Category Archives: Panoramic Photography

270° of the Alps in one panoramic photo

Yesterday my wife and I ventured south from our temporary home in Munich to the German Alps. We traveled by Deutschbahn trains, and a bus (construction on the rails required this) and then another train to the town of Garmisch-Partenkirchen. … Continue reading

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Why shoot one photo when nine will be better?

I started shooting panoramic photos way back in the 1970s. I used a rented film camera called a Hulcherama. That was quite an impressive camera. It shot on 220 film, which rolled through the camera as the camera turned. It had … Continue reading

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My timely obsession with real-time clocks

As a part of my Bishop Peak Portrait Project, I have built a couple of “printed” circuit boards. I made these on my CNC router, which I used to cut away the copper on a blank circuit board, leaving behind … Continue reading

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My mission to Mars, continued

In a blog I posted last year, I described how I developed a series of AppleScripts to control Adobe Photoshop to crop, then increase the canvas size, then draw crop marks on a series of image parts to make a … Continue reading

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My brief visit to Mars

I spent a couple of weeks on Mars earlier this year, on assignment to take some photos. There was no oxygen, so I had to hold my breath for two weeks. I did not run into Matt Damon. The work … Continue reading

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Upgrade adventures – a sleek new Mac Pro

A few weeks ago I decided to take the plunge and get a new computer. I have been using an aluminum Mac Pro tower for many years (I have had two of them). The current machine has eight cores, and … Continue reading

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The demise of the Big Photo

I knew when we put it up that the almost 60-foot-long panoramic photo of San Luis Obispo that I call the View from Daniel’s Point – would eventually come down. John Cleek, the wallpaper expert who put it up, painted … Continue reading

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A method for mounting large prints on foam core

One of the things I learned while making my large photo exhibition was how to mount huge photo prints without getting wrinkles or bubbles. I am a user of permanent self-adhesive foam core board. I love this stuff. My favorite … Continue reading

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Planning and preparation pay off

How do you explain to students, children, associates, business partners – anyone – how important it is to plan? I am a pretty good planner, and I was especially careful to plan my photo exhibition that opened last Friday at … Continue reading

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The largest panoramic photo in city history

SLO PANO opens on Friday evening. Almost a year ago I finally found the best location for taking a photo of San Luis Obispo. I had been climbing the local mountains seeking the perfect spot. I scoured available historic photos … Continue reading

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