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In this little blog section, you can find a mix of things like panorama tests, pictures, experiments, web addresses, thoughts, information, etc. Sometimes, it's not even related to Paris !


Sport : Snowkite in Paris

Written by Eric Rougier , Monday 28 January

Snowkite in Paris
Heavy snow fall around Europe had stopped and delayed many planes, it covered in white many European cities including Paris. We had decided to make the best of it.

Paris Snowkite in Paris : http://vimeo.com/58187423


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Sport : When kitesurf meets Seven

Written by Eric Rougier , Tuesday 11 September

Kitesurf - PsychoKite
Short homemade kitesurf movie with a fun intro. Made in France : North and Normandy. Enjoy the trip !

Paris Psychokite : http://vimeo.com/49166370


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Sport : Kitesurf… no water in Paris ? Let's ride on the land !

Written by Eric Rougier , Tuesday 25 October

mountainboard and buggy, Herouville
A cool day to ride near Paris ! Not a lot of wind -10 knots- but a nice weather and some friends.
One of my first videos with Final Cut Pro X. Easy to use. Twixtor with FCP7 seems to be more intelligent than the FCPX Optic Flow (my 2 cents). Have fun !

Paris The video on Vimeo - better in fullscreen / HD 720p


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Motorcycle : Gallery of cool motorbikes in Paris

Written by Eric Rougier , Monday 28 March

Motorcycle : Gallery of cool bikes in Paris
Since a month I take a lot of motorbike photographs in Paris ! It's a real pleasure to meet some friendly bikers and their iron horse.

Paris Photo gallery : A lot of cool motorbikes in Paris


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Panorama, Quicktime VR : Bikers in Paris

Written by Eric Rougier , Monday 28 March

Panorama, Quicltime VR, Bikers in Paris
Well, motorbike photographs are cool but spherical panoramas are cool and funny too ;-)  !

Paris The Fullscreen panorama : Bikers late in the Parisian night


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Sport : Buggy kite and powerkite in Port La Nouvelle

Written by Eric Rougier , Tuesday 16 November

Kite buggy in Port La Nouvelle
A friend invited me to Port La Nouvelle (South, France) to practice buggy and powerkite. Nice places, cool people on the spots AND up to 40 knots of wind. Just fantastic!

Paris Photo gallery : Buggy kite and Powerkite in Port La Nouvelle


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Panorama, Quicktime VR : Leonardo Da Vinci, La Cène

Written by Eric Rougier , Wednesday 11 August

Panorama : La Cene, Leonardo da Vinci
A "non-photographic" test after talking with a friend about Leonardo da Vinci.
Where is the painter ? :-)


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Sport : Powerkite Photoshopped

Written by Eric Rougier , Sunday 08 August

Photographs and powerkite in Paris
Powerkite + Photoshop is a good couple.
Three good spots for powerkite around Paris are Vincennes, Bagatelle and Cergy. Good spots, means a large place where you can use kites, mountainboard, buggy, etc, but not means the wind is good or regular :-/

Paris Making a clean "8" in the sky (2000x1500)


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Sport : Cable Wakeboard Cergy France

Written by Eric Rougier , Tuesday 27 July

Sport image wakeboard Cergy France
I'm a begginer. It's really cool, very physical and not expensive !

Paris Where to practice cable wakeboard near Paris ? : Cergy and Jablines)


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Panorama, Quicktime VR : Sexy Girl in the Fridge

Written by Eric Rougier , Wednesday 10 February

Panorama, Quicktime VR : Sexy Girl in the Fridge
This panorama is a very old idea joke made with a friend (and the model) after speaking together about it in a party.  It's an easy 360°/180° but I share it here because I like the result. Half color, half black and white...(and because she is cute ! ;-)


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Around the world : Paris - Africa - Paris on a motorbike

Written by Eric Rougier , Monday 28 December

quicktime_vr_cite_des_sciences
A road trip from Paris to the Western Sahara (Africa). 12.000 km on a motorbike, a BMW F 650 GS Dakar. Paris > France > Spain > Morocco > Western Sahara > Morocco > Paris. Long and hard, but one of the most incredible month of my life. And one great week to learn the kitesurf in Dakhla. In the desert, yes.

Paris Gallery with the "best-of" photographs of the trip
Paris The journey on a map
Paris I really like this picture : near Tarifa, south of Spain


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Panoramas & TV ads, Paris Première (french channel)

Written by Eric Rougier , Friday 13 November

Panoramas & TV ads (Paris Première, french channel)
Working with the french TV channel Paris Première. It's funny to see my 360°/180° on TV.

