Comments: king's college circle

wow! supergreat! how do made this?

Posted by Robert at June 20, 2007 03:05 AM


Posted by Louis at June 20, 2007 03:10 AM

WOW!! I love this picture!

Posted by Neil at June 20, 2007 03:30 AM

How did you do it?

Posted by tzury at June 20, 2007 03:33 AM

Love, love, love. I miss UofT.

Posted by florence98 at June 20, 2007 03:49 AM

What a wonderful photo !
I loved 'le grand mobile' but that one is even better !!!
What program did you use to combine the panorama ?

Posted by djib at June 20, 2007 03:58 AM

Brilliant, simply brilliant!
I love your panorama-shots!
Awsome! :D

Posted by Stian at June 20, 2007 04:18 AM

Great capture! How did you do this? You suprise us every day Sam!

Posted by Marc van Agteren at June 20, 2007 04:38 AM

How the heck did you do this? Seriously, I would really like to know! Thanks.

Posted by Jake at June 20, 2007 04:41 AM

woah !!! great

Posted by renaud at June 20, 2007 04:47 AM

Great effects, the power of computers.

Posted by Mick at June 20, 2007 04:52 AM

As amazing as this picture is...the place still brings back bad memories of a lot of stressful times! This shot is so creative - how do you do something like this?

Posted by Khadeeja at June 20, 2007 04:58 AM

This is so cool and exact! Really looks like a little planet! How did you get to do this?

Posted by vg at June 20, 2007 05:11 AM


Posted by Paco at June 20, 2007 05:30 AM

Really nice! How did you do this?

Posted by Sigrinn at June 20, 2007 05:36 AM

Obvious question here is how did you manage not to photograph your feet :)
That's a very cool picture by the way!

Posted by clem at June 20, 2007 05:53 AM

This image is so amazing that i could not stay away with out commenting, how do you do it. Any way great work

Posted by millzero at June 20, 2007 05:55 AM

wicked picture! definately not your traditional panoramic. I love it

Posted by Graham at June 20, 2007 06:02 AM

Amazing shot!

Posted by Bratu Mihnea at June 20, 2007 06:04 AM

this is fantastic
how did you do it?

Posted by Shek at June 20, 2007 06:08 AM

I wish I could take such a picture. I mean not only it's beauty but it's method too. this has become a habit, looking your photos every day. it really has became my daily dose of imagery.thanks

Posted by sikhool at June 20, 2007 06:16 AM

wow... this is really interesting!!

Posted by janee at June 20, 2007 06:33 AM

Just... WOW! What an amazing picture. Truly outstanding.

Posted by Martin at June 20, 2007 06:50 AM

I love this photo? Verses of It's A Small World After All starting running through my head..!

Posted by A. Lok at June 20, 2007 06:54 AM

best wallpaper ever! cool pic

Posted by davin at June 20, 2007 07:07 AM

Can you explain how you make a beautiful image like this?

Posted by Thomas at June 20, 2007 07:15 AM

You never cease to amaze me. I love the globe-like feel to this one.

Posted by Eric at June 20, 2007 07:19 AM

Brilliant! Well done.

Posted by Pete at June 20, 2007 07:21 AM

I've been quietly looking at your daily entries for several months. I can't contain myself anymore- YOUR F*#&ING AWESOME !!!! You deserve any and all success that comes your way. Please continue supplying the eye candy- ME LIKEY !!!!

Posted by Stefan at June 20, 2007 07:31 AM

Perfect photo!

Mind to tell us what kind of post processing you did to achieve this effect?

Posted by saiko at June 20, 2007 07:36 AM

That's absolutely stunning. I'm always impressed with your ability to do something different with photographs, like this. How did you do it?

Posted by Ash at June 20, 2007 07:37 AM

Very cool!

Posted by Kirsten at June 20, 2007 07:39 AM

Wow nicely done. You don't see this type of shot every day.

Posted by Rob at June 20, 2007 07:40 AM

I stopped doing acid years ago! DON'T DO THIS TO ME!!!

