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Rice University: Audrey Moody Ley Plaza by David Engle

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Taken by
David Engle David Engle
Explore score
1.01 Gigapixels
Date added
Mar 03, 2009
Date taken
Mar 02, 2009

Leica D-Lux 3


To the left and across the street is Alice Pratt Brown Hall, the home of Shepherd School of Music.

In the Rice sports complex surounding this plaza is, from left to right, Fox Gym, Reckling Park, the home of Cameron Field and the Rice Owls Baseball team and Jake Hess Tennis Stadium.

Gigapan Comments (3)

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  1. Richard Palmer

    Richard Palmer (March 04, 2009, 06:07PM )

    See my snapshot above. gigapan.org/viewGigapan.php?id=1829 4&snapshot_id=54543 and en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Washingtonia  Will open in a new tab or window Richard

  2. David Engle

    David Engle (March 04, 2009, 01:48PM )

    To appreciate what we see here, please compare with what you see in Miss Monica's GigaPan: www.gigapan.org/viewGigapan.php?id= 11484.The view is not so spectacular as when seen in gigapan.org because in both panoramas, the camera lens is very close to the palm tree and the top branches look distorted, but in fact, they are not... the view in Google Earth places the curved panorama into a curved space, both vertical and horizontal and the result becomes something normal to the human eye. When I compare the two varieties of palm trees, I see that there may be a difference other than age, but I would defer this answer to your question to someone more knowledgeable than I, Dr. Richard Palmer: www.gigapan.org/viewProfile.php?use rid=319.

  3. The Gigapanographer Currently Known as "Kilgore661"

    The Gigapanographer Currently Known as "Kilgore661" (March 03, 2009, 10:56PM )

    Welcome to the one gigapixel club and congratulations! I like this pano because to Texans I imagine this is an ordinary everyday scene featuring ordinary people doing ordinary things, but to someone who has never been anywhere near Texas it is a very unfamiliar landscape. The trees in particular are extraordinary to me - they look like something from an alien planet. In particular, given the size of the tree I wonder how it survives given the relatively tiny amount of leaves?

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Stitcher Notes


GigaPan Stitcher version 0.4.3865 (Macintosh)
Panorama size: 1011 megapixels (50437 x 20057 pixels)
Input images: 299 (23 columns by 13 rows)
Field of view: 233.5 degrees wide by 92.9 degrees high (top=67.3, bottom=-25.5)
All default settings
Original image properties:
Camera make: LEICA
Camera model: D-LUX 3
Image size: 4224x2376 (10.0 megapixels)
Capture time: 2009-03-02 14:08:04 - 2009-03-02 14:33:06
Aperture: f/8
Exposure time: 0.00625
ISO: 100
Focal length (35mm equiv.): 112.0 mm
Digital zoom: off
White balance: Automatic
Exposure mode: Automatic
Horizontal overlap: 49.6 to 77.3 percent
Vertical overlap: 36.5 to 39.0 percent
Computer stats: 2048 MB RAM, 2 CPUs
Total time 10:13:33 (2:03 per picture)
Alignment: 12:03, Projection: 29:53, Blending: 9:31:36

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