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End of a long term project

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Posted 22-04-10 at 04:42 PM by Stephen

I don't normally discuss my Pro work or show photos from it. It doesn't seem appropriate, and mostly would be of little interest, not to mention the fact that I've already banned someone this week for promoting their business on the forums

However, I've almost come to the end of a long term project that started over 2years ago. The project involved a massive warehouse development near Bradford, where I supplied both ground and aerial photos. I was looking through the folders today and it occurred to me that it was possible to create a short slideshow sequence that shows the site and its progress.

To this end I have put together 24 aerial shots in a flash slideshow, and uploaded them them to my personal website The photos only show the site from the air, but inside the warehouse is absolutely huge, I'd estimate you could probably fit 5-6 football pictures inside. On a couple of recent occasions I decided to take a series of internal shots with the hope of creating a panorama. I shot a couple of 180 degree sets of images and put them into my program, Panorama Factory. Frankly I didn't hold out much hope of getting a good result there were so many girders and pipework that would intersect with each other as the camera was moved round. The program sorted it all out though and created 2 good panoramas which you can access from these thumbnails. The area shown only represents 2/3rds of the internal area as there is a partition wall separating the lower 1/3rd. If you make them full size though you begin to get an idea of how big the warehouse is. Hope you find them interesting

One of my final visits will be on Sunday evening when I'm hoping to get some shots with the development floodlit, if they work out I may post one here.

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    Barr1e's Avatar
    A work of art.

    Congrats on a job well done. Good colour throughout.

    Regards. Barr1e
    Posted 22-04-10 at 08:54 PM by Barr1e Barr1e is offline
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    Fascinating. I can't help but imagine that huge interior as a giant ice rink, where I'd have been in my element in my younger days.

    Very interesting to see the interior panos as well as the aerial slideshow. Watching the motoway is almost as good as watching the building going up. Those pics are very good. Nice to see them all more or less from a similar angle so that there's a good and meaningful series of the construction of the building.

    How did you fly? Was it a helicopter or a small plane such as a Cessna?

    All in all a nice job and I'd be interested to see a the floodlit pic if you can manage to get one that could be shared.

    Posted 23-04-10 at 11:22 AM by Pol Pol is offline
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    Stephen's Avatar
    Thanks Barrie & Pol, I'd hardly call them art but I do find them fascinating. Taken from a Cessna Pol
    Posted 23-04-10 at 11:31 AM by Stephen Stephen is offline
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    The glamorous life you pros lead, Stephen, it's all photographing pretty girls, top sporting events, film stars, momentous occasions, sensational news stories, exotic landscapes in faraway places, cover shots for National Geographic and ........ warehouses!

    Still, that's some warehouse - I cannot believe the scale of it. Must have been an interesting project and photographing it from the air is pretty cool. Maybe Vogue will phone next week to commission a fashion shoot in the Seychelles.....

    Thanks for posting, Stephen. Jokes about warehouses aside, this is a facinating set of pictures. I don't suppose many more warehouses of that size will be built anytime soon, given the economic outlook. You have been involved in a project which may prove to be pretty much unique!
    Posted 24-04-10 at 03:41 AM by John Perriment John Perriment is offline
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    I don't seem to be very good at spotting these blogs. Even though I daily check the new filtered posts, I didn't see it!

    A very interesting set of images Stephen. How many flights did you have? I noticed that the fields and trees were green to start with and then appeared to be more autumnal, but not really bare. Did you start last summer or the summer before, as you say it was a 2 year project?

    The aerial pics are very sharp.

    The panoramas are amazing and are an excellent record. I expect the owners are delighted with them.

    Thanks for showing us.
    Posted 26-04-10 at 04:19 PM by Autumn Autumn is offline
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    Originally Posted by Autumn View Comment
    I don't seem to be very good at spotting these blogs. Even though I daily check the new filtered posts, I didn't see it!
    I've just realised this is because the Blog replies do not appear on the filtered posts page. You need to be checking out the Forum & Galleries or Portal page where they appear at the bottom
    Posted 27-04-10 at 09:01 AM by Stephen Stephen is offline

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