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Celebrating First of May with Dubrovnik City Brass Band

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Handheld panorama made with nikon d700 and Samyang fish eye without petals 8 mm 3,5 and custom made plum bob. Udes 4 exp 90 degrees with +- leveling 10 degrees, shot with high contrast compeyation, and later highlights and shadows are optimized with Camera raw, and Photoshop. Nadir is manuelly edited.

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