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Best Of 2011

(December 16th – 31st, 2011)

George Row

Maumeen Pass

Andrea Rolando

The Blue Hour

Giaveno, Torino, Italy

December 17, 2011

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© 2011 Andrea Rolando, All Rights Reserved.

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The blue hour refers to the period of twilight each morning and evening when there is neither full daylight nor complete darkness. Despite of the name, the blue hour lasts a few minutes: it is a special moment to shoot stunning pictures, due to the smooth blending between the blue sky and the dim artificial lights.

For this year's contribution my attention focused on a subject very close to me: my home yard. It perfectly represents the relaxed and familiar mood of the days before the solstice and the Christmas day.
Location

Europe / Italy

Lat: 45° 2' 37" N
Long: 7° 21' 12" E

Elevation: 500 m

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Precision is: Unknown / Undeclared.

Equipment
Nikon D80, Nikkor 10.5mm fisheye lens, Nodal Ninja 3, tripod, remote control.
24 pictures bracketed at 2, 4 and 15 seconds
Exposure fusion: Enfuse
Stitching: PTGui Pro
Post processing: Photoshop CS4, Pano2VR

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