In the footsteps of Matthew Günther
Over half a century, Matthäus Günther (1705-1788) painted more than sixty rooms with incredible productivity, establishing his reputation as the leading southern German fresco painter of this style.
In cooperation with the St. Michaelsbund and the support of the press office of the Archbishopric of Munich, a collection of virtual church tours in the Archdiocese of Munich & Freising is being created.
Tibor Hlozanek of Hlozanek.Gallery has followed in the footsteps of Matthäus Günther and created the virtual tours. (Click on the images to go to the respective tour).
Between 19 and 25 panoramas, each with 1.3 gigapixels, make up a virtual tour. The pictures were taken with a DSLR in APS-C format "Canon EOS 7D Mark II" and the automatic panorama system "piXplorer" by CLAUSS.
Each panorama, also called an image sphere, requires 348 individual images in all directions. These are taken with several exposure levels (HDR) in order to be able to depict the difficult lighting situation and the extremely high contrasts. The camera is moved and triggered by an automatic and highly precise "photo robot" (piXplorer).
To get a better view, some of the panoramas are also made from a high tripod at a height of 5-7m. Without an automatic system to move the camera, this would not be possible.
In this way, approx. 7000 individual images are created for a single guided tour through a building, which are then digitally processed.
Via the portals"Virtual Church Tours - korbiwiki" and"Panoramas of Churches in the Archdiocese of Munich and Freising ", the panoramic images enable the spatial experience of the entire church space. In addition, further information is provided at many points.
On mobile devices, the display is still somewhat limited at the moment.