Paris Video 1 : terrasse.mpg Paris Video 2 : ima.mpg Paris Video 3 : bir-hakeim.mpg
Paris Video 4 : beaubourg.mpg Paris Video 5 : laverie.mpg Paris Video 6 : nomiya.mpg
Paris Video 7 : all_animateurs.mpg


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Around the world : Roadtrip, Canada & USA (Goldwin 1800)

Written by Eric Rougier , Wednesday 16 September

Honda Goldwing 1800 Canada USA
A long road trip in America from Québec to the New York state with a cool bike, the Honda Goldwing 1800. Half for my job, half for my pleasure. Now it's sure, I love Canada, canadian people and Montreal. 'Hope the next road trip will be in Africa.


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Panorama, Quicktime VR : Trianon Palace, Versailles

Written by Eric Rougier , Wednesday 13 May

Panorama, Quicktime VR, Trianon Palace
Nice place...

Paris The fullscreen panorama : Trianon Palace, Versaille (Flash and Quicktime VR)


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Motorcycle : Yamaha XJR 1300 black and yellow

Written by Eric Rougier , Friday 01 May

Yamaha XJR 1300
Well, in fact a custom (Harley, etc) is not for me. I prefer a big roadster Yamaha XJR 1300. It's powerfull, confortable, not expensive and robust. Just have to buy a new mirror. And it's a miracle, my girlfriend like it. I hope I will keep it for a long time. I was looking for a roadster like the Triumph Speed Triple 1050 but it's not safe for my licence and for my life.


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Around the world : French West Indies

Written by Eric Rougier , Saturday 01 November

French Antilles
A long trip in the French West Indies. Again, again, half for my job, half for my pleasure. From the East to the West, from the North to the South, people and panoramas are incredible. And it's cool to drive a XJR 1300 (thanks to Elisport Yamaha Pointe-à-Pitre) to visit the isles and a boat to discover the coasts. Hmm ! Living in a hot (30°) postal card and drinking Rhum during the winter is not bad. Perhaps I will never come back in France. [EDIT: well, I'm back in Paris ;-]

Paris A gallery of 25 ugly "photos-souvenir
Paris A set of 10 Quicktime VR (Ooops ! I have no right to publish these Quicktime VR :-/)


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Panorama, Quicktime VR : Yamaha Vmax 1200

Written by Eric Rougier , Friday 31 October

Panorama, Quicktime VR and Yamaha Vmax 1200
Well my old scooter Elyseo Peugeot have a new girlfriend, a Yamaha 1200 VMax. In Paris it's like driving a tank but it's THE mythic VMax. (and it's less expensive than a new 1700 cm3 !)

Paris The fullscreen panorama : VMax 1200 (Flash and Quicktime VR)
Paris Picture 1, picture 2 of the VMax in front of the Eiffel tower


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Around the world : Morocco

Written by Eric Rougier , Wednesday 01 October

North Africa
Morocco, Marrakech. I like the city, the Majorelle gardens, etc (but I hate the Place Djemaa El Fna)

Paris A gallery of 30 ugly "photos-souvenir"
Paris A set of 14 Quicktime VR (Ooops ! I have no right to publish these Quicktime VR :-/)


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Virtual visit of a parisian flat

Written by Eric Rougier , Tuesday 01 July

Virtual visit of a parisian flat
Just for fun, a little virtual visit of a parisian flat. If you have ideas or comments, drop me an email.

Paris Pict of the terrasse
Paris The full visit, quicktime vr, photos and co: http://issy.fromparis.com (in french)


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Panorama, Quicktime VR : mirror and reflexion

Written by Eric Rougier , Monday 10 December

Quicktime VR mirror and reflexion
A technical joke : where are the tripod, the pano head and the camera ?

Paris The fullscreen panorama : Mirror and reflexions (Flash and Quicktime VR)


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Roofs of Paris, walls decoration and stickers

Written by Eric Rougier , Sunday 09 December

Paris, roofs, stickers
It's coOol and easy ! My daughter loves it. Check their website.

"As Paris is one of the most beautiful cities in the world with a rich architecture, authentic urban furniture and different styles, they chose to use these Parisian urban symbols for interior decoration. With Paristic collections, the French capital comes in a variety of ‘trompe l’oeil’ artistic stickers which allow one to have a typically Parisian urban landscape in his house. An unusual way to extend this city and to make it yours."

Paris The fullscreen image : paris_walls_and_stickers.jpg
Paris The creators : Paristic (http://www.paristic.fr)


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Panorama : Cannes Midem

Written by Eric Rougier , Tuesday 30 October

Panorama Cannes, Midem
Cannes, the Midem. Just to share...I found this panorama today in an old Hard Drive. I like it !

