Ed Fink over Pass Christian, MS after Katrina

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I'm Ed Fink, and these are my 360 degree panoramas. I was the first VR photographer in the world to do fullscreen 360° panoramas from a helicopter.

I'm now a Google Trusted Photographer in Minneapolis, MN doing 360 degree virtual tours for Google Maps Business View.

Google Maps Business View is the indoor  version of Street View!


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Google Maps Business View adds a 360° virtual tour and professional still photos to a Google Places or +Local listing.


Take a look below at some of my Google tours, or go to my Google Maps Business View page for more information and many samples.


Cathedral of St. Paul


Dakota Jazz Club


Earle Brown Heritage Center


Brew and Grow


Advertising Agencies
Web Designers

I want to partner with you to offer 360° Google Maps Business View to your clients! Google hosts the virtual tour in Google Maps Street View, but you're needed to also embed the tour in your client's web pages, blog, or Facebook.

NEW!! I've recently started adding Google Maps Business View to a few of my 360° aerials.

Email or call 651-483-1557

            
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Panorama Category: Featured

Check out this assortment of some of my favorite 360 degree panoramas, both aerial and ground-level, or choose a panorama category.


Zombie_Pub_Crawl_2014 360 degree panorama in front of the main stage in the Minneapolis warehouse district during the 2014 10th annual Zombie Pub Crawl. With 15,458 zombies, this set a Guinness World Record for the largest zombie gathering.

Equipment: Nikon D700, Nikkor 10.5mm (shaved), Nodal Ninja Ultimate R1

Categories: Featured, Zombies

 

Devils Tower #3 360 degree panorama at Devils Tower National Monument in Wyoming.

Equipment: Nikon D700, Nikkor 10.5mm (shaved), Nodal Ninja Ultimate R1

Categories: Black Hills, Devils Tower, Featured

 

Minnesota State Fairgrounds 360 degree aerial panorama shot from the WCCO-TV helicopter over the Minnesota State Fairgrounds.
This is the intro to a 45 panorama interactive aerial virtual tour of the Minnesota State Fair.

Equipment: Nikon D70s, Sigma 8mm

Helicopter: WCCO News
Pilot: Mark Carrino

Categories: Featured, Minnesota State Fair, Saint Paul

 

The Luxor 360 degree aerial panorama above the Las Vegas Strip at the Luxor.

In partnership with KTNV ABC 13 News, this is part of a 60 panorama interactive aerial virtual tour of Las Vegas.

Equipment: Nikon D70s, Sigma 8mm, PocketWizard Plus

Helicopter: KTNV
Pilot: Paul Hollenbeck

Categories: Featured, Las Vegas

 

Saint Anthony Falls 360 degree aerial panorama in Minneapolis directly over Saint Anthony Falls, the only falls on the entire length of the Mississippi River. Visible landmarks include the Stone Arch Bridge, the Guthrie Theatre, the Metrodome, Nicollet Island, and the northernmost lock and dam on the Mississippi River.

Equipment: Nikon D70s, Sigma 8mm, PocketWizard Plus

Helicopter: Davis Aviation
Pilot: Mark Boyer

Categories: Featured, Minneapolis

 

Budapest from on top of the Citadella on Gellert Hill I was in Budapest in 2007 to shoot 360 degree panoramas of the main set for the movie
"Hellboy II: The Golden Army" (although I'm not allowed to show them here).

Anyway – after I finished with the Hellboy set I had a free day to run around Budapest shooting panoramas. It was awesome!!

If I’d had a little more time and money I would have chartered a helicopter to do 360 degree aerials, but I had to settle for shooting from a 12’ pole. :) I really hope to go back one day to shoot aerials.

Oh well - some of the panoramas, like this one from the Citadella on Gellert Hill, practically are aerials!

Equipment: NikonD70s, Sigma 8mm, Nodal Ninja 3 on 12' pole, PocketWizard Plus

Categories: Budapest, Featured

 

Biloxi's "Casino Row" after Hurricane Katrina.

Biloxi's 360 degree aerial panorama from 700 ft. above the beach in east Biloxi, MS after Hurricane Katrina. Although the new, larger hotels survived the hurricane, the casino barges were torn free and destroyed everything in their path.

Looking 5 blocks west down the beach you can see one of the smaller casino barges sitting on the lawn of the historic Tivoli Hotel (where I once worked!) The two story motel section in front of the hotel was struck by the barge, completely leveling it and killing 8 people, and a 4 story chunk was knocked out of the front of the hotel.

The song "Killer Katrina" heard in the Biloxi Casino Row aerial is by songwriter Steve Townsend. Steve lives way out in the piney woods and he "don't need no stinkin' computers" :) so you'll have to call him at 228-223-2156 or snail mail him at P.O. Box 302, Long Beach, MS 39560.

