David-Photosynth-Team

I'm David Gedye, the Photosynth Group Program Manager. Along with a few other hearty souls, I've been living and breathing this product since it was a gleam in our eyes after we saw Noah Snavely's great "Photo Tourism" work. Want to get in touch with me? I'm dgedye@microsoft.com


Pulpit Rock, Stavanger, Norway
Pulpit Rock, Stavanger, Norway
EkaPutra (2 weeks ago)
Amazing picture, many thing in the world was incredible. Keep going! http://rumahbro.blogspot.com/

zay1 (2 weeks ago)
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Maten (2 months ago)
"Pictures can speaks louder then words" http://about.me/fixing.airconditioner

Resep46 (2 months ago)
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byutrta (2 months ago)
good picture, many thing in the world was incredible...i like nature picture thanks Jual hajar jahanam http://www.desainrumahminimalisterbaru.com/

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Singapore Marina Bay
Singapore Marina Bay
namenloser (3 months ago)
Super. Ich bin beeindruckt von der Fülle an Details. Es gibt immer wieder etwas zu entdecken in diesem Bild. Sehr schön

Wibble.Net.Nz (Over 1 year ago)
Awesome ! love it ..

David-Photosynth-Team (Over 1 year ago)
Beautifully done!

BMEWSIII (Over 1 year ago)
It would be good to put some detail on how you achieved such a high pixel rate. Great set of images. Thanks for sharing

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Aotearoa
Aotearoa
bnappy (3 months ago)
Thank you David, I will change the geo tag but these images are from a theme park on Oahu HI.

David-Photosynth-Team (Over 1 year ago)
Great synth, but you're geotagged it in Hawaii, not New Zealand! If you can correct the geotag, we've love to feature this one on Bing Maps. Thanks very much...

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Great Pyramid of Giza HDR
Great Pyramid of Giza HDR
MiamiRealEstate (7 months ago)
One of the best. Great work.

MASTERWARLOCKER (Over 1 year ago)
IT ROCKS

NateLawrence (Over 1 year ago)
I love the sky in this shot: http://bit.ly/h8YHGa

jadesmith (Over 1 year ago)
The Great Pyramid of Giza is in a building complex that also is accompanied by two mortuary temples of Khufu (one near the pyramid and other near the Nile), three smaller pyramids of his wives, a bridge linking two temples, and small mastaba tombs of nobles. http://www.historicaltravelguide.com/the-great-pyramid-of-giza.html

doriano (Over 1 year ago)
abselutely breathtaking.

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Crowd Counting tools at Beck-Palin Rally (noon)
Crowd Counting tools at Beck-Palin Rally (noon)
MiamiRealEstate (7 months ago)
Very impressive work.

Zeeboid (11 months ago)
And less popular is President Obama, who had a lesser audience, but you know, we don't want to talk about that do we.

daveplays (Over 1 year ago)
A few comments: How did he come up with 500K? I know, he just guessed. Pulled it out of the air and reported it as facts. This is now he does most his research. His gut tells him (i.e God). If someone what to come up with another scientific method to come up with a different number go right ahead. But just saying I feel like, or it looks like to me, or I was there, it was 50 Million is not saying anything. I find if funny/sad that he clams the media is always misleading and reporting lies and he report this lie that can be check and he still stand by the lie. Last: I also find if hilariousness that his joke that the media reported 1000 people was closer to the fact then his report of 500,000. Or even the 300,000 or some others. That is only wrong by 500%. One more: still a lot of people why do you need to lie? I hope people that went had fun!

suzcute (Over 1 year ago)
This picture was taken at noon. Why not at 10 when the most people where there to hear Glenn Beck and Sarah Palin. There are alot of empty chair in the front that were full when they were speaking. I bet alot of people left by this time

HanginChad (Over 1 year ago)
David, thank you for pointing that one out. Even in the additional pictures the trees completely obscure the view of the people below. Based on the photographs I've seen posted here so far, there is no possible way that the entire crowd was counted. Also, based on the photographs posted here, there is no way that the crowd density on the northern side of the reflecting pool, especially on the WWII Memorial end, could have been accurately estimated. The vantage point of the camera is too far away.

