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Bishop Peak, San Luis Obispo by Brian Lawler

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Taken by
Brian Lawler Brian Lawler
Explore score
6.13 Gigapixels
Date added
Jul 12, 2012
Date taken
Jul 08, 2012

At 1559 feet altitide, Bishop Peak is San Luis Obispo's most popular mountain hike. It is located on the edge of the city, rising in a line of nine peaks that run from the city west to Morro Bay and on into the ocean.

Climbing Bishop Peak is moderately difficult, though there is an excellent groomed trail that was built by, and is maintained by the City of San Luis Obispo. Bishop Peak is part of the city' extensive open space system of parks and trails. These, in combination with zoning that prohibits any building above a certain altitude, make San Luis Obispo a beautiful place to live, and a great place for outdoor activities (sounds like PR copy, but it's true).

Carrying my horrible tripod and the GigaPan unit (and the camera) to the top was arduous for me, but worth the trouble. It took me about twice as long as usual to get up there. I took water, but not enough water, so ended up mooching water from others who came to the top (people were ver generous). The weather was perfect and I made a handful of new friends as people came up to the top to visit my panoramic perch. It was a fabulous day, and the photo turned out very nicely.

The photo took over two hours to make, with 2,058 individual frames collected for the complete image. Stitching took over 11 hours.

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Stitcher Notes


GigaPan Stitch.Efx version 2.0.0500 (Macintosh)
Panorama size: 6133 megapixels (208616 x 29400 pixels)
Input images: 2058 (98 columns by 21 rows)
Field of view: 360.0 degrees wide by 50.7 degrees high (top=10.9, bottom=-39.9)
Vignette correction on: c1=-0.0262 c2=0.00155
All default settings
Original image properties:
Camera make: Canon
Camera model: Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III
Image size: 3056x2037 (6.2 megapixels)
Capture time: 2012-07-08 15:18:11 - 2012-07-08 17:39:14
Aperture: f/20
Exposure time: 0.008
ISO: 250
Focal length (35mm equiv.): 734.5 mm
White balance: Automatic
Exposure mode: Manual
Horizontal overlap: 19.2 to 83.9 percent
Vertical overlap: 13.8 to 38.1 percent
Computer stats: 14336 MB RAM, 8 CPUs
Total time 11:16:50 (20 seconds per picture)
Alignment: 9:14:49, Projection: 48:11, Blending: 1:13:51
(Preview finished in 10:18:20)

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