Saturday, August 30, 2014

The Japanese Garden

Today Caro, Ric and I made the journey out to the Japanese Garden.  I wanted to get a handful of photo spheres; Caro wanted to feed the Koi.  It was successful on both counts. 

The Bell and the Zen Garden

The First Pond Overlook

 The Pond Platform

with a riot of hungry Koi attracted by bread crumbs...

The Stream

 The Waterfall

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Pre-Bugarium Preparations

The ABQ BioPark continues to work towards next year's opening of the Bugarium at the Botanic Garden.  As a docent-in-training, I got a tour of the arthropod rearing lab.

During lunch, I had a fun time with show-and-tell, sharing Glass and Cardboard with the instructor and most of the class.  After class, I wandered down to the pond and took a photo sphere.

Saturday, August 16, 2014

The Conservatories

I'm gradually catching up with posting my photo spheres and sharing them on Google Maps - Views.  Tonight I'm uploading two interiors of the conservatories at the Botanic Garden.

The Mediterranean Garden

This glass house has a winding path that takes you up above a grotto with vistas of the entire space. 

The Desert Garden

This one is an early one from July 23 showing the collection of cacti, yuccas, agaves, euphorbs and such.  It came out well for being handheld and is quite effective when viewed with Cardboard. 

Saturday, August 9, 2014

The Albuquerque Botanic Garden

I have a new project in mind now that I'm retired.  I'm going to make photo spheres of the Botanic Garden.  Not only are they fun to view in Google maps or via Google+, they can be visualized in 3D with Google Cardboard

My first effort was the Butterfly Pavilion, but it's a bit sloppy, so I'll redo that one.  After that, I did the two conservatories, the Mediterranean and Desert Houses.

Today, while at docent training, I took the time to create photo spheres of the Festival Garden,
the Spanish-Moorish Garden,
and the Italian Garden. 

I'll be posting them to Google Maps as Views so they can be accessed that way, too.