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Piazza del Campo
Piazza del Campo
panosynth2013 (10 months ago)
ttnewton (Over 1 year ago)
Awesome!!! So Interesting!!! :-)

BjornRettig (Over 1 year ago)
thank you. That's pretty cool.

David-Photosynth-Team (Over 1 year ago)
Actually -- it wasn't featured before, but I've featured it now. It's the best of Sienna! Congratulations. That will mean that it should pop to the top of teh stack of all the push pins clustered in the Piazza del Campo.

mattu (Over 1 year ago)
Looks like your pano is now the "featured" one for the Piazza del Campo: http://www.bing.com/maps/explore/?org=aj#/nwsdcgt0740oghq4

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Xingping sunset
Xingping sunset
Matters (10 months ago)
Amazing

bakuretsu (10 months ago)
Wonderful view... congratulations...

SandCreekAggies (10 months ago)
WONDERFUL PHOTOSYNTH! I AM SO GONNA VISIT THIS SOME DAY!

Michael1943 (10 months ago)
Hi Manmanzou. Great little PAN,, I love it.. 88

MicahSingh (Over 1 year ago)
that place is awesome send us location

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Mount Everest Summit (29,035'/ 8,848m)
Mount Everest Summit (29,035'/ 8,848m)
KDPierson (Over 1 year ago)
Thanks David! Wasn't the easiest place to take pictures but man.. what a view, and fun to get to at that. Glad you enjoyed it!

David-Photosynth-Team (Over 1 year ago)
One of the most interesting synths ever shot, and probably the hardest one to get to. Well done!

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Orchid
Orchid
Keliyd_Rodgers71 (Over 1 year ago)
This is a magnificent paph. Cool capture here.

David-Photosynth-Team (Over 1 year ago)
We should -- finally -- put these photos together with http://photosynth.net/view.aspx?cid=70d8c535-4c25-4a82-9d33-78b2f5cca9c2

David-Photosynth-Team (Over 1 year ago)
Thanks for uploading this Bill!

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KareKare Beach
KareKare Beach
David-Photosynth-Team (Over 1 year ago)
Very nice!

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Mosquée Hassan II
Mosquée Hassan II
David-Photosynth-Team (Over 1 year ago)
Great shot! Looks like you imported this via our Photoshop plugin, right? The horizon line is perhaps a little off, isn't it?

anranshuanghe (Over 1 year ago)
非常不错,很大气!

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Yosemite Falls shot with my iPhone
Yosemite Falls shot with my iPhone
john.nayler (Over 1 year ago)
Great synths Scobs' I was there in July 2011 with similar views, blue skies and waterfalls. Did not see a bear though! I have come to love photographing with iPhone photosynth and have come up with a panorama tripod mount for iphone 4s and making precision synths .... www.icylck.com

David-Photosynth-Team (Over 1 year ago)
Very nice Mr Scoble!

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Malvern
Malvern
Martin_Kulhavy (Over 1 year ago)
Canon 5D Mark II with Sigma 50mm @ f/8. Total number of shots is 79.

arun27_ (Over 1 year ago)
what did you take this on? (camera)

Martin_Kulhavy (Over 1 year ago)
Yes, I have cloned them out. It was not that difficult, since the ground is quite simple.

David-Photosynth-Team (Over 1 year ago)
I'm impressed that you managed to get the guide ropes out of the panorama. Did you have to edit them out?

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Young the Giant, Crystal Ballroom, Dec. 6, Portland, Oregon
Young the Giant, Crystal Ballroom, Dec. 6, Portland, Oregon
MagiView (Over 1 year ago)
Neat, Gigaview. I have favorited it!

David-Photosynth-Team (Over 1 year ago)
Love it!

