Thursday, April 16, 2009

Mabel of Dublin, Accompanied by Sister, Graciously Attends Entrance Ceremony at the Budōkan Not Knowing Of My Absence

This just in from Mabel, Dubliner:

You probably don’t remember me, but I made a comment on your blog last year, which I think you posted.

Anyway, I happened to be in Tokyo last week with my sister, and we thought we’d stop in on your nyūgakushiki (“entrance ceremony for new students”) at the Nippon Budōkan, hoping to cheer you on when they called your name. Problem is, they didn’t call your name, or anyone’s name, so we never could figure out where you were sitting. You were there, right? I took this panoramic picture of the ceremony, hoping to spot you in the picture when I got home. But still I don’t see you. Do you see you?

Warmest regards,


Anonymous said...

That's not a panoramic photo, moron. It's not wide enough.

-Ian Hogarth

Anonymous said...

Hello . . . there are many different ways to define a "panoramic photo," and this picture certainly can be called as such.

You see, there is no formal or definitive definition of what a panoramic photo is. It is common practice to define panoramic photos as such that cover a wide angle of view. How wide? A common definition is “wider than our eyes can see" – or in other worlds – provide an artificial view that otherwise we could not have gotten by just looking at the scene (without moving our head left and right or up and down of course). Panoramic digital photos can be taken in a single shot using special panoramic wide angle lenses. This technique is limited of course as for example a 360 degree panoramic photo can not be taken this way.

Another way in which panoramic photos are created is in segments – a few photos are taken in series and are later attached to each other to create one big panoramic photo. The process of attaching the photos together is fast and easy thanks to modern digital photo processing software (as long as you're following some guidelines when taking the photos). Panoramic photos are not limited to capturing landscape or wide angle view. They can be very useful when capturing objects that are just too big to be captured from where you stand. For example if you are standing too close to a tall tower and can not retreat to a farther position – using panoramic photography will enable you to capture the complete tower (in 2 or more shots).


Anonymous said...


Plagiarism on this site will not be tolerated. Consider this your warning.

-Sally Suzuki, Beholdmyswarthyface Media Director

Anonymous said...


How many times do I have to tell you, get a job. You're wasting yours and mine and everyone's time.

-Tom Kain

J. Margaret said...

I think i see you on the left side, sitting on the isle. Is that you my beloved son?

tmkain said...

someone is posting comments as me now? an impostor? i guess i'm honored.

but the impostor is right. get a job.

Anonymous said...

Which is the real Tom Kain?
Will the real Tom Kain please stand up and unfold yourself?