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Sydney Royal Botanic Gardens Harbor Foreshore

Shot this back in July 2008 when I was in Sydney. Haven’t been back since and after looking at google earth it looks there has been some development there.

Around this time I was under the mistaken idea that it was best to shoot panoramas at F22 going for the the biggest depth of field possible. Unfortunately what I didn’t know then is that F22 is optically not the best aperture for shooting panoramas in every situation – doh!

Fisheye lenes have a decent depth of field at bigger apertures like F11 and the result is a cleaner image – F22 on a Nikon 10.5 DX lens can be quite ’soft’ ….well that’s what I have found anyway.

Also had some problems with this panorama because the light was much stronger in one image as the sun momentarily came out from behind the clouds which made the blend a bit nasty – you can see this on the footpath towards the couple in red.


Copyright: Glen Claydon
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 10660x5330
Taken: 27/07/2008
Uploaded: 22/03/2010
Updated: 03/03/2015


Tags: sydney; sydney harbor; botanic gardens; outdoors
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