Navigate around this panorama with your mouse or arrow keys. You
can look in every direction, including up and down. Zoom in or out
by positioning the mouse in the center of the image and clicking
(you will see a magnifying glass icon). The "+" and "-" keys on
your keyboard also control zoom.
IPIX plug-in is required to view this image in an internet browser
window. The plug-in is a quick download, you can get it here.
A java version which does
not require a plug-in is here.
photographs are made by combining two images shot back-to-back
with an 8mm fisheye lens (using a traditional or digital camera).The
photos are imported into a special builder and stitched together
into a proprietary format. Before they are processed into an IPIX,
each 180 degree hemisphere looks like the image at right, the
IPIX software maps the images to the inside of a sphere and removes
the fisheye distortion. Since only two photos are required to
capture an entire scene, IPIX allow for much more action and spontaneity
than other "VR" photography techniques.