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(June 19-29, 2014)

Markus Matern

Bürgersaalkirche; Work of Giovanni Antonio Viscardi

Jürgen Matern

Hammering Man

Messeturm, Frankfurt am Main, Germany

June 21, 2014, 18:41 UTC (20:41 local time)

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This panorama shows the Hammering Man (a sculpture from Jonathan Borofsky) and the skyscraper Messeturm.

I have chosen this subject, as the sculpture itself is a unique piece of work (and art). And I also found a quote from the artist itself in which he states the following:

"The Hammering Man is a symbol for the worker in all of us."
- Jonathan Borofsky

See also some other images of the sculpture:

Making Of

As the sculpture is 21 meters tall (appx. 69 ft.) I tried to reach a more elevated position above the ground by shooting with a 6 meter (appx. 20 ft) modified painter pole. I also shot a panorama which shows the pole in action.

The lens was mounted with a custom-made bracket which enables me to turn around the no-parallax point of the lens.

As the lens is a fisheye lens, four pictures easily cover 360°. I took an additional image for the nadir. The zenith was retouched by hand in Photoshop.

Europe / Germany

Lat: 50° 6' 45.85" N
Long: 8° 39' 9.65" E

Elevation: 101

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Precision is: High. Pinpoints the exact spot.

  • Camera: Sony ILCE-7 (A7)
  • Mounting: Custom-made lens bracket mounted on top of a 6 m (20 ft.) painter pole
  • Software: PTGui Pro, Smartblend, Photoshop CC, Pano2VR
  • 4 pictures @ 90° / an additional image for the nadir, ISO 100

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