Top: World's first 360-degree Panorama of Ushguli, Svaneti, Georgia, Feb 24/2009, from 12 separate photos...

Saturday, 17 October 2009

Mtskheta, Georgia

Welcome to the first Moroccan visitor! Country number 118!

March this year, a trip with Lali and friends to the capital of Georgia from roughly 500 BC to 500 AD, the place where Christianity got its start in the country via Saint Nino of Capadocia. Here, the ancient Jvari (Cross) Monastery (6th century), overlooking the city from above. (The angels in the bottom shot, like all the stonework on the church, were defaced in ancient times, presumably by iconoclastic Muslims.)

Tuesday, 13 October 2009

Focus... Kakheti, Georgia

Happy Birthday Ang! I hope someone spends a few hundred billion $ on you today, have a blast, wish I could be there...

Notice, in the last shot, how the out of focus highlights echo the whole scene over and over?

Monday, 12 October 2009

More focus weirdness, Kakheti, Georgia

Moving water, grass, and the decision to see them differently. Oh, and keep that aperture wide open for minimum depth of field and so the out-of-focus highlights will be circular...

Welcome to the 2 newest blog visitor countries: the Palestinian Territory and Syria!