Japanese cherry blossum time lapse in 360

Sakura time lapse 360

Sakura time lapse 360

This is a time lapse tour of the local park where the propriator of MEIDANSHA CO lives in Osaka, Japan.

It was shot over two weeks in early Spring 2022. Each time returning to the same spot.

The camera used was a Sony α7RⅣ and the usual manual panoramic head was substituted for a DJI RSC2 gimbal, as the space was quite open and paralax issues could be kept to a minimum.

The shots were made with a standard wide-angle 20mm lens and shot in 5 bracket to make HDR (each panorama is made of a whopping 240 raw shots edited in Tiff).

The editing for Sakura time lapse 360 was performed in PTGui, Affinity Photo, and Topaz Gigapixel and then finally compressed to be able to be viewed even on mobile.

Finally the transition was made by using a feature in 3D Vista.

What I found personally most interesting about this timelapse was how the colour of the light changes as the pink petals grow. The initial scene is dull (though each scene was white balanced though a grey card), but the final scene is difussed by the effect of so many pink petals both above and below the camera making for a well balanced shot. The intervening shot is at sunset so the golden time effect that immeditately preceeds the difussed scene is an amazing juxtaposition to this.

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