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Ruwan Janapriya Egoda Gamage

Peak of Mountain Gobbelikanda (next to Bambarakanda, Sri Lanka's highest waterfall)

Richard C. Drew

Artificial Winter Sun

Bridgeview, Illinois, USA

December 2008

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© 2008 Richard C. Drew, All Rights Reserved.


I shot a tour for a local gym (USA Gym, Bridgeview, IL) – not the typical health club, but the hard-core, no-frills old fashioned gym owned by a pro bodybuilder. You’ll find pro and aspiring bodybuilders working out all hours, men and women alike. The gym has two tanning rooms, so I thought I’d shoot one of them. It was a challenge. Tiled floor, drop tile ceiling, the tanning bed bulbs and their reflection in the mirror – it was essentially four separate grids, all visible and all requiring exact positioning. Then I decided to remove the camera and tripod from the mirror, and of course the tripod from the nadir.

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USA-Canada / USA-Illinois

Lat: 41° 42' 32.83" N
Long: 87° 48' 33.8" W

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Precision is: High. Pinpoints the exact spot.

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Camera: Canon 40D

Lens: Sigma f/3.5 8mm Fisheye

Card: SanDisk Ultra III

Tripod Head: Agnos Mrotator

Tripod Head base: Bogen leveling base

Tripod: Bogen (almost 20 years old!)

Software: PhotoShop CS3, Adobe Bridge, PTGui, Pano2QTVR2
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