Ed Fink over Pass Christian, MS after Katrina

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I'm Ed Fink, and these are my 360 degree panoramas. I was the first VR photographer in the world to do fullscreen 360° panoramas from a helicopter.

I'm now a Google Trusted Photographer in Minneapolis, MN doing 360 degree virtual tours for Google Maps Business View.

Google Maps Business View is the indoor  version of Street View!


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Google Maps Business View adds a 360° virtual tour and professional still photos to a Google Places or +Local listing.


Take a look below at some of my Google tours, or go to my Google Maps Business View page for more information and many samples.


Cathedral of St. Paul


Dakota Jazz Club


Earle Brown Heritage Center


Brew and Grow


Advertising Agencies
Web Designers

I want to partner with you to offer 360° Google Maps Business View to your clients! Google hosts the virtual tour in Google Maps Street View, but you're needed to also embed the tour in your client's web pages, blog, or Facebook.

NEW!! I've recently started adding Google Maps Business View to a few of my 360° aerials.

Email or call 651-483-1557

            
Visit panoramas.dk to see why it's the most popular panorama web site in the world. Unlike sites like mine which feature panoramas from a single photographer, panoramas.dk features the cream of the crop, with the best full screen panoramas from the best VR photographers around the world.


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"turning heads and expanding horizons"



 

Panorama Category: Budapest

360 degree panoramas of Budapest, including Heroes' Square, Parliament, Buda Royal Palace, Citadella, Chain Bridge, and more.

Budapest from on top of the Citadella on Gellert Hill I was in Budapest in 2007 to shoot 360 degree panoramas of the main set for the movie
"Hellboy II: The Golden Army" (although I'm not allowed to show them here).

Anyway – after I finished with the Hellboy set I had a free day to run around Budapest shooting panoramas. It was awesome!!

If I’d had a little more time and money I would have chartered a helicopter to do 360 degree aerials, but I had to settle for shooting from a 12’ pole. :) I really hope to go back one day to shoot aerials.

Oh well - some of the panoramas, like this one from the Citadella on Gellert Hill, practically are aerials!

Equipment: NikonD70s, Sigma 8mm, Nodal Ninja 3 on 12' pole, PocketWizard Plus

Categories: Budapest, Featured

 

Buda Royal Palace 360 degree panorama during the "Bor Fesztival" ("Bor" means "Wine", and I bet you can figure out "Fesztival") at the Buda Royal Palace. The "admission ticket" is actually a black pouch with a neck strap that holds your souvenir wine glass, and you "wear" your glass around the festival refilling it as needed. Much classier than the paper or plastic cups you get in other places, and the view of Pest and the Danube from here is incredible.

Equipment: NikonD70s, Sigma 8mm, Nodal Ninja 3, PocketWizard Plus

Categories: Budapest

 

Buda Royal Palace Overlook 360 degree panorama at night from the Buda Royal Palace, overlooking Pest and the Chain Bridge over the Danube.

Equipment: NikonD70s, Sigma 8mm, Nodal Ninja 3, PocketWizard Plus

Categories: Budapest

 

Saint Stephen's Basilica 360 degree panorama in front of Saint Stephen's Basilica in Budapest, Hungary. The church is named for Stephen, the first King of Hungary. The dome collapsed during construction, requiring the church to be totally demolished and rebuilt from the ground up.

Equipment: NikonD70s, Sigma 8mm, Nodal Ninja 3 on 12' pole, PocketWizard Plus

Categories: Budapest

 

Saint Stephen's Basilica At Night 360 degree panorama at night of Saint Stephen's Basilica in Budapest, named for the first King of Hungary.

Equipment: NikonD70s, Sigma 8mm, Nodal Ninja 3, PocketWizard Plus

Categories: Budapest

 

Liberty Statue at the Citadella on Gellert Hill 360 degree panorama at the Liberty Statue at the Citadella on Gellert Hill in Buda. The statue was erected in 1947 in remembrance of the Soviet liberation of Hungary from the Nazis. The original inscription said it was "in memory of the liberating Russian heroes" but over the years public sentiment turned against the Soviets and after Communist ruled ended in 1989 the inscription was modified to read "To the memory of all those who sacrificed their lives for the independence, freedom, and success of Hungary."

Equipment: NikonD70s, Sigma 8mm, Nodal Ninja 3 on 12' pole, PocketWizard Plus

Categories: Budapest

 

Hungarian Parliament At Night 360 degree panorama at night of the Hungarian Parliament in Budapest.

Equipment: NikonD70s, Sigma 8mm, Nodal Ninja 3, PocketWizard Plus

Categories: Budapest

 

Hungarian Parliament 360 degree panorama in front of the Hungarian Parliament in Budapest.

Equipment: NikonD70s, Sigma 8mm, Nodal Ninja 3 on 12' pole, PocketWizard Plus

Categories: Budapest

 

Hungarian Parliament From Buda 360 degree panorama at night of the Hungarian Parliament from the Buda side of the Danube.

Equipment: NikonD70s, Sigma 8mm, Nodal Ninja 3, PocketWizard Plus

Categories: Budapest

 

Kossuth Square near Hungarian Parliament 360 degree panorama in front of the Lajos Kossuth Statue in Kossuth Square near the Hungarian Parliament in Budapest.

Equipment: NikonD70s, Sigma 8mm, Nodal Ninja 3 on 12' pole, PocketWizard Plus

Categories: Budapest

 

Demonstration in Budapest 360 degree panorama on Andrassey Avenue, a World Heritage Site. I was on my way to Heroes' Square to do pole panoramas and ran into this huge demonstration, which evidently is very common in Budapest. Thousands and thousands of smiling, nicely dressed people marching down the street, politely waving signs that I couldn’t read.

