Harald Joergens Photography

Hawne Basin (Birmingham Canals) Interactive Panorama

Hawne Basin is a former railway interchange basin on the Dudley No 2 Canal, part of the Birmingham Canal navigations (BCN). The basin is now owned by the Coombeswood Canal Trust, and has been the finishing point of the 2014 BCN Marathon Challenge, when the panorama ws photographed.

Equipment used:

  • Canon 5D Mark II with Really Right Stuff L-Plate
  • Canon EF 8-15mm f/4L Fisheye USM lens
  • Gitzo G1325 carbon fibre tripod
  • Really Right Stuff BH-55 ball head and Multi-Row Pano Elements Package

How it was done:
The photography was done at the finish of the BCN Marathon Challenge, when quite a few people were walking around. A single row of 7 photos at different exposures (focal length 15mmm, portrait) has covered all relevant information

The resulting images have been edited (and most persons removed), then stitched together, edited again, and then turned into a cylindrical panorama.

Technical information:
This interactive panorama exists in two different versions: One is using, if available, the Adobe Flash Player, the other uses HTML5. The Flash version allows viewing in screen mode, the HTML5 version works on almost all devices that don't have Flash (Apple mobile devices).


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