TonyErnst

Photographer, Climber and Former Photosynth Test Lead

Photo website: http://tonyernst.com

Photography articles:
http://www.atlasomega.com/author/ernst/


View from St Peter's Basilica over Rome
View from St Peter's Basilica over Rome
Tende-Pensiline (6 months ago)
Grazie per avermi fatto rivivere i momenti più belli della mia gioventù. 35 anni fa ero là sopra ad ammirare il panorama di Roma più bello. Giulio

LissaCoffey (10 months ago)
Awesome job. Could use a lot more highlights, so much to see Thanks http://the-fitness-magazine.tumblr.com/

Altura_Suites (Over 1 year ago)
How do you wrap the flat panorama??

Nathanael (Over 1 year ago)
@Candres10, this is a panorama, created with Microsoft Image Composite Editor, not a Photosynth. Photosynths are good for moving through and around things, whereas panoramas are good for getting a big view from one point of view. You can download ICE here: http://bit.ly/microsoftice

MCSD_MVP (Over 1 year ago)
Absolutely classic www.sqlservermanagementstudio.net

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Praha - Zahrady Pražského hradu
Praha - Zahrady Pražského hradu
dstorfer (Over 1 year ago)
I love how you got the bottom shot without any sign of your feet being there. And the clouds must have been slow moving - the entire thing is beautifully seamless.

TonyErnst (Over 1 year ago)
Congratulations! This panorama won week 3 of the Summer Xbox Contest. It will be featured on the Best of Bing Maps section of the iOs App, and you'll soon be the proud owner of an Xbox 360 with Kinect prize package.

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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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Pantheon - inside
Pantheon - inside
ttnewton (Over 1 year ago)
So Awesome!!! :-)

TonyErnst (Over 1 year ago)
Awesome capture

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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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Stegosaurus_Geozentrum
Stegosaurus_Geozentrum
AustinSlacker (Over 1 year ago)
Wow, this is great!

Col2 (Over 1 year ago)
nicely done..great to have overhead shots!

Bert (Over 1 year ago)
Very cool, thanks for sharing! Maybe we should start a new thread in the forums for best dinosaur skeleton synth. I know my son would love to be a judge :)

madeeds (Over 1 year ago)
The place is completely empty! How did you manage that?

TonyErnst (Over 1 year ago)
Awesome, really well done. Very nice that you could get above the skeleton and shoot down on it

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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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The good fly
The good fly
Simun.Visevic (Over 1 year ago)
Nice

TonyErnst (Over 1 year ago)
Great detail

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RMS Titanic
RMS Titanic
Cris178 (Over 1 year ago)
Awesome

kylemcdonald (Over 1 year ago)
This idea comes from Sophie Barret-Kahn, an artist working with 3D scanning and sculpture. http://barrettkahn.com/ It would definitely be great to see a more complete scan! But unfortunately this is the longest single segment that's publicly available.

TonyErnst (Over 1 year ago)
I cant believe no one thought of doing this before. Good job - would love to see a synth with even more coverage fo the wreck.

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Mount Harvey, BC, Canada 360 panorama
Mount Harvey, BC, Canada 360 panorama
The_Arch_Deacon (Over 1 year ago)
Very Nice ... B.C. at its best!! Thx.

TonyErnst (Over 1 year ago)
Great synth. Thanks for sharing

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Cambodia - Steel Pagoda
Cambodia - Steel Pagoda
FrancoisPerez (Over 1 year ago)
@mrcohiba these are just stitching glitches :)

gmprague (Over 1 year ago)
mrcohiba (Over 1 year ago)
Nice panorama. Beautiful scenery. Can you explain the 4 triangular shapes in the sky? There are 2 large, and 2 small, ones. Are they just stiching glitches? Or UFO's?

TonyErnst (Over 1 year ago)
Congratulations! This panorama won week 7 of the Summer Xbox Contest. It will be featured on the Best of Bing Maps section of the iOS App, and you'll soon be the proud owner of an Xbox 360 with Kinect prize package.

