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2006-10-10

The London Lighthouse High Dynamic Range Panorama

Trinity Buoy Wharf, located in Tower Hamlets, London is home to London's only Lighthouse. The lighthouse was built not for navigation, as is normally the case, but as a testing rig for the lights developed by Trinity House for its network of lighthouses and lightships.

The lighthouse was designed by Sir James Douglass, who also designed, amongst others, the Eddystone Lighthouse in Plymouth. Built in 1894 the workshops next to the main tower was used by Michael Faraday for his workshop experimenting in electric lighting on behalf of Trinty House.

The lighthouse is now home to the Longplayer Project. The Longplayer is a 1000 year long piece of music which started to play on the 1st January 2000 and will continue to play, without repetition, until the 31st December 2999, when it will come back to the point at which it began - and begin again.

If you wish to visit the lighthouse it is open to the public every first Sunday of the month, with views over the Millennium Dome and towards Canary Wharf it is well worth a trip.


You can view the 360 x 180 quicktime panoramas taken both Outside the Lighthouse (3.1Mb) and Inside (3.5Mb).


3 comments:

  1. Ole Semcko3:50 PM

    Hi, I just recently saw your City Life Video on Youtube. May I please have your video card specs? I was wondering what card would be best to run that game. You can respond in the comments section as well. BTW, nice model.

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  2. In the 'inside' scene, I like the noise introduced by the HDR process, but it's a shame about the grey sun!

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  3. Our Graphics Card is a Quadro FX 3450/4000 the movie was captured using Fraps :)

    Ahoeben - thanks for the comment, i agree about the sun, the lighting conditions were tricky to say the least...

    Andy

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