August 29, 2008
A pair of panos: Obama & Olympics
The NY Times has been making more use of interactive panoramas these days, offering a new take on storytelling & dropping the viewer into context in a way that’s hard to match with still images alone:
- Gabriel Dance and Raymond McCrea Jones captured the electrified atmosphere preceding Barack Obama’s speech last night in Denver.
- A pano taken from the 10-meter platform in Beijing’s Water Cube features narration from American diver Thomas Finchum. (Now you know: the Cube is, technically speaking, "ginormous.") Photo credits go to Bedel Saget, Mike Schmidt, and Gabriel Dance.