As promised, below you will find two interactive panoramic images from that event. While still images capture the moment, in my opinion nothing captures the immensity of these events like full spherical panoramic images.
The image below is fully interactive and goes all the way up, all the way down and all the way around. Use your mouse to drag in the direction you want to spin the image (including up into the sky and down to the ground.) You can also use the buttons to do these actions. Clicking “FULLSCREEN” gives the most dramatic effect, allowing it to fill your screen with a high resolution interactive panoramic image.
What I think is most impressive about these rallies is the diversity that you see. The McPalin campaign made their stop at the Freedom Hill arena in the upscale, mostly white suburb of Detroit, Sterling Heights (pano HERE.) Not surprisingly, nearly everybody there is white. One of the few non-white people at that event was McCain’s adopted daughter!
In contrast, Senator Obama went right into the heart of Detroit where for three major rallies. At all three events, the crowd was a magnificent mix of all races, all ages and people from all walks of life.
If you are interested in panos from the other two rallies, you can view the one from the Joe Louis Arena earlier in the summer by going to Mrs. E’s website, RevolutionaryViews.com. Click on “Editorial & Events” under the “Panoramas” tab. Also, she did one for the Detroit News of the Hart Plaza rally on Labor Day which you can view HERE.
For those who have asked, yes, Mrs. E. is in contact with the Obama campaign and the pano above is now featured on Michigan Home Page. She will also be shooting for them when Barack Obama returns to Michigan on Thursday, appearing at Michigan State University in East Lansing.
Oh, and just so you know, she’s probably not going to tell you how she creates her panos, even if you ask nice. A girl’s gotta have some secrets!
I’m just sayin’…