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Capulin Volcano, NM
Capulin Volcano, NM
bibihexiuim (Over 1 year ago)
Nice. I'm going there soon to shoot another one.

TonyErnst (Over 1 year ago)
Could you please add a geotag? Thanks

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The Taj Mahal, Agra, India
The Taj Mahal, Agra, India
alexbrey (Over 1 year ago)
Very nice.

TonyErnst (Over 1 year ago)
Excellent work. I had no idea that there was a whole complex of buildings you only ever see photos of the mausoleum. One of the reasons I love Photosynth.

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Liahornet. Fjørå Singletrack Camp
Liahornet. Fjørå Singletrack Camp
diditho (Over 1 year ago)
Cool...

TonyErnst (Over 1 year ago)
Congratulations! This panorama won week 9 of the Summer Xbox Contest. It will be featured on the Best of Bing Maps section of the iOS App, and you'll soon be the proud owner of an Xbox 360 with Kinect prize package.

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Horseshoe Bend, Page Az
Horseshoe Bend, Page Az
KC_Matthew (Over 1 year ago)
Awesome. Simply the best pano I've seen on here, and there have been some amazing ones. Nice job.

TonyErnst (Over 1 year ago)
Congratulations! This panorama won week 8 of the Summer Xbox Contest. It will be featured on the Best of Bing Maps section of the iOS App, and you'll soon be the proud owner of an Xbox 360 with Kinect prize package.

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Austrian National Library - Vienna
Austrian National Library - Vienna
Caleb_Anderson (Over 1 year ago)
yah sweet

giunchel (Over 1 year ago)
this is how a real library looks like

TonyErnst (Over 1 year ago)
Congratulations! This panorama won week 6 of the Summer Xbox Contest. It will be featured on the Best of Bing Maps section of the iOS App, and you'll soon be the proud owner of an Xbox 360 with Kinect prize package.

Jarbaz (Over 1 year ago)
Hey this is amazing actually stunning well done! This is where I found this amazing site http://www.findmeideas.com/internet/how-to-make-a-360-degree-panoramic-photo-with-a-normal-camera/ Thankyou! :)

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Mont Blanc-Tete Rousse 3167m
Mont Blanc-Tete Rousse 3167m
benthiccracker (Over 1 year ago)
Inspiring!

TonyErnst (Over 1 year ago)
Congratulations! This panorama won week 5 of the Summer Xbox Contest. It will be featured on the Best of Bing Maps section of the iOS App, and you'll soon be the proud owner of an Xbox 360 with Kinect prize package.

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Mount Rainier Summit
Mount Rainier Summit
TonyErnst (Over 1 year ago)
Awesome. Congrats on makintg the summit man!

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Sistine Chapel - Cappella Sistina
Sistine Chapel - Cappella Sistina
Pictor_Victor (Over 1 year ago)
Great work! Congratulations!

befriends (Over 1 year ago)
It is very interesting to know that famous monuments can be seen in an interactive manner in which are trying to get close to what you really want and see the details. Maybe follow up to what Dan Brown wrote in his books. Regards, http://www.muwasalat.com

mbrough (Over 1 year ago)
i find it hard to think that it was possible in those day that some one would be able to point with sutch clarity

Nerdtalker (Over 1 year ago)
@Jonathan When I went in, I was expecting the same thing. However almost everyone was taking pictures, so after deliberating for a bit I just did it too. The guards were completely resigned and just stood chatting with each other. The lights were dimmed (it looks even brighter in these photos because of the low f/# I was shooting on) so just about everybody without DSLRs and fast lenses were getting naught but blurry garbage.

Jonathan (Over 1 year ago)
How were you able to take this many photos without being busted? When I was there, I remember the guards constantly saying 'No Photos'

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Col de rousset, France
Col de rousset, France
OBTRUNCO (Over 1 year ago)
Great photo! What's up with the UFO on top?

