ALL ROUND VIEW: A 'tiny planet' photo from above South Grafton.
ALL ROUND VIEW: A 'tiny planet' photo from above South Grafton.

I AM SUMMER: Win a Nikon Key Mission camera

COMMUNICATION technician Jahn Lenehan gets to hang around in some different places, but on top of the tower at South Grafton provides one of the more unique views of Grafton.

A keen photographer, Jahn took advantage of his work's new Nikon Key Mission 360 camera, which takes a 360 panorama of the surrounds, and stitches them into this unique view - commonly known as a "tiny planet" image.

"The camera has two 200 degree fish-eye lenses on either side, and then stitches it on the camera to give you the full view," Jahn said.

"I've been playing with the panorama since Google brought out their camera application, but the Nikon has much higher resolution - the photos have a real crispness to them."

And because the camera takes the photo in an instant, Jahn said it's not for the shy.

"If you're holding it, or it's attached to you - you're going to be in the shot. You've got to try to hide somewhere if you don't want to be in it," he said.

"It's waterproof, drop proof and can do 4k video, it's a pretty awesome piece of kit," he said.

Jahn's work can be viewed on Instagram at @n3ub33.

Your summer snap could be worth $579

IT'S SUMMER, so let's celebrate.

Today we open our annual reader photograph competition - and we're desperate to give a feature-packed Nikon Key Mission 170 camera, worth $579, to one lucky reader.

Simply take a photograph that best expresses what summer means to you and send it to us at The Daily Examiner. Could it be any easier?

Over the duration of last year's competition, we got hundreds of pictures and some were so good they made the front page. Can you get there this time?

Get your camera, or your phone, out and get snapping.

You can enter by our website, or via email at dailyexaminer.com.au/iamsummer or news@dailyexaminer.com.au  



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