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

HDR Pano of the Kitchen and Dining Room

I continue on my quest to explore HDR with panoramas. I just wasn’t overwhelmed with the result from PTGui‘s Fusion model. So, yesterday I tried NIK Software’s HDR Efex Pro 2. (Google now owns NIK Software.) These panos are all from several of the presets in HDR Efex Pro 2. I didn’t take the time to do anything to them… Continue reading

So, What Have I Learned?

Panoramas are such fun to shoot and create. But this is some really deep territory. Not only am I learning about various ways to physically shoot panos (Currently I’m enamored with arial and kite panos. Check out this stunning arial pano of the Eiffel Tower!), various optical characteristics of the different pano projections, stitching tricks (including HDR and normal outputs),… 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

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