Edinburgh has slowed right down, most places are closed except for essential shops; tourists are absent and there are fewer cars on the road. The eerie streets offer a new view of familiar sights. I have added two new galleries: a gallery showing Edinburgh during the pandemic and one showing the many varied signs and notes.
I have updated the software I use to display my panoramas. The new version of krpano can handle partial cylindrical and spherical panoramas which is a huge improvement. I also changed the default starting view. Updated panoramas can be found on the ADRC panorama, wide Edinburgh project pages and in the panorama gallery.
The new panorama for the Grant Institue Lecture Theatre is up now just in time for the new semester. The panorama is big (8.6m by 3.6m) and required about 70 individual frames and a multi-row setup. I have also updated the panorama tech page to include some information on the multi-row setup and the processing.
The Beast from the East has brought plenty of snow and chaos to the UK. It's been years since the last time we had a decent amount of snow in Edinburgh. For a few days Edinburgh has become a winter wonderland.
Edinburgh hosts the largest public fireworks concert which is always great fun to watch. I have added a new gallery with pictures of the International Festival Fireworks Concert I have taken throughout the years.
The Hermitage of Braid and Blackford Hill are among my most favourite places in Edinburgh. It's a rural idyl in the middle of a city, a fantastic green space with plenty of wild life. Great views of the city can be had from the top of Blackford Hill.
The Panorama for ADRC Scotland Project has been stewing for quite a while. Finally, I managed to reprocess all the panoramas and write a small text about the project. This project is what really got me into shooting panoramas and created the follow-on wide views of Edinburgh project. I have also updated the panorama tech page to include some information on shooting macro mosaics.
I have added a photo diary for our recent hiking trip along Hadrian's Wall including a map with our track and the locations for all the photos. In total we walked about 60km over two full days and two half days. The weather was favourable and the scenery fantastic.
I have added a page showing my most favourite photo for each year of photos on flickr. I plan to update this page at the beginning of each new year with an entry for my favourite from the previous year. I have also added two galleries show trains and train stations and my 100 most interesting photos on flickr.
The new photo site is live.