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Once Upon A Time

(Older than April 2018)

Christian Braut

Piz Gloria

Andrew Bodrov

The photo camera in the flame

Tallinn, Estonia


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The description of most of my 360VR panoramas can be started with the word "once".

For example: "One day a rocket was launched at Baikonur Cosmodrome..." or "Once I found myself at a military parade on Red Square, next to Putin..."

The history of this panorama:
Once I photographed the opening ceremony of the Estonian Song Celebration, which starts with the traditional lighting of the flame atop the tower. The photo camera was fixed on a six-meter long pole. I began to expand the pole and my friend photographed me at the same time. At the moment when the fire was lighted, my friend scream to me: "Andrew! The camera! The flame!!!"

I looked up and see that the flame is directed towards the camera by the wind!

As a result of this incident, some plastic parts from the photo camera melted and the case of the PocketWizard remote control most damaged. But PocketWizard itself remained in working condition, I had to change only the case.

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Taken with a Canon 5D Mark II digital SLR, Canon 15mm lens. Mounted on a Mounted on a Nodal Ninja 6m monopod. Stitched with PTGui.

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