Luc Villeneuve is a colleague of mine and shoots some of the best 360 degree VR panoramas I’ve seen. His work is incredible and he’s posted his “Christmas Card” from Quebec City over at his website:
Luc tells me, “These images are done with 72 different HDR images, merged then stitched together. I use a Nikon D3s and a shaved 10,5mm lens. I work with many panoramic heads, including a NN5 from NodalNinja and an Absolute from 360 Precision. I also regularly use a 20 foot long pole to give a different perspective.”
When you visit the website, be sure to click on the map to see all nine VR panos from around the city.
Last month, I showed some of Luc Villeneuve’s 360 degree VR work with Red Bull. This month, he sent me a link to some work he did for the Hotel de Glace in Quebec, Canada. The images are stunning and I’m proud to share the page with all of you.
One of my business associates, Luc Villeneuve, creates incredible 360 degree panoramas that rival any I’ve seen. His attention to detail and work ethic is excellent and continually reminds me that I need to keep pushing myself creatively and artistically.
Luc’s most recent work was taken at the Red Bull Crashed Ice track in Quebec City, Quebec. He worked with the Red Bull race organizers to photograph the Crashed Ice track before the 2011 World Championships. He wrote me an email the other day and said, “The shooting was pretty hard. I had a very short time to capture approximately 1000 images during a lot of rain. The race organizers were doing light tests while I was shooting the panoramas and of course, I am on the ice!”
Also, check out this video (below) of the race from Red Bull.