Saturday, November 17, 2007

800 panoramas and coutning...

There are now more then 800 panoramas on Panoramic Earth. The 800th location is a panorama of Old Town Square, Prague. This is known in Czeck as Staroměstské náměstí, and is one of the more popular tourist attractions in the city. The panorama is shown below.

panorama (c)Peter Watts, all rights reserved.

The number of panoramas shown on the site continues to grow. This panorama was taken by Peter Watts, who has added the following description to accompany the image:
  • "A panorama taken from the Old Town Square (Staroměstské náměstí) right at the center of Prague, one of the most popular travel destinations in Europe. This panoramic picture shows such attractions as the Jan Hus Monument, the Astronomical Clock, the Church of Our Lady Before Tyn, and St. Nicholas Church. The famous Astronomical Clock is also located nearby. Prague is a beautiful city and a lovely one to take panoramic pictures of."

2 comments:

Eco-muse said...

I've enjoyed looking at your pictures and was just wondering what techniques (i.e. special camera, software) you use and if you've ever considered taking panoramic pics of natural landscapes. I've enjoyed capturing my experience in Australia and New Zealand in pictures and words and would love to include panoramics as well. Click on 'eco-muse' to see my blog.

peterwatts said...

Hi Eco-muse. There is some advice on how to take 360 panoramas on the Panorama Advice Page of Panoramic Earth. Personally I currently use a Canon 30D camera with a wide angle lens and a panoramic head attached to a tripod. I have taken many landscape images, I personally prefer doing this kind of work to that in cities.

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