Micro Panorama Thumbnail for Social Sharing Sites

WorldWidePanoramaPeople Events Login

hover for menu Elevation ◀ Prev Next ▶

Yischon Liaw

Philadelphia City Hall Tower

Yuval Levy

I Love Heights, I Love Cats, and I Need a Plan C!

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

21-Jun-2008 20h50 EDT

Loading panorama viewer ...

Configuring ...

© 2008 Yuval Levy, All Rights Reserved.

Caption

To read and post comments about this entry, follow this link.

Plan C is what one does when both plan A and plan B don't work. In case plan C does not work either, there is always a plan D as in Despair. I got very near to plan D this time.

During the shooting period I traveled to the first Panoheads meeting organized by Mark Banas at Autodesk in Toronto.

Plan A: a pano of Toronto from an elevated location. That location being on private ground, I initiated a request for permission well ahead of time. Despite repeated emails and phone conversations, I am still waiting for an answer.

Plan B: Montréal is on the way to Toronto. A pano of Montréal from an elevated public location. Unfortunately it was pouring rain when I drove by the spot where I tested my first gigapixel pano in hugin. Moreover, Eduardo Hutter features already a wonderful panorama at that spot.

Plan C: The intention was to go out in Toronto with the Panoheads. But it was mostly raining during the meeting. After the meeting we went to a pub. Pubs in the area were meeting point for Dutch supporters. Holland lost to Russia that day at the Euro Soccer Championship - not an elevating sight. Did I mention Plan D?

After the Panoheads meeting and the pub I drove Mark home. On the way back it was clearing up. And then I saw an inspiring billboard of a cat saying "I love heights". Why not? So I executed on this.

The main topic at the Panoheads meeting was HDR. I wanted to help out a little with the development of qtpfsgui, an open source HDR tool, and here was a chance with a beautiful dramatic sky.

One thing still bothered me: the plan A property was close and visible. It may be legal to publish a picture of it taken from public ground, but I try to respect the subjects of my photography and felt it appropriate in this case, since I did not get permission, not to feature the property. Framing my shot I arranged for other objects to look taller and hide it.

NOTE: There is a significant difference in quality between the QTVR on this page and the fullscreen version. Click the "Open Fullscreen" button above for the best VR viewing experience.

PERSONAL NOTE: New beginnings will radically change my life in the coming weeks and months. At the moment I can't predict how this will affect my ability to continue regular contributions to this collection of VR.
hover for menu Elevation ◀ Prev Next ▶

PLEASE RESPECT THE ARTIST’S WORK. All images are copyright by the individual photographers, unless stated otherwise. Use in any way other than viewing on this web site is prohibited unless permission is obtained from the individual photographer. If you're interested in using a panorama, be it for non-profit or commercial purposes, please contact the individual photographer. The WWP can neither negotiate for, nor speak on behalf of its participants. The overall site is copyright by the World Wide Panorama Foundation, a California Public Benefit Corporation.