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1 Via Carlo Alberto
2 Colonna della pace
3 Fontana di Santa Maria Maggiore
4 Via Merulana
5 Via dell'Olmata
6 Basilica Papale di Santa Maria Maggiore
7 Via Liberiana
8 Basilica Papale di Santa Maria Maggiore
9 Via dell'Esquilino
10 Via Liberiana
11 Basilica Papale di Santa Maria Maggiore
12 Via dell'Esquilino
13 Via Gioberti
14 Fontana di Santa Maria Maggiore
15 Colonna della pace
16 Via Carlo Alberto
17 Via Cavour
18 Via dell'Esquilino
19 Obelisco Esquilino
20 Basilica Papale di Santa Maria Maggiore
21 Via Liberiana
22 Via Cavour


Location: Piazza di Santa Maria Maggiore/Piazza dell'Esquilino (Rome)      by: Jan Lindgaard Rasmussen
Area: Italy      Date: 2017-02-17, 18:17-18:30
During our stay in Rome, we coincidently stayed very close to the Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore, which spured me on to do some evening-panos. Since panos of such vertical nature isn't well presented here, I hesitated with putting them on. However, I finally decided on combining them into the same pano. That is also a bit controversal here, but my enthusiasm from my experience got the final word, so here it is.

Apart from being an impressive building, the jurisdiction is interesting. It is owned by the Sancta Sedes, which is the realm of the Bishop of Rome, which is also the Pope. It is however not owned by the Vatican. I am not sure I totally understand it, so learn more about it here:

4 panos here:

#1 made from 18 HF (RAW) in 2 rows, 50mm, iso-4000, 1/80 sec, f/4. #2 made from 11 HF (RAW) in 2 rows, , #3 made from 18 HF (RAW) in 2 rows, and #4 made from 19 HF (RAW) in 2 rows, all 50mm, iso-4000, 1/60 sec, f/4,5.

Developed in DPP (3500K, neutral, periphal illumination, moderate sharpness), stiched in PTGui pro, downscaling and sharpening in Irfanview.


Another very brave pano.
2019/02/12 23:53 , Giuseppe Marzulli
Not easy without tripod, but you solved it very well!
2019/02/13 11:06 , Jens Vischer
Schöne Ansichten des nächtlichen Roms.
Zweizeilige Panoramen erfordern viel Arbeit und sind leider hier etwas unterbewertet. Dies liegt, denke ich, an deren Kürze. Die Variante, mehrere davon in einer Kollage zu verbinden, begrüße ich ausdrücklich, zumal die Einzelbilder gut gemacht sind.

Ich nehme aus deinen Bildern zwei wichtige Dinge mit:
1. Hohe ISO-Zahl geht mit den heutigen Kameras ohne weiteres.
2. Nachtaufnahmen mit kurzer Belichtungszeit haben einen besonderen Flair.
2019/02/13 14:50 , Dieter Leimkötter

Regarding iso, there are severel systems now, I think that do a very good job. Full frame cameras (like Canon 6D used here) is simply in another league compared to my old Canon 550D, which is simply not good enough for this, unless iso100-200 is used...But newer systems, like Olympus (2X crop), do a fantastic job, so if you plan on a new camera, I would pay very close attention to their night performances. Full frames may not be the only solution any more.

Regarding short-ratio panos, that is for me personally not a disqualifying thing in itself (but is for some, I am sure). It is (as mentioned by others also) however just unsatisfactory how small a 2-row pano becomes in 500 px height. I have others from Rome, where I am not really sure if I want to put them on. For example, I have put on a pano of the Trevi-fountain on my testsite #10164. That is a 3-row pano, and I find it dissapointing in 500 px - not that it is short. Since I don't have any other relevant platforms to present it on, it just might be put on some day. Anyway, it is an old discussion. Here is an old example on one of Heinz' panos, #8426. He linked to a larger sized version, which was overwhelming. Unfortunately, that no longer exists.
2019/02/13 23:56 , Jan Lindgaard Rasmussen
Another case where combining several short panos (the proper term would be "quadriptychon") works surprisingly well. Cheers, Martin
2019/02/15 19:18 , Martin Kraus

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