The Aurora building in Sydney is a superlative
example of the work of Renzo Piano, the internationally
acclaimed architect. The Aurora building is normally photographed
from the North, where there is a clear view of the building.
However this view does not show the mast and 20 storey
glass sail that is a feature of this building. The northern
view also looks down on the building, thereby minimising
the imposing size of this amazing structure.
The obvious solution is photograph the building from somewhere
downhill (like Circular Quay for those who know Sydney)
However, all clear views uphill to the Aurora building
are obscured by all the other tall buildings overlooking
Using Panospace® techniques we were able to capture
one vertical half of the building from one side of the street
to produce a single vertical panoramic image. Repeating
the process from the other side of the street gave us the
other half of the building.
Combining these two images resulted in the Aurora building
in all it's splendour, Mast, Glass Sail and all.
Sydney's beautiful autumn sunset also helped.
The final printed image was 600mm wide by 2100mm tall.