Brussels Day and Night, North to South - DRAFT



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A 210° view of Brussels, from North to South-South West, shot from the top floor of the tallest residential building in Belgium - the Brusilia Residence in Schaerbeek (Brussels).

I started shooting it at 3:30pm and finished at 6:30pm on Dec 9 2011. Since the sun sets at 4:30pm, this pano shows daylight at the bottom and progressively night lights toward the horizon.

The weather was nice when I started, but progressively some haze appeared and the wind picked up.

This pano captures over 100 churches, 5 town halls, 20 watertowers, and another 50 remarquable buildings, in most of the 19 Brussels communes, as well as in over 50 towns and villages in Flanders, including Antwerp, Mechelen, Onze-Lieve-Vrouw-Waver, Heist-Op-Den-Berg, and Lier.

About 50 of these landmarks are over 16 km away (10 miles). Many however are hard to see, because of the night, of the haze building up and of the wind blurring some shots.

This is a stitch of 1071 photos shot using a Nikon D7000 with a 200mm f2.8 lens and a x1.4 teleconverter, mounted on a Gigapan Epic Pro motorized head. This is the first time I stitch more than a thousand photos, so I worked hard for 3 weeks to manage to process it... And I'm not really satisfied with the result: a new version should be published in the coming weeks!
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Date Created 1/2/2012

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oodelay Over 1 year ago
Very nice! The day/night effect is inspiring. Did you adjust/change your shutter speed along the way?
Az-iMark Over 1 year ago
Good work. Looking forward to seeing your new version, though I think this one is quite nicely finished.
MagiView Over 1 year ago
Thanks!I did shoot the whole pano in automatic exposure mode (speed initially 1/125th, at night about 1s). The new version has been delayed because I spent last 5 weeks trying to solve many severe computer problem...
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