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Mettelhorn near Zermatt/Switzerland, 3406m (11175ft) by Matthias Taugwalder.

Donauturm Wien (Danube Tower, Vienna, Austria)

Donauturm Wien (Danube Tower, Vienna, Austria)

Horizontal pole panorama from Danube Tower. Pilo and I had the chance to climb up through a very narrow shaft above the lift engines up onto the restricted telecom and broadcasting deck early in the morning to take a lot of spherical and cylindrical panoramas and a very high resolution pano of vienna downtown. Here is a shot taken with horizontal monopod and a nadir view straight down 180 meters.

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Re: Donauturm Wien (Danube Tower, Vienna, Austria)

That's quite a spectacular view. Was it hard to get permission?

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Re: Donauturm Wien (Danube Tower, Vienna, Austria)

> Was it hard to get permission?

no, as pilo had the job to take a cylindrical pano around the tower for the owners company he asked me to accompany him as a tech consultant ;-) his pano job around the complete tower was quite difficult as the platform has about 25 meters diameter. (what about the nodal point of a 24-70mm in this situation?) but i calculated a little bit and everything of the job worked out well.

afterwards we took the chance to capture some more stuff for ourselves as the pano above shows ;-)

lot of panos and hires pix are now waiting on the hard drives...

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thomas bredenfeld
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vienna / austria
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Donauturm Wien (Danube Tower, Vienna, Austria)

I like these panoramas with the camera hanging on a horizontal monopod. I myself feel uncomfortable having my camera there especially on the 3-4 folded monopods. Which type of manfrotto monopod are you using, do you have other negative or positive experiences on monopods?

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Re: Donauturm Wien (Danube Tower, Vienna, Austria)

in this case it was quite a normal manfrotto monopod (the 3-part 680). on top a use a home made L-bracket.

usually the camera is secured with some climbing gear (runners and screw lock carbiners).

now i'm using agnos RingT instead of the L-bracket.

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thomas bredenfeld
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painting & photography
vienna / austria
http://bredenfeld.com
subscribe to my blog: http://bredenfeld.com/blogfeed
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