Pano: Hotel Blue, Sydney Australia

The Pano he Hotel Blue is an interesting historic building built on the docks in Sydney in the late 1800’s. It has a cool vibe, and I mean that figuratively as well as literally. During the winter, the long main, long corridor of the hotel opens to the outside near the center. The cold morning air had filled the corridor… Continue reading

West Peak, Mount Tamalpais: Mother Nature’s Drama

A week ago today I was hunkered down on the west peak of Mount Tamalpais. I felt as though I were on top of the world because the wind was blasting dense fog straight toward me, just barely over my head. I could reach up and almost touch this ceiling of fog. Coming from the Pacific Ocean, the rapidly moving… Continue reading

West Peak Mount Tamalpais (Pano)

Here is the first of two panos I’ll post from my trip this week up to west peak  Mount Tamalpais. The clouds had all but cleared, and you can see for miles! It was gorgeous! Be sure to also check out my other posts about this half day adventure up the mountain: West Peak, Mount Tamalpais: Somehow I Just Knew…… Continue reading

Grand Canyon Pano

I blogged before about the death-defying adventure that was shooting this pano. No, I’m not kidding. (Check out the post about the first attempt to shoot this pano.) A few hours later, after the wind seemed a little less ferocious but even colder, and even though the light was quickly fading, I decided to give it a second go, and… Continue reading

Pano: The Santorini Caldera Just After Sunrise

I shot this pano from Dana Villas the morning we left Santorini. This is an exceptionally beautiful place. More pictures to come. (I shot over 2,400 photos on this trip. It will take a bit of time to process and upload them all.) About 3,600 years ago the volcanic Island of Santorini (It’s original name meant circular.) exploded. All that… Continue reading

Snews You Can Use

Well, I’ve completely revamped the navigation system for my entire media collection at TimTyson.us. It has taken a couple of weeks, but I think it’s ready for its official debut! So here are two links: one to the navigation system designed for handheld devices:   And the other navigation system designed for laptop and desktop computers:   Both provide access… Continue reading

Crazy Imaginative!

I have been wondering: wouldn’t it be possible to have multiple 360º panoramas (pole panos would be best) in relatively close proximity to one another and actually fly a virtual camera (using pan, tilt, zoom) through that 3D space creating the illusion of free flight through space, moving, as needed, between panoramic spheres. Then, today, I discovered this: hyperlapse. Totally… Continue reading

Sunday Morning at Battery Spenser

I thought, “Well, while I’m here…” So, after shooting the pano of the Golden Gate Bridge, I shot this pano of one of the many batteries that guarded the entrance to the bay: Battery Spenser. Our exit into Sausalito is the Spenser exit, named after this battery which is close by.… Continue reading