Kazuhiro Kageyama is one of the earliest panoramic photographers from Japan who shot with film back in the day. Held up for the camera is a large panoramic poster for a JR Fukushima advertising campaign from 2001, showing trains from all over the country.
In the late 90s my father went to Japan to work as an art director for Universal Studios Japan located in Osaka. He taped several photos together of the project as it came together into different stages of development with Scotch tape. He said he learned to do it from the Japanese team. Well, if you look down on the table in this picture, Kazuhiro has several panoramas taped together from the 90s with Scotch tape!
Hidden in a remote stretch of the Mojave Desert east of Barstow, Mitchell Caverns are the only limestone caves in the California State Park system.
After being closed for nearly seven years due to major infrastructure upgrades, Mitchell Caverns reopened in November 2017. I went this past weekend and it was amazing! There were spectacular and intricate limestone formations including stalagmites, stalactites, helictites, lily pads, draperies, curtains and cave coral.
LPT: Reservations are required so don’t just show up and expect to get a tour. They’re limited to Friday through Sunday, 2x’s each day with only 15 people each. Also, no tripods are permitted to protect these fragile formations so the Ricoh Theta was the perfect solution.
Check out more 360 photos of Mitchell Caverns on Google Maps here.