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Crown Fountain in Chicago's Millennium Park by ppyszka

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Taken by
ppyszka ppyszka
Explore score
0.24 Gigapixels
Date added
Mar 05, 2009
Date taken
Mar 05, 2009

The fountain consists of two 50-foot glass block towers at each end of a shallow reflecting pool. The towers project video images from a broad social spectrum of Chicago citizens, a reference to the traditional use of gargoyles in fountains, where faces of mythological beings were sculpted with open mouths to allow water, a symbol of life, to flow out. Plensa adapted this practice by having faces of Chicago citizens projected on LED screens and having water flow through a water outlet in the screen to give the illusion of water spouting from their mouths. The collection of faces, Plensa's tribute to Chicagoans, was taken from a cross-section of 1,000 residents.

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GigaPan Stitcher version 0.4.2733 (Macintosh)
Panorama size: 238 megapixels (24313 x 9826 pixels)
Input images: 60 (10 columns by 6 rows)
Field of view: 223.8 degrees wide by 90.5 degrees high (top=66.6, bottom=-23.9)
All default settings
Original image properties:
Camera make: Panasonic
Camera model: DMC-LX3
Image size: 3776x2520 (9.5 megapixels)
Aperture: f/2.8
Exposure time: 0.0333333
ISO: 200
Focal length (35mm equiv.): 60.0 mm
Digital zoom: off
White balance: Fixed
Exposure mode: Manual
Has subsecond timestamp: no
Horizontal overlap: 43.4 to 67.9 percent
Vertical overlap: 40.3 to 42.3 percent
Computer stats: 4096 MB RAM, 2 CPUs
Total time 1:03:59 (1:03 per picture)
Alignment: 2:15, Projection: 4:43, Blending: 57:00

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