Eternal Lebanon HD GigaPan

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Lebanon GigaPan | 8.2 Gigapixels, June 3, 2012

On an exceptional clear sunny day, I managed to spot a building under construction in the area of Raachine that has a stunning overlooking view of the Lebanese coat. Far right is Chekka/Amchit all the way down to Beirut Central District including Byblos, Jounieh, Harissa, Christ Roi, Zook, Solidere, Beirut International Airport and so on.

Enjoy the view of the Eternal Lebanon.

Field of view: 177.4 degrees wide

Pigeons’ Rock, Beirut | HDR

Pigeons' Rock
Pigeons' Rock, Raouche | Beirut

This is an HDR (High Dynamic Range) image that I took in Beirut for the famous Pigeon’s Rock located in Raouché.

  • Camera: Canon EOS 550D
  • Lens: 24-70mm f2.8
  • Focal Length: 24 mm
  • Shutter Speed: 2 sec.
  • Number of exposures: 9 (+/-1EV)
  • Aperture: 8
  • ISO: 100

Off the coast of Raouché, there is a natural landmark called the Pigeons’ Rock (also known as the Rock of Raouché). Located at Beirut’s western-most tip, the two huge rock formations, which stand like gigantic sentinels, are a popular destination for locals and visitors alike.
Raouche’s Pigeons’ Rock has recently been featured on the front page of Microsoft’s Bing. Source: Wikipedia

Beirut Downtown GigaPan | Lebanon

BCD GigaPan
Beirut Central District | 7 Gigapixels

Beirut Downtown GigaPan was shot on December 27, 2010 at around 10:00AM. It was stitched from 985 images taken with the Canon 550D (t2i) and the Canon Telephoto EF 200mm f/2.8L II USM Autofocus Lens. I also used the Manfrotto Tripod 055CXPRO3 Carbon Fiber + Manfrotto 468MGRC4 Magnesium Hydrostatic Ballhead. As for the pano head, I used the GigaPan Epic 100 robot.

The shoot took one hour and the resulting GigaPan is equivalent of a 7 Gigapixels image.

Field of view: 191.5 degrees wide by 51.8 degrees high

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The Beirut Central District (BCD) is the name given to Beirut’s historical and geographical core, the “vibrant financial, commercial, and administrative hub of the country.” It is situated on the city’s northern coast and includes many monuments and places of importance to the citizens of Beirut, including Martyrs’ Square.
Beirut Central District is sometimes called Solidere, after the company of the same name founded by Rafik Hariri that has undertaken reconstruction of the neighborhood after the Lebanese Civil War.
Source Wikipedia

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