Equipment: NikonD70, Sigma 8mm

Helicopter: J. W. Fordham - 318-547-4109

Categories: Featured, Hurricane Katrina

 

Aerial view of Cincinnati from the Ohio River at Newport, Kentucky 360 degree aerial panorama of Cincinnati from over the Ohio River at Newport, Kentucky, just east of the John Roebling Suspension Bridge.

This is the entry point to a 140 panorama interactive aerial virtual tour of Columbus, Dayton, Cincinnati, and Northern Kentucky.

Equipment: Nikon D70s, Sigma 8mm, PocketWizard Plus

Helicopter: D&M Aviation Inc. 513-602-3177
Pilot: Dan Kelly

Categories: Cincinnati, Ohio, Featured

 

NASA Kennedy Space Center - Northwest of the Vehicle Assembly Building 360 degree aerial panorama northwest of NASA's Vehicle Assembly Building at Kennedy Space Center the day before the first launch attempt for STS-116.

Equipment: Nikon D70s, Sigma 8mm

Helicopter: Katabi Helicopters
Pilot: Sgt. Mitch Young

Categories: Featured, NASA

 

Valentine's Day Underwater Wedding at Mall of America 360 degree panorama of Barb and Jason Skubitz at their Valentine's Day Underwater Wedding in the shark tank at Underwater Adventures in the Mall of America.
The wedding was broadcast live on the NBC Today Show.

Equipment: NikonD70, Sigma 8mm, Kaidan QuickPan III

Categories: Different, Featured, Mall of America

 

Niagara Falls at sunset. 360 degree panorama of Niagara Falls at sunset, on the American side.
This was Fullscreen Panorama Of The Week at www.panoramas.dk

Equipment: Nikon D70, Sigma 8mm

Categories: Featured

 

The Land Yacht H2 Hummer Stretch Limo 360 degree panorama inside Cities Limousine and Transportations Land Yacht, an 18 passenger H2 Hummer stretch SUV limousine.

Equipment: NikonD70, Sigma 8mm, Kaidan QuickPan III

Categories: Featured, Vehicles

 

Split Rock Lighthouse Sunset 360 degree panorama at sunset at Split Rock Lighthouse on Lake Superior after the Annual Beacon Lighting Ceremony and memorial service for the crew of the Edmund Fitzgerald.

Equipment: NikonD70, Sigma 8mm, Kaidan QuickPan III

Categories: Featured, Outstate Minnesota, Split Rock

 

360 degree aerial panorama of downtown New Orleans after Katrina.

360 degree aerial panorama of downtown New Orleans after Katrina. Aerial panorama of downtown New Orleans and the Superdome from a helicopter 400 ft. above the Pontchartrain Expressway at Baronne St. This was shot almost a month after Hurricane Katrina and three days after Hurricane Rita, which accounts for the eerie look of the almost empty streets and highways. The Greater New Orleans bridge over the Mississippi River is normally the fifth busiest toll bridge in the U.S.

Equipment: NikonD70, Sigma 8mm

Helicopter: Panther Helicopters
Pilot: Lance Panepinto

Categories: Featured, Hurricane Katrina

 

Spoonbridge and Cherry Sculpture 360 degree panorama next to the Spoonbridge and Cherry sculpture by Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen, the centerpiece of the Walker Arts Center/Minneapolis Sculpture Garden.The giant sculpture with it's 5,800 pound aluminum spoon and 1,200 pound cherry is one of Minneapolis' most famous landmarks.

Equipment: NikonD70s, Sigma 8mm, Nodal Ninja 3, PocketWizard Plus

Categories: Featured, Minneapolis

 

Old North Bridge (The Shot Heard 'Round the World) 360 degree panorama on the Old North Bridge in Concord, MA, where the Shot Heard 'Round the World was fired which began the American Revolution.

Equipment: Nikon D70, Sigma 8mm

Categories: Featured, Old North Bridge, World Wide Panorama

 

Sunset at the South Rim of the Grand Canyon. 360 degree panorama on the south rim of the Grand Canyon at sunset.

Equipment: Nikon D70s, Sigma 8mm, Kaidan QuickPan III, PocketWizard Plus

Categories: Featured, Grand Canyon

 

MN Capitol - House Gallery 360 degree panorama from the gallery of the Minnesota House in the Minnesota State Capitol. (This was the second panorama taken with my new D700 and shaved Nikkor 10.5 mm lens.)

Equipment: Nikon D700, Nikkor 10.5mm (shaved), Nodal Ninja 3

Categories: MN State Capitol, Featured

 

Frozen Minnehaha Falls 360 degree panorama of an icy Minnehaha Falls.

