Panoramic Portrush

Posted: May 17, 2011 in Uncategorized

I have waxed lyrical on recent occasions about the merits of Photosynth – and in particular the App for the iPhone which Microsoft makes available for free. I have a couple of posts linking to Photosynths of Donaghadee and from Scrabo, and the obsession has not yet come to an end.

In our recent sojourn in Portrush, I could again be seen, spinning like a top, around the beaches and hills, manfully composing Panoramic photos using the phone. Although all the Photosynth versions are uploaded to my site, I also collected the “flat” panoramas on the PC and have set them out below for your consideration. Of course, even the “burling round” ones are not true Synths as they lack depth.

You can see quite clearly in a number of the photos that the process is far from perfect – there are anomalies created by the confusion when the software sees a very similar background or foreground item – it can lead to duplication of pieces of the scenery – but the overall effect remains pleasing.

The image above doesn’t truly fit in with the set – as it is of the wee park at the side of the Bann in Coleraine, but it was all done the same weekend, so I’m posting it anyway.

If you are not a native of these parts and are struggling to recognise the locations, you’ll find the links to the various Bing Maps on the Photosynth site.

As all these images are presented (on the Posterous iteration of Aiblins) as thumbnails, you may care to hover your mouse over them, expand them to full size and then play the Slideshow for the full effect.

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