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Mountain Quarry Perth WA
Mountain Quarry Perth WA
eventmstr (Over 1 year ago)
Nice synth... need some high angles from the top of the quarry...

David-Photosynth-Team (Over 1 year ago)
Great synth! How about a few highlights to allow people to see the climbers, or other particularly interesting parts of the quarr?

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Saint Isaac's Cathedra,l Saint Petersburg, Russia
Saint Isaac's Cathedra,l Saint Petersburg, Russia
David-Photosynth-Team (Over 1 year ago)
beautiful!

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NASA Curiosity Images SOL12
NASA Curiosity Images SOL12
David-Photosynth-Team (Over 1 year ago)
Great work! By the way: you shouldn't have needed to convert color to grayscale for the synther. It actually ignores color when matching images. Cheers, David.

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Mt Everest Summit
Mt Everest Summit
stephend (Over 1 year ago)
Looks wonderful, apart from all those stupid prayer flags - what a mess. I hope they have been removed.

oodelay (Over 1 year ago)
Congratulations on your Everest summit; It is one of my dreams. I was in Nepal in Tengboche and I got my first glimpse of the mountain.

KDPierson (Over 1 year ago)
some of these didnt stitch right but I cant figure out how to manually place them to get 'em where they should go. It was May 21st 2008 that I summited, beautiful day for it too!

TonyErnst (Over 1 year ago)
Those are prayer flags on the summit

douglas (Over 1 year ago)
What are all the bag on the right hand side of the panorama for?

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Church Mountain
Church Mountain
MidnightFrog (Over 1 year ago)
Thanks for the great comments! I don't know how I missed the geotag first time around, but it's now tagged and aligned.

CoolJRT (Over 1 year ago)
This is an absolutely stunning panorama. Great work!

David-Photosynth-Team (Over 1 year ago)
Please give us a geotag on this mountain monster! It deserves to be on Bing Maps. Thanks, David.

entso_bg (Over 1 year ago)
Very good work!

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Church Mountain morning
Church Mountain morning
lauraemilyjacobsen (Over 1 year ago)
Wow, just checked back and saw all the views. Thanks David!

CoolJRT (Over 1 year ago)
It looks like you could walk across the clouds. Wow.

David-Photosynth-Team (Over 1 year ago)
I took the liberty of adding a geotag to this wonderful pano, and we're featuring it on the front page of Photosynth.net today. Thank you lauraemilyjacobsen!

Lassehybo (Over 1 year ago)
This is a view i like,a breath taking panorama. I'd like to know where on the map it is. I guess it's above 6500 feet with the clouds underneath you.

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Mountain Lake - Vachkazhets
Mountain Lake - Vachkazhets
ttnewton (Over 1 year ago)
Beautiful!!! :-)

kichik (Over 1 year ago)
Thanks a lot!

TonyErnst (Over 1 year ago)
Congratulations on being picked for the main synth on the homepage!

David-Photosynth-Team (Over 1 year ago)
Easy for some :-)

kichik (Over 1 year ago)
Thanks! It quite easely:) 9-hour flight from Moscow to Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, 2-hour transfer by minibus, 3-4-hour shift on foot in fishing rubber boots with 15-kg backpack thru hills - up and down, snow, swamps, few rivers and fords. And be careful - there live bears:)

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Lawn Lake
Lawn Lake
David-Photosynth-Team (Over 1 year ago)
Wonderful!

therealdrag0 (Over 1 year ago)
Nice.

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Pantheon
Pantheon
virtualawrence (Over 1 year ago)
I think the tabernacle is mis-labelled -it's just an icon. The tabernacle is located elsewhere.

David-Photosynth-Team (Over 1 year ago)
Super great. I've just "featured" this one on Bing Maps. Well done.

TonyErnst (Over 1 year ago)
Amazing job. Be sure to check this Photosynth out in overhead mode!

