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Downtown Minneapolis, Minnesota by Tom Nelson

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Tom Nelson Tom Nelson
Explore score
71
Size
3.13 Gigapixels
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4731
Date added
Aug 04, 2009
Date taken
Aug 03, 2009
Gear

Canon G10 with Raynox DCR-1540...

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Panorama taken from the observation deck of the Foshay Tower. I had to clamp the GigaPan to a railing above my head, forcing me to level the panorama by eye. I didn't do too badly, considering. At the same spot in every column, the GigaPan would snap and give a lurch, causing me to flinch. I had visions of the whole thing tumbling 30 stories and killing someone. Canon G10 with Raynox DCR-1540 tele adapter, giving an effective 35mm focal length of 219mm.


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  1. Tom Nelson

    Tom Nelson (August 08, 2009, 12:29AM )

    We haven't had many clear days this summer but I was able to take advantage of this one. I expect I'll envy your Houston weather this winter. The G10/Raynox combination is excellent for the GigaPan, especially if you shoot in RAW. Tom

  2. David Engle

    David Engle (August 07, 2009, 05:05PM )

    Great looking GigaPan... I envy you that you are able to take panoramas in August with minimal cloud coverage. Here in Houston, if I see cloudless sky, all I have to do is wait 5 minutes before the clouds instantly appear. Also, after looking at your panoramas, I may consider buying a G11 and the Raynox adapter.

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GigaPan Stitcher version 0.4.3865 (Macintosh)
Panorama size: 3130 megapixels (72426 x 43222 pixels)
Input images: 357 (21 columns by 17 rows)
Field of view: 152.9 degrees wide by 91.3 degrees high (top=45.7, bottom=-45.5)
Settings:
All default settings
Original image properties:
Camera make: Canon
Camera model: Canon PowerShot G10
Image size: 4416x3312 (14.6 megapixels)
Capture time: 2009-08-03 15:02:33 - 2009-08-03 15:29:22
Aperture: f/8
Exposure time: 0.00625
ISO: 80
Focal length (35mm equiv.): 51.6 mm (+ 356 unknown)
Digital zoom: off
White balance: Automatic
Exposure mode: Manual
Horizontal overlap: 14.3 to 45.4 percent
Vertical overlap: 13.6 to 73.1 percent
Computer stats: 8192 MB RAM, 4 CPUs
Total time 7:42:30 (1:17 per picture)
Alignment: 19:55, Projection: 43:40, Blending: 6:38:54

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