As always we are looking for ways to improve the experience of rich media and are always hungry for new technologies and inventions. I have been looking at 3D photography, and one of the really fun things I have discovered is Seene, which allow you to use your mobile device to take an image that you can manipulate to see various angles of the item, so if I can give it a name – true 3d photos.
See the samples below that I have created – one is a photo I took in my front garden and one is of my youngest son, Dante. It is still a bit quirky and does not display on all devices, but it is a step in the right direction. Great fun, and has massive potential.
At the time of writing this posting I am in the Dusit Thani hotel in Abu Dhabi. Abu Dhabi has changed a lot since the last time I have been here in 2008. Much land has been reclaimed, new buildings have been built, old buildings have been refurbished and the city has turned from a drab government city to a vibrant cheery place.
Check this space for pictures coming out of Abu Dhabi soon!
My recent stay in Italy is highlighted in these albums. The albums contain photos of Mogliano Veneto, Venice and Treviso.
The first Library contains images of Mogliano Veneto, where I was staying. Mogliano is a lovely little town whch is about halfway between Venice and Treviso. The railway line from the coast starting at Venice and runs right past Mogliano inland through Treviso
Some of you might be aware that I am doing some work in Italy, and that specifically in the region of Venice. I am staying in a little village called Mogliano Veneto (Pronounced Moljano). I have of course been taking gigabytes worth of photos and panoramas, but have not really been able to let you see too many of them yet, but I would be lax in my duty if I don’t show you some of the exciting new panoramas I have been preparing, so here are two.
Zandvlakte is a truly interesting project that I took photos for on my recent Fall Tour of South Africa. I had the privilege to spend three days with Pieter and Magriet Kruger who are the owners of Zandvlakte and also a couple who are very active in the Baviaanskloof Farming community.
Zandvlakte lies in Baviaanskloof in the mountain range that forms he escarpment in the Southern Area of South Africa. In future posts I will tell a little more about the Baviaanskloof and then help to create a bigger picture of where Zandvlakte fits into Baviaanskloof. It is the last farm that you drive through from Willowmore before your reach the Nature Reserve which is run by SANPARKS. The farm and the couple who have been living there for many years are not only interesting when it comes to them owning a farm in the Kloof, but also due to how the farm and farming has been transformed on the farm for many years.
On my recent tour around South Africa, I stayed over at a lovely Guesthouse in Zastron. The people were so friendly and hospitable and the place is just amazing. I am planning to go back later in the year to do a full Virtual Tour, but here is a Virtual tour of the outside of the house and the immediate environment.
So I have been very busy. I have taken thousands of photos and met hundreds of people. I have also so far taken photos to create around 70 panoramas. Don’t worry – I won’t publish all of those, but tgere are definitely some interesting ones :).
I am currently in Gansbaai in the Western Cape, and plan to trsvel towards Cape Town today with stops in Hermanus and Stellenbosch planned.
So have a happy revolution today and behave (mostly)!