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Nevada Fall in Yosemite
Nevada Fall in Yosemite
David-Photosynth-Team (Over 1 year ago)
Gotta love that great gush of Spring snow melt! Great capture

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Union Station Kansas City Inc.
Union Station Kansas City Inc.
David-Photosynth-Team (Over 1 year ago)
Very nice capture!

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Telc 2
Telc 2
Martin_Kulhavy (Over 1 year ago)
It is very stable. I have just checked the optimiser results and average error is just over 1 pixel with maximum of 3 pixels, so no extra errors due to the wind. You can actually see that there are almost no stitching errors. I always used guide ropes.

Clockarium (Over 1 year ago)
Thank you for the tip, Martin. This is something to try. Is it really very stable?

Martin_Kulhavy (Over 1 year ago)
It is 12.5m high telescopic mast. I order it from here: http://www.totalmastsolutions.com/ Some details about the mast are here: http://www.kolor.com/forum/t10173-12.5m-telescopic-mast

MagiView (Over 1 year ago)
Superb, Martin. I just added it to my favorites! Just a question: what sort of telescopic mast did you get? Did you rent it? Jacques

Jan.Vegso (Over 1 year ago)
Perfect!

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Pontifical Collage Josephinum
Pontifical Collage Josephinum
Harald.De.Luca (Over 1 year ago)
il y a des traveaux à faire sur cette photo. =)

TimoFotogroup (Over 1 year ago)
It´s broken

David-Photosynth-Team (Over 1 year ago)
Ice has a "structured Pano" mode that you'll want to use... Did you try that?

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Malvern - spring edition 1
Malvern - spring edition 1
HarasPlessis (Over 1 year ago)
Superb, Martin. I have favorited it!

Martin_Kulhavy (Over 1 year ago)
Yes, in May / June, half of the fields get yellow from rapeseed. It mostly used to produce biodiesel.

David-Photosynth-Team (Over 1 year ago)
I love these shots of yours in clear days of every season! Is that rape/canola over on the right?

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Oneonta Gorge
Oneonta Gorge
David-Photosynth-Team (Over 1 year ago)
Totally serene!

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grand tetons
grand tetons
fbskier45 (Over 1 year ago)
Redo pl.

David-Photosynth-Team (Over 1 year ago)
If this was actually shot from one place (and with the same focal length), you might get a better result if you use the "New Structured Panorama" command in ICE.

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Halyomorpha halys - Brown Marmorated Stink Bug
Halyomorpha halys - Brown Marmorated Stink Bug
ricohplio (Over 1 year ago)
It is beautiful even in mirror!

Curtis_Sleve (Over 1 year ago)
Jayson, you are correct. The photo is horizontally mirrored. I did this because I was too lazy to complete the entire insect.

mattu (Over 1 year ago)
The description says: "Image duplicated and flipped horizontally to make a 2.19 gigapixel image"

jaysonragasa.net (Over 1 year ago)
As I closely look onto the image. The half of the bug's body is just mirrored. why?

Curtis_Sleve (Over 1 year ago)
Thank you for the comments. David that is an ocellus (plural ocelli). Its another form of eye. titanmiller, I am planning more projects in the future. This image took about 20 hours of work from start to finish so to catalog even 100 species would require a great deal of time. With my wife and son at home and a full time job it will have to remain just a hobby for now... Depth of field is an obstacle at these magnifications. It may take 100 photos at different focal planes which will be combined into a single image by the focus stacking program.

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Shanghai Skyline and a Full Moon
Shanghai Skyline and a Full Moon
cocoa_wang (Over 1 year ago)
zan! tai ku le!

David-Photosynth-Team (Over 1 year ago)
Looks like you used the exposure-lock feature to great effect here. Am I right?

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Seacrest Park
Seacrest Park
David-Photosynth-Team (Over 1 year ago)
Nice!

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Langdale Peaks, Lake District
Langdale Peaks, Lake District
MagiView (Over 1 year ago)
Fabulous, Martin. Remarkably crisp. I have added it to my favorites! Jacques

AngelesCrest (Over 1 year ago)
Very nice. Wish I had your glass... Please keep em coming.

