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Edward S. Fink

Edward S. Fink

BigEyeInTheSky.com
Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
Ed@BigEyeInTheSky.com

I'm a military brat born in Washington, D.C. and I moved to Alaska at age three. I didn't actually live in a "state" until I was six years old, when Alaska became the 49th state. I went to high school in Japan, North Dakota, Mississippi, New York, and Colorado. I eventually settled down in Minneapolis, Minnesota where I'm now a cheerful old grandpa living with my beautiful wife Mary Ann.

I won my first photography award in Misawa, Japan on my 13th birthday, and I shot my first panorama at age 17 with my dad, Lee Fink, using a Mamiya Press 6x9 to photograph Pike's Peak and Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs. Back then we printed each photo separately, used a razor to trim the overlap, and glued the pictures to heavy mat board. Unfortunately, my seams always showed, and I quickly lost interest in panoramas.

But in 1997 I bought my first digital camera and within hours I was making my first panoramas that didn't have glue oozing through the seams, and I became so fascinated with interactive panoramas they eventually took over my life.

In 2005 I became the first VR photographer in the world to shoot full spherical panoramas with a helicopter. After shooting over 500 aerial panoramas from helicopters around the country, I started using a DJI Phantom 3 quadcopter to shoot my aerials, partially because I like being in charge, but mainly because the total cost of the quadcopter was about the cost to charter a helicopter for one hour. I’m also a Google Trusted Photographer shooting Street View virtual tours inside businesses in the Twin Cities.

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Contributions


wwp916 | Numbers

Over Running Aces Casino and Racetrack

Columbus, Minnesota, USA

Oct. 1, 2016 3:58 PM UTC (10:58 AM local time)

wwp616 | Unique

Target Field in downtown Minneapolis, MN, home of the Minnesota Twins baseball team

Downtown Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

June 30, 2016 11:17 UTC (6:17 PM local time)

wwp316 | Travel

Union Depot

Union Depot in downtown St. Paul, Minnesota, USA

March 20, 2016 8:49 UTC (3:49 PM local time)

wwp1215 | Best Of 2015

Ice Spiders

200 ft. above Lake Josephine in Roseville, Minnesota, USA

December 3, 2015 6:25 UTC (12:25 PM local time)

wwp915 | Peace

Minnesota Peace Officers Memorial

St. Paul, Minnesota, USA

September 23, 2015 3:05 UTC (11:05 AM local time)

wwp615 | New

CHS Field

Home plate at CHS Field in St. Paul, MN USA

June 30, 2015 9:23 UTC (3:23 PM local time)

wwp315 | Weather / Climate

National Weather Service

Chanhassen, MN

March 30, 2015 7:20 UTC (1:20 PM local time)

wwp1214 | Best of 2014

Largest Gathering of Zombies in the World!

Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

October 12, 2014 2:15 UTC (10/12/2014 8:15 PM local time)

wwp914 | Ruins

Ramsey Mill Ruins on the Vermillion River

Old Mill Park in Hastings, Minnesota, USA

September 28, 2014 11:50 UTC (6:50 PM local time)

wwp1213 | Best of 2013

Zombies!!!

Zombie Quarantine Zone, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

October 14, 2013 12:58 UTC (Oct. 13 7:58 PM local time)

wwp913 | Mortality

Too Late

Minneapolis Pioneers and Soldiers Cemetery, Minnesota, USA

September 28, 2013 11:44 UTC (5:44 PM local time)

wwp613 | Machines

Stop The Press!

St. Paul, Minnesota, USA

June 20, 2013, 8:35 UTC (2:35 pm local time)

wwp313 | Scale

Giant Games at St. Paul's Union Depot

St. Paul, Minnesota, USA

21 March 2013, 10:20 UTC (4:20 pm local time)

wwp1212 | Best Of 2012

Minneapolis Holidazzle Parade

Downtown Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

December 23, 2012, 24:50 UTC (12/22/12 6:50 pm local time)

wwp912 | Necessity

New Mississippi River Bridge "Float In"

West bank of the Mississippi River in Hastings, Minnesota, USA

September 22, 2012, 12:35 UTC (6:35 PM local time)

wwp612 | Heritage

View from Barn Bluff

Overlooking Red Wing, Minnesota, USA

June 17, 2012, 17:50 UTC (11:50 am local time)

wwp312 | Paths

St. Paul Skyway

St. Paul, Minnesota, USA

March 23, 2012, 18:26 UTC (12:26 am local time)

wwp1211 | Best Of 2011

Rocky Horror Live in Minneapolis

LAB Theatre, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

November 1, 2011, 4:30 UTC (10:30 pm Halloween night local time)

