Whale’s Eye View of Ty Warner Sea Center

Santa Barbara Virtual Reality/ 3D Photo of the Week by Bill Heller.

Did you ever wonder if it was possible to have an aquarium so big you could keep a pet whale? It would seem I’m not the only one who ponders these things. This is the Ty Warner Sea Center on Stearns Wharf. They have created a wonderful place to learn about the ocean and its inhabitants, as well as a home with an amazing view for a beautiful whale.

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-Bill Heller

About Bill Heller

Bill Heller is a local photographer who has been contributing to the Santa Barbara View since February, 2009. His photographs, virtual reality photos, and innovative video techniques showcase our beautiful City and County on a weekly basis. You can visit Bill's website at, http://www.billheller.com.

6 Responses to Whale’s Eye View of Ty Warner Sea Center

  1. BlockedBob August 19, 2012 at 6:25 am #

    Love the spot and the image makes me feel like I’m there! Great image!

    • Bill Heller August 19, 2012 at 11:45 am #

      Thanks Bob! That’s exactly the feeling l try to capture with these shots!

  2. LeftBehind August 19, 2012 at 8:25 am #

    Oh, too bad. Photo no longer available. It worked for the prior Vedanta photo. What changed?

    • Bill Heller August 19, 2012 at 11:31 am #

      Last week’s image was a still photo, no viewer required. If you want to email me (contact me here http://www.BillHeller.com/contact/ and I’ll send you my email). I’d be glad to try to figure out why it does not work on your machine. I’ve tested on at least 6 different macs from OS X 10.4 to 10.8. It’s really hard to fix what I can’t duplicate.

  3. Anonymous August 19, 2012 at 10:45 am #

    Works great on my iPhone, Mac and PC – these are wonderful! Thank you. Great spot choice this week and stunning colors as usual.

    • Bill Heller August 19, 2012 at 12:06 pm #

      Thanks Anonymous! Both for your kind feedback and for testing! Those are the colors that I go for. The warm yellow glow of the lighting, with the lingering blue in the sky is one of my favorite combinations to capture!