Sometimes, a location is best shown as a combination of multiple exposures. Stacking the images can create different effects, add detail, and widen the perspective. In this case, the vertical view is lengthened to create a tunnel of blooming cherry blossoms. The effect is mesmerizing and creates a visual tunnel for the viewer to ‘walk’ through. This can be done in Photoshop, as the photographer did to complete this photograph:
Andre Distel captured this stunning photograph in the city of Bonn. During March and April, there is a 2-3 week stretch there when the cherry blossom trees bloom as seen. Distel was sure to photograph them during their peak on April 5th before the trees shed onto the street, cars, and sidewalks.
To arrange this image, he used four horizontal exposures and merged them into a vertical image. Stacking the images created the vertical panorama you see now. Each shot was a single 35-second exposure and captured the high detail in the trees and leaves. He used a Nikon D800 camera with a Sigma 50mm f/1.4 lens at ISO 200 and f/8 aperture.
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