Zoomify: London’s (North?) East End From Downtown

Crop of the panoramic, taken from the Delta in London, Ontario, June 24, 2013
Crop of the panoramic, taken from the Delta in London, Ontario, June 24, 2013

Taking another whack at this Zoomify/Leaflet thing after my post yesterday of London from the air in 1965.

I shot this panoramic back on June 24, 2013 from a window of the Delta Armouries in Downtown London.

It’s made up of about 17 photos, all taken at 135 mm zoom with a Nikon D40x. Stitched together with Autopano, the photo is about 33,086 pixels wide by 3,529 pixels high. The jpg alone is about 60 megs, while the unedited tiff came in at just over 1.5 gigs (yikes..)

I’ve had it up on Flickr for a while, but you can’t really see any of the detail in it because of the zoom limitations on that website. (In order for people to actually zoom in and see any detail, I would have to disable the setting that prevents people on the web from seeing the full-res versions of all my uploaded photos.)

Here, however, thanks to the magic of image tiling via Zoomify and Leaflet, you can zoom in and see all the detail, and I don’t have to worry about people having the full-res photo. (You may be thinking I’m going a bit over the top, but it’s not uncommon for people’s photos to be snatched off the web and made into prints, iPhone cases, calendars, or used on websites without permission and attribution.)

Anywhoo, below is a zoomable look at portions of London’s east end, and northeast. A bigger version can be found here.

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Zoomify: London, Ontario in 1965


If you’ve ever wondered what London, Ontario looked like from above in 1965, well you can wonder no more.

Similar to the composite of 1922 London aerial photos I stitched together in 2013, this one is made up of 21-or-so aerial photos taken in 1965 by Hunting Survey Corp. The photos currently reside at the Map and Data Centre in Western Libraries at Western University.

Some of the streets may not line up perfectly, as I used Autopano to automatically stitch the separate images together (it did a great job though!)

The view you see here is all that the surveying covered. Some areas of the city missing include Clarke Road, and areas around the 401, among some others.

Below is a zoomable version of the composite. You can find a larger zoomable version here.

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30 Minutes of Music: Episode 22 (The Second Beatles Episode)


Well, it seems one hour-long Beatles podcast wasn’t enough, because here’s another! 77 minutes (longer than I expected) of nothing but Beatles music, outtakes, alternate versions, and interviews.

30 Minutes of Music – Episode 22
October 1, 2014
Special 77 min. episode! (I tried to make it 60 and got carried away, ok?) – 256kbps – 141MB
*Sounds best with over-the-ear headphones*

Download the MP3 (Right-click, ‘save link as’)
Version for earbud headphones.

Subscribe with iTunes! (TBA) (Or other RSS reader)

Tracklist [PDF]

0:00 – “Animal Noises”1
0:03 – “John Intro”2
0:08 – Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band)
2:09 – I Feel Fine (Take 7)
2:24 – I Feel Fine (Take 9)
2:25 – I Feel Fine (Past Masters I)
4:39 – Hey Bulldog (Take 10 w. SFX)
4:48 – Hey Bulldog [Mono] (Mono Masters)
7:56 – Dig A Pony (Let It Be)
11:40 – Applause SFX3
11:48 – That Means A Lot (Take 3 Rehearsal)
12:13 – That Means A Lot (Take 23)
12:35 – That Means A Lot (Take 24)4
14:21 – It’s All Too Much (Yellow Submarine)
20:37 – First Radio Interview5
21:51 – Love Me Do6
24:12 – All I Got To Do (With The Beatles)
26:11 – “We Must Not Forget The General Erection”7
26:37 – Taxman (Revolver)
29:11 – Press Conference in LA8
31:11 – The Ballad Of John And Yoko (Past Masters II)
34:07 – Press Conference in LA8
35:13 – Run For Your Life (Take 5)
35:17 – Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown) (Rubber Soul)
37:18 – Kenny, Ringo, and John9
38:09 – Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds (Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band)
41:35 – You Never Give Me Your Money (Abbey Road)
45:33 – Gnik Nus (Love)
46:27 – Martha My Dear (The White Album)
48:48 – Strawberry Fields Forever (Remix 26, from Take 25)
51:06 – Strawberry Fields Forever (Remix 25, from Takes 15 and 24)
52:10 – Rain (Reversed Tape)
52:39 – Rain (Past Masters II)
55:32 – Studio Jabber10
56:27 – Cry Baby Cry (The White Album)
59:26 – All You Need Is Love (Warm-Up Sounds)
59:28 – All You Need Is Love (Rehearsals During Recording Session)
59:54 – All You Need Is Love11
1:02:20 – All You Need Is Love (Magical Mystery Tour)
1:05:37 – All You Need Is Love12
1:05:59 – “The Mic’s Not On!”13
1:07:17 – Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise) [Mono] (Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band)
1:08:36 – A Day In The Life [Mono] (Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band)
1:08:49 – A Day In The Life (Love)
1:13:44 – Whistle/Loops14
1:13:55 – Tomorrow Never Knows15
1:14:03 – Tomorrow Never Knows (Take 1)
1:14:08 – Tomorrow Never Knows (Revolver)
1:17:00 – Ringo Sign-Off16

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What’s Going On, A Remix

Crop of the cover to Marvin Gaye's "What's Going On" album for remix post.

A few years ago I came across mono multi-tracks for the Marvin Gaye classic “What’s Going On” and decided to make my own remix of it. I spent a few days on-and-off mixing it and adding reverb and compression before I finally arrived at a sound I liked.

I have posted this here before (about a year or two ago) but I decided to dive back into Audition and re-export it as a newer higher quality file with a tighter mix.

I originally put it together back in 2011. My post from the other day of the Apollo/David Bowie video I edited got me thinking about other stuff I have done for fun over the years. (And that’s why I’m posting this today.) Expect some more posts to come over the next little while as I locate more old crap I’ve done.

You can listen to the remix below! (Or download. Whatever ya wanna do.)

You can purchase the original version here: Amazon – iTunes.

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