Although the taxi driver spoke English pretty well, it seemed like he didn’t want to discuss it, like it was a touchy subject, but eventually he said something about the flag they were carrying having some very bad memories associated with it because of the "dark times" of the Soviet occupation. After trying to explain for a while "Education, everybody education, and doctors. You pay, they pay, no like pay, you know? They want all. Is no good, you know?" Then he thought of the short translation, and suddenly pointed at the crowd and said "Like Communists!"

Equipment: NikonD70s, Sigma 8mm, Nodal Ninja 3 on 12' pole, PocketWizard Plus

Categories: Budapest

 

Budapest's Heroes' Square At Night 360 degree panorama of Heroes' Square at night. This is a major square in Budapest, and with Andrassey Avenue that leads to it, is a World Heritage Site.

Equipment: NikonD70s, Sigma 8mm, Nodal Ninja 3, PocketWizard Plus

Categories: Budapest

 

Heroes Square Millennium Memorial At Night 360 degree panorama at night of the Millennium Memorial in Budapest's Heroes Square. The statues surrounding the central column represent the leaders of the seven tribes that founded Hungary, with Attila the Hun front and center.

Equipment: NikonD70s, Sigma 8mm, Nodal Ninja 3, PocketWizard Plus

Categories: Budapest

 

Budapest's Heroes' Square Millennium Memorial 360 degree panorama at the Millennium Memorial in Budapest's Heroes' Square, featuring statues of the leaders of the seven founding tribes of Hungary. The statue in the middle is Attila the Hun. When facing the statues, across the square to the left is the Museum of Fine Arts, and to the right is the Palace of Art.

Equipment: NikonD70s, Sigma 8mm, Nodal Ninja 3 on 12' pole, PocketWizard Plus

Categories: Budapest

 

Budapest's Heroes' Square 360 degree panorama in Budapest's Heroes' Square. When facing the column in the middle, across the square to the right is the Museum of Fine Arts, and to the left is the Palace of Art.

Equipment: NikonD70s, Sigma 8mm, Nodal Ninja 3 on 12' pole, PocketWizard Plus

Categories: Budapest

 

Hungarian National Bank 360 degree panorama at the Hungarian National Bank in Budapest, just down the street from the U.S. embassy.

Equipment: NikonD70s, Sigma 8mm, Nodal Ninja 3 on 12' pole, PocketWizard Plus

Categories: Budapest

 

Budapest Eastern Railway Station 360 degree panorama in front of the Eastern Railway Station, the largest of Budapest's three main railway stations.

Equipment: NikonD70s, Sigma 8mm, Nodal Ninja 3 on 12' pole, PocketWizard Plus

Categories: Budapest

 

Hungarian State Opera House 360 degree panorama in front of the Hungarian State Opera House on Andrassy Ave. in Budapest. According to measurements done by a group of international engineers, the opera house has the third best acoustics in Europe.

Equipment: NikonD70s, Sigma 8mm, Nodal Ninja 3 on 12' pole, PocketWizard Plus

Categories: Budapest

 

Piarista Church 360 degree panorama at the Piarista Church in Budapest. The church was moved over ten feet from the original location to make room for the Elizabeth Bridge, one of several bridges over the Danube that connect the twin cities of Buda and Pest.

Equipment: NikonD70s, Sigma 8mm, Nodal Ninja 3 on 12' pole, PocketWizard Plus

Categories: Budapest

 

Elizabeth Bridge over the Danube 360 degree panorama on the Elizabeth Bridge over the Danube that connects the twin cities of Buda and Pest. Piarista Church at the foot of the Pest side of the bridge was moved over ten feet from it's original location to make way for the bridge.

Equipment: NikonD70s, Sigma 8mm, Nodal Ninja 3 on 12' pole, PocketWizard Plus

Categories: Budapest

 

Hungarian Newlyweds on Gellert Hill. 360 degree panorama of Hungarian newlyweds at a scenic overlook on Gellert Hill, named for the saint who played a major role in bringing Christianity to Hungary. St. Gellert was thrown off the hill and killed in 1046.

Equipment: NikonD70s, Sigma 8mm, Nodal Ninja 3 on 12' pole, PocketWizard Plus

Categories: Budapest

 

The Chain Bridge across the Danube 360 degree panorama at night of the Chain Bridge over the Danube River that connects the twin cities of Buda and Pest

Equipment: NikonD70s, Sigma 8mm, Nodal Ninja 3, PocketWizard Plus

Categories: Budapest

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The St. Paul Pioneer Press did a front page story about me.

The St. Paul Pioneer Press interviewed me for a story about Google virtual tours and used my Basilica virtual tour. Second time I made their front page!
If you missed it because I bought so many copies you can read it here!




KARE 11 TV did a story on Google virtual tours.



VRMag has a feature story about my Hurricane Katrina panoramas.

VISITOR COMMENTS:

"That's the coolest thing on the web."

"You brought tears to my eyes."

"Mind blowing."

"One of the neatest photo sites I've ever seen."

"I'm afraid of heights and when I looked straight down I nearly threw up!"

"I am stunned by the quality and possible applications, nice job."

"That combo of eye-in-the-sky with eyes on the ground is fantastic."

"I sent this to every pilot I know."

"HOW IS THIS EVEN POSSIBLE?!"

"The 360 shots are almost unbelieveable!!!!"

"Oh my gosh Ed - they are just beautiful."

"That aerial panorama over Lake Calhoun is totally awesome"

"FANTASTIC!!!!"

"I've instantly become a fan of your panorama photos!"

"Wow, your panoramas are like nothing I have ever seen before. Very impressive!"

"the absolute best I have seen anywhere."

"ED - I am not surprised by all the comments you have received. The VR is AWESOME!"