360 Degree Panorama of Hershey Park

A couple weeks ago, my oldest daughters had a cheerleading competition in Hershey, PA. With the awards ceremony taking place in Hershey Park, it was a great time to get some shots. Not much was catching my eye until we went up in the Kissing Tower, providing a 360 degree view of the surrounding area. Be sure to click the image below for the high-resolution panoramic image. WordPress limited me to a 10MB file, so I couldn’t upload the full-res version like I wanted. But you should still be able to zoom in pretty tight within your browser to make out some detail of the grounds. Enjoy!

Please note: this is a 10MB file. It will take some time to load. When it does, it will appear to be a small band across the top of your browser window, click that again to zoom in. When the image is viewed at 100%, you can use your browsers scroll bars to move left, right, up, and down within the image.

Hershey Park

360-Degree panorama of Hershey Park and the surrounding area.

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Game 3 – Syracuse Crunch vs. Wilkes-Barre Scranton Penguins

It was a sad finish to an otherwise promising season. The Crunch lost 12 of their last 13 games and were swept in Round 1 of the Calder Cup playoffs. The final game featured some great battles, but in the end, the momentum was too much to overcome. The last month of hockey for Syracuse will hopefully provide a lot of lessons for talented, but young team.

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Syracuse Motorama Part III – Bikes!

Sometimes there’s a down-side to being as busy as we were at the Syracuse Motorama last week. There were at least a couple dozen bikes, but I only had the opportunity to shoot a few. I’m hoping to do a lot more with motorcycles this year. Cross your fingers for me.

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Re-Imagining The Past

Like many people, I use the dynamic desktop options in Windows to rotate my desktop photos on a regular basis. The program uses set folders to randomize your desktop display. I’ve noticed, over time, that my processing techniques have changed. There were a few photos that came up recently where I thought to myself, “I would do that completely different today.” So, I did. I revisited some photos from a truck show I attended back in June of 2012, and applied today’s techniques on yesterday’s photos. I’m happy with the results, but thankfully don’t see myself getting in the habit of re-editing everything I’ve shot.

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A before and after shot of the differences in editing styles. I've moved toward a slightly more natural look, while still having a bit of an illustrative feel over a very surreal, metallic feel.

A before and after shot of the differences in editing styles. I’ve moved toward a slightly more natural look, while still having a bit of an illustrative feel over a very surreal, metallic feel.

 

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Syracuse Motorama Part II – The Classics

Just a small selection of the classic cars shown at the Syracuse Motorama last weekend. I keep saying to myself that photographing them is my way of collecting them all, but MAN, I’d love to just take one for a leisurely drive some time.

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Syracuse Motorama – Collages

I know it’s been a while since my last post, but I’m about to make up for that. This past weekend, I had a blast, as usual at the Syracuse Motorama. The show was a great success for the organizers, and for pretty much everyone else I spoke with. A lot of new things this year, more bikes, more tuners, and more European cars than in previous years. And the ever-popular Old Skool Round Up was quite a hit as well. I wish I had more time to just wander the show, but I was constantly on the move, shooting cars, editing pics and for the first time at the show, printing photos for eager customers. It can’t begin to tell you how much fut it really was. And I can’t wait to get out to more of the weekly shows, and of course the Syracuse Nationals this summer.

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Super Dirt Week 2003

Back in 2003, my brother-in-law had a racing show on SportsRadio 620 and got me behind the wall at Syracuse’s Super Dirt Week races at the New York State Fairgrounds. It was one of my earliest “jobs”. I can’t believe what I even used that day. I shot with an Olympus E-10 digital camera. It was barely an SLR. but pretty ground-breaking at the time, with a whopping 4.0 megapixel sensor and 4X manual zoom lens. All things considering, I did end up with some shots that I’m not disappointed with, even today. But MAN, would I love to get another crack at that event with my current gear.

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