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Best of 2005

(January 1st - December 31st, 2005)

Elizabeth Gentile

A Walk Through "The Gates"

Caroling Geary

Sending Blessings from the Beach

Deer Lake State Park, Emerald Coast, NW Florida, USA

24 November, 2005 at 11:24 a.m. local time

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This worldwide panorama was made up of online views of our worlds, both inner and outer. Walking on the beach, grateful for the beauty, I wish you were here. I'm sending blessings. I stand between Deer Lake and the Gulf of Mexico, whose waters often flow together, wondering how the place and my experiences interact. I'm but a faint flicker to this place that endures for ages. My quest to visualize the workings of mind and processes of being started long before I came here and continues when I leave. Yet at this moment, how does it feel to be here and wish my happiness spread far and wide? How do the processes look? Specifically, how does it look to speed up the Tetrahedronal Lilght Muscle of the Brain Cell, in the light of the Pineal Lantern of the mind?

The panorama used to show my inner-world vision in Flash movie superimposed on outer-world stitched photos of place. If you get it, we'll have synthesis. The vision was a transparent veil admitting the outer. The blowing sand ripples and rhythmic waves resonate with the ecology of mind.

I still call this Blessings Beach, although the visions in the Flash track are no longer visible, you can perhaps have some of your own. This location is the area seen across the lake to the south from the March 2004 equinox WWP panorama. See it here: March 2004

One lake west from Deer Lake is Eastern Lake. It is the setting for Eyes in Back of Head, a movie that I would have entered, except that making it required two panoramas.

See this page for details about the vision quest:

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USA-Canada / USA-Florida

Lat: 30° 18' 4" N
Long: 87° 5' 48" W

Elevation: 8 feet

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Precision is: Medium. Nearby, but not to the last decimal.


Canon 300D (Digital Rebel) SLR camera, EF-S 10-22mm lens at 22mm, RAW. IS0 100. 1/250 sec at f/18. Focal length 22 mm. Photoshop CS and QuickTime VR Authoring Studio for processing and stitching panorama. Macromedia Flash 8 for animation. QuickTime 7 Pro to composite the tracks. Macintosh computer: Dual2.7 GHz Power PC G5.

Behind the scene : how this panorama was made

There were two parts of the panorama: the photographic outer and the animated inner.

For the outer, I took many series of 360-degree photographs at the beach location. The first photos were the best in terms of color and texture of the wind-driven sand. These patterns were important for the message. The photos had a severe lighting problem in the quandrant surrounding the sun over water. I tried on other days, overcoming the exposure problem and eliminating banding in the stitched image. However, the expression was not as good as the original. I chose meaning over technique.

For the inner, I developed images that I've worked on for years, most recently in Macromedia Flash. QuickTime no longer supports Flash.

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