New series of panos two weeks after the storm. Cabin 4 had a small ding.
Just 1 image height. Beautiful day and I just wanted a quick shot.
We got the call we’d been dreading: Steve had sold the land next to Sebago Resort. Worse, demolition of cabins 7 and 8 was to begin within days. Nothing to do but gather the troops, dash to Nisswa, and salvage what we could. Doug bought his “awesome set of tools”, fun was had, and nobody got hurt.
We extracted the hard wood floors in cabin 7. Original 1920s flooring. Pieces up to 21 foot long. Impossible to get anything like that today.
Below is the interior of cabin 8 with the flooring removed.
From the guys trip in late September, 2008. Chuck and I just hanging out.
Image has very little exposure overlap and lots of obvious errors, but I made the best of it.
This panorama is huge: 34K x 9K pixels. Taken in 2011, but I had a lot of trouble building it. The recent upgrade to hugin made it easy.
Just an old picture from some years ago. Was before I knew about hugin so it is very simple and has lots of issues.
This picture was taken Memorial weekend, 2012. I’m starting to learn a few things, so it only took a few days to put together rather than a few weeks.
Second picture from the “living room”.
The Drakensberg mountains are about 100 miles inland from Durban. The range extends about 100 miles, in three distinctive sections: North, Middle, South. If you’ve seen the movie Zulu, you’ve seen this part of the world. Every other winter, there will be a light dusting of snow that lasts a couple of days. Many of the bushmen caves are to be found here. The hiking is tremendous and varied, with dozens of resorts to stay at. This area is mainly populated by rural Zulus. Each year in late winter, early spring, they burn the grass. The reason is that this area is very dry. If the grass were long, it would lay flat and the water would run off. By burning the grass, the water is held, the land rejuvenates, and the grass returns.
This is a view of the Middle Drakensberg peaks from below Tugela Falls. Tugela Falls is the 2nd highest waterfall in the world, but is dry in August (when we visited).
I am not 100% certain of this location, but I believe it is close.
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I did this one many years ago. A crazy pano. A very dark night with no moon (until later). I started around midnight and worked until 5 in the morning. I was testing the technique of leaving the cameras lens wide open for minutes at a time, while I walked around and “painted” the scene with my flash. So literally all the light you see along the shoreline (except for the lights at the top of the bank) was my flase. Thirty of them at least. Towards the end of the night (facing south), the moon came out, so I had different lighting problems. And if you look west, you can see the movement of stars across the sky. Of course this was back in the film days, so I had no idea what I was going to get until I had the film developed days later. Sure was a lot of fun and something I doubt I’ll get to repeat.
Interior of cabin 3 at Sebago resort in Nisswa, MN, on Round lake.
Cabin 3 is one of the nicest and largest cabins, plus it is closest to the lake and the stairs going down to the docks.