Twinfalls New Caledonia GR1
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Panoramic photo by Richard Chesher PRO EXPERT MAESTRO Taken 03:41, 14/01/2013 - Views loading...

Twinfalls New Caledonia GR1

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Here we are at Twinfalls - our sphere image testing laboratory. This time I am testing my brand new GoPro Hero3 Black Edition action camera attached to the handle of my walking stick, using the WiFi remote to trigger the camera as I rotate the stick. 

You can, by looking at the adjacent images taken over the years, compare the results with GoPro Hero2 cameras, Canon 7D and even a Canon 5D. The Hero 2 did OK but was a real chore to get the colors to match between scenes and to get rid of the horrid noise in the sky typical of the Hero2. The Hero 3 had no issues at all and did a splendid job needing hardly any tweeking before stitching. 

After years of lugging a massive camera and even heavier tripod and pano head (all of which were VERY expensive) the teeny GoPro Hero3 atop the handle of my walking stick is a delight (and not very expensive at all). Not only does it take terrific images, it also is really easy to poke into different positions to get unusual angles and perspectives. 

  • Frank Taylor over 1 year ago
    How many shots do you take with this camera Richard? I'm considering getting one since you say its so much easier.
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    New Caledonia is the closest South Pacific Island to Australia and New Zealand. It is a French Territory and although the official language is French the culture is a blend of Melanesian, European, Polynesian, Vietnamese, Chinese, Indonesian, and more. There is one large mountainous island called Grande Terre and 6 smaller islands - the three Loyalty Islands, Belep and the Isle of Pines.

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    The vibrant, clear and rich colors are one of the first things that visitors notice when they arrive. Noumea has a complete range of hotels, resorts, restaurants, and activities to welcome visitors.

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