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Gigapan Comments (8)

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  1. Willem Viljoen

    Willem Viljoen (April 05, 2012, 12:33PM )

    It's a great shot Joel.

  2. Joel  Baldwin

    Joel Baldwin (March 24, 2010, 01:14AM )

    20x zoom, 562mm equiv. No tripod head, just the Gigapan sitting on a cheap tripod. The grid was caused by a speck of dust on the lens I didn't notice till too late.

  3. Loren Peterson

    Loren Peterson (March 23, 2010, 08:14PM )

    This is a great image! Very well done. Did you take the shots at 20x zoom? Which tripod head did you use? What caused the small circles that appear in a grid visible on the blue sky?

  4. Joel  Baldwin

    Joel Baldwin (January 27, 2010, 10:04AM )

    3DOF: You seem to be talking about Google Earth settings which I don't have loaded and likely never will. The geo-location settings are all default except for FOV which I had to change from 0 in order to be able to save. Where would I find out more about these settings, their meanings, and the impact they have on Google Earth viewers?

  5. Joel  Baldwin

    Joel Baldwin (January 27, 2010, 10:01AM )

    CASTILLONIS: Shot in jpeg, SX10is doesn't support RAW, and the shot would have been unmanageable in RAW due to file sizes and card capacity. Stitched in the latest version of the Gigapan stitcher, it would have taken 3-5 days to stitch. When you have gigapans this large EVERY step takes a LONG time, photo, stitch, edit, upload. On second look the color balance does seem a bit cool.

  6. Bob Holmberg

    Bob Holmberg (January 26, 2010, 07:18PM )

    You might want to play with the geolocation. Each person has their preferences. If you're interested, can I suggest you try-out making the Image Distance larger, 100 or meters, or more. It was tough to fly around the image sphere while looking at it, because it is hugging the cliff so tightly. Also try making the image floor more negative to put the pano's horizon at the equator of the projected sphere. That will help unwarp the view of Half Dome.

  7. Stoney Vintson

    Stoney Vintson (January 26, 2010, 12:21PM )

    Great shot, many people do not understand how difficult it is to maintain image quality with larger panoramas. I have been planning shooting a very large pano and visited this area recently. Though the weather did not cooperate ; ) Did you shoot RAW orj JPEG? How did you stitch this monster ; ) There might be a slight blue cast. You can use the sunshine icon in Google earth to observe how the lighting changes as time passes. There is a slider that you can use to change the time of day and the date. You can get the sunrise, solar noon, sunset, moonrise, moonset information for larger cities at time and date. This site will also give you some weather information including the predicted wind. Though weather undergound will give you the best weather and for more locations. Use a zip code to quickly get data for the area you want.

  8. Pietro Scuoteguazza

    Pietro Scuoteguazza (January 25, 2010, 07:29AM )

    Que maravila de lugar, y que maravilla de foto!!!!!!! Felicitaciones.