Martin_Kulhavy (Over 1 year ago)
I have used Canon 5D Mark II with EF 70-200 f/2.8 IS II at 200mm and f/8. The total number of photos is 363. I have used Manfrotto 303SPH panoramic head to keep the 5 degree movement. I am glad that you like the photos, it is the reason why I have this hobby.

CoolJRT (Over 1 year ago)
What camera do you use to take these? Your panoramas are amazing! I've never even heard of a gigapixel until I found your panoramas. Great job.

David-Photosynth-Team (Over 1 year ago)
The result is fantastic Martin. Great to see all the great pnos you have been uploading recently. We're going to feature your work on our Home page next week I think. Follow @Photosynth to hear when it happens.

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Standing on a Corner in Winslow Arizona!
Standing on a Corner in Winslow Arizona!
David-Photosynth-Team (Over 1 year ago)
Nice!

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1912 WOODLEY Road,  SAANICH , B.C.
1912 WOODLEY Road, SAANICH , B.C.
MagiView (Over 1 year ago)
Very nice, Deborah. I have "Favorited" it. Did you do this pano for a customer?

David-Photosynth-Team (Over 1 year ago)
Very nice!

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Silver King at Crystal Mountain
Silver King at Crystal Mountain
MagiView (Over 1 year ago)
Great pano, Mattu. Impressive!

mattu (Over 1 year ago)
Thanks Thomas. Totally agree with you. These images work really well at ski areas. Still so much potential to do cool stuff here - e.g. overlay run names, tag yourself, overlay videos, ...

GigaView (Over 1 year ago)
Gorgeous GigaPixel, MattU! A great example of what ski resorts and other large recreation properties can and should do.

mattu (Over 1 year ago)
Thanks everyone. @Larry_R ICE took about 2 hours to stitch, Photoshop then takes 1/2 hour to load. @RELE this was 300mm @AngelesCrest the Gigapan shoots in columns. This was 1200 images shot in RAW (no HDR). I did tweak the white point and exposure for a lot of them before stitching because the camera was underexposing the snow, making a lot of the inputs grayish.

AngelesCrest (Over 1 year ago)
2 Hours shooting! Wow. Q: Does it shoot in rows or columns? It seems columns would be better for changing light conditions. Q: Was this HDR or single shot? Very nice, thanks!

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Horse training in France
Horse training in France
MagiView (Over 1 year ago)
Thanks, David!

David-Photosynth-Team (Over 1 year ago)
Love it.... I think we will feature this on our home page soon!

MagiView (Over 1 year ago)
See more panos I shot during my 3 days stay in "Haras Naturel du Plessis" at http://photosynth.net/userprofilepage.aspx?user=HarasPlessis

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Puesta de sol en el Retiro, Madrid
Puesta de sol en el Retiro, Madrid
SwissFamilyClampetts (Over 1 year ago)
Excellent Photosynth! One really interesting effect of the way the pictures were stitched together is the "invisible man" towards the lion on the left.

memoriademadrid (Over 1 year ago)
Thanks David, I have learned to do the 'Highlight' the effect is great to visit the scene with a particular vision chosen by the author. I am very happy to do Panoramic photos are an accurate reflection of reality. Now rainy days,,,,,,, cant wait to go out and do more panoramic. thank you very much.

Joka_visual (Over 1 year ago)
wow! nice place

David-Photosynth-Team (Over 1 year ago)
Your work is now featured on the Photosynth home page for a few days... Thanks for sharing it with us!

David-Photosynth-Team (Over 1 year ago)
Well done!

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Big Tree Park, Glendora, CA
Big Tree Park, Glendora, CA
garretbaquet (Over 1 year ago)
I have been meaning to get there, it's a few miles away from where I live and I always forget to shoot it. Nice work! :)

benperk (Over 1 year ago)
Thanks friends! I had fun doing it. If you have any suggestions of other places in this area that would produce good Panos I definitely welcome suggestions!

