Over on Michigan in Pictures today we featured a link to an incredible panoramic walkthrough of Detroit’s Michigan Central Station by Montreal photographer Jean-Pierre Lavoie. The Detroit News had a feature on Lavoie that explains:
In Lavoie’s past, he was an electrical engineer with an interest in cameras.
Now he’s a former engineer who shoots stills and panoramas for businesses, museums and his own amusement. Recently, he shot Stevie Wonder’s performance at the Montreal Jazz Festival; it’s on his Web site.
The side-to-side, up-and-down, 360-degree process involves a high-end camera, a fisheye sort of lens, a tripod, a computer program and patience. The computer stitches together the images, but it’s up to the photographer to make sure the proportion remains correct when a nearby object gives way to a distant one.
Run (don’t walk) to check this out and if you want to see what this was before time and neglect had their way, check out the video below!