Breaker Bay by Night The weather has been amazing in these parts lately, and since Milky Way season is in full swing, I thought I head out to the south coast of Wellington, New Zealand to see what I could photograph. I had a French film crew in town who was shooting a doco with me, so I invited one of them out with me that night. We arrived at the location just above a place called Breaker Bay, and could see the Milky Way spanning right across the sky from the east to the west. I set up a 220 degree panorama which I shooting on a Gigapan Epic Pro. The whole pano took around 20 minutes to shoot, so we just stood back to the right of frame and enjoyed the night sky above.
I was at this spot the previous night shooting, Lake Coleridge, NZ- a 2 hour drive from Christchurch. I had to go back the next night as it was so beautiful. This time I remembered my waders! No cold wet legs for me!
I probably wouldn’t have taken this selfie without them on, I had to stand still in the water for 10 minutes while the gigapan and camera shot the frames.
I have hundreds of images to process from 4 days and nights shooting, I got about 10 hours sleep total.
Gear: Canon 6D, Gigapan Epic Pro, Samyang 24mm
Settings: 20s, ISO10k, f3.5
Process: Developed in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom, stitched with Kolor Autopano Giga, processed in Adobe Photoshop.
Warm Sundowner Jacket from Macpac.
Photographer David Breashears of GlacierWorks was on All Things Considered Monday to talk about a new way of photographing the Himalayan region: By stitching together 400-plus images into one giant, zoomable, interactive image — or a “gigapan” containing more than a billion pixels.
He and his team just sent us something even cooler that they’re currently working on: a Mount Everest you can explore, containing an estimated 3.8 billion pixels!
Photographer David Bergman created these Gigapans during the 2012 Olympic Games in London, UK. He made the composite photo by shooting 200-425 individual photos in a grid pattern throughout each event. The final high-resolution images are between 1.4 and three billion pixels.
Favourite thing about this day - in my biodiversity lecture they were demonstrating a gigapan (HD panoramic device) and took a photo of the class. I am pretty sure I had that look on my face for the entire 50 minutes.