Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Fun with Fisheyes

Well - I'm up at the Vatican Telescope again - just in time to see the STS-123/ISS/ATV evening passes over Mt. Graham. I had the opportunity to photograph the spectacule with my 8mm circular fisheye and the Canon 5D.



All three spacecraft are visible as shown in the detail crop from the original 6 minute and 30 second exposure at f/3.5 and ISO 1600.



A simple polar to rectangular conversion of the fisheye image produces a bizarre 360 degree panorama of the scene.



Here are a few more pans for your entertainment.



4 comments:

Tuugii said...

man,,, wow,,, those pans are crazy!!!! love them!

Jim said...

Great fisheye shots. Pretty funny looking pans!

Say, is there still snow and ice on the roads? Will I need a 4WD vehicle when I go up to the VATT this Saturday (the 5th)? Looks like some snow in your pictures.

Susi said...

These are wonderful Dave!!

Lafir said...

In short
Fantastic!