G. Donald Bain
Bain Digital Graphics
Point Richmond, California
Amongst the Giant Blue-Gums
the Eucalyptus Grove
University of California, Berkeley, California
480 by 272 pixels
G. Donald Bain, Bain Digital Graphics
The Geo-Images Project
E-mail Don Bain at The Geo-Images Project or at Bain Digital Graphics.
My first panorama of the day was for the Global Wave at 11 am. The theme for the shoot was "wonders of nature", and later that day I was to lead a nine-day field trip to Death Valley and the Grand Canyon. But until then I was stuck in Berkeley. Where to find wonders of nature on a densely built-up urban campus?
The Berkeley campus has long been known for the beauty of its landscape, and in particular for a staggering variety of trees from all over the world. Despite major damage from years of construction it is still park-like and beautiful. Perhaps the most impressive trees on campus are the Tasmanian Blue Gums (Eucalyptus globulus) forming a dense grove where the two forks of Strawberry Creek come together. Planted in the late 1870's, they are said to be the tallest planted trees in the world, almost 200 feet high. I was hoping for a few people to give scale to the giant trees, but it was the last day before Spring Break and there was hardly anyone around.
Shot on Kodak Ektapress ASA 1600 with a Nikon N6006, Nikon 28mm 2.8D lens, using my own custom VR mount. Processed by Custom Process in Berkeley, scanned in the Geography department on a Polaroid SprintScan Plus. Assembled using the QuickTime VR 2.0 Authoring Tools (MPW) from Apple and Adobe PhotoShop 4.0, on a Power Mac 8100/80.
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