Hyper-PhotosApril 16, 2009
Jean-Francois Rauzier is a French photographer; his website is slick his photographs are well shot, and he shows an eye for composition. Of particular note are his “Hyper-Photos”. These are large images set in a Flash viewer that allow for zooming and panning around a large scene.
The controls are a little wonky; moving the mouse around pans you, you can only zoom in by clicking and zoom out is a ctrl-click. Further, all of the zooming is done around the center of the image, not the mouse. The entire experience is marred because of this constant movement by panning, but there is a delightful saving grace. There are “hot” areas all over the image that you can click on for a detail shot. There are a lot of them in the apartment buildings in the foreground; take some time and drag your mouse around the image.