Sledding on Kreuzweg

Sledding on Kreuzweg

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Day 6.

On what would be Boxing Day in Canada but isn't in Germany, we went to a hill called Kreutzweg. There are trails there for cross-country skiing which is what my girlfriend's parents did but we were more interested in sledding (and I more interested in photography).

We started with this relatively tame but very long hill. It would seem that all of us are a little too large for the sleds that we grabbed from the cellar. Those sleds being the ones left over from when my girlfriend and her sister were little children.

After that we moved over to a steeper hill which has a tow-line for downhill skiers and snowboarders. It's a very small hill but good for kids and those that want to take lessons. I guess it's a little hard to compete with the Alps being right nearby. In fact, you could see them from the top of Kreutzweg. We only had sleds so had to trek up the hill manually. A pretty good hike but not overly difficult.

Half way up the hill I grabbed my shiny new panorama head (a Nodal Ninja 3 Mk II) to make a Quicktime VR of the ski hill. That's what you see below. It worked perfectly. This is an HDR pano made with 57 shots for a full sphere. You can look straight up and down as well as 360° around. It really does make panos way easier and with a better result. There were more people there than it seems in the VR. They all kind of disappeared when I stitched it together. Since it's an HDR pano, they moved between bracketed shots and were knocked out.

All in all this was a much better Boxing Day than what I would normally have and monumentally better than what some do: sitting in line all night, freezing their asses off just to get a nine dollar DVD player.

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Camera: NIKON D90
Lens Type:
Focal Length: 10 mm
35mm Focal Length: 15 mm
Exposure: 1/100 sec
Aperture: f 13
ISO: 200


Taken: 2010-12-26 14:27:58
Posted: 2010-12-28 | 11:01





Sledding on Kreuzweg

Sledding on Kreuzweg

Day 6.

On what would be Boxing Day in Canada but isn't in Germany, we went to a hill called Kreutzweg. There are trails there for cross-country skiing which is what my girlfriend's parents did but we were more interested in sledding (and I more interested in photography).

We started with this relatively tame but very long hill. It would seem that all of us are a little too large for the sleds that we grabbed from the cellar. Those sleds being the ones left over from when my girlfriend and her sister were little children.

After that we moved over to a steeper hill which has a tow-line for downhill skiers and snowboarders. It's a very small hill but good for kids and those that want to take lessons. I guess it's a little hard to compete with the Alps being right nearby. In fact, you could see them from the top of Kreutzweg. We only had sleds so had to trek up the hill manually. A pretty good hike but not overly difficult.

Half way up the hill I grabbed my shiny new panorama head (a Nodal Ninja 3 Mk II) to make a Quicktime VR of the ski hill. That's what you see below. It worked perfectly. This is an HDR pano made with 57 shots for a full sphere. You can look straight up and down as well as 360° around. It really does make panos way easier and with a better result. There were more people there than it seems in the VR. They all kind of disappeared when I stitched it together. Since it's an HDR pano, they moved between bracketed shots and were knocked out.

All in all this was a much better Boxing Day than what I would normally have and monumentally better than what some do: sitting in line all night, freezing their asses off just to get a nine dollar DVD player.

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Camera: NIKON D90
Lens Type:
Focal Length: 10 mm
35mm Focal Length: 15 mm
Exposure: 1/100 sec
Aperture: f 13
ISO: 200


Taken: 2010-12-26 14:27:58
Posted: 2010-12-28 | 11:01


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