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Pete Prime Pete Prime
Explore score
0.05 Gigapixels
Date added
Aug 19, 2010
Date taken
Aug 19, 2010

The United States Capitol is the meeting place of the United States Congress, and the legislature of the Federal government of the United States. Located in Washington, D.C., it sits atop Capitol Hill at the eastern end of the National Mall. Though not in the geographic center of the District of Columbia, the Capitol is the origin by which the quadrants of the District are divided. Officially, both the east and west sides of the Capitol are referred to as "fronts". Historically, however, only the east front of the building was intended for the arrival of visitors and dignitaries.
The Capitol building is marked by its central dome above a rotunda and two wings, one for each chamber of Congress: the north wing is the Senate chamber and the south wing is the House of Representatives chamber. Above these chambers are galleries where visitors can watch the Senate and House of Representatives. It is an example of the neoclassical architecture style. The statue on top of the dome is the Statue of Freedom. Underground tunnels and a private underground railway connect the main Capitol building with each of the Congressional office buildings in the surrounding complex.

This is a handheld 6 shot with an infrared converted XSI. Custom WB, then shot in Monochrome Picture style, sharpness and contrast at 6. I need to come back with the gigapan and get a better shot.

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GigaPan Stitch version 1.0.0805 (Windows)
Panorama size: 51 megapixels (11560 x 4424 pixels)
Input images: 6 (6 columns by 1 rows)
Field of view: 53.4 degrees wide by 20.4 degrees high (top=9.3, bottom=-11.1)
All default settings
Original image properties:
Camera make: Canon
Camera model: Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XSi
Image size: 2848x4272 (12.2 megapixels)
Capture time: 2010-08-19 12:17:51 - 2010-08-19 12:18:12
Aperture: f/8
Exposure time: 0.004
ISO: 200
Focal length (35mm equiv.): 80.8 mm
White balance: Fixed
Exposure mode: Manual
Horizontal overlap: 26.9 to 52.9 percent
Computer stats: 2045.98 MB RAM, 1 CPUs
Total time 4:02 (40 seconds per picture)
Alignment: 22 seconds, Projection: 9.6 seconds, Blending: 3:31
(Preview finished in 42 seconds)

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