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1 Church Ellewoutsdijk, 5.6 km
2 Very small port of Ellewoutsdijk, 5.4 km
3 Highest point Middle plate slightly inundated, 3.1 km
4 Communication tower Goes, 18.8 km
5 Goes city 17 - 20 km
6 397 m long Emma Maersk, about 750 - 800 m
7 Church Baarland, 8.6 km
8 Church Kapelle, 18.4 km
9 Radar, 8.1 km
10 Middle plate inundated, 3 km
11 Coordination center Hansweert, 17.1 km
12 Kruiningen church, 18.3 km
13 Pano 21944, 12.3 km
14 Church Ossenisse, 11.5 km
15 Wind mills on Oesterdam, Eastern Scheldt, 30 - 31 km
16 Wind mill, 5.5 km


Location: Terneuzen, Waterfront (70 m)      by: Mentor Depret
Area: Netherlands      Date: 2017 09 19
It is quite difficult to shoot a good pano of these enormous, fast moving ships when they are nearby because one cannot put matching points on them and they also cover a lot of the landscape. Also the stitcher (Hugin) becomes confused how to stitch the moving ship when parts of it appear on different pics. But I succeeded to make a lateral pano of the 397 m long Emma Maersk and the Scheldt estuary.
It is a 35 mm (56 mm KB) view so this represents about the real perspective of the river Scheldt seen from Waterfront. The ships sail quite near to the building because Terneuzen is located at the outer bend of the so-called: 'Pas van Terneuzen' meander. Therefore this place is loved by ship spotters too. At the moment of recording, I estimate Emma's distance at about 750 - 800 m. For the details of Emma Maersk, please check my previous pano: 22270.

Canon Eos M6 with EF-M 18-150 mm, 5 pics, 35 mm (56 mm KB and about 100 mm KB with the pano crop for a 17.5 cm height on screen),iso 200, f9, 1/1000s, tripod, stitched with Hugin, downsized: 4336x500, 992 KB.


Mentor, whatever you did, the result is worth seeing.
My experiences are such that one can not stitch such a series normally. Control points on the ship must be cleared and only points on the opposite shore can be left or must be set. If you do not have the ship completely on a picture, then you have to put it together separately, but not with a stitcher. The result - ship with some environment - then copy into the Panorama.
You can also photograph the ship with a smaller focal length, adjust it in size, release it and then copy it, as I did for example at
2017/10/01 14:50 , Heinz Höra
thx Heinz. When the ship covers the horizon like on your pano, it becomes even more tricky, I think. Because I am at 70 m, I still see the horizon which can be matched. But I found that the direction in which the pano is photographed also is important. In my pano, the ship sails from right to left so I started to shoot pics at left up to just before the bow. Then I waited a few seconds before taking a shot of the complete ship. Because the ship moves further to the left, one obtains an overlapping picture with the previous shot and with the full ship. Then I turned the camera a little to the right for the next shot but waited until the ship left the screen.
2017/10/01 20:20 , Mentor Depret

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