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Carnegie Music Hall during FOFS reception by Tom Lauwers

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About This Gigapan

Taken by
Tom Lauwers Tom Lauwers
Explore score
1.16 Gigapixels
Date added
May 22, 2009
Date taken
May 21, 2009

This was the site of the Fine Outreach For Science Gigapan workshop. 25 scientists and science journalists were invited to the workshop to learn how to use Gigapan and see demonstrations of how Gigapan can be used in various research activities. The reception at the end of the first workshop was held in the Carnegie Music Hall Foyer, a beautiful space built in the 1890s. Thanks to the Fine foundation for making this possible!

You can see another Gigapan of this reception here:
Camera settings - I used an SX110 to get this shot. The light level was pretty low, so I had an exposure time 1.6", with focus manually set to about 5 meters out. I lowered my F-stop to 5.0 from my typical 8.0, giving up a little depth of field for a shorter exposure time. ISO was 80, though I probably could have gone to 100 or 200 to shorten exposure time even more. I used a 2 second timer on the camera so that the image was taken only 2 seconds after the button pusher pushed the shutter button; with this exposure I needed to set the time per pic on the Gigapan to about 10 seconds/shot (so the total image took 20 minutes). The static parts of the image came out very crisp, so I'm very happy with this. Naturally, most people don't stay still for 1.6 seconds, so people are in varying stages of blurriness depending on how much they moved.

Gigapan Comments (2)

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  1. Tom Lauwers

    Tom Lauwers (May 24, 2009, 11:35AM )

    I didn't alter the gigapan button push settings - so it held the button down for 0.8 seconds before releasing.

  2. Tom Nelson

    Tom Nelson (May 24, 2009, 04:45AM )

    Thanks for the complete description of technique. I have yet to take my first low-light GigaPan. Did you use the Short Button Push setting?

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Stitcher Notes


GigaPan Stitcher version 0.4.3510 (Windows)
Panorama size: 1159 megapixels (47970 x 24169 pixels)
Input images: 204 (17 columns by 12 rows)
Field of view: 168.6 degrees wide by 84.9 degrees high (top=27.5, bottom=-57.4)
All default settings
Original image properties:
Camera make: Canon
Camera model: Canon PowerShot SX110 IS
Image size: 3456x2592 (9.0 megapixels)
Capture time: 2009-05-21 07:35:48 - 2009-05-21 08:15:12
Aperture: f/5
Exposure time: 1.6
ISO: 80
Focal length (35mm equiv.): 167.5 mm
Digital zoom: off
White balance: Fixed
Exposure mode: Manual
Horizontal overlap: 21.4 to 53.6 percent
Vertical overlap: 22.5 to 33.4 percent
Computer stats: 1791.23 MB RAM, 2 CPUs
Total time 15:25:32 (4:32 per picture)
Alignment: 38:10, Projection: 2:34:43, Blending: 12:12:37

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