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Refinery Row, Edmonton by Dave Belcher

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Dave Belcher Dave Belcher
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1.88 Gigapixels
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1520
Date added
May 07, 2012
Date taken
May 06, 2012
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Shows the Imperial Oil Strathcona Refinery and adjacent E-Construction yard along Baseline Road near Sherwood Park on the east side of Edmonton. The Suncor refinery is in the background on the right.

While setting up the panorama, I was approached by a security guard from Esso who informed me that taking photographs of the refinery was not allowed. However, I was on public land (beside the road) and he had no authority to make me stop. I also said that Imperial Oil was my client for the shoot, in addition to GigaPan Systems. That seemed to satisfy him.
There is a very large crane from Mammoet on site for a big lifting job, presumably one of the big towers or crackers. There was also a large flare burning from the stack near the AVgas terminal. The flame is about 50 feet tall.


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GigaPan Stitch.Efx version 2.0.0500 (Macintosh)
Panorama size: 1881 megapixels (91228 x 20624 pixels)
Input images: 637 (49 columns by 13 rows)
Field of view: 175.8 degrees wide by 39.7 degrees high (top=21.3, bottom=-18.5)
Settings:
Vignette correction on: c1=0.00203 c2=-0.0131
Use larger blending region
Original image properties:
Camera make: Panasonic
Camera model: DMC-FZ50
Image size: 3648x2736 (10.0 megapixels)
Capture time: 2012-05-06 09:28:11 - 2012-05-06 09:53:58
Aperture: f/5.6
Exposure time: 0.002
ISO: 100
Focal length (35mm equiv.): 304.0 mm
Digital zoom: off
White balance: Fixed
Exposure mode: Automatic
Horizontal overlap: 46.3 to 55.1 percent
Vertical overlap: 43.1 to 47.7 percent
Computer stats: 2048 MB RAM, 2 CPUs
Total time 1:35:18 (9.0 seconds per picture)
Alignment: 31:57, Projection: 10:59, Blending: 52:22
(Preview finished in 52:51)
Color Adjustments:
gamma: 0.84
saturation: 1.16

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