David-Photosynth-Team (Over 1 year ago)
I love it!

mattu (Over 1 year ago)
Terrific!

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Vivid Taal
Vivid Taal
David-Photosynth-Team (Over 1 year ago)
Wow -- this is a totally magical place. Thanks for sharing.

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Train ride from Grange Over-Sands to Arnside
Train ride from Grange Over-Sands to Arnside
NickOli (Over 1 year ago)
Nicely done! I found it hard enough doing a synth when standing still but this has worked really well!

Miles-o-rama (Over 1 year ago)
Thanks! Worth a try eh?

David-Photosynth-Team (Over 1 year ago)
Looks like those distant hills hold everything together. Nice experiment!

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Sea at twilit
Sea at twilit
David-Photosynth-Team (Over 1 year ago)
Nicely shot!

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Capitol Rotunda
Capitol Rotunda
David-Photosynth-Team (Over 1 year ago)
Beautiful pano!

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Ash Cave
Ash Cave
David-Photosynth-Team (Over 1 year ago)
Great place; great pano!

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Times Square New York
Times Square New York
Anthony_Lum (Over 1 year ago)
Hey this is terrific! I love how it's so clear! For a sec I thought you used your iPhone or iPod, but you couldn't have, th picture is so clear! What did you use!

Charles2747 (Over 1 year ago)
This a lot better than walking in the hot sun. I think I will try this at Baltimore Inner Harbor. Charles

SoulSolutions (Over 1 year ago)
Thanks David :) First of many New York panoramas while I'm here for two weeks.

David-Photosynth-Team (Over 1 year ago)
Love it!

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First Night Chatham 2012
First Night Chatham 2012
john_and_others (Over 1 year ago)
This is such a great pic. I have went back several times, wondering how it was made. Have even thought, if I had a copy of it, I would drop it into Autocad and plot it maybe 8 feet long and hang it on my office wall. I am a map-maker and work in Louisa, Ky. John

LPS (Over 1 year ago)
Please also view "2012 Chatham First night 2". One correction has been made. A face was originally distorted in the process (Woman in green sweater in lower left corner)

David-Photosynth-Team (Over 1 year ago)
H- I love this, and took the liberty of putting a geotag on it, but I don't know where the light is in Chatham, so I'm sure I don't have the exact spot. Please fix if you get a chance! Happy 2012 from Photosynth.

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Scott's Discovery Hut
Scott's Discovery Hut
David-Photosynth-Team (Over 1 year ago)
David-Photosynth-Team (Over 1 year ago)
My friend John shot this, and tells me it was truly frigid in there. He hand-held a flash for most of the photos since there is very little light. Lots of great details on the Wikipedia page: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Discovery_Hut

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McDonalds Point Town Beach, Broome, Western Australia
McDonalds Point Town Beach, Broome, Western Australia
David-Photosynth-Team (Over 1 year ago)
Love it!

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FRAM MUSEUM (wooden polarship) Oslo ,              panorama 360 + photosynth
FRAM MUSEUM (wooden polarship) Oslo , panorama 360 + photosynth
RobertzOslo (Over 1 year ago)
FatBuddha YT video is not of mine, it is just exemple. I added technical information to description. I think fisheye lens gives poor resolution of pano 360/180 if you want to deep zoomm inn.

FatBuddha (Over 1 year ago)
I saw your 5 parts video in Youtube. My question is that you use the same fisheye lens and take the pics and just apply it to Microsoft ICE and let it stitch? Is it possible for you to do a tutorial showing how you use your method in conjunction with Photosynth? Thanks alot.

promilabij (Over 1 year ago)
super like...been trying my hands on photosynth and found this as a great example and motivator to explore further..thnx!

xatskee (Over 1 year ago)
Thanks Robertz

Dorothy1964 (Over 1 year ago)
This is very inspiration for me.Thank you.

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