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Heinz Chapel & the Cathedral of Learning by Steve Renich

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Taken by
Steve Renich Steve Renich
Explore score
0.72 Gigapixels
Date added
Jun 19, 2010
Date taken
Oct 25, 2009

GigaPan; Canon SD850 4x optica...


This image was taken while attending a GigaPan Workshop in October 2009 – my first visit to Pittsburgh and to Carnegie Mellon. I was representing The Land Institute – www.landinstitute.org Will open in a new tab or window – and sharing some of my GigaPan work from Kansas and The Land Institute. The architecture of the area was a thrill for me and I enjoyed this view walking between the hotel and the conference. The morning after the conference brought the sky you see here and the time to attempt this photo. The spot for the tripod was chosen nearer the Chapel for it to share the image equally with the much taller Tower.

While Kansas often has skies to match that seen here, much of my GigaPan work there looks to the earth. A site search for ‘stever roots’ will find many of those images. A few are:
Big Bluestem - www.gigapan.org/gigapans/8041/
Annual ~ Perennial - www.gigapan.org/gigapans/22553/
Wheat / Wheatgrass Root Pit - www.gigapan.org/gigapans/6676/
Switchgrass - www.gigapan.org/gigapans/7543/
Compass Plant - www.gigapan.org/gigapans/28286/
I would like to thank the GigaPan Team, Pittsburgh’s FINE Foundation, and Carnegie Mellon for the opportunity to work with the GigaPan technology.

This image will be (was) on display October 11, 2010 to November 21, 2010 in the Photo Forum Gallery at the US Steel Tower as part of the exhibit “New Perspectives of Pittsburgh” - An exhibition of Gigapan Panoramas of Pittsburgh. For more see: gigapanorama.org Will open in a new tab or window/
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Heinz Chapel ~ Cathedral of Learning
Original Image Stitcher version 0.4.4090 at www.gigapan.org/gigapans/35502/ with 4 center columns of sky removed
This with all original columns and stitcher default settings

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Stitcher Notes


GigaPan Stitch version 1.1.0963 (Windows)
Panorama size: 723 megapixels (46508 x 15556 pixels)
Input images: 220 (22 columns by 10 rows)
Field of view: 205.5 degrees wide by 68.7 degrees high (top=37.2, bottom=-31.5)
All default settings
Original image properties:
Camera make: Canon
Camera model: Canon PowerShot SD850 IS
Image size: 3264x2448 (8.0 megapixels)
Capture time: 2009-10-25 08:25:25 - 2009-10-25 08:42:45
Aperture: f/5.5
Exposure time: 0.0015625
ISO: 400
Focal length (35mm equiv.): 140.4 mm
Digital zoom: off
White balance: Fixed
Exposure mode: Automatic
Horizontal overlap: 35.9 to 48.0 percent
Vertical overlap: 39.6 to 41.2 percent
Computer stats: 3062.36 MB RAM, 2 CPUs
Total time 30:35 (8.3 seconds per picture)
Alignment: 6:38, Projection: 4:48, Blending: 19:08
(Preview finished in 14:01)

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