This is a best-of gallery of my personal panoramic work.

More panos



Most of them were shot with 9 frame exposure bracketing, stitched in full high dynamic range, and tonemapped afterwards to display nicely on your monitor. To learn more about the process, check out chapter 6 of the HDRI Handbook. Some panoramas are also available for download in the sIBL Archive.

Each thumbnail opens a pano in full resolution (8000x4000).
Fullscreen mode looks best, and bring some time to explore them...

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    Helipad Night

    Downtown LA

    On the rooftop of the Marriot Hotel, shot as a matte painting for Brothers & Sisters. These are the days when work is fun, and gets me around...
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    Helipad Golden Hour

    Downtown LA

    This one is actually much bigger than the rest. 220 images (9er brackets), stitched and merged into an 18k EXR.
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    Papermill Ruins

    Halle-Saale

    I remember the day when this olf factory burned down, more than ten years ago. Now it's all abandoned, and nature has reclaimed it. Surreal place, like straight out of a video game.
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    Factory Catwalk

    Huntington Beach

    This is an old DWP power plant, now exclusively used as showdown movie location. You've seen this place in Terminator 3, Transformers 2, and tons of other action flicks.
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    Pine Tree

    Arches NP

    One of the few walk-through arches. It has some beautiful texture, and right underneath there is this golden bounce light. Hint: Zoom all the way out and spin the camera!
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    Scenic Drive A

    Grand Canyon

    It was raining just the other day, and so the opposite rim is still in clouds. Make sure to zoom in all the way to get at least a slight sense of scale. Absolutely otherworldly.
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    Lookout Point

    Monument Valley

    Probably THE most stereotypical cowboy scenery. Technically it's not even US territory, because it belongs to the last of the Navajos. How ironic.
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    Sunset Monumentalis

    Monument Valley

    Dusk is a pretty colorful event out here, dominated by red and more red. If you turn around you'll see Sven in star shooter pose.
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    Footprint Court

    Man's Chinese

    The courtyard is paved with footprints of actors and directors. The empty spot in the center is where the ticket booth used to be...
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    Zumiez Couch

    Etnies' Goofy VS Regular Cup

    This annual cup is one of the biggest events for a skater, aside from the X-Games (which is really just a show for the mainstream). Best trick contest on Zumiez Couch...
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    8-Stair Kickflip

    Günni at the STI Skatelab

    Sole Technologies HQ, a surreal place where new shoe designs for Etnies and éS are tested. They use the latest technology, like this medical motion capture stage.
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    Sipapu Bridge

    Natural Bridges NP

    Daniel chills in the sun (behind). The Sipapu Bridge makes the difference between a "Bridge" and an "Arch" very clear. One is flat on top, the other is round.
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    The Wall

    Arches NP

    It's the gateway to a loong loop hike through the magical lands of Arches Nationalpark. Really gets you in the mood. Don't look at this when you're claustrophobic!
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    Serpentine

    Valley of the Gods

    You'll have to zoom in to really appreciate the sight. Standing on this natural ridge I had the strong feeling of getting hit in the head with "Extreme Geography".