TonyErnst (Over 1 year ago)
Great view, thanks for sharing

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Verona, St. Anastasia
Verona, St. Anastasia
MedienService (Over 1 year ago)
Super Arbeit MfG Medien Service

TonyErnst (Over 1 year ago)
Congratulations! This panorama won week 4 of the Summer Xbox Contest. It will be featured on the Best of Bing Maps section of the iOS App, and you'll soon be the proud owner of an Xbox 360 with Kinect prize package.

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Mosty w okolicy Jurkiszek HDR
Mosty w okolicy Jurkiszek HDR
Fifi666 (Over 1 year ago)
Microsoft Image Composite Editor

meekums5 (Over 1 year ago)
How do you create it as if its a dome instead of flicking through the pictures?

Spider-Schwein (Over 1 year ago)
Without HDR is it much better.

Fifi666 (Over 1 year ago)
TonyErnst (Over 1 year ago)
Id love to see another version of this scene without the HDR

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Ha Ling Peak ridge
Ha Ling Peak ridge
TonyErnst (Over 1 year ago)
Nice work!

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Sylvan Lake, Custer State Park, South Dakota
Sylvan Lake, Custer State Park, South Dakota
TonyErnst (Over 1 year ago)
Congratulations! This panorama won week 2 of the Summer Xbox Contest. It will be featured on the Best of Bing Maps section of the iOs App, and you'll soon be the proud owner of an Xbox 360 with Kinect prize package.

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Les calanques de Cassis
Les calanques de Cassis
David-Photosynth-Team (Over 1 year ago)
I love how unlikely this scene appears... Why so many boats? Congrats on winning our first prize.

TonyErnst (Over 1 year ago)
Congratulations! This panorama won week 1 of the Summer Xbox Contest. It will be featured on the Best of Bing Maps section of the iOs App, and you'll soon be the proud owner of an Xbox 360 with Kinect prize package. Well done

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Front & top of Sacré Coeur Paris
Front & top of Sacré Coeur Paris
Goldwing2010 (Over 1 year ago)
By far, the best Photosynth of Sacre Coeur. It makes a big difference taking many photos. Did you have to get special permission to shot from the top?

TonyErnst (Over 1 year ago)
Great job!

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Baumwipfelpfad im Bayerischen Wald
Baumwipfelpfad im Bayerischen Wald
Disknecht (Over 1 year ago)
How many photos did you take for this, it's great!

r.doerk-bavaria (Over 1 year ago)
Fantastisches Panorama - Ich kenn den Baumwipfelpfad. Super Arbeit. Thanks for sharing with the world. Duck

TonyErnst (Over 1 year ago)
yes this was done with the iPhone App

conf (Over 1 year ago)
Nicely done indeed! When I try to capture above and below etc it always gets messed up for me. Is this done with the iPhone app?

TheOn3LeftBehind (Over 1 year ago)
Amazing1 I feel like I'm there.

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Ozerniy Peak (Lake Peak). Environs of Almaty. Tian-Shan. Kazakhstan
Ozerniy Peak (Lake Peak). Environs of Almaty. Tian-Shan. Kazakhstan
airbus1094 (Over 1 year ago)
Beautiful!!

Azazela (Over 1 year ago)
> How high are these peaks? 4110 meters above sea level

TonyErnst (Over 1 year ago)
Awesome. Looks like some brilliant climbing. How high are these peaks?

VsKbPhotos (Over 1 year ago)
Very Cool!

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Giants Causeway, Ireland
Giants Causeway, Ireland
Dervla (Over 1 year ago)
A great view of the Causeway!

David-Photosynth-Team (Over 1 year ago)
You have a great eye, and a super-steady hand!

TonyErnst (Over 1 year ago)
Brilliant!

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len tak
len tak
TonyErnst (Over 1 year ago)
Beautiful. Where is this? Could you please add a geotag?

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View from Sofiatind, Lyngen, Norway
View from Sofiatind, Lyngen, Norway
mysoulishome (Over 1 year ago)
Love this one. Thanks for sharing!

brianclark1972 (Over 1 year ago)
amazing!

