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South from Sacré Coeur
Paris

One of a half-dozen medium resolution panoramas shot from the dome of La Basilique du Sacre Coeur de Montmartre on Oct 3 2013 (the label below image is wrong and I can't fix it).  Sony NEX-5n/Zenitar 16mm fisheye/Nodal Ninja Travel Pole.

Copyright: Thomas k sharpless
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Tags: basilica; paris; cityscape; dome; architecture
  • Thomas K Sharpless 8 months ago
    3.5m pole, angled up about 40 degrees from vertical, swivel foot (containing a rotator with click stops) on floor with my foot on top of it. Middle of pole resting on the stone window sill. I hid behind pillar for the shot of where I was standing for the others. The home made offset pole head.has a small optical footprint that I Photoshopped out, along with a few fragments of me, by cloning parts of the adjacent pillars.
  • Yosi Karl 11 months ago
    Great pano, congratulations! What head where you using? Where were you standing? I assume, based on my recent visit, that you were standing within the tower and holding the pole horizontally. If I am correct, how were you able to eliminate it (the pole) from the picture? Thank you for shairing, Yosi.
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