We have finally completed editing all of our images from the ‘Canes 90-63 victory over the Duke Blue Devils last week, arguably the greatest game in Miami Basketball history. Here’s where you can find all of our edited material:
You can own a piece of Hurricanes Basketball history! This 15″ x 36″ panoramic print depicts a defining moment in ‘Canes history as the fans rushed the court after the dismantling of #1 ranked Duke by a stunning 27 points. If you were one of the 7972 fans in attendance or just watching on TV you’ll be able to re-live this moment for years to come. Printed on photo paper and shipped to you in a crush-proof tube, this print is priced at $49.99 + $7.00 shipping. Click here to order.
Much has been written about what an outstanding coach and promoter of college baseball Ron Fraser was. Off the field, Fraser was an even better person. One of the many random acts of kindness by Fraser I witnessed over the years was the one that happened after Fraser coached his last game in a 8-1 loss to Cal State Fullerton in a semi-final game at the 1992 College World Series. Under pressure from CBS to play a championship game the next day, on time, the game was played in a nearly constant downpour. An emotional Fraser (below) used the press conference to rail against the NCAA for playing the game in such poor conditions.
The following is what I wrote for UM’s Ibis Yearbook back then:
OMAHA, Neb. – The day from hell.
Upon arriving at NCAA media headquarters to pick up my press credential for the College World Series, the secretary handed me a seat cushion and a poncho.
Noticing the bright and sunny weather conditions outside, she deadpanned about our planned use of the rain gear at the game later that evening.
Little did we know she was a meteorologist. In the third inning that night, the skies opened up and our ponchos came out.
One good moment, though, came following the No. 1 Hurricanes’ dismal 8-1 loss to Cal State Fullerton in the semi-finals of the CWS.
As retiring coach Ron Fraser, after the final game of his 30-year career, left the stadium, he was met by a young boy waiting for an autograph in the pouring rain. Instead of his signature, “The Wizard of College Baseball” removed his hat and gave it to the young fan.
A class act by a class individual.
Over the years I came to know “The Wizard,” he did absolutely nothing to change my mind. This great university has lost a legend.
The Canestagrams, Volume 1 Photo Book is a 50-page hardcover book containing photos of our first series of Classic Canestagram images of Miami Hurricanes greats from the past 25 years. From the paper to the printing, quality is at the heart of the Canestagrams, Volume 1 Photo Book. The 8” x 8” pages of this stunning book are printed on real photographic silver-halide archival-quality photo paper with a lustre finish. The binding system allows every page spread to lay flat without any gutter or unsightly seam to separate your pages. This system combines beautiful presentation with incredible durability, all contained inside an image-wrapped hardcover. This limited edition book retails for $149.99.
The Canestagram Metal Print is a 24” x 24” print containing photos of our first series of Classic Canestagram images. The image is infused right into the surface of a specially treated, lightweight sheet of high-gloss aluminum. The special sublimation process used produces an incredible level of detail, added depth and rich vibrant colors.
Because the image is infused right into the metal, and not painted on the surface, this metal print is extremely durable. Not only is the image waterproof, weatherproof, and scratch resistant, it can even be cleaned with glass cleaner.
The back of the images has a floating mount that suspends your image ½” away from the surface of the wall.
This limited edition print retails for $249.99.
Order the metal print here.
Also available are regular photographic prints of the composite and of the individual images here. Prices range from $12.99 to $49.99.
If you were at the last home game vs. FSU and were in your seat between the 1st and 2nd quarters, you may be able to find yourself in the 360º panorama we shot.
You can view and interact with the image at this link.
No. Despite being hosted on GigaPan’s server, it is technically not a GigaPan. In order to capture the image, our own Eric Espada had only about 45 seconds to capture the images needed by going to midfield between quarters and handholding the camera. After a test pass of a portion of the stadium, he has just enough time to make adjustments and shoot 26 images, starting and ending with the 50 yard line on the FSU side of the field. Typical GigaPans can take upwards of 10 minutes to capture.
Late last week I used GigaPan’s software and server to assemble and upload the image, after tweaking the images in Photoshop.
We are already thinking about how we can make this better when Florida comes to town next season.
With the recent popularity of smartphone app “Instagram,” I have experimented with re-creating the look of the iconic square images using images from my Miami Hurricanes Archive.
Recently I started working on making “Canestagrams” from my ‘Canes football action archive.
I hope you enjoy the first series of 49. You can view them all individually on the mother site. A square composite print (shown above) is also available.