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About This GigaPanToggle
- Taken by
- Rich Gibson
- Explore score
- 0.61 Gigapixels
- Date added
- January 26, 2010
- Date taken
- January 16, 2010
The back patio, home of countless gasifier experiments, and plants growing in biochar, and home to bbq's, and where Kimric taught my son spencer about flame rockets.
They involve a propane torch and a foot of conduit over the gas outlet. You slip a 2 liter soda bottle over it, depress the gas for 10 seconds - without a spark - and then spark.
The bottle demonstrates the process of thermal expansion, plus it makes noise and is lots of fun.
Jim joked that Spencer owed him a bottle of propane, and as i recall, when he saw one, either at the store or in my shop, he made me bring it to Jim.
It was a glorious time. Playing with fire and children.
The red shipping container on the right was also the site of my GigaPan Death Leap!
In june 2008, a few months before I started officially working on the GigaPan project I took a gigapan from atop that container of the Gasification workship in progress. When i tried for a second picture the gigapan lurched somehow, and slipped off of the shipping container and landed camera end first.
There was mechanical carnage and destruction. Documented in this flickr set
Here is the last GigaPan I took before the death leap:
GigaPan Stitcher version 1.0.0561 (Macintosh)
Panorama size: 606 megapixels (49000 x 12384 pixels)
Input images: 114 (19 columns by 6 rows)
Field of view: 360.0 degrees wide by 91.0 degrees high (top=30.0, bottom=-60.9)
All default settings
Original image properties:
Camera make: Canon
Camera model: Canon PowerShot G9
Image size: 4000x3000 (12.0 megapixels)
Capture time: 2010-01-16 17:58:08 - 2010-01-16 18:06:22
Exposure time: 0.0666667
Focal length (35mm equiv.): 69.1 mm
Digital zoom: off
White balance: Fixed
Exposure mode: Manual
Horizontal overlap: 33.2 to 63.2 percent
Vertical overlap: 34.0 to 37.6 percent
Computer stats: 1792 MB RAM, 2 CPUs
Total time 20:43 (11 seconds per picture)
Alignment: 4:18, Projection: 1:43, Blending: 14:42
(Preview finished in 10:41)