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A Multi-Camera 360° Panoramic Timelapse of the Stars by Vincent Brady

A Multi Camera 360° Panoramic Timelapse of the Stars by Vincent Brady video art stars space panoramic

Michigan-based photographer Vincent Brady uses an elaborate 4-camera rig and lots of software to capture what he calls Planetary Panoramas. These are somewhat similar to the tiny planet videos we’ve seen the last few months, but the results are quite a bit more dramatic. He shares about his technique:

While experimenting with different photography tricks and techniques back in 2012, I was shooting 360 degree panoramas in the daytime and long exposures of the stars streaking in the sky at night. It suddenly became clear that the potential to combine the two techniques could be a trip! Since the Earth is rotating at a steady 1,040 mph I created a custom rig of 4 cameras with fisheye lenses to capture the entire night-sky in motion. Thus the images show the stars rotating around the north star as well as the effect of the southern pole as well and a 360 degree panorama of the scene on Earth. Each camera is doing nonstop long exposures, typically about 1 minute consecutively for the life of the camera battery. Usually about 3 hours. I then made a script to stitch all the thousands of these panoramas into this time-lapse.

You can learn more about how Brady makes these and see more of his photography over on his website. (via Colossal Submissions)

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The Next M.C. Escher? The Disorienting Polyhedral Panoramic Perspective Drawings of Rorik Smith

The Next M.C. Escher? The Disorienting Polyhedral Panoramic Perspective Drawings of Rorik Smith panoramic drawing architecture

The Next M.C. Escher? The Disorienting Polyhedral Panoramic Perspective Drawings of Rorik Smith panoramic drawing architecture

The Next M.C. Escher? The Disorienting Polyhedral Panoramic Perspective Drawings of Rorik Smith panoramic drawing architecture

Before an email arrived in my inbox this week I was completely unaware that a polyhedral panoramic perspective drawing was a thing, but apparently is, though a quick google search comes up with nothing. But I’ll take artist Rorik Smith at his word and just enjoy the incredible effects achieved in his disorienting illustrations that are drawn with graphite pencils on-site without aid from photographic reference material or digital manipulation. Smith seems to introduce polarized coordinates at random locations in each drawing and then bends the perspective of the surrounding areas to match. If that makes any sense. Love these. See much more in his portfoio.

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Yuri Winkelman

Yuri Winkelman panoramic landscapes

A lovely vertical panoramic shot of an electric tower entitled Necessary Sustenance by Dutch art director and photographer Yuri Winkelman. For more vertical panoramic goodness see also the first ever seamless photograph of an entire redwood tree.

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