Today started a Festival of light in Bratislava, where a lot of parts of the city are lit up with different light installations. And one of those are also these laser lights from the top of the SNP bridge.

This is a two shot vertorama, combined in Lightroom, finished in Photoshop.

There was a light show in Bratislava, where they used water jets from a ship and beamers to create images in the middle of Danube. I’m not even sure of what to think of what they shown. I felt a huge disconnect between the medium and the content, as they focused a lot on showing photos and videos, where I think the water&light combination would fit so much better for a more abstract show.

I did few photos, but not many worked out, as it was very late at night. But from those I liked, here is one, with what I thought should be most of the show, a nice, colorful rainbow.

This is a single exposure, lightly edited in Lightroom and Photoshop.

I had one more 360 photo from the evening I tried them out, but regrettably, taken quite close from the spot I took the other one. I planed to do more, as it was quite a nice evening, but I had a bit of an accident. While moving around, I steeped to the side, and I ended up up to my knee in a very dirty water :/ So that was the end of photoshooting for that evening. Happens :)

But here is the second 360 shot, and here you can download it for use in a VR headset (guide for Gear VR in this post).

Again, this is a pano from 4 exposures, taken with a 8mm fisheye. Please drag the view with your mouse to look around.

Recently I changed to a new phone, and together with it I also got the Gear VR headset. So of course I wanted to try it out also with my own photos, but I did not really had any. So today I went to get some new 360 shots, and here is one of them. You can look around in it a little further down in this post, or if you have a VR headset, you can download the source image and view it directly.

For the Gear VR, you just have to:
– connect your phone to a PC
– find the Oculus folder in the root of the phone storage
– create a 360Photos folder, if it’s not there
– copy the photo into the folder
– put the phone into the headset, and open the Oculus 360 Photos app
– choose See all from the first selection and the My photos from the second
– choose the 360Photos folder and choose the photo you want to view

I have no idea how to do it in other VR headsets, as I only have the Gear VR, but I think it will be similar.

Here you can see the whole 360 panorama, created from 4 shots (8mm fish-eye lens). Edited in Lightroom, PTgui, Photoshop and Pano2VR.

Bratislava - Under SNP bridge 360

And here you can look around in it. Just use your mouse to drag the view around and use the mouse wheel to zoom in and out.

Tomorrow I’m off to a 3 weeks long trip which will take me to Bordeaux, Paris and Amsterdam. This time, it’s the first time that I will try to edit photos on the go and update the blog right with a photo I took during the day. So wish me luck that I manage to keep up with everything I need to do while there, and also with the blog. And of course, let’s hope my internet connection will be fast enough :)

And for today, another try with the 17mm TSE lens. This is a 3 shot vertorama, edited in Lightroom and Photoshop.

Cloudy evening

Technique: Photoshop Edit, Number of exposures: 3, Camera Model: Sony a7R + Metabones MkIII Adapter, Lens: Canon 17mm F4 TSE, Focal length: 17mm, Aperture: 9, Middle exposure time: 8s, ISO: 100, Tripod used: yes, Location: 48.135867, 17.128207
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