About

Hello. I’m a 22 year old science/engineering student living in Cape Town, South Africa. I started this blog to host all my panoramic work, as well as other bits and pieces related to my photography. Please don’t hesitate to email me if you have any questions, or are interested in having some 360 degree panoramas created. Lee

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48 Responses to About

  1. Lauren says:

    I stumbled upon your full moon hike photo and had to check out the rest of your gallery… you have been to some amazing places and I love being able to feel like I am there as well. :) Thank you for the inspiration!

  2. Jon says:

    Excellent pictures! Can we get some specs on the camera and method? And they load quickly but look awesome … any tricks on how you posted them?

    thanks for sharing the pictures, and details if you don’t mind.

    • Lee Casalena says:

      Thanks Jon. I use a Canon 450D and a sigma 8mm lens for most of my panoramic work. The panos are displayed with krpano player which is pretty fast and i compress the files quite a bit for better loading speeds.

  3. Don Rose says:

    Hi Lee.

    Excellent work. What is your equipment setup?

  4. DC says:

    Just want to say what an amazing panaramic view. I just stumbled across your site.
    May I ask wherethat full moon hike photo has been taken?
    Beautiful work!! :)

  5. Teresa says:

    All i can say is wow…..
    These photos are amazing! Specifically the one from lion’s head!!

    You have just gained a ‘biggest fan’ :)

  6. Jessica says:

    Excellent work! I really love your creations. I also love your site, it’s beautiful and smooth.

  7. Gylfi M Bjarnason. says:

    Your work is outstanding. Never seen anything like this before.

  8. John Gore says:

    Hi Lee, awesome panos as usual. Well done buddy!

    I love the artistic flare you have, ads great punch to the images!

  9. Jackie says:

    love love love love love love love it!

    stumbled upon it, just like the first commenter, and your work is so beautiful!!!!

    definitely seems like niche work and i’m sure you’ll find lots of demand for it!

    also, good luck with your BSc!

  10. Abbey says:

    i think your work is amazing.
    i’m jealous of your talent, and of all the places youve been.
    take me with :)

  11. greg urbano says:

    great work, very inspiring

  12. Handre says:

    Great job old chap

  13. Ray says:

    Lee this is amazing work – there is so much in it to explore. I particularly like the shot from Lion’s Head, one of my favourite views. Thanks for sharing these.

  14. Andrea Ferry says:

    Hi Lee – stunning Lions Head photo! How long was the exposure? The guys are in sharp focus sharp – were they holding their breath! Great stuff..from a fellow Lion’s Head climber x

  15. Ilze says:

    WOW! I grew up in SA and lived in CT for 8 years. I now live in Florida, USA. Thank you for “bringing me home” on days I miss beloved Cape Town. Keep posting your beautiful work.

  16. Nigel Hertz says:

    Wow, Lee, these are fantastic! My brother sent me the link to the “Lion’s Head” interactive photo, and like everyone else who has commented, I found myself checking out all of your work that you’ve got hosted :) I miss that view, having moved to Aus 8 years ago. I also never realised my trusty little 450D could do anything remotely like what you’ve done – you certainly have talent!

  17. Sam says:

    Wow! Your work is inspring. Great job Lee! How many photos did you have to take to make the Lions Head one?

    Keep up the great work!

  18. Bernd says:

    Hi Lee,
    like your panoramic page and also the flash design from your site.
    cheers Bernd

  19. Khanyisile says:

    Wow Lee!!!I am blown away by this creative stuff you did here… what softwares/programs did u use for the panaromic effects? was there any action scripting? I am really intested in trying some stuff for myself!!! again, very very nice ….stunning

  20. Craig says:

    I like your approach. Cool site too, would be rad to work on some concepts together.

  21. Bou says:

    Awesome photos. Really nice web design too. Congratulations. Extra merit for being a student (until recently) and not having the time or the money for expensive equipment.

    If you do not mind me asking please, which software did you use to compose the panoramic?

    Did you use a tripod with special head? I never manage to make seamless stitching when the objects are near the lens. I feel it is because of this last point.

    All the best,

    Bou

  22. Desirée says:

    your work is a beatiful escape into a differnt reality. thank you for sharing!

  23. Kate Drennan says:

    Inspiring work Lee! You seem to be living the life!

  24. Vastu says:

    Awesome pics, Lee!

    Just a question, what is the average number of pics you take on a 180 deg panorama and same for 360. Are you using the Sigma 8mm for your 180 rectangular panoramas as well – just curious

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