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San Antonio, Texas: Miss Monica and the Marion Koogler McNay Art Museum by David Engle

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Taken by
David Engle David Engle
Explore score
1.12 Gigapixels
Date added
Oct 27, 2008
Date taken
Oct 25, 2008

Leica D-Lux 3


May I introduce Monica, a local artist with quite a personality.

I have been wanting to take this panorama for some time and finally had time to spend Saturday in San Antonio... little did I know that I would meet a very vibrant lady such as Miss Monica.

As usual, this was taken with my Leica D-Lux 3 and as always, check out this gigapan in Google Earth via the GE link on the pano page.

Fast forward a few years to 2012, and now I have some more panoramas taken at the McNay using an iPhone and these can be seen here: www.panoramio.com/user/6945640 Will open in a new tab or window my collection of photos and panoramas on panoramio is a work in process and will see many additions as time marches steadily on.

Gigapan Comments (7)

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  1. David Engle

    David Engle (December 22, 2008, 06:04PM )

    A new sculpture has been seen, which was missed by others when they looked at this GigaPan: www.gigapan.org/viewGigapan.php?id= 11484&snapshot_id=39155If anyone from San Antonio who might be reading this, we need some help identifying what this may be. Monica, where are you when we need you? Help!

  2. David Engle

    David Engle (October 30, 2008, 02:40PM )

    Monica, you are most welcome. As you can tell by the nice comments, the increased view count and the high explore score, your participation in this Gigapan makes the 400 mile r/t drive very memorable to me. I hope that fame and fortune come your way because of your gentle kindness.

  3. The Gigapanographer Currently Known as "Kilgore661"

    The Gigapanographer Currently Known as "Kilgore661" (October 30, 2008, 06:40AM )

    Fantastic to see more people - and an artist at that - becoming more involved with gigapanography. Good work David and kudos to Monica.

  4. monica gomez

    monica gomez (October 29, 2008, 11:04PM )

    WOW! Thank You David very much for that fine introduction and your kind words. I must say this is an awesome photo process that I was until now oblivious too. I really appreciate your kind words and would like to say that it has been a fine way to commemorate for me, becoming a grandmother for the very first time. I thought I might burst or fall over from all the discipline required of me to hold still for longer than five minutes but from the finished product, it was worth every moment. Bravo for a job well done with probably your most untrained model that you could have stumbled upon!

  5. David Engle

    David Engle (October 28, 2008, 10:16AM )

    It seems as if I have a large following of people that like my panoramas and maybe that is the reason, but I am not sure. The question you raise should be addressed in the forum instead of this comment page so that all may see this discussion. Note: I have received high scores with no people in the panorama, so, it is not a question of beauty or lack thereof. Thanks, David

  6. David Engle

    David Engle (October 27, 2008, 06:03AM )

    The building is the Marion Koogler McNay Mansion. The main photo on museum website does not show this and I am most surprised by its absence. One of the most beautiful views on the entire property is the inner courtyard and if you Google-search, you may find a courtyard photo. Once inside the door, officially, there is no photography allowed and they freak out when they see a tripod. When I set the pano up, I took the meter reading on the fountain to the left as to show it and the two statues on the terrace. When the leaves fall, the view from this terrace looking to the southwest is fascinating. A number of areas are blown away by the morning sun, but thats the way it was.... lots and lots of highlights, but for the most part, all the greenery is looking good. Note: I have taken another true gigapixel image: www.gigapan.org/viewGigapan.php?id= 9653

  7. The Gigapanographer Currently Known as "Kilgore661"

    The Gigapanographer Currently Known as "Kilgore661" (October 27, 2008, 04:59AM )

    Congratulations on your first (I think?) true gigapixel image. What is the building we can see?

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Stitcher Notes


GigaPan Stitcher version 0.4.3509 (Macintosh)
Panorama size: 1119 megapixels (48528 x 23070 pixels)
Input images: 330 (22 columns by 15 rows)
Field of view: 224.0 degrees wide by 106.5 degrees high (top=85.6, bottom=-20.9)
All default settings
Original image properties:
Camera make: LEICA
Camera model: D-LUX 3
Image size: 4224x2376 (10.0 megapixels)
Capture time: 2008-10-25 09:46:05 - 2008-10-25 10:17:08
Aperture: f/8
Exposure time: 0.0166667
ISO: 100
Focal length (35mm equiv.): 112.0 mm
Digital zoom: off
White balance: Automatic
Exposure mode: Automatic
Horizontal overlap: 50.2 to 93.7 percent
Vertical overlap: 34.1 to 39.9 percent
Computer stats: 2048 MB RAM, 2 CPUs
Total time 13:59:43 (2:32 per picture)
Alignment: 21:11, Projection: 32:06, Blending: 13:06:25

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