Salzburg Cathedral - 360 HDR - 24 shot Vertorama by Luke Griffin

Salzburg Cathedral - 360 HDR - 24 shot Vertorama by 


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Salburg Cathedral, Salzburg, Austria.

The Salzburg Cathedral (German: Salzburger Dom) is a 17th century baroque cathedral of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Salzburg in the city of Salzburg, dedicated to Saint Rupert of Salzburg.

It is the site of Mozart’s baptism. And the composer Anton Diabelli sang in the Salzburg Cathedral boys’ choir in the late 1700s.

The first cathedral was built under Saint Vergilius of Salzburg, who might have used foundations by St. Rupert. The first Dom was recorded in 774. The so-called Virgil Dom was built from 767 to 774 and was 66 metres long and 33 metres wide.

With the camera hand held, this 24 shot (portrait orientation) 360 degree HDR “vertorama” was created from 8 groups of 3 different bracketed exposures (-2, 0 +2), totaling 24 separate photos.

Each bracket (of 3) was tonemapped in photomatix, creating 8 x 46mb tiff files. These tiff files were then stitched together in hugin (photoshop CS4 could not handle it) creating a 175mb tiff file.

This tiff file was then opened in CS4 and final processing (noise reduction, saturation and colour correction, pretty borders and logos etc) was applied.

The processed image was then saved as a jpg format, resulting in an image of over 9000 pixels square and of 32mb in file size.

*Photographs taken with Nikon D7000, 10-20mm Sigma lens @ 10mm, iso6400, f/5, shutter 1/80sec, handheld.

Image added on 7th of June, 2011

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Originally hailing from Bundaberg, Queensland, Australia, Luke’s work uniquely reflects his life-long love of the outdoors and his keen interest in portraiture. Having recently returned from 4.5 years living and travelling abroad, his portfolio presents an intriguing variety of images that will delight any viewer.

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  • Joseph T. Meirose IV
    Joseph T. Meir...almost 4 years ago

    Insane. I love it. Find a place to post this huge and

  • Thanks Joe. It was an amazing cathedral. 4 pipe organs!!
    Check here for a large view. ;-)

    – Luke Griffin

  • Joseph T. Meirose IV
    Joseph T. Meir...almost 4 years ago

    Bigger! ;)

  • LOL! (zoom?)

    – Luke Griffin

  • Lancsphoto
    Lancsphotoalmost 4 years ago

    Lovely vertorama Luke.

  • Thanks Larry. This one was a bit of a learning curve and took a bit of nutting out before it all came together (literally). Quite happy with it in the end though.

    – Luke Griffin

  • Yhun Suarez
    Yhun Suarezalmost 4 years ago

    blimey! 4 pipe organs …wow!!!

  • That’s kind of what I thought when I realised too mate. ;-)

    – Luke Griffin

  • F.A. Moore
    F.A. Moorealmost 4 years ago

    Wow, Luke!!

  • Thank you very much!!

    – Luke Griffin

  • Ruben D. Mascaro
    Ruben D. Mascaroalmost 4 years ago

    Great work mate. Really good.

  • Cheers bro.

    – Luke Griffin

  • Clive S
    Clive Salmost 4 years ago

    That’s a whole lot of work Luke and a great end result. Interesting blurb on the Cathedral as well.

    8th June 2011

  • Thank you Clive. It did take ‘some’ time to do, but most of that was learning how to drive hugin. Many thanks for the feature and comments mate.

    – Luke Griffin

  • Gilberte
    Gilbertealmost 4 years ago

    Superb work Luke!

  • Many thanks Gilberte!

    – Luke Griffin

  • bushpoet
    bushpoetalmost 4 years ago

    Amazing work Luke!

  • Thanks Simone.

    – Luke Griffin

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