Re: [PanoToolsNG] 360VR panoramas of 2008 Solar Eclipse from Xinjiang Province, China
- Bob had a 4x4 driver and there was security shadowing him. He was
asked to leave the area as soon as the event was over, maybe those
figures on the horizon. It takes a few hours to pack and unpack all
On Aug 6, 2008, at 9:17 AM, Matt Smith wrote:
> Do not get me wrong, I am not making light of the shot or the shooter,
> but there are two chairs in the pano! Where is the other person?
> On Aug 6, 2008, at 2:21 AM, Fung Yu wrote:
> > Hi Jook,
> > The VR looks great! How one man handle so much equipment alone
> > is already a phenomena. Is Mercury that faint blurred blob of dot
> > above the sun?
> > Regards,
> > At 01:25 PM 8/6/2008, you wrote:
> >> Bob Yen has taken a solo trip deep into China with an astonishing
> >> amount of gear to catch the 2008 Solar Eclipse. Some of you may
> >> remember his trip to Egypt to catch the 2006 eclipse.
> >> He managed to take a couple 360 panoramas during the height of the
> >> event while also tending to his telescopes, video cams and a slew
> >> other cameras. The location he chose in the Mongolian Desert was
> >> from all the other eclipse watchers and he said the air temperature
> >> was over 100 degrees F and that the solar radiation was INTENSE.
> >> scattered clouds did spoil his view during totality. What's cool is
> >> the 360 ring of daylight on the horizon looking like a 360 degree
> >> sunset as everything else goes dark. You can see clearly nearby the
> >> planet Venus and more faintly the planet Mercury. I'm looking
> >> to get my chance to experience this next year as there is another
> >> solar eclipse going through China again in 2009.
> >> Stitched by Jook Leung from a set of 4 Canon XT/Sigma 8mm CRW
> >> QT:
> >> <http://360vrchina.com/Eclipse2008-totality/>http://360vrchina.com/Eclipse2008-totality/
> >> Flash:
> >> <http://360vrchina.com/Eclipse2008-totality/index_swf.html>http://360vrchina.com/Eclipse2008-totality/index_swf.html
> >> Post totality 360vr:
> >> <http://360vrchina.com/Eclipse2008-post-totality/>http://360vrchina.com/Eclipse2008-post-totality/
> >> http://360vrchina.com/Eclipse2008-post-totality/index_swf.html
> >> Bob is currently in Beijing visiting the short list of must see
> >> places before he returns in a few days.
> >> Jook Leung Photography
> >> 360VR Images - 360 degree Panoramic photography
> >> Web: <http://360vr.com>http://360vr.com
> >> E-mail: <mailto:jook%40360vr.com>jook@...
> >> Mobile: 201 679 6177
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