Forbidden City - Panoramic

With the Forbidden City sprawled out in front of me, I thought I had to go ahead and take a panoramic of it. I think this image is made of around 15 shots, overlapping by a third or so.

Having a subject that was symmetrical meant I could find the suitable point to stand simply be ensuring my camera was level (thanks to the spirit level within the 3LeggedThing‘s ‘Airhed’ ballhead) and simply rotating it on the horizontal axis. When the central point of my viewfinder lander at the same part of the left and right hand pagodas of the city, shown in small detail at the left and right of this shot, then I knew I was good to go.

Here’s a closer look at the main central part of the image:

Forbidden City - close

This is an automated post, as I’m currently in Riga, Latvia, taking a few photos to share with you soon.

  • Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
  • Focal length: 70mm
  • ISO: 100
  • Shutter speed: 1/8s