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(September 21–25, 2005)

Erik Olsen

Dead Energy Factory

Michael J. Oistad

Power Transmission Tower

Sioux Falls South Dakota, USA

Sept.21 2005 10:30 am CDT

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© 2005 Michael J. Oistad - M&E Imaging, All Rights Reserved.

High Power Double Circuit, 345kv. Power Transmission Line.

With many options for locations to represent the energy theme I choose this one only because I have always enjoyed the geometric designs when looking at these types of towers from about any angle, but my favorite angle is definetly viewed from below.

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Minolta 7Hi, Panasuarus pano head, Bogen 3221 Tripod,
PTGui, Photopshop and Pano2QTVR-GUI
Behind the scene : how this panorama was made
Shot with a Minolta 7Hi camera set on manual focus and set to f8.0 at 1/250th sec. Three rows of 12 shots were taken at 30 deg. intervals, the upper row and lower row were adjusted up 45 deg. and down 45 deg.respectfuly. One zenith shot and one nadir shot (one straight up and one straight down) were also taken. These were used to fill in the space in the sky and on the ground that remained due to the narrow field of view caused by the longer lens of the camera. (Total 38 Shots)

All shots were opened in Photoshop to make some minor adjustments to levels, color and a little sharpening; they were than saved as .bmp images to be used in PTGui. With PTGui the three rows imported and than stiched together with the zenith and nadir shot and saved as a .tif file to be used in Photoshop one last time. In photoshop again final adjustments were made to the levels, color and another sharpening to the full sized image before saving.

The Image was converted from an equirectangular image to QT images by using the program Pano2QTVR - GUI; this was the first time using this program and was quite happy with it.

This was the first Panoramic I shot using this camera and method, I only recieved my new Panobracket the day before. My other WWP entries were all done before with a Nikon 995 and FC-E8 lens.

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