Sydney Observatory Bandstand - textured

An alternative rendering of the panorama showing a high degree of texture detail in the scene. This was achieved by photographing in exposure brackets to capture both the dark shadows under the trees and the bright reflected light from the harbour. Then it was tonemapped using a special technique to bring out the detail.

View shows the old Sydney Observatory with its tarnished copper roof domes, a war memorial, and the inner harbour sits in front of northern Sydney CBD with the harbour bridge connecting them.

Symmetrical panorama taken form the bandstand in the Sydney Observatory Park on Millers Point in central Sydney, Australia.

Copyright: Rich Powell
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 12160x6080
Uploaded: 12/02/2012
Updated: 17/10/2014


Tags: textured; hdri; astronomy; observatory; historical; sydney; memorial; harbour; park; garden; gazebo
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