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View From Above: From the Tallest Tower in Texas by David Engle

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Taken by
David Engle David Engle
Explore score
0.77 Gigapixels
Date added
Oct 21, 2009
Date taken
Oct 16, 2008

Kilgore661 has always been an inspiration for me and one of his most incredible GigaPans, View From Above (www.gigapan.org/gigapans/7536/), has always been at the top of my list for exceptional panoramas. I have been to Bath Abbey *numerous* times, but never got to the top as he was able to accomplish. However, I have been to the Top of Texas (www.gigapan.org/gigapans/34909/). Based on Kilgore661's panorama and my panorama, I am sure that there are many others from all over the world, that can be sub-titled, View From Above; however, I feel that Kilgore661 has nailed the title of View From Above already, and although my selection is a View From above, it is not *THE* View From Above.

It is my request that those that want to participate submit their unique view from above (as an example(s), a panorama from the highest place in your City or State or Country).

The primary snapshot is the view from the edge of the roof of JPMorgan Chase Tower looking down at the Hilton Hotrel from where I took this panorama: www.gigapan.org/gigapans/30986/
As can readily be seen, this is a small GigaPan... it would have been larger had it not been for electronic interference or user error. It was taken with the Canon SX110 attached to a beta robot and stitched using the GigaPan Stitcher. Additional details can be seen when clicking Stitcher Notes. Viewing in Google Earth is a true visualization of the scene.

Gigapan Comments (2)

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  1. David Engle

    David Engle (October 21, 2009, 02:25PM )

    No reason to be flattered... you have only set the standard for all of us by demonstrating a continual effort of providing superior GigaPans.

  2. The Gigapanographer Currently Known as "Kilgore661"

    The Gigapanographer Currently Known as "Kilgore661" (October 21, 2009, 02:21PM )

    I like the idea of designated gigapans from highest points and am flattered that you suggest they have titles of the form "View from Above". People might want to distinguish between highest place as in "tallest city building" as opposed "highest geographical feature".

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Stitcher Notes


GigaPan Stitcher version 0.4.4329 (Macintosh)
Panorama size: 769 megapixels (21400 x 35970 pixels)
Input images: 168 (8 columns by 21 rows)
Field of view: 37.8 degrees wide by 63.5 degrees high (top=7.3, bottom=-56.1)
All default settings
Original image properties:
Camera make: Canon
Camera model: Canon PowerShot SX110 IS
Image size: 3456x2592 (9.0 megapixels)
Capture time: 2008-10-16 10:24:30 - 2008-10-16 10:37:41
Aperture: f/8
Exposure time: 0.008
ISO: 80
Focal length (35mm equiv.): 357.6 mm
Digital zoom: off
White balance: Automatic
Exposure mode: Manual
Horizontal overlap: 29.8 to 65.0 percent
Vertical overlap: 25.5 to 45.1 percent
Computer stats: 2048 MB RAM, 2 CPUs
Total time 3:59:48 (1:25 per picture)
Alignment: 5:56, Projection: 17:21, Blending: 3:36:29

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