360 Degree Pictures

10:43 a.m. on March 9, 2010 (EST)
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This is unbelievable photography especially viewed with this 360 degree
technology. (Click and drag your mouse around in the picture, up, down,
left, right, see what changes.)
Use your mouse to move around.
http://www.utah3d.net/SulpherCreek_swf.html
http://www.utah3d.net/PaysonC_swf.html
http://www.utah3d.net/NightArches_swf.html (The stars at night are big
and bright)

11:42 a.m. on March 9, 2010 (EST)
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Very cool Gary, Thanks for sharing!

9:12 p.m. on March 9, 2010 (EST)
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I wonder how they remove the camera, tripod, and the person taking the pictures.

2:06 a.m. on March 10, 2010 (EST)
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I love the 360 deg pics, here is another link with some great shots.

http://www.virtualparks.org/themes/theme-lakes.html

10:18 a.m. on March 10, 2010 (EST)
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I think its a special kind of panoramic camera with a slit instead of a lens,and the camera move on a motor?

1:07 p.m. on March 10, 2010 (EST)
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I note that some of the photos on the website state "composite image". I sometimes do composite panoramas (not the full sphere ones, though), which can be done with Photoshop, though I more often use a tool called ArcSoft Panorama Maker. There are several considerations with matching the exposure (skies are the big problem, with some big intensity shifts at the boundary if you aren't careful in planning the shot). Also, you can't use too wide an angle lens, because of the distortions of laying a spherical scene onto a flat surface (film or the sensor).

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