Wednesday, February 25, 2009

On the Job

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So here is a panorama of the job site I was on today. This is an incredibly busy job site up in Allston where Harvard is building a new research facility. There are several construction companies involved and we went up today to do some training so I decided to bring along my VR rig. This is one of several I shot and the first to post.  This was an HDR panorama (21 shots) the others I shot were 'regular'. I will post links here when I get them stitched.

Monday, February 23, 2009

River Ice, Kittery, Maine

While Carol was shopping at the outlets, I was having a conversation on the phone with my younger brother, David, and was telling him about the ice breaking up along this river in Kittery when I decided that I needed to climb down over the bank and shoot this VR. I sunk in up to my waist in the loose snow, but got a halfway decent shot after wrestling with my tripod in the deep snow. This was a beautiful spot just behind a bunch of outlets.  View the VR Here.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Portsmouth, NH Waterfront

Portsmouth New Hampshire along the waterfront.  Carol and I had just finished out Valentines Day dinner at a great little restaurant here in Portsmouth and as we walked along the waterfront I thought this would be a great spot between the bricks and the tugs to take a shot. This VR is a rather large file so be patient as it loads.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

The Old Stone Dam

The Old Stone Dam on the Wood River in Richmond, Rhode Island.  I found this place on my way into work this morning and took this photo. Thought I would share. It takes a minute to load as it is a rather large file.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Early Morning Panoramas

So I would hazard a guess that by the end of the summer we will all be very familiar with Wyoming, Rhode Island.  

Here is a couple of VR (Virtual Reality) images I shot this morning.  We had a relatively warm day today and I got down to Wyoming a bit early so I shot the pond, Wyoming Pond, from a couple of vantage points. One near the damn and one on the waters edge in front of the parking lot. These are both presented using flash and the files are large so they may take a bit of time to load. The dam is here.  The lake is here. Each of these images is composed of 21 exposures (still images) and blended together to make a seamless image. Simply click and drag your mouse to navigate the image.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Oktopodi up for an academy award

This has got to be one of the most beautifully animated shorts to come along in a long long time. Here is the entire movie... just posted on Motionographer.  I hope you enjoy.

Monday, February 2, 2009

Reviving a lost art

Last week I decided to paint some signs for a trade show we are attending.  I did this as a profession from 1971 to 1973.  It had been a while since I did any painting. I know I did a sign in 1997 when we decided to go cruising and I did paint the name on the bottom of the dinghy while we were cruising in 1999 but it has been a long time since I did anything like this.  Although it was nerve wracking, there was an element of fun and personal satisfaction in the fact that I could still wield a French Quill and One Shot paints (although a bit shakily). Click on the image above to view larger.

Wyoming, Rhode Island

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So it has been a while since I posted. Have been very busy with work, play and socializing. . . no real excuse though. Laziness does creep in as well. Here is a shot I took this morning on my way into work.  This is the heart of Wyoming, Rhode Island, just a mile or so from where I work. When I woke up this morning the fog in East Providence was beautiful and I was hopeful for good light once I got down to Wyoming. All in all I am pleased with this panorama.

Technical stuff:  I shot image this using a Nikon D70s with a Nikkor 10.5 mm lens, 360 Precision panorama tripod head on a solid Manfrotto tripod.  This was a bracketed panorama, meaning I shot three exposures of each of the seven views that comprise this image.  These were aligned and blended using an application called PTGui and then adjusted using Photoshop. The final Flash panorama was created using Pano2VR.