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Panoramas

We currently use two types of panoramas; spherical - allowing you to look in any direction up or down in 360º, or what we call single plane panoramas which allow you to look 360º with limited ability to look up or down. The decision of which type to use is based on need, cost, and benefit. While spherical panoramas can be stunning, they are the result of 32 photos taken in 3 passes of 10 photos plus one photo straight up and one straight down and require a good deal of post production to stitch and edit the panorama. Single plane panoramas still provide a 360º view with almost 180º of vertical imagery with only 10 photos and are better suited to indoor and active situations or in situations where cost or production time are a factor. In either case, we use a professional digital SLR, quality lenses, and a special panoramic head mounted on a tripod to capture images which can be output to large, high resolution files.

From time to time, you may notice small distortions and stitching errors in our panoramas. These errors are more common in spherical panoramas where so many images must be made to overlap as neatly as possible While compensating for lens distortion and other factors. They are unfortunately part of the process for these types of panoramas and unless it is critical to an image (or a client) we will usually accept these minor errors in order to move on to the next project.

A final note on panoramas from 1998. These panoramas represent an early attempt to create panoramas using nothing more than a basic digital camera on a standard tripod, and hand blending the images to create the panoramas you see. They are included on this site to provide something of a time capsule showing the impact of the wildfires of that year and a comparison of the Daytona Beach oceanfront, then and now.

Click the icon inside the panorama to view it full screen.

Breaker's Oceanfront Park
This handicapped accessible public park at the beach's edge covers nearly two and a half acres

The Casements
Built in 1910, the former winter home of John D. Rockefeller was purchased from it's former owner in 1918 after the oil magnate found that the Ormond Hotel was overcharging him because of his wealth.

City Island Park VR1
Exercise your mind at the Daytona Beach Regional Library. Play some volleyball in the park or enjoy the City Island Tennis Center. Watch a baseball game at Jackie Robinson Ballpark. Or just relax, have a picnic and let the kids play.


City Island Park VR2
Exercise your mind at the Daytona Beach Regional Library. Play some volleyball in the park or enjoy the City Island Tennis Center. Watch a baseball game at Jackie Robinson Ballpark. Or just relax, have a picnic and let the kids play.

Daytona Bandshell
This beautiful bandshell in the heart of the Daytona Beach oceanfront is built of coquina and seats 5000 people for concerts and other activities.
Daytona 500 Experience
Don't just watch NASCAR,
experience it through hands on activities, challenging thrills, and one of a kind sights.
DeLand Airport 1998
This panorama was shot after a rare rain shower during the Wildfires of 1998. The haze is the pervasive smoke that covered most of Volusia County.

Downtown Memorial
Flanked by the News Journal Center and International Speedway Boulevard, this memorial to local fallen soldiers sits across from the beautiful downtown shopping district.
Downtown Riverfront Park
This view looks across to the City Island Park, Library Center, and Jackie Robinson Stadium.
Firefighter Support Station 1998
During the Wildfires of 1998, firefighters came from across the country to save local lives and property. In Ormond Beach, this sports pub was converted onto a support station where firefighters could grab a meal and rest.
The Loop VR1
Many of the roadways that make up the loop are narrow and have minimal intrusion on the environment. Here, at this location the trees have given way to an open marsh.
The Loop VR2
This stretch of the loop on Old Dixie Highway at the mouth of the Tomoka River is bracketed by open marsh and canals.
Main Street Pier
Located at the end of Main Street, the pier offers fishing, dining, and entertainment for adults or the entire family. Built in 1925, this structure was the longest of it's kind on the east coast until 1984.
Main Street Pier 1998
During the wildfires of 1998, ocean breezes were often the best way to escape the ever present smoke that hung over most of Central Florida.
Museum of Arts and Sciences 1
This wonderful museum has over 30,000 items in its permanent collection ranging from fine art to classic Americana. The addition of the Charles and Linda Williams Children's Museum makes it a great place to visit for the whole family.

Museum of Arts and Sciences 2
This wonderful museum has over 30,000 items in its permanent collection ranging from fine art to classic Americana. The addition of the Charles and Linda Williams Children's Museum makes it a great place to visit for the whole family.

Museum of Arts and Sciences 3
This wonderful museum has over 30,000 items in its permanent collection ranging from fine art to classic Americana. The addition of the Charles and Linda Williams Children's Museum makes it a great place to visit for the whole family.
Museum of Arts and Sciences 4
This wonderful museum has over 30,000 items in its permanent collection ranging from fine art to classic Americana. The addition of the Charles and Linda Williams Children's Museum makes it a great place to visit for the whole family.
Museum of Arts and Sciences 5
This wonderful museum has over 30,000 items in its permanent collection ranging from fine art to classic Americana. The addition of the Charles and Linda Williams Children's Museum makes it a great place to visit for the whole family.
North Peninsula State Park
This access ramp provides access to an isolated stretch of beach inside a protected national park. Visitors may see anything from rare birds to the North Atlantic Right Whale.
North Turn
The site of the north turn of the famous Ponce Inlet road course. First opened in 1903, this course was NASCAR's first sanctioned track.
Oceanfront Park
This park at the intersection of Granada Blvd. and Atlantic Ave. on The Loop commemorates the Birthplace of Speed. It has beach access with nearby shopping and dining. The primary feature of this park is this large, raised, observation deck.
Ocean Center
On the doorstep of the Atlantic Ocean, the recently expanded Ocean Center is one of the largest facilities of it's kind in Florida. This multi-use facility hosts conventions, tradeshows, concerts, banquets, family entertainment shows and sporting events.
Ocean Center & Peabody Auditorium
The historic Peabody Auditorium is the perfect compliment to the Ocean Center. In the 60 years since it's dedication the Peabody stage has hosted such entertainment greats as Red Skelton, Elvis Presley, Louie Armstrong, Frank Sinatra and many, many more.
Pinewood Cemetery
One of the oldest cemeteries in the Daytona Beach area, this historic site is the final resting place of some of its earliest settlers.
Ponce Inlet jetty
Hosting the second tallest lighthouse in the United States, the city was named after the famed Spanish explorer Ponce de Leon. It's parks, scenic views and access to the Intra costal waterway make Ponce Inlet a destination not to be missed.
Smith Creek Landing
Just off the intra coastal waterway, this quiet park features the 2 1/4 mile Coastal Strand Trail. It is not uncommon to see alligators and other wildlife here and during the summer months, even the occasional manatee.
Smyrna Dunes Park 1
Encompassing over 70 acres of land at the northern tip of the New Smyrna Beach peninsula, this park allows visitors to see a wide variety of animals, birds, reptiles, marine life and vegetation in their natural habitat. More than 2 miles of boardwalk provide an elevated path around the park and to the beach.
Smyrna Dunes Park 2
Encompassing over 70 acres of land at the northern tip of the New Smyrna Beach peninsula, this park allows visitors to see a wide variety of animals, birds, reptiles, marine life and vegetation in their natural habitat. More than 2 miles of boardwalk provide an elevated path around the park and to the beach.
Spruce Creek Park
This large scenic park has over 3 miles of nature trails with a boardwalk and observation tower, playground, picnic areas, restrooms, fishing pier, and canoe launch.

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