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Blick über den Kochelsee ins Alpenvorland by Thomas Naiser

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Thomas Naiser Thomas Naiser
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$8.00 to $798.00
0.91 Gigapixels
Date added
Sep 15, 2010
Date taken
Sep 15, 2010

Homebrew Robotic Panorama Head


The panorama was made from the 1567 m high Jochberg - located in the northern alps, about 60 km south of Munich. On the sunday morning at around 10.00 the mountain was already pretty well populated. An hour earlier the lakes were covered with dense fog. However, this has mostly cleared when the panorama was made.
In the foreground the Kochelsee and the town Kochel. At the horizon the big lakes Ammersee (in the middle of the panorama) and Starnberger See (to the right of the Ammersee), still partly covered with a blanket of fog. Munich is located at the horizon between Lake Starnberg and the mountains on the right side of the panorama. Well visible are the hospital in Großhadern and the Olympiaturm. The Allianz Arena soccer stadium is well visible at a distance of 70 km.
394 photos (10 MPixel each) were shot with a Lumix FZ28 on my homebuilt robotic panorama platform (raw images with 12 MByte). The images were converted to 8 bit Tiff images (Silkypix) and stiched with PTGUI. Only images with sky or water only required manual placement. Stitching was performed in less than an hour.
Update: I just found out that lacking contrast at the horizon can be significantly improved by gamma correction.

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