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View of Cincinnati from Newport, Kentucky by Steve Beckelhimer

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Taken by
Steve Beckelhimer Steve Beckelhimer
Explore score
3.61 Gigapixels
Date added
Dec 14, 2012
Date taken
Dec 14, 2012

Canon SX-20 IS

GigaPan Epic 100


The Queen City, Cincinnati, was settled in the late 1700s on the Ohio River across from the confluence with the Licking River following the adoption of the Northwest Ordinance in 1787. The name Cincinnati is said to be homage to George Washington who was called a Latter day Cincinnatus. One of the city’s nicknames, The Queen City was immortalized by the poem, Catawba Wine, by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow in which he refers to Cincinnati as the “Queen of the West”. Another name for the city, Porkopolis, came about from the city’s lead in the production in pork products in the early 1800s.

The city has always had a decidedly German influence but the flood of German immigrants in the late 1800s changed the nature of the city. The German immigrants brought their architecture, city design, culture and brewing heritage to the city. Breweries in the city were a major part of the economy until prohibition shut down operations. In addition, anti-German sentiment during the two World Wars resulted in many German named streets in the Over-The-Rhine (OTR) region of Cincinnati being renamed.

Today, Cincinnati is home to more Fortune 500 companies than any city of its size. Businesses like Proctor and Gamble, Kroger, Great American Insurance, Scripps and Fifth Third Bank. The two major universities, University of Cincinnati and Xavier give an academic culture to the city.

Cincinnati is home to an outstanding zoo and some excellent museums like the Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal, the Cincinnati Museum of Art and the Krohn Conservatory. Professional sports teams, the NFL’s Cincinnati Bengals and the Cincinnati Reds in baseball’s National League bring sports fans to Paul Brown Stadium and Great American Ballpark.

Foods that characterize Cincinnati include metts which are characteristic local sausages, Cincinnati Chili which is a spicy meat sauce and sharp cheddar cheese over pasta and Goetta. Goetta is a mixture of ground pork and coarsely ground grain fillers that was developed by poor German immigrants to stretch precious meat.

Gigapan Comments (3)

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  1. Steve Beckelhimer

    Steve Beckelhimer (December 18, 2012, 09:54AM )

    Thanks Josh. I am pleased with this shot. I have passed by this park several times that thought that it would be a good place to shoot across the river to Cincinnati. I made a lot of snapshots that zoom in to many of the landmark buildings in the city.

  2. Josh Ratliff

    Josh Ratliff (December 18, 2012, 09:49AM )

    Wow! Amazing photo, Steve!

  3. Steve Beckelhimer

    Steve Beckelhimer (December 15, 2012, 10:49AM )

    This image was taken from General James Taylor Park in Newport, Kentucky near the confluence of the Licking and Ohio Rivers.

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Stitcher Notes


GigaPan Stitch version 1.0.0805 (Windows)
Panorama size: 3607 megapixels (124112 x 29064 pixels)
Input images: 780 (52 columns by 15 rows)
Field of view: 131.1 degrees wide by 30.7 degrees high (top=19.6, bottom=-11.1)
All default settings
Original image properties:
Camera make: Canon
Camera model: Canon PowerShot SX20 IS
Image size: 4000x3000 (12.0 megapixels)
Capture time: 2012-12-14 13:37:19 - 2012-12-14 14:10:05
Aperture: f/5.7
Exposure time: 0.0025
ISO: 80
Focal length (35mm equiv.): 558.5 mm
Digital zoom: off
White balance: Fixed
Exposure mode: Manual
Horizontal overlap: 21.5 to 63.2 percent
Vertical overlap: 28.3 to 71.0 percent
Computer stats: 8183.12 MB RAM, 8 CPUs
Total time 1:51:26 (8.6 seconds per picture)
Alignment: 1:25:05, Projection: 5:52, Blending: 20:30
(Preview finished in 1:37:43)

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