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360 Drives 001  Welsh Mountains to Valleys

360 Drives 001 Welsh Mountains to Valleys

As many of you reading the blog already know, I am a huge fan of 360 imagery. I have been contributing Street Views to Google Maps for the last few years and even carried a Google Trekker around Lancaster County (check that story out here). Well after much planning and about a year and a half of waiting I recently crossed the threshold from 360 stills to 360 video. Super PUMPED about that!

Now that I got my hands on my Kodak SP360 Dual Pro Pack I have wasted no time in getting started. There are so many cool ideas swimming in my head already and I'm not going to make you wait to share them. I've always said over the last few years "we're in a constant state of evolution". Ironically, so is the 360 and Virtual Reality world. It has been an amazing industry to watch over the last few years and I'm so glad to be able to get into this format and see what we can do.

I figured I would start things off with some driving tests. So the other day after picking my daughter up from school we took a little drive from Overlys Grove up over the eastern most edge of the Welsh Mountains. Then we headed through the valleys on the other side as we headed towards Upper Leacock. 

Be sure to leave a comment and let me know what you think!! Check out the links below if you're interested in trying a cardboard or slightly better VR viewer. I think it's a really cool experience!

The Route

Rainbow Country

Rainbow Country

Though the road is rocky,
It sure feels good to me.
And if your lucky,
Together we’ll always be.
— Rainbow Country ~ Bob Marley
 
I love that song and it typically pops into my head when I'm out chasing Rainbows. I almost act like a little kid whenever I think there will be rainbows. I start bouncing around and looking outside, checking the weather, going outside, coming back in, it's all kind of a ridiculous spectacle.
Rainbow over New Holland 8-31-16

Rainbow over New Holland 8-31-16

 
I just really like the challenge of Rainbows. There are a number of elements that have to come together and no two are ever really the same. Also, because they're weather related the other elements can dramatically change the scene around the rainbow. I don't always get it right, and sometimes they never come, but if the conditions are right I definitely have an eye in towards the sky.
Check out this slideshow from my Rainbows Gallery on DochterDigtialMedia.com: