Sunday, July 22, 2007

Indy Lights Race

Taken several years back at the California Speedway in Fontana, this was one of my earliest motor sports images. Each of the cars are doing more than 200mph. The three cars that are diagonally lined up are all going the same speed but you can clearly see the distortion which is because of the different distances that each car is from the camera.
Notice that the near car is compressed a bit and the wheels appear vertical oval because it is closer to the camera. The middle car's wheels are round because this was my measured distance from the track to the camera. The far car is a bit stretched and the wheels appear horizontally oval, because it is further from the camera.
Even though they are all going the same speed...that's the effect of the camera if the distance is a little further away or a little closer to the camera.

Monday, July 9, 2007

Exhibitor Magazine's Feature on DistaVision

What a great month for DistaVision's press. I just received the July issue of Exhibitor Magazine today and it looks great. Earlier this year I attended the Exhibitor 2007 trade show in Las Vegas where I met Exhibitor magazine's staff writer, Janet Van Vleet. Janet took time to look at my DistaCam images and she loved them. She even made a point to stop by the booth that I designed for Triga featuring DistaCam images. Janet mentioned that she wanted to do a feature on DistaVision in the "New Tools" section of the magazine. I think trade show exhibits will be one of the best uses of DistaCam imagery. Thank you to Exhibitor Magazine and Janet Van Vleet for her vision and interest in DistaVision.