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Best Of 2012

(January 1st — December 31st, 2012)

Andrew Bodrov

The Launch of Proton-M Rocket with Intelsat 23 Satellite

Robert Bilsland

Buzzards Soaring High

Rose Bank Gardens, Great Malvern, Worcestershire, England, UK

November 25, 2012, 9:12 UTC (9:12 local time)

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© 2012 Robert Bilsland, All Rights Reserved.

2012 was a fantastic year for the UK with the Queens Diamond Jubilee and London hosting the Olympic and the Paralympic games. While the Olympics and Paralympics only lasted a few weeks the Queens Diamond Jubilee celebrations lasted all year long.

While there were a lot of street parties held around the date of the anniversary of coronation (see a previous Culture World Wide Panorama entry) a lot of places also unveiled sculptures and other works of art in commemoration of the Jubilee. Malvern was one of these places.

Malvern has long had an association with buzzards, often seen flying around the hills. Walenty Pytel was commissioned to create a sculpture and after many months of work this was revealed. What you don't really get from the panorama is scale, the pedestal it sits on is 3 meters tall which makes it impressive to see. The location is just perfect with the buzzards looking out over Malvern Priory and the rest of the Severn valley.
Walenty Pytel Sculpture
Rose Bank Gardens

A Nation Celebrates a Diamond Jubilee


Europe / UK-England

Lat: 52° 6' 35.49" N
Long: 3° 20' 50.11" W

Elevation: 545 ft

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Precision is: High. Pinpoints the exact spot.

Taken with a Nikon D300 and a Nikkor 10.5mm f/2.8G fisheye lens. Mounted on a Nodal Ninja 5 panorama head atop a 3 meter long, alminumum painters pole with a Pole Pixie adaptor. Shots taken at 12 positions 30° apart, tilted 30° down, level and tilted 30° up. Raw files then processed in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3.6 before being stitched together using PTGui Pro 9.1.3 and converted using Pano2VR 3.1.4.

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