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About This GigaPanToggle
- Taken by
- Ron Schott
- Explore score
- 0.63 Gigapixels
- Date added
- June 29, 2009
- Date taken
- June 03, 2009
This GigaPan was shot as the cold cuts between the slices of bread in a "GigaPan sandwich". The day began sunny and I began to shoot a very large GigaPan from this lovely vantage point in downtown Keeseville, New York. About halfway through shooting this GigaPan sequence clouds rolled in. After about a half hour of shooting and another half hour spent waiting for the sun to return I finally got frustrated and gave up on the sunny image, aborting about midway through the originally planned shot.
Realizing that I had bitten off too much, I decreased the zoom and set up the same shot at lower resolution and optimized for cloudy conditions. This shot was completed (after a few pauses when the sun poked out again) and can be seen above.
By the time I finished the cloudy GigaPan, I saw a stretch of sunny skies headed my way again. I scrambled to set up the shot parameters that I could recall from the original sequence and positioned the camera as close as I could to the place where I previously left off. Once the sun came back out I embarked on completing the second half of the sunny image. Clouds returned before I completed the last three rows of the originally planned image, but by then I had successfully captured most of the interesting detail of the scene. You can see that GigaPan here: www.gigapan.org/viewGigapan.php?id=27063
The moral of this story: shooting GigaPans on a partly cloudy day may cause much consternation and gnashing of teeth, but if one is patient and observant of the weather conditions a decent GigaPan (or two) may still be salvaged.
GigaPan Stitcher version 0.4.4090 (Windows)
Panorama size: 631 megapixels (44037 x 14333 pixels)
Input images: 152 (19 columns by 8 rows)
Field of view: 128.2 degrees wide by 41.7 degrees high (top=21.5, bottom=-20.3)
All default settings
Original image properties:
Camera make: Canon
Camera model: Canon PowerShot SX10 IS
Image size: 3648x2736 (10.0 megapixels)
Capture time: 2009-06-03 09:18:56 - 2009-06-03 09:44:09
Exposure time: 0.002
Focal length (35mm equiv.): 190.4 mm
Digital zoom: off
White balance: Fixed
Exposure mode: Manual
Horizontal overlap: 38.0 to 42.3 percent
Vertical overlap: 37.2 to 47.2 percent
Computer stats: 3069.98 MB RAM, 2 CPUs
Total time 1:42:29 (0:40 per picture)
Alignment: 13:44, Projection: 8:01, Blending: 1:20:43