The Old Gate

The Old Gate

One of the gates of Ahmad Ibn Tulun Mosque. The mosque is located in Cairo, Egypt. It is arguably the oldest mosque in the city surviving in its original form, and is the largest mosque in Cairo in terms of land area. The mosque was commissioned by Ahmad Ibn Tulun, the Abbassid governor of Egypt from 868 to 884.

EXIF: F11 – 1/60 s – 24 mm – ISO 100

The photo is a merged Panorama that was original made of 6 different frames. Honestly and as usual, every frame was a 3 bracketed photos merged into an HDR image. So yes, it was an 18 files merge process. Although these types of shots seems to be difficult and time consuming in post processing, but they are actually not. The reason is getting used to that type of workflow in a systematic sequence making it an easy and straight forward process.

The really interesting part about this workflow is how to align this image after the panorama merge. As you probably expected, shooting these frames with 24 mm focal length on a full frame sensor (SONY A7 and FE 24 – 70 mm Lens) generates some sort of curved lines at the edges of each frame. That deformation actually increases after merging the photos into Panorama. But wait, Adobe Photoshop has become very smart to handle these issues. Check my “Adaptive Wide Angle Filter” review blog post for more about this.

By “Nader El Assy”



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