Tuesday, March 31

a new feature

My father, a photographer, has been making panorama photographs. In the past few weeks, he's sent me links to 4 new ones, and I thought it might be interesting to post one on this blog every week.

(I still haven't figured out how to post the actual panorama to my blog -it's run by Flash, which apparently Blogger won't support- but if you click this link you will go to the panorama associated with this image.)

This is my parents' roof, after a big storm on Sunday. Because a panorama is basically a bunch of still photographs stitched together, my father was able to put himself in the photo, along with my mom. The structure to the left of my mother is their solar hot water heater. And behind her is Eastern State Penitentiary. When I was a child I thought that the penitentiary was actually a castle, and I had fantasies about one day living there. (A child can dream.)

10 comments:

t does wool said...

amazing shot,Eliza...and you have been so busy knitting...everything lovely!

Hilary said...

Wow - thank you for sharing your father's work! It is amazing and I look forward to seeing more.

Also, apropos your last post, I saw this yesterday and thought I'd pass it along as a possible baby knit (I'm adding it to my own "everyone I know is pregnant" queue!): http://lookingglassknits.blogspot.com/2009/03/squee.html

Pretty darn cute, I think.

meg said...

Wow, that is an amazing shot. It makes me a little homesick... There's no hanging out on roofs in NE. I have a hard time imagining the penitentiary as a castle- were you seriously let down when you found out about Al Capone?

Anonymous said...

I can't stop thinking how funny we look up there - kind of a contemporary American Gothic!
love,
Mom

ADW said...

love this picture but I'm a little confused as to how it works?? did he.. how did he.. is it really more than one photo?

Anonymous said...

This was taken with 6 images around, one up and two down. The down images were Photohoped, They were stitched together using a software program (in this case PTGui Mac). The stitched image is imported into another program Pano2VR which exports is as a QuickTime movie or a Flash move. PTGui will export it directly as a QuickTime panorama.
Additional information here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Panoramic_photography
Eliza's Dad

ADW said...

whoa! thanks for the info! Now I must try ....

ps- I'm blown away by that photo and can't wait to see more of your work!

Mary Jane said...

that panorama is so cool! and thank's dad for the details and the link!

Anonymous said...

He's taken a wide variety of panoramic photographs in the last few years... Mummers on Broad Street on New Years Day, a group of friends in a living room, an installation in progress in an art museum, views inside the penitentiary Eliza mentioned above, and more. This one's especially dramatic.
Eliza's mother

Alyssa said...

I'm glad you didn't end up in the Pen...You're Dad's a great photographer.