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(September 21–25, 2005)

Luca N Vascon

Energy of Creation

Andrew Varlamov

Monument to Nobel Peace Prize winner Dr. Andrei Sakharov

Vasilievskiy Island, Saint Petersburg, Russian Federation

September 23, 2005 UTC 12:00 (local time 18:00)

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Andrei Dmitrievich Sakharov (May 21, 1921 – December 14, 1989) took part in creation of Tsar Bomba - the highest power device ever used by humans, and proposed an idea for a controlled fusion reactor, the tokamak.

The monument was opened on May 5, 2003. Author of the monument is sculptor Levon Konstantinovich Lazarev (1928 - February 26, 2004).
Hardware: Pentax Optio 450, Falcon Eyes tripod, self-made panohead
Software: Realviz Stitcher 4.0, Adobe PhotoShop 7.0, Pano2QTVR
Caption in Russian - памятник лауреату Нобелевской премии мира Андрею Дмитриевичу Сахарову
Андрей Дмитриевич Сахаров (21.V.1921 – 14.XII.1989) принимал участие в создание советской водородной бомбы, явившейся самой мощной из всех когда-либо испытанных человечеством, и сформулировал идею реактора "токамак", использующего управляемую реакцию термоядерного синтеза.

Памятник был открыт 5 мая 2003 года. Автор памятника - скульптор Левон Константинович Лазарев (1928 - 26.II.2004).
Behind the scene : how this panorama was made
September 23, 2005 was Friday. It was hard day, because my time for shoting was bounded by end of working day and start of family holiday (it was 23th aniversary of our wedding).

Place for shoting was very familiar for me, because in childhood i lived not far from here. My father teached me to ride bycicle in 1972 at boulevard between Library of Academy of Sciences and State Optical Intstitute. In 1978-1981 one day per week i learned at building of Faculty of History, because Faculty of Military study was located here. In 1982-1985 I worked at Mendeleevskaya linia and every day crossed the square.

The panorama is stitched from 3 raws of shots, each raw contains approximately 14 shots. Shutter time is -1 stop for bottom row and +1 stop for top row relatively center row (for center raw : ISO 200, F-stop 7.9, exposure time = 1/60 sec, WB=shadows).

Realviz Stitcher 4.0.2 helped me to join these shots into spherical panorama, which was corrected and adjusted by means Pano2QTVR program (version 0.9.0) (author - Thomas Rauscher). I have got 2 days to understand how to add hotspots and to create movie, but GUI of the program was very friendly (for me :).

Next event (best pano of 2005) I am going to use Pentax film camera and ZENITAR fisheye lens.

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