In my study of 360 degree panorama .. i was and am so impressed with the body of work photographer Roger Berry possess .. the day i saw his panoramas .. i was completely zapped and amazed by his creativity .. he shoots all his panorama from on a 18feet pole ..
so i too wanted to try out the same … the query i asked myself was .. if he can why not i? though i was into 360 degree panorama shooting but shooting from a 18 feel gives a different point of view to the visual or the landmark one is shooting of the city …
I spoke to Paras Mehta https://www.facebook.com/paras.a.mehta/info (camera equipment shop)
had a lengthy discussion on how and where to buy this custom made pole/boompole .. called up Rahmat bhai of Rational Photographic https://www.facebook.com/rational.photographics?fref=ts (camera equipment shop)
called him up in Kolkata and discussed with him as well … but no success …
with the support of Shabir bhai .. i got hold of one such pole in the most famous lane where one can buy almost all camera accessories ie Central Camera Lane from the only hitch was tht it was 10 feet and not 18 ..
Manfrotto it seems makes 17feet or something but thn i had no money to invest in such costly pole so settled for this cheap boompole of 10 feet ..
the kind of panoramas i shoot requires a full frame camera with a shaved Tokina fisheye .. i had both .. but what i did not hv was the guts to attach this costly camera atop a cheap boom pole i am brave enough but not as to risk my camera .. nevertheless ..
i live on this belief that jo hai aaj hai .. aaj hi karna hai .. there is no tomorow aur meri dictionary mein IMPOSSIBLE naam ki koi jagah nahi hai .. jo thaan liya so thaan liya .. karna hai to karna hai … dil kiya hai to bas ab to karna hi hai .. no pros and cons .. Just have to do it …
so attached the Nikon D3X 10 on a 10 feet pole .. did a test shot at my bldg terrace and was successful .. here is the pic:
the equirectangular photograph can be viewed seen here:
the 360 degree panorama of the same can be viewed here:
the real test was to shoot outdoor on location .. and beautiful Kolkata trip gave me that opportunity ..
I shot Imambada .. Hanseswari Mandir .. College street and Coffee house interior with the 10 feet pole .
when i saw Imambada from this POV .. even i was zapped seeing it … the cars .. the icecream trolleys .. cycle rickshaw walas looking up .. all conjure up to give a very beautiful perspective … kabhi kuch aisa kaam karna chahiye jisses hum khud rashk kar sake … hahahahahahaha
So here i proudly present the amazingly beautiful Imambada of Hooghly probably for the first time shot from a 10feet pole …
the 360 degree panorama can be viewed here:
the equirectangular photograph can be viewed here:
i hope you all like it ..
Shot with Nikon D3X @ Tokina fisheye shaved @ D3X attached on 10feet pole …
thanks so much Sir Roger Berry to introduce me to this kind of amazing photography …
this panorama would not have been possible without the support of Photographer Paul Nilot from Kolkata. https://www.facebook.com/bluesky001?fref=ts
and like always lastly don’t know how to thnk this brother of mine Shabirali Patel ..
i literally make him mad with so much discussions on so many genres .. but he is always very very inspiring and very supportive .. shukriya Shabir bhai for all u do to make me a better photographer each passing day ..