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Pictures and photography

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:

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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.