rb Multimedia Design

Design.Motion.Web  by Robert Baldwin

Date December 2008

Polar Panoramas

One day I decided to photograph several panoramas and do some polarizing effect work in Photoshop to give them a three dimensional look. This is how polar panoramas were born.

I tried to take panoramas of different areas to see how they would turn out. When polarizing the photo right side up it creates the effect of a little planet. It reminds me of Mario galaxy. By flipping the panorama upside-down it's as if you're laying on the ground as your world gets sucked into a black hole.

About 25% of the final product doesn't fill in using the panorama alone. A lot of drawing and patching was necessary to fill in the center and corners of each polar panorama.