Re: [PanoToolsNG] Re: New York skyline panoramas -- historic comparisons
- On 5-26-2010 3:46 AM, jeffreycb2000's hamster got loose on the keyboard
and typed ...:
> I'd say they were taken from the pylon as well - as a rule of thumb ifYes, please.
> the tops of near and far objects are level with the horizon then they
> are level with your eye (roughly) then you are about the same height
> as that object.
> It's a rule of thumb we use for architectural perspectives in setting
> up urban street views, etc.
> Its a great example of the importance of historical panoramas to
> record the changes over time.
> Jeffrey Briant.
> Ps there is a delightful study "Biographical Note" booklet of a
> photographer in Australia and New Zealand called Melvin Vaniman
> 1866-1912. The book is by Alan Tierney in Sydney for around $20 Aust.
> Melvin was an adventurer who specialised in taking balloon and pole
> panoramas around 1900- 1910. The balloons were generally tethered
> while the pole shots were taken a top a 60 foot mobile pole
> contraption! Of course he climbed to the top to take the photos. The
> images in the booklet are only photocopies, but are amazing
> considering when and how they were taken. He took the famous panorama
> images of sydney, newcastle, katoomba, bathurst, etc, etc.
> Let me know if your interested and I can dig out Alan's contact details.
> JBPat Swovelin
>> Most likely, the first pano was shot from the bridge tower on the
>> The bridge opened on May 24, 1883. And when the 1876 pano was shot, there
>> were pigs roaming the streets of Manhattan. ;-)
>>>> Those panos are quite cool though. I wonder if the first was shot
>>>> from a
>>> Yes that had me puzzled too. If it was from a balloon the
>>> photographer did
>>> well to join the pictures. What strikes me about the first one too
>>> is how
>>> enormous a construction the bridge pylon was compared to the existing
>>> buildings then.
>>> Peter M
Cool Guy @ Large
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