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.
Archive for the ‘World Wide Panorama’ Category
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)
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.
Things have grown like crazy in the week since I took these photos. We’re looking forward to the harvest!
This year, I spent the Summer Solstice focused on a wedding, but the Solstice also means something else: time for another World Wide Panorama. The theme this time around was “elevation,” so on the Thursday before the Solstice, Leah and I went up to the Franklin Mountain Hawkwatch at the Delaware Otsego Audubon Society Sanctuary. From their, one can see a sweeping tableau looking out over Oneonta and southern Otsego County. It was somewhat overcast that day, so the view was a bit more restricted than on some previous outings, but it was still a lovely sight to see. I shot two panoramas, one at the Hawkwatch, and one at the picnic table and shelter about halfway up the hill. The latter was my WWP submission, which you can see below, or in fullscreen at the WWP site.
If you haven’t experienced interactive VR before, I have written a tutorial on how to view and interact with them: FAQ: What am I supposed to do with these VR panoramas?
The solstices and equinoxes mean one thing – another event of the World Wide Panorama. The theme this time was Beginnings, which is appropriate for the vernal equinox. It might have been snowing at the time, but spring is clearly on the way (this past week has been delightful.) My interpretation of the theme was to include my nieces, both as subjects and in helping me shoot the panorama. Molly has been interested in photography since she was old enough to press the shutter button, and she and I made a panorama together last summer. We shot two panoramas when I was visiting at Easter, and I chose the second one, which we created on Easter Sunday, as my submission. Using the camera’s IR remote, each of the girls took three of the six images around that went into the panorama. I added the zenith (top) and nadir (bottom) and did the stitching and post processing, of course.
Until I work out the coding for launching full screen Flash panoramas from the blog, I’ll just present this small embedded one. You can see it fullscreen at the WWP. Visit my page at the WWP to see all of my submissions over the past few years.