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Hamburg Binnenalster at night

Hamburg Binnenalster at night

If you hear Hamburg you can think of many things: You think of musicals, water, Reeperbahn, St. Pauli, Kiez, Elbe, Alster, Sternschanze, Altona and many more. I especially fell in love with all the reflections and lights. The following picture is made of 4 straight out of camera snapshots, stitched, cropped and finally I added a frame. Enjoy and add Hamburg to your vacation list.

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color HDR Magic Lantern Panorama photography postprocessing

Small break in the blue hour

I took my panosaurus 2.0 for a first ride after the initial setup and tests. I took the opportunity and decided to shoot a small panorama in the blue hour.

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HDR Magic Lantern Panorama photography postprocessing

Panoramic HDR Experiment

Why do they allow an ugly tent there? by stst31415
Why do they allow an ugly tent there?, a photo by stst31415 on Flickr.

I went out with my tripod to shoot a structured panorama in at least 3 by 2. I made it 4 by 2 but it was not convincing. Because I also experimented…

Another thing I wanted to try was a panorama with a wide angle lens. So I used my trusted Sigma portrait in 10mm and used a recipe which nearly always worked for me.

The recipe as always: 3 pictures using 9 brackets with Magic Lantern on my 60D, HDR created with HDR Efex, and panorama with Microsoft ICE.

There were problems with the distortion near the lens, like in the railing you can see on the left. I don’t know if the result is also there because of the horizontal lines. I will try to find out.

I am very pleased with the look of this picture. What is your opinion?

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Clouded by a painter

Clouded by a painter by stst31415
Clouded by a painter, a photo by stst31415 on Flickr.

A very quick panorama made of 4 pictures, 3 brackets each taken with a Canon Powershot S95. Unfortunately I had no tripod available. No postprocessing except an output sharpener.

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Wide angle HDR

Karlskirche with art by Henry Moore by stst31415
Karlskirche with art by Henry Moore, a photo by stst31415 on Flickr.

The HDR process seems to be also a wonderful way to reuse that ultra wide angle lens I own. Typically the heavy distortions make nice pictures impossible, so you have to use some arty technique to make them bearable for the viewer. I still love the manipulation of depth and the compression of background. The picture above is made from 9 exposures at f/16 and 10mm with HDR Efex Pro.

For other pictures created with magic lantern look at these posts.