wow! supergreat! how do made this?
WOW!! I love this picture!
How did you do it?
Love, love, love. I miss UofT.
What a wonderful photo !
I loved 'le grand mobile' but that one is even better !!!
What program did you use to combine the panorama ?
Brilliant, simply brilliant!
I love your panorama-shots!
Great capture! How did you do this? You suprise us every day Sam!
How the heck did you do this? Seriously, I would really like to know! Thanks.
Great effects, the power of computers.
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?
This is so cool and exact! Really looks like a little planet! How did you get to do this?
Really nice! How did you do this?
Obvious question here is how did you manage not to photograph your feet :)
That's a very cool picture by the way!
This image is so amazing that i could not stay away with out commenting, how do you do it. Any way great work
wicked picture! definately not your traditional panoramic. I love it
this is fantastic
how did you do it?
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
wow... this is really interesting!!
Just... WOW! What an amazing picture. Truly outstanding.
I love this photo? Verses of It's A Small World After All starting running through my head..!
best wallpaper ever! cool pic
Can you explain how you make a beautiful image like this?
You never cease to amaze me. I love the globe-like feel to this one.
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 !!!!
Mind to tell us what kind of post processing you did to achieve this effect?
That's absolutely stunning. I'm always impressed with your ability to do something different with photographs, like this. How did you do it?
Wow nicely done. You don't see this type of shot every day.
I stopped doing acid years ago! DON'T DO THIS TO ME!!!
OMG... is the most wonderfull photo i have seen ever... its only incredibly cool
This is one of your very best. Stunningly beautiful.
OMG! You've done the unheard of again! A really cool concept. Great work! J
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.
is that done with PT Gui because if it is i have some learning to do!! haha
oh. my. god. how cool is that?!
Looks like a big Katamari!
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!
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...
Wow, Sam, this is really cool!
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.
wow! this is really really really cool. it's incredibly 3D. It'd make a great poster. how did you do that???
It is rediculous how cool this picture is. Keep up the mind-blowing work.
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!
Beautiful work. It looks like the planet of the Little Prince, not as lonely as he was though.
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.
oh boy, this one's gonna draw in a lot of comments! very cool. makes ya a bit dizzy, though! ; )
Been coming to this site for a while now, but first post....this is simply amazing..keep up the good work
That's just amazing...I love it!
That is just amazing. I get dizzy just looking at it. :-)
How on earth did you do this with a 10mm lens. AMAZING!
wow that's awesome. What did you use to stitch that?
For the first half second or so that I looked at this I thought it was a tree stump.
How appropriate!! I'll be graduating right there today! I love this :)
This could seriously be in a gallery as a series among many other photos. Great job Sam, what's the technique you used?
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).
Sam, you made my day! Extraordinary!
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.
I do wish you'd explain how some of these effects are attained. I must have stared at this pic for 10 minutes...
Wow.... Thats different.. Took my breath for a second
Just amazing Sam, really well done.
This is radical, I hope you post a bit of a "how it was made".
holy cow!!! How the heck did you do that?
killer pic dude!
Wow, how did you do this!?
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!
Does anyone can tell me how to make this effect?
BTW, great photo!
holy crap that's awesome. and i thought grand mobile was cool. this blows me away. how'd you do that? great work !
By far this is THE best photo I have seen.
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?
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! :)
wow! this is too much! nice work.
I love it. I find myself wanting to rotate it like I do with Google Earth.
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.
The world of university :D
Larger Version PLEASE! wow!
The subjects (the old university buildings) make this one great. First time I've seen something like this done. Wow!
Sam - you have done it again...amazed everyone with your brilliance!!
Wow. Okay, I've been a fan for ages, but that is just the most incredible photo you've done to date. Amazing!
I've seen a ton of these on flickr, but I like yours a lot better than any other one i've seen.
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!
Sam -- When will you start a teaching course or something?
you should sell this to U of T. I'd be great for them.
by far the coolest image I've seen in recent times. I like when you experiment, you come up with some great things.
Nice, you should do one of Toronto!
Simply, astonishing. Well done.
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
THAT IS SOOOO AWESOME !!!
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?
Is that what I see if I were a fruit fly?
a shocking post once in a while and as usual!
Very cool! And thanks for the instructions! I may have to give that a try sometime...
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.
annoying that this tip is not Sams and he doesnt give credit where he got it from. I am pretty sure photojojo.com had this first. Credit can mean a lot on the web, just like if someone stole your image and used it elsewhere.
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.
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
Woooooooow! I don't know how to express the magnitude of my amazement except through the phrase "simply ***ing awesome"! Very creative.
wow thats pretty cool.
yeah very cool infact.
I wish I was as crazy as you!
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!
Great idea, great picture! And thanks for the instructions how to do this.
This is the coolest idea I've seen this photographic year. Thanks for sharing!