Tiny Planet Photos of Washington DC

A series of tiny planet photos of Washington DC's monuments and landmarks. These start as 360-degree spherical panoramas and ramp up the fish-eye.
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These are some so-called tiny planet (or little planet) photos of Washington DC’s landmarks. They’re real photos—not generated graphics. They start as a 360-degree spherical image and then use software that ramps up the ultra-fish-eye distortion.

Tiny Planet photo of Washington DC Inside the Lincoln Memorial
Inside the Lincoln Memorial.
Tiny Planet photo of Washington DC of the Netherlands Carillon and its tulip garden
The Netherlands Carillon and its tulip garden.
Tiny Planet photo of Washington DC Inside Union Station
Inside Union Station. The bubble-like pattern is the ceiling of the main hall.
Tiny Planet photo of Washington DC the MLK Memorial
The MLK Memorial.
Tiny Planet photo of Washington DC of the Peacock Room at the Freer Gallery of Art
An ultra-wide perspective of the Peacock Room at the Freer Gallery of Art.
Tiny Planet photo of Washington DC The Iwo Jima Memorial
The Iwo Jima Memorial.
Tiny Planet photo of Washington DC of the Washington Monument
Washington Monument.
Tiny Planet photo of Washington DC inside the Jefferson Memorial
Inside the Jefferson Memorial.
Tiny Planet photo of Washington DC at the Peacock Room at the Freer Gallery
A different view of the Peacock Room at the Freer Gallery.
Tiny Planet photo of Washington DC Union Station
Union Station. This time it’s the marble floor dominating, with the ceiling in the tiny circle at the center.
Federal Reserve Building in Washington DC the Federal Reserve Building
The Federal Reserve Building on Constitution Avenue.
Tiny Planet photo of Washington DC
Jefferson Memorial.
Tiny Planet photo of Washington DC Lincoln Memorial
Lincoln Memorial.
Tiny Planet photo of Washington DC the Japanese Lantern next to the Tidal Basin
The Japanese Lantern next to the Tidal Basin.
Tiny Planet photo of Washington DC Arlington Cemetery
Arlington Cemetery.
Tiny Planet photo of Washington DC Peacock Room
Yet another view of the Peacock Room.

How These Were Made

Basically, these start with an equirectangular photo that’s used for a 360-degree spherical panorama. They’re then processed using software that can manipulate the distortion.

I have more about how they’re made here.

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