Fascination of Panorama Photos

Roskilde Cathedral Square. A 169 megapixel image stitched from 28 downscaled images.

There is something about panorama photos or stitched photos that fascinate me. It’s a bit like a fisheye lens, that shows the world in a way you can’t see with the naked eye.

A panorama photo serves multiple purposes seen from my perspective. The obvious reason is to include more of a scene in one photo, in a panoramic way.

Another reason is to compensate, for a missing lens. If you haven’t got that really wide angle lens in the bag, shoot two less wide angled images, and stitch them when you get home.

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Misty Cathedral

The cathedral of Roskilde lies in my hometown and contains the bones of 21 kings and 18 queens, including the famous viking Harald Bluetooth. The first king of Denmark to become a Christian. The technology of the modern age called Bluetooth is actually named after him – how about that!
Jack the Ripper just went around the corner, and the bat mobile also came by, while I was shooting. Unfortunately due to the long exposures, they kind of disappeared. Next time they come around, I’ll be sure to use a faster shutter speed! I used 7 exposures for this one. Then I used Photomatix and photoshop to merge layers to the final result.