Original first posting of this article was 10 May 2011
About the ( close ) Encounters project
This is a ongoing *) project that started about 2009 and is called the ( close ) Encounters.
The HDR ( High Dynamic Range ) portrait panorama’s are made out of 63 pictures (minimal 9 exposures per angle, 7 angles so 63 images are used to make a HDR portrait panorama.
That makes taking the image with some thrill — it could be ruined due to the fact that if the people are moving the portrait could fail. That idea makes it fascinating for me to do it, Its always exiting to shoot. Warn the "customers" *) in advance: “we will see in the final image who moved, so do not dare to move!” Until now ( almost ) everyone has listened very good in the portrait shoots from the last years.
More background about this project please see here.
*) this is a non - commercial project
( close ) Encounters project - Part 09 - Los DeDos
Not much information available , only could spot a low quality recording of a concert they did in 2010 at Lowlands. If you perhaps know more please contact, then will add it here.
First just show the HDR panorama. Below those you can find some more info how this project started and other background notes.
when clicking on view 360°/VR another browser window opens so if nothing happens check the Block Popup window.
How the project started
Several times walked in the neighborhood and heard a band had a repetition and it sounded great….. until about early march 2011: thought “what the heck let ask for permission to take a panorama of the band while they had the repetition” so rang the doorbell ;… but completely destroyed the doorbell, actually ripped the complete doorbell out of the wall! Ai…… no not that strong…. so banged on the door, but no one opened ( logistically because the band noise was to loud ). Next tried to put back the doorbell in the wall but it stuck half way…….
Went home and wrote a small letter with saying sorry for ruining the doorbell and asked for permission to take a panorama, then put the letter in their mailbox.
Then heard …….. nothing! Was wondering if the letter did not flew under a cabinet to be found in 2027…….
But 1 april 2011 got an mail from Sandra ( mother of the drummer ) and said sorry for the late reply…. and mentioned that I was welcome to shoot a panorama… only had to call them for an appointment … every Friday they have a repetition… 1 april was a Friday.. so mailed back that I will be there within 5 minutes ( without calling ). Rang the doorbell ( yes it was fixed :) ) … and Sandra openend.
Within 30 minutes the HDR panorama was recorded!
Thanks Sandra & thanks Los DeDos!!!
Last update 28 August 2020:
Next HDR panorama portrait adventure is not known yet. For sure there will popup a new one somewhere in the future. Perhaps will publish some older ones that are at the moment not yet online. Completely depending on how other - more important - projects need some attention first.
Other Editions ( close ) Encounters
Due to the lack of time could only publish 10 ( close ) Encounters Parts: 1, 3, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 13, 14, 15 & 16. The rest will appear later.
( close ) Encounters Part 1
( close ) Encounters Part 2
( close ) Encounters Part 3
( close ) Encounters Part 4
( close ) Encounters Part 5
( close ) Encounters Part 6
( close ) Encounters Part 7
( close ) Encounters Part 8
( close ) Encounters Part 9
( close ) Encounters Part 10
( close ) Encounters Part 11
( close ) Encounters Part 12
( close ) Encounters Part 13
( close ) Encounters Part 14
( close ) Encounters Part 15
( close ) Encounters Part 16