Pripyat in panoramas photo gallery


All photographs in this gallery are multirow panoramas shot in Pripyat ghost town of Chernobyl exclusion zone.


How these panoramas are made: First multiple shots made by canon 5d mark II with Canon 16-35 f2,8 lens. Manfrotto 303SPH panoramic head used to locate the camera over the panoramic axis of rotation for perfect panorama stitch. 30 and more shots made for each panorama. To cover 360° in one row I had to make 18 shots. Usually there are 3 rows of shots for panorama. So, for 3 raw 360° panorama I had to take 54 shots. Also I made each shot with exposure bracketing -2, 0. +2, so there are 162 shots involved in creation of 3 raw 360° panorama! Then files stitched to panoramas and processed with iHDR method. This means that different exposures blended manually. Each panorama stitched and processed with care and attention. You may read about my workflow here. File sizes are pretty big because of many shots are stitched together. So, prints are also big and detailed.

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