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Rice University: Heather & the Construction Crew by David Engle

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Taken by
David Engle David Engle
Explore score
0.41 Gigapixels
Date added
Nov 06, 2008
Date taken
Nov 06, 2008

Leica D-Lux 3


Tudor Fieldhouse, the home of Autry Court is shown in this panorama. As I was taking it, Heather, a Rice Grad Student, walked by and was a good sport about participating in the pano and at the same time, a Construction Crew returned to their truck and became willing participants too.

As always, viewing in Google Earth via the link, adds a lot of visual excitement.

It was a cloudy day and rain was coming in from the west, but all-in-all, a good view of the Tudor Field House prior to opening for visitors during Homecoming Weekend.

Gigapan Comments (5)

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  1. David Engle

    David Engle (November 17, 2008, 01:38PM )

    This afternoon, as I again went over to Rice and as I drove by Tudor, "The Expert" was still there and finishing up details and wanted to express to everyone how happy the entire construction crew is to have been a part of an exciting panorama. I then replied, "That all the panoramas on Gigapan.org are exciting, not just mine..."

  2. David Engle

    David Engle (November 08, 2008, 10:32AM )

    Thanks for the question... up until a few years ago, Rice was the smallest University participating in the top level of college sports and its undergrad population was about 3000 or so. Now, the number of students has risen slightly. It has been said that *all* the students that have graduated from Rice could not fill Rice Football Stadium. To gain admittance to Rice is a real accomplishment and to exit gracefully is an incredible achievement. Rice is blessed with a very large endowment and its accomplishments is science and arts are many. The leadership of the University has set in motion, additional plans to raise the quality level of sports and attract the better athlete. Some of the sports are pretty spectacular even now. For instance, Rice Owls Baseball Team has won Conference numerous times, has gone to the College Wold Series in Omaha, Nebraska a number of times and and has won the College World Series once since Coach Wayne Graham has been the head coach ; so, it was decided that even as small as Rice is, that they attract the better athlete, him or her, and let them compete in a superior environment ... thus Tudor Fieldhouse is only an example of what the future hols for Rice athletics. Hope this answers your question :)

  3. David Engle

    David Engle (November 08, 2008, 10:10AM )

    Again, I went to Rice today in order to complete a panorama I have been there twice for: the first time, the weather did not cooperate and the second time, a science Fair had taken over the view: www.gigapan.org/viewGigapan.php?id= 11021As I drove by Tudor Fieldhouse, it looked fantastic and I was happy that he had been finished in time for Homecoming. Because of Hurricane Ike, there was lots of concern that it may not have been finished in time for the start of the season, but now everything is cool because of many people's effort including those pictured in the above pano. What is really cool, is this video taken last night at the VIP function: blogs.chron.com/owls/2008/11/video _tudor_fieldhouse.html Will open in
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  4. The Gigapanographer Currently Known as "Kilgore661"

    The Gigapanographer Currently Known as "Kilgore661" (November 08, 2008, 10:03AM )

    I thought Rice was a small University in Texas, so how do they rate such a nice facility?

  5. David Engle

    David Engle (November 07, 2008, 08:10PM )

    As I drove into the campus today, I went by Tudor and saw some of the workers that you see in the pano and spoke briefly with them. And as this was the first day of Homecomming, someone had set a stage up on the east side of Baker Institute and lots and lots of students were there enjoying a free meal and loud music. I was too late to take another pano because as I walked up ready to do something, the music ended and the students returned to class. Saturday, I trust, will be more successful for my Gigapan plans.

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Stitcher Notes


GigaPan Stitcher version 0.4.3509 (Macintosh)
Panorama size: 407 megapixels (35148 x 11585 pixels)
Input images: 128 (16 columns by 8 rows)
Field of view: 161.7 degrees wide by 53.3 degrees high (top=35.6, bottom=-17.7)
All default settings
Original image properties:
Camera make: LEICA
Camera model: D-LUX 3
Image size: 4224x2376 (10.0 megapixels)
Capture time: 2008-11-06 13:11:42 - 2008-11-06 13:33:26
Aperture: f/8
Exposure time: 0.008
ISO: 100
Focal length (35mm equiv.): 112.0 mm
Digital zoom: off
White balance: Automatic
Exposure mode: Automatic
Horizontal overlap: 50.2 to 58.6 percent
Vertical overlap: 42.6 to 46.2 percent
Computer stats: 2048 MB RAM, 2 CPUs
Total time 2:59:22 (1:24 per picture)
Alignment: 4:46, Projection: 10:29, Blending: 2:44:06

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