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  Camera: Canon EOS 5d-ii   |  Lens: Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 L IS  |   Exposure: 1/60,f/4,ISO400
  1. 26 th October 2014 Achieved its fourth feature in the group Stitched Panoramas
  1. 29 th March 2014 View Count reached 2,000

This sunset skyline was shot in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, from the roof terrace of the Euromast restaurant. The restaurant is in a viewing tower built for the original Floriade gardening festival in 1960. The restaurant is circular at a height of about 100m – equivalent to a twenty story building.

(The Floriade gardening festivals have been repeated each decade since then. The second one was in 1972 and they have been held every ten years from then. I visited Floriade 2012 in Venlo the week before I took this photograph. However I wasn’t aware of the Floriade connection with this tower until after I had been there.)

At the time it was build the EuroMast was, at 101m, the tallest building in Rotterdam. It was designed, by the architect Hugh Maaskant, and constructed between 1958 and 1960. In 1970 it was almost doubled in height by the addition of a further 85m tower on top of the original – and hence regained the record for tallest building in Rotterdam.

The panorama takes in the view North from the River Nieuwe Maas, across some of the inner suburbs of Rotterdam.

I was in Rotterdam with a large bunch of photographers who had all been attending the annual PanoTools Meeting. We had been up on the roof earlier and came down for the first course of our dinner.

Then someone noticed the sunset reflecting on the windows of an apartment block in the city centre. Suddenly our dinners were forgotten as thirty photographers headed back to the roof!

This image was created by stitching together five telephoto shots using Hugin. The resulting panorama has a horizontal view of about 70° – the equivalent of having used a 24mm lens – but with four times the resolution/detail.

I had a 24-70mm zoom in my bag. So I have to admit that I really only shot it this way “because I could”.

The original full resolution version of this could be printed much larger than the largest print available on Red Bubble. If there is anyone out there who would like a print of this scene big enough to fill a wall – let me know because this image has plenty of resolution to spare!

History of this Image on Redbubble

  1. 11 th April 2013 View Count reached 1,003
  2. 2nd December 2012 View count reached 500
  3. 14th November 2012 Featured for the third time. This time in the RB group Best of RedBubble
  4. 14th November 2012 Featured for the second time. This time in the RB group World Wide Sunsets
  5. 11th November 2012 Featured for the first time. This time in the RB group Artists Universe
  6. 9th October 2012 View Count Reached 200
  7. 1st October 2012 View Count Reached 104
  8. 21st September 2012 uploaded to RedBubble
  9. 14th September 2012 photograph shot from 100m above Rotterdam in the Netherlands

Comments

  • Matt Aunger
    Matt Aungerabout 2 years ago

    beautiful shot George

  • Matt, Thanks and thank you for the work you do running the group.

    – George Row

  • Mary Sedici
    Mary Sediciabout 2 years ago


    November 9th, 2012
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    Mary

  • Mary, Oh thank you !

    – George Row

  • Vicki Spindler (VHS Photography)
    Vicki Spindler...about 2 years ago

    14/11/12

  • Vicki,
    Ooooh thank you!

    – George Row

  • ChasSinklier
    ChasSinklierabout 2 years ago

    FEATURED on November 14, 2012

  • Chas, Thanks for featuring this photograph in your group.

    – George Row

  • Dean Cunningham
    Dean Cunninghamabout 2 years ago

    superb photography george – wonderful pic !

  • Dean, Thank you !

    – George Row

  • Judi Rustage
    Judi Rustageabout 2 years ago

  • kalaryder
    kalaryderalmost 2 years ago

    Glorious colour

  • Kala, Thank you!

    – George Row

  • Jen Davies
    Jen Daviesover 1 year ago

    Beautiful sky! Great shot George!

  • Jen, Thank you. I appreciate the feedback. If you read the description you will see it was a pretty special evening. So it is hard for me to untangle the photograph from the happy memories of the occasion and have an objective view of the shot.

    – George Row

  • PhotosByG
    PhotosByGabout 1 month ago

  • Graham, Thanks for featuring this panorama in the Stitched Panoramas Group and thanks for putting in the effort to revive the group.

    – George Row

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