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Houston, Texas: Race for the Cure by David Engle

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Taken by
David Engle David Engle
Explore score
0.56 Gigapixels
Date added
Oct 06, 2008
Date taken
Oct 05, 2008

Saturday morning after taking www.gigapan.org/viewGigapan.php?id=10084,
I prepared to leave the Downtown area and as I was going around the block to Smith Street to head south back to the freeway, I stopped because the Continental Airlines Building was all lit up due to the white stone and bright sunlight.
So, I stopped and took this pano.

First observation, it appears to be acceptable, but zooming in on the two sets of runners, indicates that this pano indeed has two stitching problems:

The couple on the left, Michelle & Friend, needed two passes to capture them correctly, but the sun went behind a cloud on the second column... disaster :(

The group of women on the right; well, I am not sure, but it appears that one moved as the camera took two columns of their photos :(

It took over 6 hours to stitch this panorama, but it needed to be improved; so, what I did was to make two panos from the one bad pano simply by taking out the column of photos that were causing the problems and re-stitch and they are presented in the following:

Michelle & Friend:
Shannon & Family:
Note: The Continental Building seems to be all squashed down in the gigapans, but when observed in Google Earth via the GE links, it looks good, not perfect, but good.

One Last Note: www.komen-houston.org/site/PageServer Will open in a new tab or window is who sponsered the race and on their website, they say that photographers would be available to take photos... that did not include me. These most memorable gigapans were done as a public service at no charge and of all the thousands of runners, running or walking to help with a cure for this terrible infliction, I honor these 7 runners in my panorama.

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Stitcher Notes


GigaPan Stitcher version 0.4.2733 (Macintosh)
Panorama size: 564 megapixels (30385 x 18574 pixels)
Input images: 156 (13 columns by 12 rows)
Field of view: 142.5 degrees wide by 87.1 degrees high (top=82.6, bottom=-4.5)
All default settings
Original image properties:
Camera make: LEICA
Camera model: D-LUX 3
Image size: 4224x2376 (10.0 megapixels)
Aperture: f/8
Exposure time: 0.004
ISO: 100
Focal length (35mm equiv.): 112.0 mm
Digital zoom: off
White balance: Automatic
Exposure mode: Automatic
Has subsecond timestamp: no
Horizontal overlap: 50.9 to 89.8 percent
Vertical overlap: 32.7 to 40.0 percent
Computer stats: 2048 MB RAM, 2 CPUs
Total time 6:48:27 (2:37 per picture)
Alignment: 6:16, Projection: 17:39, Blending: 6:24:30

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