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About This GigaPanToggle
- Taken by
- David Engle
- Explore score
- 3.33 Gigapixels
- Date added
- April 23, 2009
- Date taken
- April 22, 2008
My first *large* GigaPan and is of a beautiful corner across the street from the Texas Medical Center. This 3.3 gigapixel panorama was taken with a Canon SX110 camera.
Wortham Park dates from 1991. A couple of years after the opening, I brought my 4x5 view camera here to take a series of photos, but because of the intense August heat, that series never materialized and the experience told me that in Houston, there are only a few weeks out of the year where it is practical to use a 4x5 for landscape photography. At that time, little did I know or even suspect that GigaPan technology was on the horizon.
Too see how large of an area the Texas Medical Center occupies; in Google Earth, fly to 77030 [zip code] and zoom in. Immediately to the north-west of TMC is Rice University.
While taking this panorama, I met a very nice and very polite security-guard lady and I hope that she sees this panorama of the area she so ably protects.
Note: A view in Google Earth is essential to observe the beauty of this special place of peace and serenity.
There is a Wortham Fountain in Houston, which can be seen here: www.gigapan.org/viewGigapan.php?id=8175
GigaPan Stitcher version 0.4.3865 (Macintosh)
Panorama size: 3329 megapixels (119618 x 27837 pixels)
Input images: 816 (51 columns by 16 rows)
Field of view: 239.8 degrees wide by 55.8 degrees high (top=39.9, bottom=-15.9)
All default settings
Original image properties:
Camera make: Canon
Camera model: Canon PowerShot SX110 IS
Image size: 3456x2592 (9.0 megapixels)
Capture time: 2008-04-22 13:11:58 - 2008-04-22 14:14:02
Exposure time: 0.01
Focal length (35mm equiv.): 357.6 mm
Digital zoom: off
White balance: Fixed
Exposure mode: Manual
Horizontal overlap: 29.9 to 48.4 percent
Vertical overlap: 33.3 to 40.3 percent
Computer stats: 2048 MB RAM, 2 CPUs
Total time 14:09:16 (1:02 per picture)
Alignment: 4:39:07, Projection: 59:58, Blending: 8:30:10