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San Francisco Aquatic Park by Nathan Wong

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Taken by
Nathan Wong Nathan Wong
Explore score
0.99 Gigapixels
Date added
Sep 10, 2010
Date taken
Sep 09, 2010

Nikon D700 or Canon SD950


San Francisco Aquatic Park taken from Muni Pier.

I used a Nikon D700 with a 400mm f/5.6 lens shot with a Gigapan Epic 100 (yes, the 100 and not the Pro).

I restitched this Gigapan and it can be found here www.gigapan.org/gigapans/60723/

Gigapan Comments (1)

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  1. Nathan Wong

    Nathan Wong (September 10, 2010, 12:38PM )

    I received a couple messages saying that there's horrible jpg artifacts and oversharpening problems. Unless the Gigapan stitch program changes the files to JPG those statements can't be right since the files went from RAW with very minor sharpening ( 3) to TIFF and directly to the Gigapan stitcher. I think what they were looking at was the combination of atmospheric distortion from the heat coming off the buildings and the compression of the atmosphere caused by the long focal length of the lens. It's similar to seeing what appears to be water on the road when it's really hot outside and when you get to the spot you find that it's not there. So, when you pixel peep in the distance and see distorted windows, buildings and cranes, it's not because of some computer compression scheme or a lousy lens, it's because of the forces of nature and optics.

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Stitcher Notes


GigaPan Stitch version 1.0.0805 (Windows)
Panorama size: 994 megapixels (84384 x 11780 pixels)
Input images: 322 (46 columns by 7 rows)
Field of view: 92.7 degrees wide by 12.9 degrees high (top=9.7, bottom=-3.2)
All default settings
Original image properties:
Camera model: NIKON D700
Image size: 4256x2832 (12.1 megapixels)
Capture time: 2010-09-09 16:45:07 - 2010-09-09 17:02:53
Aperture: f/11
Exposure time: 0.001
ISO: 800
Focal length (35mm equiv.): 400.0 mm
Digital zoom: off
White balance: Automatic
Exposure mode: Manual
Horizontal overlap: 47.3 to 68.2 percent
Vertical overlap: 41.9 to 59.0 percent
Computer stats: 8191.05 MB RAM, 4 CPUs
Total time 1:36:34 (18 seconds per picture)
Alignment: 37:17, Projection: 12:20, Blending: 46:57
(Preview finished in 55:03)

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