Paris The flat panorama : canne_midem.jpg
Paris The fullscreen panorama : NRJ Music Awards (Flash and Quicktime VR)


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Panorama, Quicktime VR : my first iPhone

Written by Eric Rougier , Wednesday 24 October

Quicktime VR and Apple iPhone
Just for fun : a self pano for my first iPhone on the french SFR network.

Paris The fullscreen panorama : iPhone for fun (Flash and Quicktime VR)


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Quicktime VR with the french singer Calogero

Written by Eric Rougier , Monday 02 April

Calogero
Three panoramas with the french singer Calogero. Do not miss his album "Pomme C" !

Panoramas, Quicktime VR & Flash :


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I'm looking for models

Written by Eric Rougier , Monday 05 March

Paris - photo models
...to take photographs (Quicktime VR) in Paris. Asian, European,... I don't care it's just to test some views and panorama technics.
If you are interested, drop me an email via the contact form.

[Update 2007-05-03] It's done ! Thanks a lot for all your answers and the wasted time with me. (Sandrine, Alex, Nadi...)


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Panorama, Quicktime VR : NRJ Music Awards

Written by Eric Rougier , Sunday 04 March

Panorama, Quicktime VR, NRJ Music Awards
During the NRJ Music Awards. Waiting for the stars...

Paris The fullscreen panorama : NRJ Music Awards (Flash and Quicktime VR)


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Quicktime VR in motion, on a motorcycle

Written by Eric Rougier , Saturday 03 March

Quicktime VR on a motocycle
This spherical panorama is an old dream. Just a -concept- panorama. Like "How to make a Quicktime VR in motion ?". Don't try it with your own camera !

If you have an other idea, drop me a message...

Paris The fullscreen panorama : Moto motion (Flash and Quicktime VR)
Paris For more infos, read the Panoguide.com forum thread here.


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Panorama, Quicktime VR : Do you like to play guitar ? (part 2)

Written by Eric Rougier , Friday 02 March

Quicktime VR Fender Stratocaster
A pano to find ideas for levitation in a spherical view (me, the amp, the mag, etc :-)

Paris The fullscreen panorama : Playing with a flying guitar (Flash and Quicktime VR)


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Panorama, Quicktime VR : Do you like to play guitar ? (part1)

Written by Eric Rougier , Tuesday 26 December

Quicktime VR Fender Stratocaster
This is a test with a Cubic Flash player and a nice Fender Stratocaster Sunburst (USA). You need Flash to play it in fullscreen...and to listen the music. (ACDC ?)

Paris The fullscreen panorama : Play with a Strat (Flash and Quicktime VR)


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A very hot afternoon in the Trocadero gardens in Paris

Written by Eric Rougier , Wednesday 26 July

A very hot afternoon in the Trocadero gardens in Paris
A very hot, but fantastic day where everybody is looking for shadow and water. Near the Eiffel tower, in the Trocadero gardens, the fountain was like a big swimming pool.

Paris The fullscreen panorama : Hot water and trocadero gardens (Flash and Quicktime VR)


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Bullet time, comics and Quicktime VR

Written by Eric Rougier , Saturday 25 June

Quicktime VR and bullet time
A funny test to try to create a 360°/180° with a cartoon/comics style and with a little something of "bullet time". Thanks to Muriel for her help and her patience.

Paris The fullscreen panorama : Bullet time (Flash and Quicktime VR)


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Panorama, Quicktime VR : make a B/W portrait

Written by Eric Rougier , Thursday 05 May

Quicktime VR make a black and white portrait
Quicktime VR or all other sperical/cubic formats are not only for virtual visits or large and far panoramas, it's also possible to make all other kind of photographs like portrait, nude, reportage,...in colors, black & white...Just put you imagination in the sphere. If you know some links about that, tell me.

Paris The fullscreen panorama : Reading portrait (Flash and Quicktime VR)


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Quicktime VR : Inside the pyramid of the Louvre museum

Written by Eric Rougier , Wednesday 04 May

Quicktime VR Inside the pyramide of the Louvre museum
I'm on vacations. The weather is fine. The sky is blue. I'm walking along the river Seine.
Using a tripod (spherical head also) in the Louvre museum and inside the pyramyd is (really, really) prohibited whitout the good authorization. hmmm...but you can try without it... ;-)

Paris The fullscreen panorama : Inside the pyramid (Flash and Quicktime VR)


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Quicktime VR : Boring bathroom (but not without interest)

Written by Eric Rougier , Sunday 01 May

Quicktime VR, panorama, boring bathroom
A funny test in my bathroom with a 360precision spherical head (http://www.360precision.com).
The original idea is from Marco Luethi. Thanks !
Quicktime VR and Panoramas links The Marco Luethi's Quicktime VR


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The pyramid of the Louvre museum: Leoh Ming Pei, architect. "La Geode": Adrien Fainsilber, architect.
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