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The Sphere in Battery Park, New York by Thomas Hayden

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Taken by
Thomas Hayden Thomas Hayden
Explore score
0.20 Gigapixels
Date added
Aug 27, 2010
Date taken
Aug 21, 2010

From Wikipedia: Five months after being damaged but not destroyed in the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, Fritz Koenig's The Sphere, which once stood at the center of the plaza of the World Trade Center a few blocks away, was reinstalled in a temporary location along Eisenhower Mall in the northern section of the park. There, along with an eternal flame, it serves to memorialize the victims of 9/11. Following the completion of the National September 11 Memorial, The Sphere will be returned to its original location.

Much more than Ground Zero, this poignantly redesigned sculpture moved me with memories of that September day.

Visitors curious about the GigaPan apparatus asked me many questions about the device as happens in most busy public locations. With the security concerns in New York City, I felt it important to stay near the camera to answer these questions while the taking the shot. Like most amatuer photographers I show the GigaPan to, they planned on buying one as their next photography toy. I should probably figure out some way to receive a commission on the many sales I send GigaPan's way.

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GigaPan Stitch version 1.0.0805 (Windows)
Panorama size: 197 megapixels (22064 x 8948 pixels)
Input images: 105 (15 columns by 7 rows)
Field of view: 360.0 degrees wide by 146.0 degrees high (top=79.2, bottom=-66.8)
All default settings
Original image properties:
Camera make: Canon
Camera model: Canon PowerShot S5 IS
Image size: 3264x1832 (6.0 megapixels)
Capture time: 2010-08-21 23:16:42 - 2010-08-21 23:25:26
Aperture: f/2.7
Exposure time: 0.004
ISO: 80
Focal length (35mm equiv.): 36.3 mm
Digital zoom: off
White balance: Fixed
Exposure mode: Manual
Horizontal overlap: 49.5 to 80.8 percent
Vertical overlap: 31.3 to 37.2 percent
Computer stats: 3002.45 MB RAM, 2 CPUs
Total time 41:08 (24 seconds per picture)
Alignment: 3:42, Projection: 5:46, Blending: 31:40
(Preview finished in 20:14)

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