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photographer Pekka Saarinen.
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Katajanokka Street Panorama

This foggy panorama was shot in Katajanokka area in Helsinki, in front of a small Restaurant 'Wellamo'. The photo has a good Finnish winter night mood in it, and it did seem to get a positive response in dpreview.com's excellent photo forum, so I got confident enough to include it into my gallery. The panorama was made of 12 vertical RAW photos which were shot in Manual mode, and the stitch came out just fine straight from PhotoStitch software after I told it I used a 34mm lens. The original finished image was 8424x1768! This image here has one very slighly visible seam on the left which was fixed in PS by using a transparent stamp tool, and I removed some blue aberration from the three strong lights from the left. The camera was balanced using a bubble, which should be done if you intend to make a smooth panorama. Hope you enjoy it!


Viewer Comments

Wonderful inspiring Panoramic! Sharpness is incredible for such an early Canon Digi even a tripod mounted one. The level of detail in the dark areas and the general color and exposure you have captured generate a terrific mood. Congratulations Will bookmark your site for future ref.


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Mike Hutchinson , United Kingdom
04/02/06


amazing.


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nerogtr
11/02/05


Wonderful photo


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Anonymous , New Zealand
02/05/05


Stunning. How do you get them so sharp? I was truely gob samcked. This must be one of the best panos I have seen yet. Will book mark the site. Thanks for sharing this with us plebs.


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Dave T , New Zealand
07/21/04


Amazing!


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Anonymous
05/27/04


I find this picture is very interesting.Almost like walking down the street. The cars on the right ,add to the feeling that people are nearby, and that the cold night is closing in. The snow and slight haze ensure that the viewer can sense, the chill of the night air,and the warmth of the inside of the Resturant:The lights brighten the street. It is a great picture in all aspects.


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Anonymous , Australia
04/15/04


This is the most fantastic shot - you must be very proud of it.


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Michael , United Kingdom
03/13/04


Superb shot. This has inspired me to try panorama photography.


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Simon Batley , United Kingdom
03/07/04
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Nice panoramic!!!


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Jason , United States
01/28/04
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Nice shot!, I think its a bit unfortunate of all the cars on the right side of the photo, but its sure a nice composition


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Greg , Netherlands
11/08/03



hide photo detail info photographer: Pekka Saarinen | shooting date: 03/10/01 | country: Finland | location: Helsinki | in gallery: Seven months with Canon G1 | categories: Landscape, Architecture, Artsy Stuff, All | shutter speed: 3.2s | aperture: f/4.5 | ISO: 50 | lens: Canon G1 inbuilt lens @ 7mm (34mm in 35mm film SLR) | camera: Canon G1
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