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Thangka #2 by Ken Tamminga

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Ken Tamminga Ken Tamminga
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Size
0.29 Gigapixels
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2466
Date added
Nov 07, 2009
Date taken
Nov 07, 2009
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Here is an improved version, this time shot using dual tungsten reflector lights in a studio. Details are crisper and the color much improved -- no washout and very close to the original.

distance camera to subject: 178cm
distance lights to subject @ 45 deg: 200cm

This is a gigapan study of a small thangka -- a canvas scroll painting that I purchased during a 2007 visit to Kathmandu, Nepal. Thangkas are created by anonymous (in this case, Tibetan) Buddhist monk-artists as both a record of, and guide for, contemplative experience. This 40x40 cm piece is a mandala, the "floorplan of the universe." At the center is the Endless Knot, an important tantric symbol.


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GigaPan Stitcher version 0.4.3865 (Macintosh)
Panorama size: 289 megapixels (17825 x 16264 pixels)
Input images: 63 (7 columns by 9 rows)
Field of view: 1.0 degrees wide by 0.9 degrees high (top=0.9, bottom=-0.1)
Settings:
All default settings
Original image properties:
Camera make: Canon
Camera model: Canon PowerShot SX10 IS
Image size: 3648x2736 (10.0 megapixels)
Capture time: 2009-11-07 09:53:08 - 2009-11-07 09:57:52
Aperture: f/7.1
Exposure time: 0.2
ISO: 80
Focal length (35mm equiv.): 565.2 mm
Digital zoom: off
White balance: Fixed
Exposure mode: Manual
Horizontal overlap: 34.8 to 37.0 percent
Vertical overlap: 36.9 to 44.3 percent
Computer stats: 3840 MB RAM, 2 CPUs
Total time 29:18 (0:27 per picture)
Alignment: 2:52, Projection: 3:10, Blending: 23:15

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