Harvest Moon at the Sydney Opera House

95 Megapixel - HDR Panorama of 3x6 x shots at f/8.0 - 2s, 8s, 30s - ISO100 - 546 Megabytes

This is the last upload from myself from Australia for a while. I'm moving to Singapore in an hour but wanted to share one of my favorite Australian memories with you. The Harvest Moon Rise at the Sydney Opera House. Not sure how much I'll be able to upload from Singapore as I can't take my hardware with me and my editing/ processing powers are stripped of me for the next few weeks if not months. The good news is that I'll hopefully be able to collect some descent material while working/ traveling in Asia so there is something to look forward to. Happy New Years to you all and all the best, Vic


The Sydney Opera House - the youngest UNESCO World Heritage Site, and the only 20th Century one - was opened in 1973. It took 14 years to construct, was 10 years late and 14 times over budget comparing to original estimates.

As one of the busiests arts centre globally it hosts over 1,500 performances for over 1.2mn visitors annually. Besides performance attendance itself the building itself is one of the most visited tourist destinations in Australia with over 7mn visitors every year. (source: wikipedia.com)

Photographic Technique:
The picture is a 3x6 shot (18 photos total) panorama taken about 25min after sunset and 10min after moon rise with a picture exposure of 2s, 8s, and 30s at f/8.0 and ISO 100. I used DxO Optics 6 for the RAW file conversion, lens distortion optimisation as well as for contrast and detail enhancement. As usual Autopano Pro 2 did the stitching for me. I used Photomatix 4 with Detail Enhancer for the HDR composition and I post-editied it in Bridge and framed in Photoshop CS5.

The end-result is a stitched 95 Megapixel 546MegaBytes large photograph which is printable at 4.98m x 2.38m at 72DPI.

Feel free to contact me directly if you are interested in this photograph: photography@victor-marz.com

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