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About This GigapanToggle
- Taken by
- Jay Hirschfeld
- Explore score
- 0.38 Gigapixels
- Date added
- Dec 01, 2009
- Date taken
- Dec 01, 2009
GigapanMagazine.org Volume 3 Issue 5
One of the most difficult panoramas i've made, just because of the location and extreme exposure differences from one corner of the room to the next. A 360-degree, triple-exposure HDR image that took three shooting attempts over the last several months to finally get correct. Tonemapped in Photomatix, Stitched in AutoPano Giga, cropped and corrected in Photoshop.
The abandoned pumping station I found a couple years back near South Mountain Reservation in northeast New Jersey looks like it's been there for about 80 years or so and abandoned for at least the last 20-30 of it. The inside is completely covered in graffiti, and the building itself is completely rotting away. That said, as soon as I stepped inside the first time I wanted to create this photograph, happy I finally did.
After additional research, it seems that the burn marks found on the ceiling are lasting remnants of a fatal fire at the station.
For more information on the pumping station, please check out:
And a video found here (taken around the same time as this photograph, so the interior actually looks remarkably similar, if not identical, to this photo):
An article about this piece as well as the Gigapan technology used to create it can be found here:
UPDATE: A 35" x 90" 360 DPI print of this image was given a merit award at the PhotoSpiva 2010 Photographic Competition in Joplin, MO, which took place March 6 - April 25, 2010. Thanks to the juror, Deborah Klochko, and all the great people at the George Spiva Center for the Arts!