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GP8 Bristol from Dundry 4 original by Keith Rodgerson

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Taken by
Keith Rodgerson Keith Rodgerson
Explore score
0.45 Gigapixels
Date added
Jun 20, 2009
Date taken
Jun 19, 2009

Epic 100


Another in the series. I'm still looking for super definition and keen to process this in photoshop to adjust contrast (see GP22 and GP10) and to crop the edges but sadly the stitcher doesn't make this possible (Shortly after this I found out how to do it). see www.gigapan.org/viewGigapan.php?id=26462 )and will delete the less clear versions eventually. See the bridge close up at share.gigapan.org/viewGigapan.php?id=27070 and the view from the top of Wills Tower at www.gigapan.org/viewGigapan.php?id=27250 Balloon fiesta shot of the bridge is at www.gigapan.org/viewGigapan.php?id=30205 and mass balloon launch at www.gigapan.org/viewGigapan.php?id=30355 360degree shot from Wills Tower is at www.gigapan.org/gigapans/33892/

Gigapan Comments (3)

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  1. Richard Palmer

    Richard Palmer (June 20, 2009, 11:19AM )

    2 questions: 1. Auto or manual focus - I've found Canon P&S cameras (I have S5IS) tend to override manual focus when there are both near and far objects, giving precedence to the near. 2. Is the IS turned off? The IS will create noise when the camera is stabilized on a tripod or other mount. I also agree with Texas Photo that an ISO of 200 will add noise to the image - found that out the hard way, too.

  2. Aloysious A Gruntpuddock

    Aloysious A Gruntpuddock (June 20, 2009, 06:33AM )

    Have you tried using Autopano Pro? They have just upgraded it so the price has jumped a bit but it does allow you to sharpen the picture and crop it. A trial version is available for download but it has some limitations :- "Can I test the program before buying it? Yes: we encourage you to download the trial version. It will let you try all features, with the following limitations: Rendered images have a watermark Projects files (.pano) cannot be saved Export to Panotools is limited (only the first image pair will be exported with all control points) These are the only 3 limitations; the rest of the software is fully functional. You can use the trial version as long as you want to evaluate the program."

  3. David Engle

    David Engle (June 20, 2009, 05:06AM )

    Your series is most interesting. I am particulary interested in your GigaPans of the Bath-Bristol area; however, you would do well to always use your lowest ISO of 80 because it looks like to me that there is some noise at 200 in this GigaPan. This GigaPan may have looked slightly better if you had used 80 instead of 200 ISO (richer color), 1/320 sec instead of 1/640 sec (I typically use 1/160 sec or faster depending on shadows and/or clouds). www.gigapan.org/viewGigapan.php?id= 25935Also, you may want to ask Kilgore for help since you and he are not too far from each other. He does some marvelous, actually incredible work using PS. Oh, I like the jagged edge effect.. it adds some character :)

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Stitcher Notes


GigaPan Stitcher version 0.4.3865 (Macintosh)
Panorama size: 452 megapixels (46569 x 9726 pixels)
Input images: 125 (25 columns by 5 rows)
Field of view: 2.7 degrees wide by 0.6 degrees high (top=0.1, bottom=-0.5)
All default settings
Original image properties:
Camera make: Canon
Camera model: Canon PowerShot SX1 IS
Image size: 3648x2736 (10.0 megapixels)
Capture time: 2009-06-19 10:09:48 - 2009-06-19 10:15:12
Aperture: f/8
Exposure time: 0.0015625
ISO: 200
Focal length (35mm equiv.): 565.2 mm
Digital zoom: off
White balance: Fixed
Exposure mode: Manual
Horizontal overlap: 47.1 to 55.3 percent
Vertical overlap: 31.3 to 48.0 percent
Computer stats: 3072 MB RAM, 2 CPUs
Total time 2:46:54 (1:20 per picture)
Alignment: 9:46, Projection: 12:53, Blending: 2:24:14

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