Panoramic view of the inside of the Roman theater I - Bosra, Syria

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Comments (12)

not1word on December 17, 2009

'splain it to me what you did here. Your shadow doesn't seem to indicate multiple shots, which leaves me at a loss over the oval shape. Thanks!

Hans Sterkendries on December 17, 2009

Hey Tomas

Prachtig beeld maar ik zit met dezelfde vraag. Is dit een wide angle of heb je verschillende foto's samengevoegd? Knap gedaan!

Groeten uit België - Hans

Wim Janssen on December 18, 2009

Heel origineel en ook heel mooi Tomas. Ben ook wel benieuwd hoe je dit heb gefikst.

Groeten, Wim

T NL on December 18, 2009

Hi not1word, Hans and Wim, first of all thanks for stopping by at this photo and for your compliments!

Now about the technical background of this photo. It is a multiple shot panorama (such wide angles of view are not achievable with my non-interchangeable 25-125mm compact camera lens), stitched together automatically using Photoshop. I think I used about 15 photos with a lot of overlap as input.

In the end I decided to crop it in the most efficient way as possible (i.e. getting as much as possible of the theater in the frame) which, together with some cloning in the sky, led to the oval shape.

Greetings, Tomas

Isaie D on December 22, 2009

Knap gedaan Tomas. Heel het theater in één beeld, mooi.

Groetjes, Dani

T NL on December 22, 2009

Dank je Dani! Dit was echt een experiment, maar gelukkig is het best nog goed gelukt.

Groeten, Tomas

bdeh on December 24, 2009

Heel apart gedaan Tomas een 360 graden panorama. Groeten Berend

T NL on December 24, 2009

Hoi Berend, leuk dat je het theater van Bosra even met een bezoekje vereerd hebt! Ik heb heel wat foto's aan elkaar moeten plakken hier, dus was blij dat er geen stukje ontbrak!

Groet, Tomas

Lester Kovac on December 24, 2009

Hi Tomas,

What version of photoshop did you use?

Thank you and Merry Christmas,

Lester from Canada

T NL on December 24, 2009

Hi Lester, this was done with version CS4 (the most recent), using the 'Photomerge' option. Works like a charm!

I'm sure CS3 would have done the trick as well though. The older versions on the other hand (so everything before CS3) have much less impressive automated stitch capabilities (as far as I know that is).

Hope that helps; happy holidays!

Cheers, Tomas

Rainer M. Ritz on October 3, 2010

A great work, i like that pano!

Gretings, Rainer

T NL on October 4, 2010

Thanks very much Rainer! Glad that you like it. :)

Greetings, Tomas

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on December 16, 2009
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    by T NL
    • Camera: Panasonic DMC-FX500
    • Exposure: 0.001s (1/800)
    • Focal Length: 4.40mm
    • F/Stop: f/2.828
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash