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The Gigapanographer Currently Known as "Kilgore661" The Gigapanographer Currently Known as "Kilgore661"
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166
Size
0.93 Gigapixels
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190925
Date added
Oct 19, 2008
Date taken
Oct 19, 2008
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GigaPan Beta + Sony DSC-H7

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These pigs were individually decorated by local artists as a fund-raising initiative for the "Two Tunnels" sustainable transport project (www.twotunnels.org.uk Will open in a new tab or window/). They were on public display on the streets of Bath for six months in 2008 and were a great tourist attraction. You can see some of the pigs in their original locations by searching on the keyword "Bladud" and some of the snapshots have comments with links to the pig in the snapshot like this: www.gigapan.org/viewGigapan.php?id=6439&snapshot_id=31294.
The original pig was sculpted by Alan Dun: www.alandun.co.uk Will open in a new tab or window and www.gigapan.org/viewGigapan.php?id=11385&snapshot_id=31484.
There are over 100 pigs in total. This pano shows most of them. Sadly for the public, the pigs were sold at public auction. Happily for the Two Tunnels project, they raised a great deal of money. At least one pig sold for tens of thousands of pounds.

For an alternative version of this image taken later in the afternoon, see www.gigapan.org/viewGigapan.php?id=11385.
PIG ID PUZZLE (Open Research Problem, Experts Only)

Are any of the following pigs in this pano?

www.gigapan.org/viewGigapan.php?id=6439&snapshot_id=31293
www.gigapan.org/viewGigapan.php?id=7541&snapshot_id=31296
www.gigapan.org/viewGigapan.php?id=7459&snapshot_id=31285
Update. It seems that two of these pigs have been identified now by Texas_Photo - see comments below.


Gigapan Comments (29)

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  1. EMAN

    EMAN (February 21, 2009, 10:53AM )

    HI I AM SO HAPPY FOR YOUR QUICK RESPONSE BUT I WILL PROVE MY NOTE IF YOU COUNT THE BIGS FROM THE RIGHT ,BIG NO 8 WHICH HAVE THE FACE OF CLOWN AND NO 9 WHICH HAD A FACE OF DOG YOU WILL GOING TO SEE A WOMAN TWICE AND A MAN BESIDE HER AND INFRONT OF THEM TWICE TOO IN A DIFFERENT POSION . THANKS

  2. The Gigapanographer Currently Known as "Kilgore661"

    The Gigapanographer Currently Known as "Kilgore661" (February 21, 2009, 10:15AM )

    Hi Judy. Thanks for your kind words. The phenomenon you noticed is more or less unavoidable with the gigapan technology because the individual photos that make up the image (238 in the case of this gigapan) are not taken at the same time, so if people move then they appear in the image more than once. I am in the image at least four times (deliberately). You get strange things like people with three arms too (check the snapshots). I could have asked everyone to stand still for twenty minutes while I took my photo, but I'm not sure they would have agreed :-) Actually, many people consider the multiple arms/ears/heads thing part of the charm of gigapanography.

  3. EMAN

    EMAN (February 21, 2009, 09:35AM )

    FIRST I CONGRATULATE YOU ABOUT THIS AMAZING PHOTO BUT BY YOUR TEC THERE IS A FALSE PHOTO IN THE PHOTO OF Farewell to King Bladud's Pigs IN THE LEFT THE IMAGE IS SHOW SOME PEOPLE TWICE IN THE SAME PIC SO PLEASE CHECK IT

  4. David Engle

    David Engle (February 20, 2009, 01:09PM )

    It has now only been four months since this GigaPan appeared and I was wondering if you have thought about putting this image on T-Shirts? If it ever happens, I'd like one that is entitled, Hogarth Discovers Bath.

  5. David Engle

    David Engle (October 23, 2008, 02:28PM )

    While looking at this wonderful panorama as much as I have been doing and going back and reviewing earlier panoramic works by Kilgore, I am particularly reminded of the great English social critic, satirist and panoramic cartoonist, William Hogarth (1697-1764). A few examples: www.gigapan.org/viewConversation.ph p?id=21168www.gigapan.org/viewConversation.ph p?id=28624www.gigapan.org/viewConversation.ph p?id=28813and gigapan.blogspot.com/2008/09/conve rsations-are-cool.html Will open in
a new tab or windowwhich will take you to: gigapan.org/viewConversation.php?id =23110I attend a number of piano recitals at the Shepherd School of Music at Rice University and one studio stands out in my memory because each student, before he or she begins their piano piece, tells the audience about the composer life, etc. We all should do this as we present our compositions to draw the viewer into our work of art for this makes looking at the panorama far more exciting. Granted, Kilgore has not done many before like this panorama, but I expect him to as he continues to draw us into the daily life in Bath as Hogarth did most famously in London.

  6. Erin Lusch

    Erin Lusch (October 20, 2008, 02:43PM )

    Love the pigs! Great pano to explore, thanks for sharing the exhibit with us!

  7. David Engle

    David Engle (October 20, 2008, 10:30AM )

    The pano here on gigapan.org looks pretty good... in fact very good; HOWEVER, the view in Google Earth is probably the best quality 360 panorama I have seen on Google Earth... you set a new standard for all of us to try to reach...

  8. The Gigapanographer Currently Known as "Kilgore661"

    The Gigapanographer Currently Known as "Kilgore661" (October 20, 2008, 09:50AM )

    The artist who sculpted the original pig is Alan Dun. See www.alandun.co.uk Will open in
a new tab or window/.

  9. David Engle

    David Engle (October 20, 2008, 08:32AM )

    Houston Cow Parade: This reminds me of an event here in Houston a few years ago... instead of pigs, we had cows, sometimes with horns. The sculptor was Pascal Knapp and he has done a cow show in London. Here is the URL: houston.cowparade.com/cow/gallery& nbsp;Will open in a new tab or windowThere are 21 pages of cows, which were scattered all of the greater Houston Area. And the London link: london.cowparade.com Will open in
a new tab or window/Whoever the artist is that created the Bath Pigs, did a fantastic job as illustrated in your Gigapan.

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GigaPan Stitcher version 0.4.3510 (Windows)
Panorama size: 928 megapixels (74384 x 12479 pixels)
Input images: 238 (34 columns by 7 rows)
Field of view: 360.0 degrees wide by 60.4 degrees high (top=25.6, bottom=-34.8)
Settings:
All default settings
Original image properties:
Camera make: SONY
Camera model: DSC-H7
Image size: 3264x2448 (8.0 megapixels)
Capture time: 2008-10-19 11:35:48 - 2008-10-19 11:51:16
Aperture: f/3.5 - f/8
Exposure time: 0.00025 - 0.008
ISO: 80 - 160
Focal length (35mm equiv.): unknown
White balance: Automatic
Exposure mode: Automatic
Horizontal overlap: 29.6 to 79.6 percent
Vertical overlap: 26.9 to 34.8 percent
Computer stats: 2047.23 MB RAM, 1 CPUs
Total time 3:40:07 (0:55 per picture)
Alignment: 27:08, Projection: 19:26, Blending: 2:53:32

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