TonyErnst (Over 1 year ago)
Tremendous job, and thanks for all the highlights.

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Untitled
Untitled
TonyErnst (Over 1 year ago)
Please add a title. Thanks

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Untitled
Untitled
TonyErnst (Over 1 year ago)
You have some great panoramas. Could you add titles to them so we know what we are seeing? Id love to feature some on the photosynth homepage but they need a title first.

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英西日出
英西日出
TonyErnst (Over 1 year ago)
Where is this exactly? Could you please add a geotag?

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Evolving Planet :: The Field Musuem of Natural History
Evolving Planet :: The Field Musuem of Natural History
TonyErnst (Over 1 year ago)
You should associate this pano with the Field Museum on the location tab so it will show up in the search result for it.

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Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II - Milano - Italy
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II - Milano - Italy
David-Photosynth-Team (Over 1 year ago)
This is my favorite mobile pano so far. Congratulation!

TonyErnst (Over 1 year ago)
Brilliant! Extremely well done.

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Lombardi's Pizza
Lombardi's Pizza
TonyErnst (Over 1 year ago)
you should associate this with the business so that it shows up on the Bing business details page for it. Hit Edit and the go to the location tab and search for the name.

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For SALE Chesterfield, MO 15943 Meadow Oak Dr
For SALE Chesterfield, MO 15943 Meadow Oak Dr
TonyErnst (Over 1 year ago)
Hi, we noticed the strange teal pixels ro the left of your pano - this is a problem we havent seen before. Can you you provide any details on if you saw this while capturing, stitiching or just in the viewer? Does it appear on the flat version saved to your camera roll?

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In the hospital room
In the hospital room
TonyErnst (Over 1 year ago)
I want to see the scar!

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Photosynth of Caesar Shops in Las Vegas.
Photosynth of Caesar Shops in Las Vegas.
Nathanael (Over 1 year ago)
Robert's corresponding test with Occipital can be found here: http://occip.it/pyh4i21mmj A few of his thoughts and reactions he gathered: http://bit.ly/photosynthforios-scoble

TonyErnst (Over 1 year ago)
Try and get the ceiling next time. The app supports full spheres!

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Tarn Hows
Tarn Hows
ama_neden (Over 1 year ago)
Excellent, like i'm there

StephenDarlington (Over 1 year ago)
Amazing. Used to go here a lot when I was younger. Still my favourite place in the Lake District.

giddyass (Over 1 year ago)
I was doing a presentation to my local Computer Club and used your image as a demo of Photosynth - many thanks in hindsight, an excellent image!

Spectrum2400 (Over 1 year ago)
Very nice!

Martin_Kulhavy (Over 1 year ago)
I used Orion head on a 12.5m mast. More details here: http://www.autopano.net/forum/t10173-12.5m-telescopic-mast

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Martello Tower: Inside & Out
Martello Tower: Inside & Out
dubleelvis (Over 1 year ago)
This is a synth to spend time with very rewarding. a good model of how to get the best out of synthing. quite fun to go up the stairwell look outside then go back down Dubleelvis

CaoKe (Over 1 year ago)
Perfect!

lostinthetriangle (Over 1 year ago)
Thanks Nathanael! looking for some free time as well!

Nathanael (Over 1 year ago)
Lost, I'm surprised that I never commented on this inspiring synth. You certainly challenged me to try larger structures and I'm sure you did the same for others. I wonder if the inner and outer walls could be tightened up by adding a short orbit of the left and right sides of each doorway at minimum and possibly the same treatment of the top of the doorway as well. I know that means more photos which is a problem, but I'd love to see it done. Looking forward to your coming synths when you next have some free time.

lostinthetriangle (Over 1 year ago)
Thanks blaise, I struggled to upload the pictures (out of memory errors) since then the software has been updated so I might retry a large upload again. I also wish I had more time this summer for shooting pictures but have been way to busy. Be glad when things slow down here in the triangle!

