Of course, I know I should use a rotating camera with slotted aperture when making panoramas, but with the years I have gotten better putting together series of images from an ordinary camera. And it's fun!
Lausanne, Switzerland, old
Marabou, Upplands-Väsby, Sweden
The radio telescope in Arecibo
|Rom, St.Peter's Square
Santa Cruz, California
Nida, from the sand dune top
Song Festival 2003
Vilnius, Presidential Palace
Vilnius, large city overview
|Like a giant grey sea it opens up in the jungle, the world's largest antenna. You don't understand how big it is, until you see it in its entirety: 305 meteres (1000 feet) in diametre. The receiving complex, The Platform, weighs 900 mt and is suspended 200 metres up in the air in the focus of the antenna, in three wires. The round house up there, The Gregorian is a three storey building, containing 6 cryogenically cooled receivers.|
|The Intermediate Frequency Room of Arecibo. A detailed explanation of the numbers in the picture is available here. It will open in a new window. (Well, it won't, but as soon as I get it finished it will.)|
|The Control Room of Arecibo, where the antenna is pointed and focused, and is set to scan the Universe. The door to the right leads to the IF Room.|
|A Catholic church yard some distance from Arecibo City. The graves look a little like the houses, white rectangular blocks. This is a poor churchyard in the mountains. A maze, a clutter of gravestones, with colour splashes here and there. The poorest can't even afford stones, and have to do with galvanised steel tubes.|
|This is what San Juan looks like from the roof of the old Spanish fort Castillo de san Cristóbal in the middle of the Old Town.|
|The tastiest picture you have ever seen, the Museum Shop at the Marabou chocolate factory in Upplands-Väsby north of Stockholm. This is a shop with style, with high-grade wood panelling and plush-covered chairs. The shop was originally placed in Gothenburg, but was dismantled and shelved and then rebuilt in Upplands-Väsby. Marabou (Kraft Sweden AB) offers guided tours, during which you can feast your eyes on this unusually tasty shop.|
|After a press conference in Brussels, Belgium I took a stroll around town and made this two-picture standing panorama of the City Hall at the Old Town square. A close-up of the fantastic, well-made sculptures adorning the whole building is available in the Gallery.|
|After having attended a training course in Frome, England, we for some reason ended up in Salisbury. This is a morning picture of the majestic cathedral, made up of four different pictures. There are other pictures from the cathedral in the Gallery.|
|I made a visit to the, then, only half finished Öresund Bridge between Sweden and Denmark, at the point
where it leaves Malmoe city. This time I didn't forget to lock the aperture. Behold the nice result! The
truth is, I did get colour shifts between the pictures anyway, that I had to remove in Photoshop later.
It is strange to think that the water depth is no more than 6 metres anywhere between Sweden and Denmark. In principle it would be possible to walk across, on stilts. Notwithstanding this, the waves were high and the sightseeing boat jumped a lot when we went out to get a better look at the high section (to the far right, having pylons 206 meters in height). It was impossible to stand the beer on the table.
Each bridge section (between two pillars) weighs 1800 metric tons, and has been lifted in place by a specially built pontoon crane nicknamed The Swan, capable of lifting 8000 tons. The bridge section is placed in a lifting device, which also weighs some 1800 tons. At the Danish end, they use concrete tunnel sections instead, and lay them out in a trench dug in the sea floor (the water is so shallow, they had to dig out a trench, or the tunnel would be sticking out of the water). Each concrete section weighs some 36,000 tons. After the section has been cast, it is made watertight and floated to its correct position, where it is sunk to its final resting-place. Of course, section number 13 leaked and sunk in the wrong place.
|And now something for you with the very big screen and the very big patience: St. Peter's Square, photographed
in the summer of 1999, in 1.6 megabyte size. Enjoy all the detail. This picture was put together from 7 separate
pictures. As usual, ths sky has been fixed, because it's not possible to get the sky and the buildings good at
the same time. And I also had to adjust the Pines of Rome and had the pleasure of removing a construction crane
behind the pines to the right.
The picture is 1000 x 3800 pixels, with very fine detail. Note the half Japanese tourist at middle right. I let her remain just for fun. The very same tourist has walked a bit and is avaliable as a whole, together with a friend, a little more to the right.
|I was on a documentary trip to the University of Californa in Santa Cruz (UCSC) and participated in the Santa Cruz
Operations' great show, the SCO Forum 1999. Here, there Unix, everywhere Unix, but during one lunch I managed to
sneak away to the highest hilltop on campus and make this panorama of Santa Cruz City. The Pacific Ocean
is at the horizon.
The sky is faked. It was impossible to succed with the hues of both the ground and the sky. You will find other pictures from California in the Californian Gallery and among the Magazine Articles.
|This is my first panorama, and because it's also the worst, it's here at the bottom. Here I am on a small artificial
hill outside Vèvay, a suburb of Lausanne, in Switzerland. There was lunch break at the Bobst
factory, where I was attending a course in how to fix phototypesetting machines. The weather was fantastic, so
I took some time and made a 300-degree panorama picture of the surroundings.
The factory lies hidden beyond a small group of trees behind me, trees that prevented me from making a 360-degree picture. In those days I wasn't very clever, so I forgot to lock the aperture, and so I got different exposures in different directions, resulting in different colour temperatures. It was difficult to make a tolerable collection of all the pictures in PhotoShop.