Me and my friends are creating project AirPano. I joined AirPano since its beginning as a project coordinator, photographer and color correction artist.
AirPano is a noncommercial project focused on creation of high resolution 3D aerial panoramas. Our team is a group of panorama photography enthusiasts from Russia.
Airpano mission is to show the beauty of the world from the air to all people in a way they never seen before. Free of charge on website www.AirPano.com. We have been already working for 3 years and made aerial panoramas and virtual tours of the most famous wonders, landmarks and cities from different places around the world, which are included in UNESCO World Heritage sites and different TOP100 lists.
Normally, we shoot from a helicopter but sometimes we use light jets, dirigibles, air balloons and radio-controlled helicopter models.
During nearest 2 years the Airpano team is going to shoot the aero-panoramas and create the virtual tours of the most significant and interesting cities and corners of our planet. We already have created more than 250 panoramas which show more than 70 places of our world. You are welcome to see them on our website. AirPano is a world leader in number of exhibited places, quantity of aerial panoramas as well as in art and technical quality of the creative works. Every week we present a new virtual tour on our website.
What are the spherical panoramas represented in this project?
In comparison with a traditional photography, where a viewer is limited with a framework of imprint, or in comparison with a video, where everything happens strictly in accordance with a scenario of director, in a sphere the viewer is transferred to the point of shooting and is at his/her own disposal: one can do everything he/she wants.
If there is a big screen, the technology allows a viewer imagine himself/herself in the place where a sphere was shot: under water, inside a room or a microwave oven and even in the sky of New York City.
Anyone can turn the head and look any side: up, down, to the left, to the right, ahead, back and different sides.
You can zoom in and view interesting objects in details. Besides, you can appear in other place only with one swift gesture.
Disadvantages: it’s impossible to touch anything, but we‘re trying to change the situation
At present time we have shot about 70 places (most panoramas have already been represented on our site and some material is still waiting for the processing):
Great Pyramids of Giza in Egypt
Himalaya, National Park Sagarmatha
Las Vegas, USA
Nazca Lines, Peru
Palpa pictures, Peru
Machu Picchu, Cusco, Peru
Rapa Nui National Park, Easter Island
The Holy Trinity-St. Sergius Lavra in Sergiev Posad, Russia
New Jerusalem Monastery in Moscow Region, Russia
Iquazu Waterfall, Brazil
Los Angeles, USA
Zermatt and the Alps, Switzerland
Cape Town, SAR
Moscow, MEH (Moscow Encircling Highway) and environs
Cape of Good Hope, SAR
Monument Valley, USA
The Swiss Alps, St. Moritz
Miami, Florida, USA
Lake Manapouri, Fiordland National Park, South Island, New Zealand
San Francisco, USA
Saint Petersburg, Russia, Virtual tour
Manhattan, New York, USA
Eyjafjallajökull Volcano, Iceland
Mauritius Island, Pacific Ocean
Maldivian Islands, North Atoll
Iceland, South-Western, Southern and South-Eastern sides
Bryce Canyon, Utah, USA
Horseshoe bend of Colorado River, Arizona, USA
Moscow, Russia, Virtual Tour
Little Colorado River Gorge, Arizona, USA
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Paria River Canyon, Arizona, USA
Moeraki, New Zealand
Victoria Waterfall, Zambia – Zimbabwe
Marble Canyon and Navajo Bridge, Grand Canyon National park, Arizona, USA
Dominican Republic, Haiti Island, Caribbean Sea
Goosenecks of San Juan River State Park, Utah, USA
Bukhara, Uzbekistan, Kalyan Minaret
Powell Lake, Utah-Arizona, USA
Moscow, Panorama Shot at a height of 1000 meters
Moscow , 1 Gig Pixel Panorama
Val Gardena, Dolomite Alps, Italy
Denver, Colorado, USA
Angel Waterfall, Venezuela
Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, USA
Twelve Apostles National Park, Australia
Grand Canyon, Arizona, USA
Novodevichy Convent, Moscow
Odessa, Crimea, Ukraine
Moscow-City Business Center
Grimsvotn Volcano, Iceland
Kiev,Its Cathedrals and Monasteries, Ukraine
Ai-Petri, Crimea, Ukraine
Moscow: Kremlin, MSU, Ukraine hotel, Zhivopisny Bridge, Moscow-City, Southern Port, MEH (total about 20 places)
Novodevichy Convent, Moscow
Greenland, Eastern Seaboard
The following panoramas are going to be shot this year:
Taj Mahal, India
The Great Wall of China
The Eiffel Tower, Paris, France
Colosseum, Rome, Italy
The Parthenon, Greece
South Georgia Archipelago
Chichen Itza, Mexico