Oahu

Since I’ve moved my blog to the wordpress.com platform, I’ve made some changes to the appearance, including the current featured panoramic image of the city of Honolulu & Waikiki. This is a JPEG from a 695MB, 70″ long image created from 14 high resolution vertical images, taken from the top rim of Diamond Head Crater.
I was fortunate to visit my son & his wife there in July on his first work assignment out of college (yay Austin!) I shot quite a lot of stock photography, & several nice panoramas such as this one.

My first day there, my 24-105L lens totally stopped working, but I was able to borrow my son’s 17-85 to fill in, which was used to create the above image.

I may post more Hawaii images if there is any interest.

Thank you for your support. Aloha!

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I just want to drive it, not work on it

This describes my experience with getting this site & blog up & running.
Back in the day, I had a bright orange 1976 VW camper van. Lots of big memories from that thing. It seems I spent more time lying under the back end, adjusting the valves, adjusting the timing, etc. than I  spent in the driver’s seat. And anyone who knows me will tell you I’m NOT a mechanic.
The design host has been helpful, but they only go so far. So, I’m looking to hire a WordPress guru ASAP to help me get the Panorama page up & running.
To prove the point, I’ve been trying for 45 minutes to simply upload a perfect image to illustrate this, and NOTHING works.

I’m so frustrated.
OK, so I got the image to load by uploading it to my MobileMe gallery, then importing from a URL, since the system refused to accept my uploading from my computer.
I’m persistent, if nothing else, and also late for dinner.

More later.

New Year, New Developments

The new year is bringing some exciting new changes for Shreve Imaging.
First, I’ve moved into a new office with a small studio space in downtown Fayetteville. It features a large natural light source with an incredible view of Mount Sequoyah and the historic courthouse shown in the interactive panorama below.
I’m still in the process of getting things set up, and will post a panorama when the space is complete.
Also, I’ve begun teaching an Introduction To Photography class at Northwest Arkansas Community College. Tuesday was my first class, and it went really well. The students responded well, and I think it will be a good learning experience for myself, and hopefully for them .

Virtual Tours

I’ve decided to begin offering panoramic 360º virtual tours. These will be offered either as a flattened 360ºx180º JPEG to upload for use as a reference file for your web site’s Java application, or as an interactive QuickTime file, which is what will soon be appearing in the Featured Projects section of the site. Please keep checking back to see the new stuff!

360ºx180º versions coming soon!