Archive for February, 2014

360° panorama by Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com.
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Big cave church with columns in the upper Güllüdere valley between Göreme and Çavuşin. Seen from the outside it is only a big tuff rock with some holes.
360° panorama by Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com.
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Big cave church with columns in the upper Güllüdere valley between Göreme and Çavuşin. Seen from the outside it is only a big tuff rock with some holes.
360° panorama by Vasilis Triantafyllou.
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360° panorama by Ivan Savin.
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360° panorama by Aaron Priest.
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On the night of December 27, 2013, Chris Georgia, Garrett Evans, and I hiked up Artist’s Bluff in Franconia Notch State Park, New Hampshire. What a view! Straight ahead is Echo Lake, to the right are the ski slopes of Cannon Mountain (they were grooming the trails), and to the left is Internet 93 snaking its way through Franconia Notch. Overhead, Orion, the Milky Way, Jupiter, and the Beehive Cluster can be seen peeking through the fast moving clouds.More behind the scenes photos can be explored on my website: http://galleries.aaronpriestphoto.com/Night/2013-Artists-Bluff/ Technical details: shot with a Really Right Stuff TVC-34L tripod with leveling base, Panoneed robotic head, Promote Control, Nikon D700, & Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8 @ 14mm, f/2.8, ISO 2500, and 5 exposures of 1.7 EV steps from 0.3 to 30 seconds. The sphere is stitched from 13 positions of 5 exposures plus an extra bracket of me standing by the rock for a total of 70 images. RAW conversion, noise reduction, and sharpening to 16-bit TIFFs was done with Lightroom, exposure fusion with Photomatix Pro, stitched with PTGui Pro, and blended with a combination of PTGui, Enblend, and Photoshop layers by hand (particularly the moving clouds).
360° panorama by hkaxiong.
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360° panorama by Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com.
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The Üzümlü Kilise (10th century) is inside a tuff rock. It is named after a fresco with lots of grapes (üzüm = grape). An inscription says that here the eremite Niketas had lived.
360° panorama by Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com.
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The Üzümlü Kilise (10th century) is inside a tuff rock. It is named after a fresco with lots of grapes (üzüm = grape). An inscription says that here the eremite Niketas had lived.
360° panorama by bibouroku tabito.
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One of the oldest shrines for driving out evils and inviting good lucks in Kakegawa. Known as a god in the direction of north-east ( considered in which the demon's gate is ) and the successive lords of the Kakegawa Castle including Yamanouchi Kazutoyo piously worshipped it very much. The Flower Garden beside the shrine attracts visitors with 300 trees of red, pink and white Shidare Plum blossoms. The best season comes in Mid-Feb – Early-Mar. Tatsuo Shrine HP (Japanese language) Shizuoka Guide - Tatsuo Shrine (English language)  

The term selfie became popular when the first social networks were launched almost ten years ago. The word describes self-taken photographs. Nowadays, selfies are trending thanks to celebrities, politicians, and artists who share their selfies with the rest of the world.

 Of course, our photographers have created their own selfies…or panofies.

So, here you have some great panofies:

 

Self Portrait, Caribbean. Panorama created by 

Me, Myself and I (360 Self Portrait), Dubai. Panorama created by Roderz Itzme.

Camping in Grimbergen, Grimbergen, Belgium. Panorama created by Littleplanet.nl – Roelof de Vries 

Olbersdorfer See. Panorama created by Mike Weidner – www.panomorph.de

Vía ferrata en Villena, Alicante. Panorama created by Jaime Brotons

Self Portrait, Sao Paulo, Brazil. Panorama created by 

Yalung glasier selfy))), Nepal. Panorama created by

Elevator to heaven, Switzerland. Panorama created by  

Gotcha, Timisoara – Banat, Romania. Panorama created by Valentin Arfire.

Mars Panorama – Curiosity rover: Martian night. Panorama created by Andrew Bodrov