Equipment: NikonD70, Sigma 8mm, Kaidan QuickPan III

Categories: Featured, Minneapolis, Minnehaha Falls

 

Rocky Horror Live on Halloween in Minneapolis 360 degree panorama from the stage floor during the final performance of Andrew Rasmussen's production of Rocky Horror Live on Halloween night at the LAB Theatre in Minneapolis.

Equipment: Nikon D700, Nikkor 10.5mm (shaved), Nodal Ninja Ultimate R1

Categories: Featured, Music, Rocky Horror Live!

 

Orange County Convention Center in Orlando 360 degree aerial panorama of the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida. The two buildings combined have over 2 million square feet of exhibition space, making it the third largest convention center in the U.S.

Equipment: Nikon D70s, Sigma 8mm

Helicopter: Air Florida Helicopters

Categories: Featured, Orlando

 

East of the Crazy Horse Memorial near Custer, SD.

East of the Crazy Horse Memorial near Custer, SD. 360 degree aerial panorama east of the Crazy Horse Memorial, the world’s largest sculpture, located in the Black Hills of South Dakota 17 miles southwest of Mount Rushmore.

When completed, the mountain carving of Crazy Horse astride his horse will be 563 feet (172 meters) high and 641 feet (214 meters) long. Crazy Horse's head is 87 feet 6 inches (27 meters) high. The horse's head, currently the focus of work on the mountain, is 219 feet (67 meters) high.

The work was begun in 1948 by sculptor Korczak Ziolkowski at the request of Native Americans. Korczak died in 1982. His wife, Ruth, and their family continue the project working with the Crazy Horse Memorial Foundation.

Equipment: Nikon D70s, Sigma 8mm

Helicopter: Black Hills Aerial Adventures

Categories: Black Hills, Crazy Horse, Featured, Rapid City

 

National Museum of the United States Air Force The National Museum of the United States Air Force is the largest and oldest military aviation museum in the world. More than one million people a year visit the museum’s 17 acres of indoor exhibits.

The museum has over 400 aircraft and missiles in it’s collection, including the Wright Brothers 1909 Military Flyer, Curtis 1911 Model D, the Boeing B-17 “Memphis Belle”, the Boeing B-29 Superfortress “Bockscar” (used in the atomic bombing of Nagaski) , Boeing B-52D Stratofortress, Lockheed SR-71A Blackbird, Rockwell B-1B, Northrup B-2A, Lockheed F-117A Nighthawk stealth fighter, and eight presidential aircraft, including the first Air Force One, which was the plane that took President and Mrs. Kennedy to Dallas the day he was assassinated.

The National Museum of the United States Air Force is located outside Dayton, Ohio adjacent to Wright-Patterson Air Force Base at Huffman Prairie Flying Field, where Orville and Wilbur Wright developed their airplane and made hundreds of flights.

Wright-Patterson is one of the largest Air Force installations, and is the Air Force’s main research and development base, headquarters of the Air Force Logistics Command, and home to the Air Force Institute of Technology and the National Air and Space Intelligence Center. Which might explain why the FBI was so eager to question us when we landed! :)

Equipment: Nikon D70s, Sigma 8mm, PocketWizard Plus

Helicopter: D&M Aviation Inc. 513-602-3177
Pilot: Dan Kelly

Categories: Dayton, Ohio, Featured, World Wide Panorama

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The St. Paul Pioneer Press did a front page story about me.

The St. Paul Pioneer Press interviewed me for a story about Google virtual tours and used my Basilica virtual tour. Second time I made their front page!
If you missed it because I bought so many copies you can read it here!




KARE 11 TV did a story on Google virtual tours.



VRMag has a feature story about my Hurricane Katrina panoramas.

VISITOR COMMENTS:

"That's the coolest thing on the web."

"You brought tears to my eyes."

"Mind blowing."

"One of the neatest photo sites I've ever seen."

"I'm afraid of heights and when I looked straight down I nearly threw up!"

"I am stunned by the quality and possible applications, nice job."

"That combo of eye-in-the-sky with eyes on the ground is fantastic."

"I sent this to every pilot I know."

"HOW IS THIS EVEN POSSIBLE?!"

"The 360 shots are almost unbelieveable!!!!"

"Oh my gosh Ed - they are just beautiful."

"That aerial panorama over Lake Calhoun is totally awesome"

"FANTASTIC!!!!"

"I've instantly become a fan of your panorama photos!"

"Wow, your panoramas are like nothing I have ever seen before. Very impressive!"

"the absolute best I have seen anywhere."

"ED - I am not surprised by all the comments you have received. The VR is AWESOME!"