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GP25 River Avon from Clifton Bridge West side by Keith Rodgerson

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Taken by
Keith Rodgerson Keith Rodgerson
Explore score
1.64 Gigapixels
Date added
Jul 13, 2009
Date taken
Jul 12, 2009

Epic 100


This attempt sadly cut off the top of the bridge and the camera obscura so I'll be back when the light is right. A cloud scudded by too, making that dark patch to the right of centre. British weather is so unreliable!!! Clifton Bridge spans the river Avon and connects the City of Bristol to Leigh Woods in Somerset. It was designed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel and completed after his death in 1864. He won a competition to design a bridge here, but because the powers that be didn't believe that such a span could be built, he had to build a brick abutment on the Leigh Woods side to reduce the span. The chains used were second hand having been used on the original Hungerford bridge over the Thames in London. The river here is tidal although the sea (Bristol Channel) is over 5 miles downstream. This is why the water is kept in Bristol Docks by lock gates (the floating harbour) otherwise all craft ended up resting on the mud at low tide. They had to have extra strong hulls hence the phrase "shipshape and Bristol fashion!'See:http://share.gigapan.org/viewGigapan.php?id=27492 for a distant view from Dundry Balloons over the bridge at www.gigapan.org/viewGigapan.php?id=30355
October 23, 2009 14:28 Edit | Delete

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Stitcher Notes


GigaPan Stitcher version 0.4.3865 (Macintosh)
Panorama size: 1640 megapixels (91686 x 17898 pixels)
Input images: 400 (40 columns by 10 rows)
Field of view: 187.8 degrees wide by 36.7 degrees high (top=4.2, bottom=-32.5)
Keep projected images
Original image properties:
Camera make: Canon
Camera model: Canon PowerShot SX1 IS
Image size: 3648x2736 (10.0 megapixels)
Capture time: 2009-07-12 15:41:36 - 2009-07-12 16:06:35
Aperture: f/5
Exposure time: 0.002
ISO: 80
Focal length (35mm equiv.): 274.5 mm
Digital zoom: off
White balance: Fixed
Exposure mode: Manual
Horizontal overlap: 37.3 to 52.3 percent
Vertical overlap: 31.2 to 56.5 percent
Computer stats: 3072 MB RAM, 2 CPUs
Total time 5:42:42 (0:51 per picture)
Alignment: 36:01, Projection: 43:16, Blending: 4:23:24

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