Hang Gliding over Yosemite Valley



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Created with 3 cameras mounted to a hang glider flying over Yosemite Valley in August 2008. The Canon Hack Development Kit was used to trip the shutter every 2 seconds. Additional shots taken from the launch and landing zone.

This is part of the Yosemite Extreme Panoramic Imaging Project http://www.xrez.com/case-studies/national-parks/yosemite-extreme-panoramic-imaging-project/ The 48 gigapixel project was created to study the geology and rockfall in Yosemite Valley.

For a better view of the point cloud, use the direct 3d viewer and grab the halo when it comes up then hold down the control key to rotate. The "a" and "d" keys will allow you to dolly left and right.
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Date Created 8/22/2008

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Seth Over 1 year ago
OMG! This is so cool
David-Photosynth-Team Over 1 year ago
One of the best ways to view this is to proceed by shooting order ("." key for forwards, "," key for backwards). YES -- we must make this more discoverable, and YES -- we must allow the owner to specify the starting image!
KBernatek Over 1 year ago
This is a great way to use Photosynth, thanks for the idea...but too bad I don't have access to something like this. Creativity at its best.
greco55 Over 1 year ago
got more, would love to see them.
isn't photosynth too cool, thanks guys!
david, thanks for the heads up on the comma and the period. i enjoyed the ride.
Nathan Over 1 year ago
Awesome, the 3d reconnection of the landscape is so cool. Makes me want to go climbing.
stschoener Over 1 year ago
This is so amazing. Loved to follow the flight path by using the "." key. That gave an amazing impression! Thanks for that!
bungee Over 1 year ago
Thanks for bringing us close to the edge!
Pano08 Over 1 year ago
Well done, it's one of my favorites.
Look at Pano08 "My Favorites" to find easyly interesting syncs.
dariusmonsef Over 1 year ago
That is quite amazing.
K Over 1 year ago
This is a classic synth, please consider adding highlights for some of the best photos and views, it'll make it easier and more fun to navigate.
BAlvarius Over 1 year ago
Excellent, this is the type of view I have been striving for.
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