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March 12, 2014

A Visual Interlude

A long time ago, I found a site on the web where a guy by the name of Randy Halverson posted his 360 degree panorama pictures. The one that started it all was this South Dakota Bad Lands picture,
Sunrise at Harvey Peak, Black Hill, SD.jpg
that, on his original site, was one of the first interactive pics on the web. You could move around in the picture - side-to-side, zoom in and out, etc. - with a simple movement or click of the mouse.

Well, he's gotten a *little* better over the years....

MT Buffalo under Milky Way.png

As y'all can see, I wasn't kidding about a billion stars in the Montana sky.
Now, he's doing time-lapse pictures converted to video.

Tip o' the Stetson: AoS

Posted by DL Sly at March 12, 2014 11:39 PM

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What I miss most about living in the high desert is the absence of light pollution. Thanks for posting this :)

Posted by: Cassandra at March 13, 2014 10:55 AM

You are most welcome, my friend.

Posted by: DL Sly at March 13, 2014 10:57 PM

I just watched this again after a long work week.

What a wondrous universe we live in. Every single day we're allowed to live in it is a small miracle of sorts.

Posted by: Cassandra at March 14, 2014 06:58 PM

Showed it to my sis and nephew last night. They loved it, too.
It is an amazing universe, isn't it? Every night that I get to stare at those billions of stars, it reminds me of just how small is my existence in the grand scheme of things.
Does wonders for maintaining one's perspective.
I'm glad you like the vid.

Posted by: DL Sly at March 14, 2014 07:52 PM