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Hyde Park & War Memorial…

by on Jun.09, 2010, under Life, Photography

The following is a full 360 degree panorama I took in Hyde Park late yesterday afternoon (just before coming home after work). As it was quite late in the day – just before sunset it was actually fairly dark in the park.

In this view the left and right edges join (creating a cylinder) to complete the 360 degree view. In reality the left hand side of the image looks across the pond in front of the war memorial and down Hyde Park itself (looking North) and the right side shows the memorial itself (looking South).

Using my tripod I took 8 shots at 45 degree intervals with the camera oriented vertically with my D90 and Sigma 8-16mm ultra wide angle lens set at 8mm. These were then stitched into the panorama below. NB: I cheated and doctored the sky afterwards since it was basically blown out to white 🙂

1/60 sec at f/8, ISO 400, 12mm equiv

The next is a High Dynamic Range (HDR) image I generated from shots taken from the top of the war memorial steps looking back towards the city buildings around museum station – it was actually those cool looking clouds tinged with the pink of sunset that I wanted in the shot. I used bracketed shots at 0, -2 and +2 EV.

1/15 sec at f/8, ISO 400, 12mm equiv

This last shot was taken inside the war memorial itself and shows the value of an extremely wide lens taking in an expansive view in limited space.

1 sec at f/8, ISO 400, 12mm equiv

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  • Rodney.Campbell

    Hi Rosemary – welcome to the club and I’m sure you’ll enjoy your new camera – I’ve certainly enjoyed using mine these past eight months and there are always new things to learn and try 🙂

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