Sunday, December 13, 2009

Be the change you want to see in the world

I'm not sure who made this or how they did it but it's definitely interesting. Like those 3D panoramic shots you often see in advertisements or Flickr tags, this type of interactive photo seems to represent a true break with traditional viewing methods in which the image lays inert in front of you. I can't decide if that's good or bad. Probably both. In any case the fact is that viewing photos on the web can be a fundamentally different experience than through other media, and that potential is only beginning to be exploited. I suspect we'll see many more examples in the near future.

Hong Kong at dusk. You can change the lighting here

Thanks to Dennis Purdy for the initial tip.


Tim Goodspeed said...

Gives new meaning to magic hour.

Unknown said...

probably a flash colour tween with some key frames (like 1: afternoon 2: dusk 3: night). Nice effect.