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- Taken by
- David Engle
- Explore score
- 3.65 Gigapixels
- Date added
- November 26, 2009
- Date taken
- November 25, 2008
This GigaPan is now in a series of three GigaPans: www.gigapan.org/gigapans/most_popular/?q=salem+church
Every year, the Sunday before Thanksgiving, one of the churches in Braes Interfaith Ministries* host the Community Thanksgiving Service, and this year it was held in the new Sanctuary of Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church.
I attended this very special service and I can only say that it was perfection and I wished that the 90-minute service could have been repeated. It was *most* uplifting.
Last Sunday was the first occasion that I was in the new Nave and realized that it was going to be the focus of my next GigaPan, what you see is the result of how incredible the scene was the day before Thanksgiving: a rare view of sparkling blue sky in Houston and how magnificiant this Church appears to those that drive by it.
Regarding the Community Thanksgiving Service, the following is a quote taken from the internet: Braes Interfaith Ministries is an extension of the ministries of our neighborhood congregations (Southwest Ministerial Association), helping us to do together what we could not do well alone, as we care for hungry and hurting people in this area of Houston," says David Roschke, pastor of Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church (www.salemhouston.org /).
This GigaPan is the first GigaPan I have taken with the robot in some time and I am most pleased with the results. It is a 46 column by 20 row (920 stitched photos) GigaPan taken with a Canon SX110 camera and stitched with the GigaPan Stitcher. Additional details can be found in Stitcher Notes with information concerning the GigaPan Stitcher run.
Note: This absolutely glorious panorama can be seen in Google Earth as a curved panorama on a curved surface by clicking the link, View in Google Earth (assuming that you have Google Earth installed on your computer).
*Braes Interfaith Ministries is comprised of these member congregations:
Bethany United Methodist Church
Braeswood Assembly of God
Congregation Beth Israel
Corpus Christi Catholic Church
St. George's/St Patrick's Episcopal Church
St. John's Presbyterian Church
St. Philip's United Methodist Church
Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church
Southwest Central Church of Christ
Westbury Baptist Church
Westbury United Methodist Church
Willow Meadows Baptist Church
GigaPan Stitcher version 0.4.4087 (Macintosh)
Panorama size: 3651 megapixels (106810 x 34185 pixels)
Input images: 920 (46 columns by 20 rows)
Field of view: 200.6 degrees wide by 64.2 degrees high (top=42.7, bottom=-21.5)
All default settings
Original image properties:
Camera make: Canon
Camera model: Canon PowerShot SX110 IS
Image size: 3456x2592 (9.0 megapixels)
Capture time: 2008-11-25 11:30:45 - 2008-11-25 12:44:40
Exposure time: 0.00625
Focal length (35mm equiv.): 357.6 mm
Digital zoom: off
White balance: Automatic
Exposure mode: Manual
Horizontal overlap: 31.5 to 50.6 percent
Vertical overlap: 25.5 to 42.5 percent
Computer stats: 2048 MB RAM, 2 CPUs
Total time 15:24:58 (1:00 per picture)
Alignment: 4:51:30, Projection: 59:44, Blending: 9:33:43