How to view
When viewing these pictures in your browser, notice your horizontal
scroll bar, and use it! They’re just big images, no other special
software required, but since most websites try to keep themselves
roughly within the bounds of the default width of your browser, you’re
probably used to using the vertical scrollbar but not the horizontal
Make sure your browser is not set up to scale large images to fit
within the window. This preference may be in different places depending
on your browser. A couple that I know about:
If you’re using the Firefox browser, you may need to go into your
Preferences, choose Advanced, find the Multimedia pane, and uncheck the
preference that says, “Resize large images to fit in the browser
window”. You want these images to be full height.
Under “Web Preferences”, uncheck “Scale images to fit within content
I’ve had problems with Mozilla 1.6 on the last image, the 360°
one, but I can’t figure out why; other browsers seem fine with it. It
says the images contain errors, which might simply mean that Mozilla
needs to be upgraded to the latest version.
Three really excellent panoramas came out of this trip. I went hiking
with my friend Erik to three different places:
Garden of the Gods
Even this panorama does not do
On the road to Lily Lake, took this picture,
which shows the aspens turning.
We hiked a mountain here that had an
incredible view of the surrounding
Here is my back yard on a day where the
cloud formations were particularly impressive. I was going to just take
a regular snapshot, but no matter where I pointed my camera, there was
no way to capture the grandeur in a single picture. The panorama does
better, although I could have wished for more height. It’s hard to
communicate pictorially the size of the Arizona skies or what it is
that makes them seem so huge. This photo is roughly 180°.
Grandma’s Back Yard
Here is another back yard picture—my Grandma Sally’s back yard. Here
both the 180° version and the 360° version.