Friday, February 27, 2009

Tonto National Monument Pano

The link here will take you to an interactive panoramic photo I shot today of cliff dwellings at Tonto National Monument. The park is located about 110 miles east of Phoenix. It's a pretty easy hike to get up to the cliff dwellings. There are other cliff dwelling that you can visit, but you have to make tour reservations in advance. Off in the distance is Roosevelt Lake. 

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Floor Scramble

Arizona's high school basketball championships are in full swing. I made this last night during a semi-final game as Cortez played Greenway. I love floor scrambles. 

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Viola's Dance

This was from a real sweet story I worked on last week. Viola Fallon, 92, loves to dance. For years she was involved in organizing dances as well as teaching others to dance. Last week her hospice nurses arranged for her to be able to dance with a man one more time at an Arthur Murray Dance Studio. Her feet didn't miss a beat. It was inspiring to see. You can read the story here.

Friday, February 20, 2009

All-Star Game at 1/15th of a Second

The NBA All-Star game was in town recently. We covered the game with five shooters and an on-site editor. There were a ton of photographer shooting the game. There were two rows of photogs on the base boards and remotes hung from every available spot. My job was to shoot from the concourse and seating levels with a long lens. After I had taken a bunch of action photos I decided that I'd try and make something different so I slowed the shutter down to 1/15th of a second and panned along with the players. It's nice when things work out.

Sedona Gigapan

This is a example of something new I am playing with called a Gigapan. I shot this in Sedona, Ariz. The image is shot using a camera mounted to a robotic head. This image is made up of 36 individual photos. The photos were stitched together using Gigapan stitching software. All together it's 213 megapixels. What I like about the Gigapans, is that because of the detail you can really zoom in close and explore a picture. See if you can find the chapel build on the mountain. 

You can go to  to explore more examples. The Gigapan site has a really cool application where you can take snapshots within the Gigapans and share them with other users. There is a whole art to finding the picture within the picture.