Not another Beijing pic


kerrowdown

Link Posted 28/08/2008 - 12:56
Just came across this from the "other" Pentex site

IMHO just an amazing image, just wait for it to fully load up (goes into colour and then sharpens up)

http://www.karikuukka.com/peking2008/100m/

Its the Beijing Olympics Stadium: about 30 min. before Men's 100m Final.
360 degree view from the photographers' stand, you can use your mouse to turn the picture to different angles.
Kerrowdown... Aka Romantic Highlander.

Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand... William Blake.

"Mistress" Pentax-A 15mm F3.5, "Good Lady" Pentax-A 20mm F2.8, "Friendly Lady" Pentax-A 24mm F2.8, "Deviate Lady" Pentax 28mm F3.5 Shift, "Street Lady" Pentax-A 28mm F2.8, "Retro Lady" SMC Pentax-M 40mm F2.8, "Special Lady" Pentax-A 50mm F1.2, "Femme Fatale" Pentax-A 50mm F2.8 Macro, "Sweetheart" Pentax-A*85mm F1.4, "Lady Luck" Pentax-A*135mm F1.8, "Gorgeous Lady" Pentax-A*200mm F2.8 ED, "Duchess" Pentax-A*300mm F4.0, "HM The Queen" SMC Pentax 500mm F4.5

Clarky

Link Posted 28/08/2008 - 13:04
Thats an amazing shot. Looks to be more photographers there than spectators.
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GivingTree

Link Posted 28/08/2008 - 16:23
Anybody see a Pentax in there?
"Just put your eye to the camera and push the button-thingy."
Flickr page:
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amoringello

Link Posted 28/08/2008 - 17:37
GivingTree wrote:
Anybody see a Pentax in there?

Yeah, see the guy at the bottom with the goofy face? Look up and to the right over his left shoulder. The poor guy with his head down and empty monopod. Burst rate too slow, no adequate lenses, and the damn shutter is too noisy! He just put is equipment away.

Mac

Link Posted 28/08/2008 - 23:27


OK, Dumb question.

How do dey do dat?
Mac from Montreal

SP, SPII, SPF, PZ-10, P30, SFX, K110D, istDS, Optio 60, Z-10, H90, RZ10, I-10, f3.5 28mm, f1.8 55mm, f1.4 50mm, f3.5 135mm, f2.5 135mm, f4 50mm Macro, f4.5 80-200 F, f4 35-70, f3.5 28-80, f3.5 35-135, f3.5 18-55, f1.8 31mm Ltd., two Auto 110's, Auto 110 lenses and filters, tubes, bellows, Manfrottos and a sore back.

kerrowdown

Link Posted 28/08/2008 - 23:34
Just move the mouse down a bit and you actually see the fancy lens thingy that took the shot, even read the description of it around the edge.
Kerrowdown... Aka Romantic Highlander.

Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand... William Blake.

"Mistress" Pentax-A 15mm F3.5, "Good Lady" Pentax-A 20mm F2.8, "Friendly Lady" Pentax-A 24mm F2.8, "Deviate Lady" Pentax 28mm F3.5 Shift, "Street Lady" Pentax-A 28mm F2.8, "Retro Lady" SMC Pentax-M 40mm F2.8, "Special Lady" Pentax-A 50mm F1.2, "Femme Fatale" Pentax-A 50mm F2.8 Macro, "Sweetheart" Pentax-A*85mm F1.4, "Lady Luck" Pentax-A*135mm F1.8, "Gorgeous Lady" Pentax-A*200mm F2.8 ED, "Duchess" Pentax-A*300mm F4.0, "HM The Queen" SMC Pentax 500mm F4.5
Last Edited by kerrowdown on 28/08/2008 - 23:34

Mac

Link Posted 28/08/2008 - 23:48
Holy COW!

Now I'm really impressed! It's a completely spherical shot?

Going to their site now.

Thanks for showing this to me, and explaining.
Mac from Montreal

SP, SPII, SPF, PZ-10, P30, SFX, K110D, istDS, Optio 60, Z-10, H90, RZ10, I-10, f3.5 28mm, f1.8 55mm, f1.4 50mm, f3.5 135mm, f2.5 135mm, f4 50mm Macro, f4.5 80-200 F, f4 35-70, f3.5 28-80, f3.5 35-135, f3.5 18-55, f1.8 31mm Ltd., two Auto 110's, Auto 110 lenses and filters, tubes, bellows, Manfrottos and a sore back.

alig

Link Posted 29/08/2008 - 10:53
Yeah that is impressive. No idea how the've done this, but its cool.

lol amoringello, nice one could be him.

ali
Cheers

Ali

ist* DS & Ricoh GR

Daniel Bridge

Link Posted 29/08/2008 - 11:21
kerrowdown wrote:
Just move the mouse down a bit and you actually see the fancy lens thingy that took the shot, even read the description of it around the edge.

Just think about that for a second...

How many photos can you think of where you can see the front of the lens from the outside...?

It's been done with stitched photos - look at the lens of the guy pulling a face in the seat behind the photographer. Not much ghosting evident, but there is some, especially if you look at the roof, several lines don't quite match up.

The image directly down is just something to fill the space where the photographers legs would appear, as well as a nice bit of advertising.

Fantastic shot though, and some excellent software to stitch all that together.

Dan
K-3, a macro lens and a DA*300mm...
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