Inside the choir of Holy Willibrordus Basilica in Hulst   101843
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Location: Hulst (10 m)      by: Mentor Depret
Area: Netherlands      Date: 2017 08 27
Solved riddle. I have not that many riddles so let's see who knows this extraordiniary place?

More text later on.

CanonG1Xmark2, 11 pics, 12.5 mm ( 23.75 KB), iso 1000, f3.5, 1/80 s, stitched with Hugin, Panini projection, 2212x500 px.
It was impossible to stitch it 100% correctly with Hugin. I also tried PanoramaStudio, Ptgui and Autostitch and none of them could do the job without matching errors.


I suppose it's a Gothic Dutch or Belgian church. Many years ago I visited the "Oude Kerk" of Amsterdam. I think this looks like.
2017/08/31 18:28 , Giuseppe Marzulli
Giuseppe, it is of course a Gothic church. I know you visited many places in Europe even in B and NL but it is not in Amsterdam. It was designed by a famous architect, in fact a group of architects and built somewhere in 'Medieval Flanders' but which city?
2017/08/31 18:51 , Mentor Depret
I have no clue, but the picture looks great!
2017/08/31 20:24 , Jens Vischer
Maybe following hint can help: it is not that far from where I live.
2017/09/01 18:59 , Mentor Depret
My guess: Hulst (St. Willibrordusbasiliek), but I might be totally wrong...
2017/09/01 19:49 , Paul V.M.
Correct Paul, it is the Holy Willibrordus Basilica in Hulst. But I guess you are from here, as you wrote in Dutch?
2017/09/01 20:34 , Mentor Depret
It depends on what you mean with 'from here'. Yes, I'm Dutch...but I live near Eindhoven, so that's not exactly 'next door'. Although: if one lives in the USA and is used to the distances over there...this is next door..:-)
2017/09/02 18:36 , Paul V.M.
Have pursued the riddle with interest, because this church impressed me as well as your very successful "elliptical" panorama - but didn't find the solution in Amsterdam, Ghent, Antwerp and other places ...!

I know how difficult this "free hand" photography is, since my church panorama "Nagyboldogasszony és Szent Adalbert prímási föszékesegyház" or better the "Basilica to Esztergom" ;-)) ...

Best regards, Hans-Jörg
2017/09/03 09:04 , Hans-Jörg Bäuerle
thx for the interest and comments everyone, very appreciated.

@ Hans-Jörg: what is your experience with such extreme perspectives, I mean which stitcher can do the job right? I feel I reached the limits with Hugin not only because my computer had to calculate nearly 10 minutes to stitch only 11 pics, but also and more importantly, it was impossible to match all the details, lines and curves well. Maybe it has also to do with lens deformation and the fact that shooting free hand isn't the appropriated way to do? I think the camera should turn exactly around 1 point in the plane of symmetry.
2017/09/03 14:02 , Mentor Depret
Sorry Mentor for my late feedback - I had seen your comment yesterday evening ...

I am not an expert, perhaps you should ask the "church specialists" like Leonhard Huber or Christoph Seger! I have had good experiences with PTGui in my panorama "Basilica to Esztergom". With PTGui it is possible to mask faulty spots, and I was able to fix the problems - Panoramastudio has failed miserably.

Best regards and a good new week, Hans-Jörg
2017/09/18 07:28 , Hans-Jörg Bäuerle

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