Bukit Nanas Heritage Mansions – a panoramic perspective.

Stitched Panorama

This row of heritage style mansions in Bukit Nanas, Kuala Lumpur have been slowly crumbling and decaying over the last many years and will no doubt at some point disappear for good. I wanted to capture this historic architecture and try to create a panoramic image to fully image the fine details of these classic buildings. To do this I used a 17mm tilt-shift lens and captured a total of 106 individual images (16 framed shots each with 7 bracketed images to fully capture the dynamic range of the scene). The images were post-processed in Apple Aperture then tone-mapped in PhotoMatixPro plugin.
The final images were then converted to black and white and selective colour brushed in using Aperture to highlight some specific parts of the image.
The individual resulting 16 images were then stitched using AutoPanoPro. The stitching result is not ideal given the geometry of the buildings and the location of my camera setup but it certainly gives you a real sense of the geometry and design of the structure.
The final panorama was imported into FotoMagico to create the short slideshow sequence as shown in this video.
Camera: Canon 5D MkIII
Lens: Canon EF17mm f/4.0 TS-E
ISO: 100
Focal Length: 17mm
Aperture: f/8
No of Brackets: 7 (-3 to +3)

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