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

            
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Nodal NinjaŽ
"turning heads and expanding horizons"



 

Panorama Category: Outstate Minnesota

My 360 degree panoramas of Minnesota outside of the Twin Cities metro area.

Hastings New Mississippi River Bridge Float In 360 degree panorama on the west bank of the Mississippi River in Hastings, MN as the new bridge is floated into place.

Equipment: Nikon D700, Nikkor 10.5mm (shaved), Nodal Ninja Ultimate R1 on 12' Pole

Categories: Outstate Minnesota, World Wide Panorama

 

Memorial for the Edmund Fitzgerald at Split Rock. 360 degree panorama of the Annual Beacon Lighting Ceremony at Split Rock Lighthouse on Lake Superior during the memorial service for the crew of the Edmund Fitzgerald.

Equipment: NikonD70, Sigma 8mm, Kaidan QuickPan III

Categories: Outstate Minnesota, Split Rock

 

Red Wing, MN From Barn Bluff This 360 degree panorama was shot on Barn Bluff overlooking Red Wing, Minnesota, the Mississippi River, and across to Wisconsin.

On Father's Day weekend 2012 I went back to my panorama roots with my wife and grandkids, and rented a convertible to cruise the bluff country along the Mississippi River in southern Minnesota and Wisconsin, shooting panoramas at some of the same locations I shot 13 years ago when I first started doing interactive panoramas.

In 1999 my $1,000 digital camera took 18 shots to make a 360 degree panorama. I could fit exactly 36 shots in the camera, so if I didn't make any mistakes I could shoot 2 panoramas before I had to do a 30 minute camera download! Because it took such an investment in time I learned to be very picky with my shots, and wanted only the most scenic locations. So I used to do "panorama weekends" where I'd rent a convertible and cruise around looking for special panoramas - like this one.

This was my submission for the "Heritage" World Wide Panorama event for Summer Solstice 2012.

Equipment: Nikon D700, Nikkor 10.5mm (shaved), Nodal Ninja Ultimate R1

Categories: Outstate Minnesota, World Wide Panorama

 

Split Rock Lighthouse Sunset 360 degree panorama at sunset at Split Rock Lighthouse on Lake Superior after the Annual Beacon Lighting Ceremony and memorial service for the crew of the Edmund Fitzgerald.

Equipment: NikonD70, Sigma 8mm, Kaidan QuickPan III

Categories: Featured, Outstate Minnesota, Split Rock

 

Spring on the St. Croix River. 360 degree panorama on the second day of spring as two children take advantage of the warm weather to throw snowballs in the St. Croix River that separates Minnesota and Wisconsin, just south of Taylor's Falls, MN and St. Croix Falls, WI.

Over the 2006 Spring Equinox VR photographers around the world shot panoramas on the theme "Borders" for the World Wide Panorama. This was my submission.

Equipment: NikonD70, Sigma 8mm, Kaidan QuickPan III

Categories: Outstate Minnesota, Wisconsin, World Wide Panorama

 

The Defeat of Jesse James in Northfield, MN 360 degree panorama during the reenanctment of The Defeat of Jesse James in Northfield, Minnesota.

Equipment: NikonD70, Sigma 8mm, Nodal Ninja 3

Categories: Outstate Minnesota

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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!"