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- Taken by
- David Engle
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- 0.14 Gigapixels
- Date added
- Aug 15, 2009
- Date taken
- Aug 15, 2009
There are eight statues in the Carruth Plaza and all of them are unique and extraordinary.
This, adapted from the 2007 Houston Livestock and Rodeo Media Guide regarding Carruth Plaza: Amid native Texas landscaping and decomposed granite pathways, a collection of large-scale bronzes from the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo™ call Carruth Plaza at Reliant Park home. Located in a prime location between Reliant Astrodome and Reliant Stadium, just south of Reliant Center, the Plaza was made possible due to a grant from The Wortham Foundation, Inc. Named after Allen H. “Buddy” Carruth, who served as president of both The Wortham Foundation and the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, Carruth Plaza serves as a tribute to the renowned Houston philanthropist who dedicated many hours to serving the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo and the people of Harris County. In addition to naming the Plaza in his honor, a special Carruth Circle features an obelisk topped by a Smithsonian Armillary Sphere. In their space, the sculptures are surrounded by a tranquil setting that includes a flowing stream and “Texas heritage-style” landscaping, with such native Texas plants as cactus, yuccas and live oak trees. With trees and curved limestone walls behind most of the Western art sculptures, areas of seating are placed in close proximity to each work of art for maximum enjoyment.
This, from the 2007 Houston Livestock and Rodeo Media Guide regarding Texas Legacy: Created by Robert Summers, six majestic Texas Longhorns are guided by two vaqueros on horseback in “Texas Legacy.” A gift in 1987, the bronze epitomizes Texas’ Western heritage.
Taken on a very hot weekend in Houston using a Nikon D70 camera and a Nikkor 50mm f/1.8 lens.
This stitched image was created using the GigaPan Stitcher software and additional details can be seen in the Stitcher Notes.
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GigaPan Stitcher version 0.4.4329 (Macintosh)
Panorama size: 141 megapixels (41998 x 3378 pixels)
Input images: 31 (31 columns by 1 rows)
Field of view: 360.0 degrees wide by 29.0 degrees high (top=15.5, bottom=-13.5)
All default settings
Original image properties:
Camera make: NIKON CORPORATION
Camera model: NIKON D70
Image size: 1998x3024 (6.0 megapixels)
Capture time: 2009-08-15 13:17:53 - 2009-08-15 13:19:22
Exposure time: 0.0125
Focal length (35mm equiv.): unknown
White balance: unknown
Exposure mode: unknown
Horizontal overlap: 4.4 to 81.7 percent
Computer stats: 2048 MB RAM, 2 CPUs
Total time 11:42 (0:22 per picture)
Alignment: 2:27, Projection: 1:42, Blending: 7:32