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Once Upon A Time

(Older than April 2018)

Heiner Straesser

Byzantine Eusthatios Cave Church

Reinhard Schmolze

My First Panorama

Freiburg, Germany

October 20, 1997

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Once upon a time, back In 1997, I read an article about the Apple Quicktime Authoring Tool in one of those magazines we had subscribed to at work. I was fascinated but also sceptical, especially about the perspective being constantly adjusted when viewing the panorama. An acquaintance happened to have a copy of the software, so on my way home I stopped near the Munster and took the photos with the only camera I had at hand, a little olympus compact camera. I had the film developed over night, picked up the prints the next day, scanned them and build my very first panorama. Not much to look at – but it worked!


Olympus µ (US: Olympus ∞ Stylus), Apple Quicktime Authoring Tool

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