Posted by mark at June 20, 2007 07:45 AM

i'm like ":o".

Posted by فربد at June 20, 2007 07:48 AM


Posted by moondog at June 20, 2007 07:50 AM

OMG... is the most wonderfull photo i have seen ever... its only incredibly cool


Posted by pasta0126 at June 20, 2007 07:50 AM

This is one of your very best. Stunningly beautiful.


Posted by Anne-Marie at June 20, 2007 07:51 AM

OMG! You've done the unheard of again! A really cool concept. Great work! J

Posted by Jason at June 20, 2007 07:52 AM

Can you go into detail on your lens preference and technique for this shot? I have seen shots like this before but would like to know how to shoot them.


Posted by dennydeaton at June 20, 2007 08:05 AM

is that done with PT Gui because if it is i have some learning to do!! haha

Posted by Mark at June 20, 2007 08:12 AM

oh. my. god. how cool is that?!

Posted by reach.dabble.shine at June 20, 2007 08:16 AM

Looks like a big Katamari!


Posted by Yermum at June 20, 2007 08:19 AM

I absolutely LOVE this picture. I'm curious as to how you did this hand held and captured everything so vividly and achieved this affect?

I stumbled upon your site last week and have been checking it out every day now. I love what you do - makes me want to become a photographer!


Posted by David at June 20, 2007 08:19 AM

WOW! This is awesome. I'd love to know how you did it. And the fact that the sky is knocked out of the picture gives it a 'cardboard cutout' kinda feel. I can imagine holding this in my hands and spinning it around to see the different buildings. Too cool...

Posted by Robert at June 20, 2007 08:34 AM


Posted by alice at June 20, 2007 08:38 AM

Wow, Sam, this is really cool!

Posted by Bruce at June 20, 2007 08:40 AM

Hey, this is my first time comment. I just had to let you know this photo is really unique and enjoyable to look at. I appreciate the amount of experimentation you put into your work.

Posted by Jus at June 20, 2007 08:40 AM

wow! this is really really really cool. it's incredibly 3D. It'd make a great poster. how did you do that???

Posted by Andrea de Keijzer at June 20, 2007 08:43 AM


It is rediculous how cool this picture is. Keep up the mind-blowing work.


Posted by Ed Lavalette at June 20, 2007 08:44 AM

How the hell did you pull this one off? I mean I can figure it out.. but there is virtually no sign of stitching anywhere!! amazing!

Posted by Brian at June 20, 2007 08:48 AM

Beautiful work. It looks like the planet of the Little Prince, not as lonely as he was though.

Posted by SlicesofLife at June 20, 2007 08:53 AM

You know, I'm so lazy to comment usually but I cant help it this time!
this is amazing, so weired, so nice.
why you didn't write any comment on how this was done this time. I'm keen to know.
great job!

Posted by Ali at June 20, 2007 08:57 AM

oh boy, this one's gonna draw in a lot of comments! very cool. makes ya a bit dizzy, though! ; )

Posted by jamie at June 20, 2007 08:59 AM

Been coming to this site for a while now, but first post....this is simply amazing..keep up the good work

Posted by J.Singh at June 20, 2007 09:01 AM


Posted by 西皮士 at June 20, 2007 09:02 AM

That's just amazing...I love it!

Posted by kimberly at June 20, 2007 09:02 AM

That is just amazing. I get dizzy just looking at it. :-)

Posted by coffespaz at June 20, 2007 09:04 AM

How on earth did you do this with a 10mm lens. AMAZING!

Posted by Andrew at June 20, 2007 09:07 AM

very small planet?

Posted by gordito at June 20, 2007 09:08 AM

wow that's awesome. What did you use to stitch that?

Posted by Eric at June 20, 2007 09:09 AM

For the first half second or so that I looked at this I thought it was a tree stump.

Very interesting.

Posted by William at June 20, 2007 09:12 AM

what an ingenius idea.

Posted by Mo Hashim at June 20, 2007 09:18 AM

How appropriate!! I'll be graduating right there today! I love this :)

Posted by Susi at June 20, 2007 09:22 AM

This could seriously be in a gallery as a series among many other photos. Great job Sam, what's the technique you used?