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Vertical World - Redmond Gym
Vertical World - Redmond Gym
zmb (Over 1 year ago)
Any plans to create a new one after remodeling?

TonyErnst (Over 1 year ago)
All the plastic holds on the walls can be removed and placed in different spots to keep things fresh. The "hold placement subject to change" line was me being witty.

EdLee (Over 1 year ago)
Pretty interesting! "Hold placement is subject to change." -- What does "hold placement" mean?

David-Photosynth-Team (Over 1 year ago)
Oh yeah, and please geatag!

David-Photosynth-Team (Over 1 year ago)
One of the best interior synths I've seen. Congratulations! Looks like you used your climbing skills to get good angles on this!

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Hohes Moos
Hohes Moos
Waneu (Over 1 year ago)
@Trix so it is.

Trix (Over 1 year ago)
interesting slopes, looks like the melted birthplace of a glacier.

TonyErnst (Over 1 year ago)
Beautiful!

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Charles Babbage's DE No. 2 at the Computer History Museum
Charles Babbage's DE No. 2 at the Computer History Museum
Joseph_Joy (Over 1 year ago)
Thanks for all the comments! Douglas: we are actually working on integrating panoramas, video, deep zoom, and other visualization technologies on a more comprehensive "exhibit" on the DE2, like the narratives in http://www.digitalnarratives.net. No ETA for that at this time - it's work in progress.

douglas (Over 1 year ago)
The detail is amazing, we need to be able to integrate some video of this actually computing a result, must be impressive to watch in action. Thanks for sharing.

TonyErnst (Over 1 year ago)
Awesome job.

Bert (Over 1 year ago)
I just spent 20min examining every nook and cranny on this thing and still can't find the USB port for synching to my phone :) Great work!

K (Over 1 year ago)
wow, i had no idea it included a printer! very nicely done.

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sundsvollhamran
sundsvollhamran
TonyErnst (Over 1 year ago)
Trix, thank for adding the tags - they help, but I was actually suggesting the addition of geotag so this panorama will appear on the map. You should see a add geotag button on the left side of the screen if you're signed in.

Trix (Over 1 year ago)
Thank you TonyErnst. It was a little windy so it's a bit of a blur in the image. I have tagged the post though I doubt it's necessary:)

TonyErnst (Over 1 year ago)
Brilliant view. Could you please add a geotag?

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Makalu 8543 m
Makalu 8543 m
TonyErnst (Over 1 year ago)
Could you please add a geotag? Thanks!

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MarlboroughSoundsPano
MarlboroughSoundsPano
TonyErnst (Over 1 year ago)
I recognize this view. Motuara Island right?

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Raglan Castle
Raglan Castle
alisha66 (Over 1 year ago)
Nice article. Raglan Castle is a magnificent late medieval fortress lying 7 miles west of the Monmouth in the south Wales. http://www.journeyidea.com/raglan-castle-its-majesty

RyanG (Over 1 year ago)
Thank You all very much for your comments. I have added a geo tag and information on Raglan Castle. I will also add highlights over the next few days. Thanks again!

madeeds (Over 1 year ago)
K (Over 1 year ago)
i faved this, it's great! i'm with pgric, this would be really fun to navigate if you add some highlights (just click the edit button).

dariusmonsef (Over 1 year ago)
This is very cool. What's the story behind the ruins? Where is it?

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Dunbar Creek Below Limestone Run
Dunbar Creek Below Limestone Run
wiseye (Over 1 year ago)
Arnold seems to be well named. I think pix are great

ArnoldPig (Over 1 year ago)
This is totally boring and pointless.

sherwingws (Over 1 year ago)
Nathaniel: I added the ICE panorama. It had trouble with the water and even put some of it up in the trees, but still not too bad looking.

Nathanael (Over 1 year ago)
Sherwin, I don't know how much you moved around when shooting this, but have you tried this set in Microsoft Research ICE? I'd love to see the results. They've finally got a publish to Photosynth button there in ICE now.

zxcvbn78 (Over 1 year ago)
This is a really cool!LMK

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