With the release of Android 4.1 Jellybean, Google introduced new camera software that enabled people to take 360×180° spherical images using their mobiles. Early results were good – but highly prone to stitching errors as a result of camera movement. Nonetheless, I was hooked by the process of capturing spherical images of places I was visiting. When the image takes in everything around you, the rules of composition change, and capturing interesting images becomes a different challenge.
In the intervening time and versions of the software since Jellybean, I’ve continued to capture photospheres – and the software has come on leaps and bounds. Nonetheless, the fun and challenge of capturing compelling spherical images remains.
Below is a small selection of the photospheres that I’ve taken (all using a mobile device) and published onto Google Maps. For more, see my Google Views profile.
To see more photospheres from Stowe Gardens, please see this post.