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Cologne Panorama - 360 degrees
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Published: August 10, 2010
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3 days of intense work to make this huge panorama of Cologne, Germany's fourth-largest city. This is a 360 degrees view, I tried to get as many details as possible, sometimes repainting different parts of the cityscape. The original composition is really big because I assembled more than 30 photos. I took all of them when I was in Germany 2 weeks ago... (FYI, I didn't use any autopano or fisheye!). You can see 2 vertical details here below.

Thanks a lot for your kind comments.

The above image has been created with pictures taken by the Samsung NX10, which has been provided to me by Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

For more information about my artwork:

Two random details (the original version of the above image is 20.000 pixels wide...):

Cologne Panorama - Details by BenHeine

Some of my other pictures (panoramas):

Planet Earth by BenHeine Paris from the Eiffel Tower by BenHeine

Palace of Justice, Brussels by BenHeine The Eden of that Dim Lake by BenHeine

Dordogne River by BenHeine

More facts: The city's famous Cologne Cathedral (Kölner Dom) is the seat of the Catholic Archbishop of Cologne. The University of Cologne (Universität zu Köln) is one of Europe's oldest universities.

Cologne is a major cultural center of the Rhineland and has a vibrant arts scene. Cologne is home to more than 30 museums and hundreds of galleries. Exhibitions range from local ancient Roman archeological sites to contemporary graphics and sculpture. The Cologne Trade Fair hosts a number of trade shows such as Art Cologne, imm Cologne International Furniture Fair and the Photokina. Cologne is also well-known for its celebration of Cologne Carnival, the annual reggae summerjam, and Cologne Gay Pride.

Within Germany, Cologne is also known as an important media center. Several radio and television stations, including Westdeutscher Rundfunk (WDR), RTL and VOX, have their headquarters in the city.
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Comments (150)
L8nJones's avatar
L8nJones|Hobbyist Photographer
Simply stunning. I remember going to the Cologne Christmas markets by the cathedral years ago...will have to go back and see the rest of the city! 
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Argne's avatar
Argne|Hobbyist Photographer
Unbelievable :O
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Manlarr's avatar
Manlarr| Photographer
Hard work pays off. This is amazing Ben. :)
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24AHEL1TE's avatar
this is why i created an account
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LNDFrance's avatar
LNDFrance|Hobbyist General Artist
Cette photo est vraiment incroyable. Bravo pour l'immense travail réalisé.
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BaldoProyect-B|Hobbyist General Artist
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syinthetic's avatar
just wow !
stunning :D
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Karfunkelstone's avatar
Karfunkelstone|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is an amazing picture!!! Oo
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Scorpidilion's avatar
Scorpidilion|Professional Photographer
realy great work :thumbsup: ;)
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Sabs546's avatar
Sabs546|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's one hell of a curve
How do you do that
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vojteq's avatar
vojteq|Hobbyist Photographer
amazing you have a tutorial to do such great panoramas? I´d love to do that here in Cracow!
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IsaYes's avatar
love that pic, are u from cologne?
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uschi387's avatar
echt toll, nur der dom ist so weit weg :D
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kristime's avatar
kristime|Hobbyist General Artist
Mir fehlen die Worte. Einfach wunderschön! Beautiful ♥
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jerichon88's avatar
Hello, that is fantastic, meaby you can sand to me original size the picture, i won't to have a print large size, to put in the wall at my home :) many thanks.
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JamesHoppy's avatar
JamesHoppy|Professional Photographer
lovely shot. I quite enjoy it. you should do L.A. Next.
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JorgeMPhotography's avatar
JorgeMPhotography|Professional Photographer
This is totally amazing!!
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jpunks27's avatar
jpunks27|Student Digital Artist
fantastic .. work :D
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hiropon056's avatar
hiropon056|Hobbyist General Artist
wow. das ist echt der hammer! auch wenn ich so oft in köln bin... so hab ich die stadt wirklich noch nie gesehn :D
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librameto7's avatar
this is not possible!
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mich0uxxx|Hobbyist General Artist

it's very beautiful !!! =D
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