wwp911 | History

Blacksmith for a Day

Historic Fort Snelling in St. Paul, Minnesota, USA

September 17, 2011, 18:20 UTC (1:20 pm local time)

wwp311 | Limits

Spring Flooding on the Mississippi River

St. Paul, Minnesota, USA

March 26, 2011, 13:55 UTC (7:45 am local time)

wwp1210 | Best Of 2010

Minnesota State Veterans Day Program 2010

Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota, USA

November 11, 2010, 17:55 UTC (11:55 am local time)

wwp910 | Crossroads

Minneapolis Skyway System

Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

September 24, 2010, 17:55 UTC (11:55 am local time)

wwp610 | Forgotten Places

Cottage View Drive-In Theatre

Cottage Grove, Minnesota, USA

June 21, 2010, 21:07 UTC (9:07 pm local time)

wwp310 | Food

Maple Syrup Time!

White Bear Township, Minnesota, USA

March 20, 2010, 20:50 UTC (2:50 pm local time)

wwp909 | Performing Arts

John Beargrease

Minnesota History Center, St. Paul, Minnesota, USA

September 20, 2009, 19:17 UTC (1:17 pm local time)

wwp609 | Time

Canoeing on the St. Croix River

Minnesota/Wisconsin border, USA

June 21, 2009, 17:34 UTC (11:34 am local time)

wwp309 | Diversity

Firkin Fest

St. Paul, Minnesota, USA

March 21, 2009, 20:20 UTC (2:20 pm local time)

wwp1208 | Best Of 2008

Aerial View of Cincinnati, Ohio

Over Sycamore Street and 6th Street in Downtown Cincinnati, Ohio, USA

June 19, 2008, 17:03 UTC (11:03 AM local time)

wwp908 | Color

I-35W Saint Anthony Falls Bridge

Over the Mississippi River in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

September 20, 2008 - 02:37 UTC (20:37 local time)

wwp608 | Elevation

The National Museum of the United States Air Force

Dayton, Ohio, USA

June 20, 2008 - 17:48 UTC (11:48 AM local time)

wwp308 | Beginnings

Early Easter

Shoreview, Minnesota, USA

March 23, 2008 - 21:17 UTC (3:17 PM local time)

wwp108 | Wrinkle Tribute

First Snowman of Winter

Shoreview, Minnesota, USA

December 22, 2007 - 18:03 UTC (12:03 PM local time)

wwp1207 | Best of 2007

The Fountains at Bellagio on the Las Vegas Strip

Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

April 25, 2007 - 08:10 UTC (12:10 local time)

wwp907 | Sustenance

Mmmmmm! Apples!

White Bear Lake, Minnesota, USA

22:47 UTC, 14:47 local time (CST)

wwp607 | Community

Over Ohio Stadium at Ohio State University

Columbus, Ohio, USA

June 20, 2007 - 19:55 UTC (14:55 local time)

wwp307 | Atmosphere

Mississippi River Fog

Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

March 24, 2007 - 02:09 UTC (8:09 local time)

wwp1206 | Best of 2006

Crazy Horse Memorial

The Black Hills of South Dakota, USA

June 25, 2006 - 12:39 UTC (07:39 local time)

wwp906 | Transportation

Minnesota Department of Transportation's Regional Transportation Management Center (RTMC)

Roseville, Minnesota, USA

September 22, 2005 - 21:50 UTC (15:50 local time)

wwp606 | Gardens

Deadwood: Where History Blooms

Sunrise over Mt. Moriah Cemetery in Deadwood, South Dakota, USA

June 25, 2006 - 13:22 UTC (08:22 local time)

wwp306 | Borders

Spring on the Saint Croix River

Saint Croix Falls, Wisconsin / Taylors Falls, Minnesota, USA

March 21, 2006 - 04:50 UTC (10:50 local time)

wwp1205 | Best of 2005

Biloxi's Tivoli Hotel after Hurricane Katrina

Biloxi, Mississippi, USA

September 21, 2005 - 16:08 UTC (11:08 local time)

wwp905 | Energy

Aerial Panorama of Biloxi after Hurricane Katrina

Biloxi, Mississippi, USA

September 22, 2005 - 19:45 UTC (01:45 local time)

wwp605 | Water

Minneapolis - "City of Waters"

Hovering over Downtown Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

06/18/2005 11:37 local time (CST)

wwp305 | Marketplace

Shopping for Fun at the Mall of America

Bloomington, Minnesota, USA

March 19, 2005 - 18:12 UTC (12:12 local time)

wwp1204 | Sanctuary

People Serving People

Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

12/21/2004 13:50

wwp904 | Bridges

Concord's North Bridge: The Shot Heard 'Round The World

Minute Man National Historical Park, Concord, Massachusetts, USA

09/18/2004, 6:42 PM EST

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