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Lovett Hall - 10x4 Hand-Held Panorama - 105mm f/2.8 VR Nikkor Lens by David Engle

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Taken by
David Engle David Engle
Explore score
0.31 Gigapixels
Date added
Mar 03, 2013
Date taken
Mar 03, 2013

I really have to compliment the GigaPan Stitcher for this stitch ... amazing considering what was handed to it! When I loaded the 40 photos into the Stitcher, all I saw was mis-match, and was most surprised to see an almost error free stitch.

This GigaPan complements the very first GigaPan I ever took: gigapan.com/gigapans/6655 I had the software, but not a robot; so I took my Nikon D70 and the 70-200mm f/2.8 VR (focal length was 70mm) to take the GigaPan entitled, "Rice University: Rayzor Hall, Willy, Pitman Tower, Fondren Library and Anderson Hall". It too was taken hand-held without a tripod.

To see this building from a different perspective, please visit this YouTube video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kf7iitk8mrw&feature=player_embedded Will open in a new tab or window
As always, I geocode my GigaPans and share them within the Google Earth utility that generates a kml file providing a the visual effect of having a curved panorama on a curved surface. So, if you have Google Earth, then click on "Google Earth" immediately underneath the GigaPan. If you don't have Google Earth, then download it as it is free.

The Lovett Hall project was only a test prior to my upcoming Paris, France trip.

Hope that my stitched Paris panoramas are as good as this ... I will not have access to a robot nor a tripod during my stay.

Gigapan Comments (6)

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  1. David Engle

    David Engle (September 13, 2014, 06:14PM )

    This has to be the best lens I have ever owned, and considering that I always stitch using the GigaPan Stitcher, you will see , if you search for parisengle, that this lens provided some spectacular hand-held Paris panoramas.

  2. The Gigapanographer Currently Known as "Kilgore661"

    The Gigapanographer Currently Known as "Kilgore661" (March 04, 2013, 02:15PM )

    I didn't think there was anything racial about Rice and I am happy to believe you when you say there isn't. But thanks for the explanation - all is now clear.

  3. David Engle

    David Engle (March 04, 2013, 02:06PM )

    It is a little vague ... what the deal is, is that you enter the SallyPort for the first time when you enter as a Freshman, the second time you are allowed to walk through is when you graduate; so that is the reason for the inability to touch so-to-speak. That is the reason the two run around Lovett to make contact. There is nothing racial about Rice ... I assure you.

  4. The Gigapanographer Currently Known as "Kilgore661"

    The Gigapanographer Currently Known as "Kilgore661" (March 04, 2013, 02:01PM )

    Yes and I didn't understand it. It seemed to be saying "If you're black then at Rice you are not allowed to walk down some of our corridors". Obviously that isn't the intent but I don't know what the intent was.

  5. David Engle

    David Engle (March 04, 2013, 01:57PM )

    Did you see the video connected to the first snapshot? Here it is again: www.youtube.com/watch?v=POjOfaG5ZX E Will open in a new tab or window

  6. The Gigapanographer Currently Known as "Kilgore661"

    The Gigapanographer Currently Known as "Kilgore661" (March 04, 2013, 12:34PM )

    Nice - clear and sharp. I agree about Gigapan Stitch

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Stitcher Notes


GigaPan Stitch version 2.0.0500 (Macintosh)
Panorama size: 307 megapixels (29584 x 10380 pixels)
Input images: 40 (10 columns by 4 rows)
Field of view: 48.9 degrees wide by 17.2 degrees high (top=15.5, bottom=-1.7)
Vignette correction on: c1=-0.00149 c2=-0.000154
All default settings
Original image properties:
Camera model: NIKON D7000
Image size: 4928x3264 (16.1 megapixels)
Capture time: 2013-03-03 15:36:45 - 2013-03-03 15:39:24
Aperture: f/18
Exposure time: 0.008
ISO: 160
Focal length (35mm equiv.): 157.0 mm
Digital zoom: off
White balance: Automatic
Exposure mode: Manual
Horizontal overlap: 24.3 to 70.8 percent
Vertical overlap: 25.3 to 69.2 percent
Computer stats: 4096 MB RAM, 2 CPUs
Total time 5:14 (7.9 seconds per picture)
Alignment: 28 seconds, Projection: 40 seconds, Blending: 4:07
(Preview finished in 1:36)

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