Merry Christmas

Just a little Christmas offering:
 

 

It has been 7 years since others besides my family members started viewing these panorama.  Many of you have been receiving these email updates from early 2010.  I really appreciate each one of you for viewing and sharing these panoramas, and hope the coming year is good for you.
 
The Christmas video below carries a message of good will that I hope to carry in my personal life.  I hope you enjoy it regardless of your particular beliefs or convictions; it is offered in the spirit of good will:
 

 
Best Wishes!
 
Martin

Stars and Clouds

Stars peak through clouds above Utah Lake:
 

 

The opening view of this panorama features an Orionids Meteor, a happy accident, as I had forgotten that this meteor shower was in progress.

Some of you have wondered where I’ve been lately, and that perhaps I actually did fall off a cliff somewhere. The more boring truth is that my commercial advertising photography work has been very busy this fall, for which I am thankful.

Thanks to all of you who subscribe and share these panoramas!

Martin

Waikiki Beach

And now for something completely different!
 

This has nothing to do with Utah of course, but I thought it would be a nice change of pace. The panorama above is from the city of Honolulu, Hawaii.  Not far up the island of Oahu’s eastern shoreline, Kahana Bay offers a much more serene view:

 

 
Have a Great Day! 

Martin 

The Milky Way over Red Canyon

Red Canyon, just to the west of Bryce Canyon in Utah, is the setting for this 360° panorama of the Milky Way rising over the eastern horizon:
 

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In this nighttime view, the canyon plays “second fiddle” to the Milky Way above. In daytime hours the bright red soils in this canyon provide a stunning contrast to the green pines which dot this landscape.
 
Have a Great Day!
 
Martin van Hemert