training for the shootings:

Getting warmed up for panoramic capture
Getting warmed up for panoramic capture (full size image)
Clutter on the table (full size image)

The panorama has just started; I will definitely make more, thinking of an album of Luxembourg panoramas.

Dogwood52: week 7: Portrait: Faceless

Tell someone’s story without showing their face.

I did find it extremely hard to be inspired, to capture an interesting context. I didn’t put too much effort into this and mainly worked on the future challenges instead; but here’s the result:

Kids playing, normal stuff Feet portrait Texting Couch potato

Respectively named:

  • Kids playing, normal stuff,
  • Feet portrait,
  • Texting, and
  • Couch potato.

But be prepared for something more amazing for week 8 😉

Dogwood52: week 6: Artistic: Candy

Your artistic interpretation this week should be inspired by something sweet. A great chance to play with macro photography.

But after strugging for week 7 challenge, I just realized I forgot to post this one! So there it is…

I had a lot of fun with candies; making close-ups, bokeh, macro and creating a scene:

Accident scene
Accident scene

And of course, the other pictures taken for the challenge:

Three candies playing bokeh
Three candies playing bokeh
Candies aftermach
Candies aftermach
Healthy candies
Healthy candies
Feeding time
Feeding time
Food time
Food time
Candy lover
Candy lover
A Rabbit's diet
A Rabbit’s diet

And we got a house full of candies after the shooting session 😉

Facebook page

If you’d like to follow my photo updates, I have created the Facebook page named kewl media. I have no idea how it’s going to work, but feel free to follow my updates there and share it with your friends, or add critics, respond with pictures, etc. 😉

I will also occasionally share some inspiring pictures and time lapse videos on the feed.

Dogwood52: week 5: landscape: black and white

The challenge of the week is:

Look for a scene with great contrast that will make a great black and white.

I had this in mind when the challenge started so I started shooting pictures a bit early while doing other shootings. As a person keen on colorful stuff, it’s not that easy to think black and white; but I think I have managed to work on the topic a little bit and made a little pre-selection; also each picture has been given a name and is in the gallery.

The selected picture is “The end of the road trip”, a city landscape shot during a misadventure when the car engine started burning down. They say I am going too far with my bicycle activism :-). The good news is that no one was hurt and the insurance company took care of it.

The end of the road trip
The end of the road trip

Other than that, I have been playing with black and white transformation with many of my pictures, and decided to save a few of them after fiddling with the black and white mix.

Le Grand Dagoda Blanc, a K-Doll in Bertrange
Le Grand Dagoda Blanc, a K-Doll in Bertrange
A tree and playground at night
A tree and playground at night. Shot during the Dogwood52 artistic red challenge.
An evening at "Parc des Contades"
An evening at “Parc des Contades”
Two floating stones
Two floating stones
Somewhere over a monochrome rainbow
Somewhere over a monochrome rainbow
Water under the bridge
Water under the bridge

Now I’m looking forward to the candy challenge.

Dogwood52: Week 4: Portrait: headshot

This one was really difficult for me. It’s hard to find out what expression and posture to ask to people, therefore I have decided to publish a picture of Sheepie, my travel companion from New Zealand. I am so bad at have a lot of potential in portrait photography 😉


Other candidates (includes my mother, a lovely bike found on the street, Sheepie and my work mate):
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Link to the gallery challenge.

Previous challenges:

New day, new adventure