Archive for the ‘Virtual Reality’ Category

A Winter Wonderland, at Last

Thursday, February 25th, 2010

Despite all the snow that has fallen south of us this year, we’ve actually had very little here in Upstate New York. After a storm brought a couple of inches Tuesday night, a bigger storm started up yesterday afternoon and brought us our first significant snowfall of the season. I’ve been doing a Project 365/Photo of the Day project since the New Year, and decided to shoot a 360 VR as today’s image.

The Project 365 has been a personal project for me this year. The idea is to take and post one photo a day, every day, for one year. If you’d like to see what I’ve done so far and follow along, I have the images posted on my Flickr stream:

Candlelight Evening at the Farmers Museum VR

Friday, January 1st, 2010

Conditions at this year’s Candlelight Evening at the Farmers Museum where less amenable to photography than they were in 2007, but I did set up and shoot a couple of VRs.  The one above was shot behind the chapel in a less trafficked area of the grounds, shortly after sunset.

SummerTIME: In the garden

Tuesday, June 30th, 2009

Our garden after one month

The theme for the most recent World Wide Panorama was “time.”  My interpretation on the theme was “summertime,” those few fleeting months here in the Northeast United States of warm weather.  Intricately tied in with the concept of summer is the growing season, and the few months of the year where local produce is fresh and plentiful.  Leah and I decided to try a small garden this summer, and managed to actually get the plants into the ground in time to hopefully yield some pizza fixings.  For my WWP submission, a shot my VR from the middle of the garden.

Here are a  few photos from planting day at the end of May.  Leah cleared the weeds out of the garden plot I prepared last fall using “lasagna gardening.”  I then planted the lettuce and herbs, followed by three varieties of tomatoes (two heirlooms and lots of Romas)

Putting in the herbs

All done!

Leah gave it a good watering when the planting was finished. A month later, the lettuce is growing like gangbusters, and we started seeing our first tomatoes.

Leah prepping the garden

First tomatoes

Things have grown like crazy in the week since I took these photos.  We’re looking forward to the harvest!

Website updated

Thursday, June 25th, 2009

The website is updated and should be fully operational.  The changes are mostly cosmetic, but there are some new VRs in the gallery, including Object VRs previously available only here on the blog, and new slideshows on several pages.  I plan to continue to update and add content now that the updated layout is in place.

View from the Top: Balsam Lake Mount Fire Tower

Wednesday, June 24th, 2009

In my previous entry, I wrote of our hike to the summit of Balsam Lake Mountain in the Catskills. Like most Catskill summits, the tree-lined summit alone affords no view. The fire tower at the summit, however, opened up the panoramic expanse of the Western Catskills to view. The viewing platform was closed, but from the steps I was able to get enough images to stitch together an interactive 360º VR of the view. This one is a cylindrical view, not spherical, but captures the view nicely.