Category Archives: Panoramic Photography

Scanning Kodak Cirkut film

A dear friend of mine, now deceased, handed me a box of film about 30 years ago. The film had been in a flood in the garage of his friend who obtained the film from the original photographer who died … Continue reading

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A little kvetching, a little ballooning, and a little GigaPanning

I organize an annual hot-air ballooning event, one that has been running for pretty close to 40 years. The event was founded by my friends Gordon Bennett and Jon Ackerman in 1974. It was conveniently located in the eastern part … Continue reading

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My visit to GigaHQ

Last Friday I ventured out into the world and visited the headquarters of GigaPan, the maker of the motorized camera mount that I have been using for a half-year. GigaPan is based in Portland, Oregon. At the GigaPan HQ are … Continue reading

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Really Right solutions to my tripod problem

I have written about my mountain-top GigaPan photos in recent months. The results have been spectacular, and I am very pleased with the photos. Carrying the equipment to the mountain tops has been my problem. The tripod I have been … Continue reading

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A Windy City GigaPan

I just returned from a week in Chicago for GraphExpo, the huge North American trade show for people in the graphic arts industry. I shipped my big tripod and my GigaPan panoramic head to the hotel in advance of my … Continue reading

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…another cheese sandwich and a GigaPan photo

It turns out that tying the camera to the GigaPan mount wasn’t adequate to make a successful panorama. So, even though I thought I could fix everything by straightening the horizons of 858 photos using the Image Processor and an … Continue reading

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Tying one (camera) on to the GigaPan rig

Yesterday, my friend Sophie Nuber and I hiked to the top of a hill overlooking San Luis Obispo Bay, near my home. The climb was tough for me because: 1) I am old, and 2) I was carrying the tripod, … Continue reading

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The Blognosticator’s first anniversary

Today is the one-year anniversary of the Blognosticator-gone-private. I had been blogging for Graphic Arts Monthly for three years until their demise in the Spring of 2010, and then for What They Think until that fall and they could not … Continue reading

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Image Processor – photo horsepower in a nearly unknown tool

Russell Brown, Senior Creative Director at Adobe Systems, created an application plug-in for Photoshop years ago with help from some of the programmers on the Photoshop team. It was first made available on Russell’s “off-campus” site as Russell Brown’s Image … Continue reading

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Stargazing with the San Luis Obispo Astronomical Society

I was standing on a hilltop called Star Hill late last night, advancing my panoramic camera mount and pushing the remote shutter button. My camera was aimed into the night sky, with the foreground in each shot. Every frame was … Continue reading

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