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San Francisco from Corona Heights ( Vignetting off ) by Stoney Vintson

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Stoney Vintson Stoney Vintson
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8.42 Gigapixels
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6950
Date added
Jun 25, 2010
Date taken
Mar 22, 2010
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San Francisco from Corona Heights ( Vignetting off ), No polarizer, End of day at 63 to 64 degrees fairenheight which results in "heat shimmer" for objects that are far away. Objects that are closer are not effected by heat shimmer at these temperatures as the light does not need to travel through as much atmosphere to the camera lens. Canon 5D Mark II, 500mm f4 and a 1.4x teleconverter for an effective focal length of 700mm. It would be better to capture this panorama earlier in the morning when temperatures and wind is lower. You can shoot a reference at the begining of each row or few rows for white balance and exposure, though the angle of the shadows would change. The stitching result is a very good start, but the ability to make manual adjustments numerically would allow me to get quality results without using another tool. If you did not want to add manual numeric adjustments of yaw, pitch, roll, and % contribution, you could output the alignment to panotools and two other stitchers could be used to make manual numeric adjustments, horizon correction ( leveling ), cropping, exposure, etc.


Gigapan Comments (4)

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  1. Tim Zukas

    Tim Zukas (July 23, 2010, 08:42AM )

    Camera position likely within a meter of 37.764962 N 122.439293 W as of 1991.

  2. Stoney Vintson

    Stoney Vintson (July 07, 2010, 11:10PM )

    I usually use the row-down or row-up patterns instead of the column patterns because the settling time is less for yaw movements than pitch movements. I do use column patterns for side views of crowds and music concerts. Yes, I am using a Pro. You would never be able to use a Canon 500mm f4 and a teleconverter on something smaller.

  3. James Turley

    James Turley (July 07, 2010, 03:01PM )

    This is a super shot. I like your idea about shooting a reference at each row (do you mean column)? Are you using the Epic Pro?

  4. Keith Rodgerson

    Keith Rodgerson (June 25, 2010, 02:42PM )

    Great resolution. Please can you geocode? Keith

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GigaPan Stitch version 1.1.0963 (Windows)
Panorama size: 8421 megapixels (254424 x 33100 pixels)
Input images: 803 (73 columns by 11 rows)
Field of view: 14.6 degrees wide by 1.9 degrees high (top=0.1, bottom=-1.8)
Settings:
All default settings
Original image properties:
Camera make: Canon
Camera model: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Image size: 5616x3744 (21.0 megapixels)
Capture time: 2010-03-22 16:42:09 - 2010-03-22 17:32:19
Aperture: f/11
Exposure time: 0.000625
ISO: 400
Focal length (35mm equiv.): 683.2 mm
White balance: Fixed
Exposure mode: Manual
Horizontal overlap: 33.5 to 46.0 percent
Vertical overlap: 19.5 to 99.7 percent
Computer stats: 8191.2 MB RAM, 4 CPUs
Total time 6:15:27 (28 seconds per picture)
Alignment: 4:01:41, Projection: 22:01, Blending: 1:51:45
(Preview finished in 4:48:54)

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