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Adirondack Geology > Keeseville, New York (Cloudy) by Ron Schott

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Taken by
Ron Schott Ron Schott
Explore score
0.63 Gigapixels
Date added
Jun 29, 2009
Date taken
Jun 03, 2009

This GigaPan was shot as the cold cuts between the slices of bread in a "GigaPan sandwich". The day began sunny and I began to shoot a very large GigaPan from this lovely vantage point in downtown Keeseville, New York. About halfway through shooting this GigaPan sequence clouds rolled in. After about a half hour of shooting and another half hour spent waiting for the sun to return I finally got frustrated and gave up on the sunny image, aborting about midway through the originally planned shot.

Realizing that I had bitten off too much, I decreased the zoom and set up the same shot at lower resolution and optimized for cloudy conditions. This shot was completed (after a few pauses when the sun poked out again) and can be seen above.

By the time I finished the cloudy GigaPan, I saw a stretch of sunny skies headed my way again. I scrambled to set up the shot parameters that I could recall from the original sequence and positioned the camera as close as I could to the place where I previously left off. Once the sun came back out I embarked on completing the second half of the sunny image. Clouds returned before I completed the last three rows of the originally planned image, but by then I had successfully captured most of the interesting detail of the scene. You can see that GigaPan here: www.gigapan.org/viewGigapan.php?id=27063
The moral of this story: shooting GigaPans on a partly cloudy day may cause much consternation and gnashing of teeth, but if one is patient and observant of the weather conditions a decent GigaPan (or two) may still be salvaged.

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Stitcher Notes


GigaPan Stitcher version 0.4.4090 (Windows)
Panorama size: 631 megapixels (44037 x 14333 pixels)
Input images: 152 (19 columns by 8 rows)
Field of view: 128.2 degrees wide by 41.7 degrees high (top=21.5, bottom=-20.3)
All default settings
Original image properties:
Camera make: Canon
Camera model: Canon PowerShot SX10 IS
Image size: 3648x2736 (10.0 megapixels)
Capture time: 2009-06-03 09:18:56 - 2009-06-03 09:44:09
Aperture: f/5
Exposure time: 0.002
ISO: 200
Focal length (35mm equiv.): 190.4 mm
Digital zoom: off
White balance: Fixed
Exposure mode: Manual
Horizontal overlap: 38.0 to 42.3 percent
Vertical overlap: 37.2 to 47.2 percent
Computer stats: 3069.98 MB RAM, 2 CPUs
Total time 1:42:29 (0:40 per picture)
Alignment: 13:44, Projection: 8:01, Blending: 1:20:43

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