Breathtaking Vista @ Cavallo Point

Today I hiked up to the top of Cavallo Point. The breeze was steady and cool, the smell of the desert plants and the wooded area was intoxicating. The camera equipment was heavy! I shot 3 panoramas today. Here’s the first. You will notice an all-but-hidden fortification where soldiers hid behind cement sand bags to defend the port and the… Continue reading

@PTGui: Best Getting Even Better!

Making a 360º panorama has always been part science, part art, and part voodoo—with an emphasis on the later. But @PTGui, the software I use to stitch all of the pano photos together into a single panorama, has really become wonderfully powerful and just a delight to use. Now the odds of a pano actually working well are really high!… Continue reading

360º Pano of Carlton Point in Tasmania, Australia

One of the advantages of having a GPS is that I never really feel lost. Instead, I feel better equipped to explore. Especially when following coastal areas, where I can see the edge of the land mass on the GPS, I feel compelled to ask, “I wonder where this road leads?” And when that unsealed road dead ended in a… Continue reading

iOS Compatible 360º Panorama

This is the second panorama I shot on Monday at Malaga Cove.  I’m still about 20 feet above the beach as this location is about two-thirds of the way down the trail to the Pacific Ocean and almost directly below the spot, up above, where I shoot the time lapse images of Malaga Cove.  In fact, I marked it in… Continue reading

So Many Choices!

I promised a panorama from Malaga Cove was coming soon. Well, here is the first one. I shot this pano half way down the hike to the bottom of the cove. It’s a bit of a trek! Shooting this was a something of a challenge. You can’t really tell it, but the camera was just 3 feet from the edge… Continue reading

Parachute Pano

With Paraglider over Campo croce near Bassano del Grappa soaring the thermals on the southern slopes of Mte Grappa Canon 50D with Sigma 4,5 mm Fisheye, free-hand, PTGUI, Photoshop CS3, Pano2VR” [Source: ‘Flugpano Papierfassung’ on 360cities.net.] I just have one question: How on earth did Martin shoot this!? On the flight with paraglider in Italy… Continue reading

An Eye for Detail!

  Those who follow my blog know how I love 360º panoramas. They are such fun (and challenging) to shoot and build. Jeffery Martin, one of the founders at 360Cities is Mr. Pano. I can’t imagine how difficult this pano was to create and am confident that his brief set of answers below belies the difficulty and challenge of his… Continue reading

Ah! Norway. Such a Beautiful Place

I’m so glad I had the opportunity to visit Norway in the summer of 2006–just over 3 years ago now. That country has such a pastoral serenity during the summer months. I reflected on my visit because I stumbled upon these two marvelous panos from one of my favorite sites, 360 Cities. Here are a few of my pictures presented… Continue reading