Big Eye In The Sky Interactive Fullscreen VR 360 Degree Aerial Panoramas

Ed Fink over Pass Christian, MS after Katrina

651-483-1557

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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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"turning heads and expanding horizons"



 

Category: Veterans

The Veterans Day panoramas were shot for Mickael Therer's collaborative VR project commemorating the end of "The War To End All Wars."

In the U.S. there is no specific ceremony marking the end of World War One. Instead, Nov. 11 is recognized as Veterans Day, a time for honoring veterans of all wars. (Like my father, Lee S. Fink, who served in World War Two, Korea, and Vietnam.)

Visit The War To End All Wars collaborative VR project to see 360 degree panoramas of WWI battlefields and various Nov. 11th memorials and ceremonies around the world.


The North Bridge panoramas were shot for the World Wide Panorama: Bridges project.

After adding the "Veterans" category for the Veterans Day panoramas, it struck me that perhaps my Concord North Bridge panoramas also belonged in this category. The men and boys who fought and died on this bridge and during the Brit's bloody retreat to Boston were the very first American veterans.


Minnesota State Veterans Day Program 2010 360 degree panorama during the 2010 Minnesota State Veteran's Day Program at the Inver Grove Heights Veterans Memorial Community Center.
Onstage is Governor Tim Pawlenty, Deputy Commissioner of Veteran Heath Care Gilbert Acevedo, Deputy Commissioner of Programs and Services Reggie Worlds, Adjutant General of the Minnesota National Guard Maj. Gen. Richard Nash, U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar, U.S. Senator Al Franken, and U.S. Congresswoman Betty McCollum.

Equipment: Nikon D700, Nikkor 10.5mm (shaved), Nodal Ninja 3

Categories: Veterans

 

Minnesota State Veterans Day Program 2010 360 degree panorama during the 2010 Minnesota State Veteran's Day Program at the Inver Grove Heights Veterans Memorial Community Center.
Speaking is U.S. Senator Al Franken, and sitting onstage is Governor Tim Pawlenty, Deputy Commissioner of Veteran Heath Care Gilbert Acevedo, Deputy Commissioner of Programs and Services Reggie Worlds, Adjutant General of the Minnesota National Guard Maj. Gen. Richard Nash, U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar, and U.S. Congresswoman Betty McCollum.

Equipment: Nikon D700, Nikkor 10.5mm (shaved), Nodal Ninja 3

Categories: Veterans, World Wide Panorama

 

VA Hospital 360 degree aerial panorama over the VA Medical Center in Minneapolis, MN. Visible landmarks include the Mississippi River, Minneapolis/St. Paul Airport, and Fort Snelling.

Equipment: NikonD70, Sigma 8mm

Helicopter: Davis Aviation
Pilot: Joanne Boyer

Categories: Minneapolis, Veterans

 

Veterans Day Ceremony at VA Home 360 degree panorama as the audience sings "God Bless America" during an emotional Veterans Day ceremony at the Minneapolis, Minnesota VA Home on Nov. 11, 2004, attended by Gov. Tim Pawlenty and U.S. Sens. Mark Dayton and Norm Coleman, along with Marland Ronning, MN American Legion Commander, and Maj. Gen. Doyle Larson, USAF (retired).

These Veterans Day (Nov. 11th) panoramas were shot for a collaborative VR project remembering the end of "The War To End All Wars."

In the U.S. there is no specific ceremony marking the end of World War One. Instead, Nov. 11 is recognized as Veterans Day, a time for honoring veterans of all wars. (Like my father, Lee S. Fink, who served in World War Two, Korea, and Vietnam.)

Equipment: NikonD70, Sigma 8mm, Kaidan QuickPan III

Categories: Government, Veterans, World Wide Panorama

 

Veterans Day Ceremony at VA Home 360 degree panorama as the audience salutes the color guard at the end of an emotional Veterans Day ceremony at the Minneapolis, Minnesota VA Home on Nov. 11, 2004, attended by Gov. Tim Pawlenty and U.S. Sens. Mark Dayton and Norm Coleman, along with Marland Ronning, MN American Legion Commander, and Maj. Gen. Doyle Larson, USAF (retired).

These Veterans Day (Nov. 11th) panoramas were shot for a collaborative VR project remembering the end of "The War To End All Wars."

In the U.S. there is no specific ceremony marking the end of World War One. Instead, Nov. 11 is recognized as Veterans Day, a time for honoring veterans of all wars. (Like my father, Lee S. Fink, who served in World War Two, Korea, and Vietnam.)

Equipment: NikonD70, Sigma 8mm, Kaidan QuickPan III

Categories: Government, Veterans, World Wide Panorama

 

Old North Bridge - Side View 360 degree panorama next to the Old North Bridge in Concord, MA, where the Shot Heard 'Round the World was fired which began the American Revolution.

Equipment: Nikon D70, Sigma 8mm

Categories: Old North Bridge, Veterans, World Wide Panorama

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Start with the "Featured" category to see an assortment of my most interesting panoramas.

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Enter text to search for specific panoramas or categories, like "Mary Tyler Moore statue", "Ice Palace", or "museums":



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!"