Posted by Dennis Marciniak at June 20, 2007 09:22 AM

An amazing idea, and amazing execution. The white sky colour makes all the difference!

Too bad there isn't a way to easily make it possible for use to rotate this image (I did a quick search for Flash applets to do that, but didn't find anything).

Posted by David S. at June 20, 2007 09:27 AM

Sam, you made my day! Extraordinary!

Posted by Arash at June 20, 2007 09:29 AM


THIS ONE IS FANTASTIC~! I always hoped that you'd come and take somee pictures of my school. I always tried take nice pictures of U of T but never worked out this nice. This one is just out of this world~! I LOVE the idea and it even looks like a globe of its own.


Posted by Patrick at June 20, 2007 09:30 AM

I do wish you'd explain how some of these effects are attained. I must have stared at this pic for 10 minutes...

Posted by Nardo Polo at June 20, 2007 09:30 AM

Wow.... Thats different.. Took my breath for a second

Posted by Andy at June 20, 2007 09:31 AM

Just amazing Sam, really well done.

Posted by Scott Murdoch at June 20, 2007 09:33 AM

This is radical, I hope you post a bit of a "how it was made".

Posted by Tristan at June 20, 2007 09:37 AM

holy cow!!! How the heck did you do that?

killer pic dude!

Posted by iinka at June 20, 2007 09:38 AM

Wow, how did you do this!?

Posted by Noah at June 20, 2007 09:42 AM

Good Morning Sam! Well at least for me, the day started just now and what a better way to do it than seeing your photos! This one its so cool! Thank you!

Posted by Mariel at June 20, 2007 09:52 AM


Posted by mel at June 20, 2007 09:56 AM

Does anyone can tell me how to make this effect?

BTW, great photo!

Posted by Bueno at June 20, 2007 09:58 AM


holy crap that's awesome. and i thought grand mobile was cool. this blows me away. how'd you do that? great work !

Posted by J at June 20, 2007 10:01 AM

By far this is THE best photo I have seen.
awesome photo..

Posted by daks at June 20, 2007 10:02 AM

This is so going on my desktop

Ok, I know you (Sam) have been playing with the Photomerge in CS3, but how the heck do you create this with that? Can CS3 merge in a radial pattern?

Posted by Krigh at June 20, 2007 10:04 AM

That is too cool! I've been watching your photoblog for over 2 years now, and this is the first time I've seen you do something like this. Great photo! :)

Posted by Kirk Munro at June 20, 2007 10:13 AM

wow! this is too much! nice work.

Posted by alounsbury at June 20, 2007 10:25 AM

I love it. I find myself wanting to rotate it like I do with Google Earth.

Posted by Don at June 20, 2007 10:32 AM

First, I love the shot. I'm not knocking it.

Second, to inform everyone wondering "HOW!?" ...

This is a pretty well known technique, you can see hundreds of these on flickr if you look.

Step 1: Take a 360' panorama, using a tripod.
Step 2: Squish it (not maintaining aspect ratio) to a square dimension.
Step 3: Photoshop filter "Polar coordinates" (or something to that effect).

However, when I tried this, I couldn't get the smooth terrain look in the middle, here his grass is. Mine (and most of them on flickr) look pinched in the middle. This, to me, is the puzzle.

Posted by AJ at June 20, 2007 10:38 AM

The world of university :D

Posted by Lazo at June 20, 2007 10:43 AM

simply amazing!

Larger Version PLEASE! wow!

Posted by Dan at June 20, 2007 11:07 AM

The subjects (the old university buildings) make this one great. First time I've seen something like this done. Wow!

Posted by A.R. at June 20, 2007 11:25 AM

Sam - you have done it again...amazed everyone with your brilliance!!

Posted by Ricky at June 20, 2007 12:15 PM

Wow. Okay, I've been a fan for ages, but that is just the most incredible photo you've done to date. Amazing!

Posted by i.f. at June 20, 2007 12:36 PM

I've seen a ton of these on flickr, but I like yours a lot better than any other one i've seen.

