Morning Commute

The daily journey to work in Giza.

Just before 7:00am every morning we would pass through the gates on our way to the AERA lab and storage area. We were lucky to pass by the pyramids so early in the day, while it was still peaceful without all the tourists.

Zamalek Flattened

Zamalek Flattened

Zamalek Flattened, originally uploaded by jpquinlan.

I took this shot while wandering through Zamalek last week. I was originally just trying to shoot the apartment building in the distance, but then found my eye trailing back and forth along these intersecting building perspective slants. I like the way the depth of distance is flattened into crossing patterns that very much match in their color. This is not a hard thing to do in this city, since most of Cairo architecture is covered by this same grit of earth tones. This mix of flatness and perspective seems to give it a slight Escheresque quality.

Testing SPi-V Panorama Viewer with Flickr

Giza Pyramids

Giza Pyramids, originally uploaded by djsnapshot.

Just discovered this great tool to render equirectangular photos much like Quicktime VR's. I had been wondering if Flickr's new ability to post photos might also enable the possibility to post QTVR's directly within the site. That doesn't seem to be the case, but SPi-V seems like a great substitute. I'm quite impressed!

Have a look at the interactive viewer here.

(Requires Adobe Shockwave)