Tried this comment failed to register so I am writing this again.
We attacted our Nodal Ninja R1 bracket and Canon camera/fisheye to a 30 x 30cm (12x12 inch) flat board that sat on the ground. We used adjacent ground dirt/wood chips to cover the board. Camera was tilted up 7.5° for the zenith convergance.
Imaging taken June 2011. Opposite to ground imaging would be to take elevated pole panoramas. Here are our "Ground" elevation pano's.
--- In PanoToolsNG@yahoogroups.com, "jrgen_schrader" wrote:
> Just like a standard tripod setup.
> Only difference is that the tripod mount is close to ground level and the "tripod" (in this case the metal tube) below surface level.
> --- In PanoToolsNG@yahoogroups.com, Gerhard Killesreiter wrote:
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> > Am 23.01.2013 12:44, schrieb jrgen_schrader:
> > > The "trick" is to have a "panohead" that can be stuck into the
> > > earth. As you can see from the nadir the footprint of my
> > > construction is also extremely small.
> > >
> > > The principle is similar to other solutions. In this case a ring
> > > mount for camera and lens and an individual construction to mount
> > > it to the ground. Here I used a simple metal cylinder with a thread
> > > on top. Hard ground would need a different approach though.
> > >
> > > Only limit is the height of the camerabody and/or lens to allow
> > > free rotation.
> > What was the orientation of the axis of rotation in this case? I
> > assume vertical?
> > Cheers,
> > Gerhard
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