Oslo is a village on steroids and I’m looking forward to the rage roid…
The Barcode Area and Nordenga Bru (Nordenga Bridge).
The Opera House, the Royal Palace, The City Hall (Brown building in the upper left). Holmenkollen (the ski jump) in the upper right corner.
Except for the panorama, all of these are shot from Ekebergåsen – a place where you have a nice view over the city. From here you can see Holmenkollen, The Barcode Area, the Opera House, the harbour, the city center and most of what Oslo has to offer.
As I was post-processing my photos from our trip to Ålesund, I wanted to experiment and made this mosaic panoramic view of Ålesund City Center. I combined 10 different photos that were shot with different settings at different times – some day shots, some night shots. They were all shot from the same balcony, but the camera wasn’t in a fixed position.
Ålesund Mosaics (click to see large version)
If one wants a perfect result on a mosaic like this, it takes some planning before shooting: the camera should be on a tripod, you should use a number of fixed positions (for example 3 steps to get a panorama), the ISO should be the same on all shots and also the focal length. Since I didn’t plan this at all, but just wanted to experiment and have fun with the photos that I had available, I can reveal to you that if you’re looking for perfection in this mosaic, you’ll find a lot of errors like parts that are skewed, repeating tiles, weird geometry etc, etc. These are the settings for the different shots:
5,0 sec at f/22, ISO100 / 24mm
1/30 sec at f/16, ISO 200 / 24mm
1/25 sec at f/16, ISO200 / 47mm
1/40 sec at f16, ISO200 /24mm
30,0 sec at f/11, ISO100 / 24mm
1/10 sec at f/11, ISO100 / 45mm
0,4 sec at f/22, ISO100 / 99mm
1/6 sec at f/22, ISO100 / 80mm
1/13 sec at f/14, ISO400 / 24mm
0,3 sec at f/22, ISO100 / 24mm
Here’s a gallery with some other Ålesund photos: Panoramic, HDR and Panoramic HDR.
Fake HDR, using two files.
Panoramic shot of city streets.
HDR and panoramic.
This was my entry for WordPress’ Weekly Photo Challenge: Dialogue.
It’s been quiet in this blog lately. I had to finish up a whole lot of stuff at work before I could start my vacation and then we had a family member for a visit. We rented a car and drove to Ålesund – a city in the North Western part of Norway. It was a very long drive, but the city and the area was beautiful & spectacular, so it was worth it!
I hope you’re all having a great summer! More photos from Ålesund and the surrounding area will be posted later.