G. Donald Bain – Panorama Borealis
The Palmela 2011 Organization is pleased to announce an exhibition by G. Donald Bain – Panorama Borealis as part of the Palmela 2011 Exhibitions program.
Currently resides in El Cerrito (near Berkeley), California.
- Studied Geography at the University of California Berkeley (1968-72) and University College London (1972-76).
- Founding director of the Geography Computing Facility at UC Berkeley 1986-2008, where he taught computer cartography and other technical subjects plus the geography field class.
- Created the Geo-Images Project in July 1994, one of the first websites to feature color photography.
- Co-founded the World Wide Panorama in 2004, president of the World Wide Panorama Foundation. Vice President of the IVRPA, organizer for the conferences in Berkeley 2007 and Tucson 2010.
- Don now devotes his creative energies to his own website: Don Bain’s Virtual Guidebooks, with more than 8000 VR panoramas of western North America. Since opting for early retirement in 2008 he has criss-crossed his half a continent, seeking to characterize landscapes and document significant and interesting places in 360° photographs.
G.Donald Bain is staging an exhibition documenting his seven-week trip through Canada to the Arctic Ocean in Canada in fall 2010. He made this 14,000 kilometer trip alone, mostly camping in his van, and created 550 VR panoramas. In the course of this epic journey Don drove the entire thousand-mile Alaska Highway, traced the route of the 1898 Klondike Gold Rush from Skagway on the coast of Alaska to Dawson City on the Yukon River, and followed the Alaskan Pipeline from the oilfields on the Arctic coast to the tanker terminal on Prince William Sound. He experienced starry nights, fall colors, glaciers, mines, lots of frontier history, and abundant wildlife. Don’s talk will tell the story of his long and often exciting trip, and introduce his exhibit of panoramic and other prints. He will tell how he waded across a pond and stood on a beaver dam to capture fall colors in the Chugach Mountains, how he drove the Dalton Highway to Deadhorse, 400 miles north of the Arctic Circle, and how, on his last day in Alaska, he came face to face with a huge grizzly bear – and got a picture!