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Temple Meads III: Platform 3 Interior by The Gigapanographer Currently Known as "Kilgore661"

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The Gigapanographer Currently Known as "Kilgore661" The Gigapanographer Currently Known as "Kilgore661"
Explore score
1.63 Gigapixels
Date added
Apr 30, 2009
Date taken
Apr 26, 2009

GigaPan Beta + Sony DSC-H7


Bristol Temple Meads is a major train station in the UK. It was designed and built by the remarkable Isambard Kingdom Brunel who also built the nearby Green Park station (www.gigapan.org/viewGigapan.php?id=20541) and the Clifton Suspension Bridge which can be seen from as far away as Bath (www.gigapan.org/viewGigapan.php?id=9802&snapshot_id=27623).
This image looks badly over-exposed to my eye. I think my brain was on autopilot at the time because this shot was supposed to be *under* exposed so you could see metalwork in the roof clearly.

Still, I like the composition and a friend persuaded me to make it public, so here you go.

Images taken with kind permission of FirstGroup.

For other views of the station see www.gigapan.org/viewGigapan.php?id=21997 and www.gigapan.org/viewGigapan.php?id=23503.

Gigapan Comments (3)

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  1. David Engle

    David Engle (May 01, 2009, 01:49PM )

    Well, I am glad that I see what I see because the look on some of the people's faces are priceless. This really is one of your extraordinary GigaPans, but extraordinary is only in the eye of the beholder... only the English who frequently ride the trains and the tourists would appreciate this GigaPan as much as I do and understand all of its symbolism. :)

  2. The Gigapanographer Currently Known as "Kilgore661"

    The Gigapanographer Currently Known as "Kilgore661" (May 01, 2009, 10:36AM )

    It is an odd artifact isn't it? When I first saw it I thought "that's funny - I don't remember there being a mirror on the back of the train". The story is that the train pulled in just as the gigapan had started taking that area of the scene. I paused the unit until the train had stopped, backed it up a bit and resumed shooting, praying that the train wouldn't move off too soon. It didn't but clearly I did quite back up the unit enough.

  3. David Engle

    David Engle (May 01, 2009, 10:11AM )

    Lots of discovery as well as a bit of excitement here Kilgore... a question: In a snapshot to this GigaPan, I have identified the train as the train departing to Plymouth, but what I am so curious about is why the end or front of the train is missing a segment as it were moving? I believe I am correct in saying that the train was moving from right to left and it came to a stop after the first photo on the left of the train was taken. And afterwards as you completed that portion of the GigaPan the train was stationary. Simply the engine was not shown and that the first car on the left is the restaurant car, which is always towards the front of the train... usually the first passenger car, but as I remember, the seat material was not red in firrst class, so it is not the restaurant car. Regardless, its an excellent GigaPan because of capturing the people waiting for the train to stop so that they can board. However, if the platform across the tracks, is platform 5, then all of what I have just said is wrong about going to Plymouth... the train is going to another location. This may well be one of my favorites of all your GigaPans... I have bookmarked it.

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Stitcher Notes


GigaPan Stitcher version 0.4.3864 (Windows)
Panorama size: 1631 megapixels (79270 x 20579 pixels)
Input images: 432 (36 columns by 12 rows)
Field of view: 360.0 degrees wide by 93.5 degrees high (top=63.5, bottom=-29.9)
All default settings
Original image properties:
Camera make: SONY
Camera model: DSC-H7
Image size: 3264x2448 (8.0 megapixels)
Capture time: 2009-04-26 09:56:44 - 2009-04-26 10:43:22
Aperture: f/3.5
Exposure time: 0.0666667
ISO: 100
Focal length (35mm equiv.): unknown
White balance: Fixed
Exposure mode: Auto bracketed
Horizontal overlap: 12.9 to 73.6 percent
Vertical overlap: 21.8 to 95.7 percent
Computer stats: 3327.04 MB RAM, 4 CPUs
Total time 5:52:29 (0:48 per picture)
Alignment: 35:07, Projection: 24:15, Blending: 4:53:06

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