Posted by David at June 20, 2007 03:53 PM

Wow! This is indeed fantastic! I've been visiting your site everyday for 2 years, but have never commented on your photos before.This one, I think, really deserves it. It deserves hundreds of comments. Again, great job!

Posted by Sina at June 20, 2007 04:09 PM

Sam -- When will you start a teaching course or something?

Posted by Pawan at June 20, 2007 04:59 PM

you should sell this to U of T. I'd be great for them.

Posted by selam at June 20, 2007 05:47 PM

by far the coolest image I've seen in recent times. I like when you experiment, you come up with some great things.

Posted by Jason at June 20, 2007 07:45 PM

Nice, you should do one of Toronto!

Posted by Dan Salmon at June 20, 2007 10:00 PM

Simply, astonishing. Well done.

Posted by Mohamadreza at June 20, 2007 10:33 PM

It's a small world after all. Its a small world after all. Its a small world after all. It's a small small world...

I said it before I'll say it again. Sam you are the man!
You should be instructing a course at U of T already (they would be lucky to get you).

The only thing better would have been a continual encircling the outer rim of the photo

Posted by scott at June 20, 2007 10:47 PM


Posted by Lea at June 20, 2007 10:48 PM

Great pic and I am at U of T so this pic means alot to me. When you are there, it really is your own little planet and nothing else seems to matter.

anyways, my only qualm is; why did you have to put the monstrosity of Med Sci at the top?

Posted by Steve at June 20, 2007 11:53 PM

Is that what I see if I were a fruit fly?

Posted by Boreo at June 21, 2007 12:12 AM


Posted by rhodyl at June 21, 2007 01:06 AM

Thanks a lot Sam,

Posted by Varahram at June 21, 2007 01:15 AM

vaghean zibast.

Posted by sarah at June 21, 2007 03:56 AM

a shocking post once in a while and as usual!

Posted by hadi at June 21, 2007 09:50 AM

Very cool! And thanks for the instructions! I may have to give that a try sometime...

Posted by Alice at June 21, 2007 11:05 AM

That is a fantastic image! You should send it to UofT I am sure they would want that for some campaign or another. Great work.

Posted by mtully at June 21, 2007 11:24 AM

annoying that this tip is not Sams and he doesnt give credit where he got it from. I am pretty sure had this first. Credit can mean a lot on the web, just like if someone stole your image and used it elsewhere.

Posted by ADH at June 21, 2007 12:41 PM

Thanks for posting such a great photo of U of T. Today (June 21st) is my Convocation from the University and it's wonderful to have such a neat picture of Front Campus.


Posted by Carolyn at June 21, 2007 04:58 PM

Awesome.. I have a few old 360 panoramic images sitting on my computer.. I'll definitively try that tonight!!
Thanks a lot for the explanations

Posted by Olivier at June 21, 2007 05:49 PM

Woooooooow! I don't know how to express the magnitude of my amazement except through the phrase "simply ***ing awesome"! Very creative.

Posted by Kiana at June 22, 2007 12:47 PM

Nice :-)

Posted by Pranni at July 2, 2007 05:39 AM

wow thats pretty cool.

yeah very cool infact.

Posted by euan at July 9, 2007 05:18 PM

I wish I was as crazy as you!

Posted by Mehdi at September 17, 2007 01:19 PM

Hey Sam, saw you pic on the Varsity paper at U of T St. George, I thought it was so amazing since I'd spotted the picture a few months ago and had hoped that every u of t student could see how amazing the picture was. Nice work!

Posted by Kenzo at October 7, 2007 01:06 AM

holy.. awesome!

Posted by miklos at October 24, 2007 08:38 AM

An absolutely stunning picture! I had a go, too: far from perfect but I am getting there!

Posted by Eva at January 23, 2009 07:21 AM

Great idea, great picture! And thanks for the instructions how to do this.

Posted by eliane at December 11, 2009 10:23 AM

This is the coolest idea I've seen this photographic year. Thanks for sharing!

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