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God Moves in Wondrous Ways: Broadway Church in Galveston Texas Recovers and Rebuilds From Hurricane Ike - a 360-Degree Panorama by David Engle

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Taken by
David Engle David Engle
Explore score
0.11 Gigapixels
Date added
Sep 12, 2010
Date taken
Sep 12, 2010

Nikon D7100


Note: The left-hand side of this panorama shows a church building and a congregation of people that have returned from the destruction caused by Hurricane Ike; the right-hand side view, when compared to gigapan.org/gigapans/31296/ shows that the oak trees that died because of tree-root salt-water saturation have now been removed.

We have seen this congregation of people before in a GigaPan: www.gigapan.org/gigapans/33404/ and we have seen the exterior of their building before (soon after Hurricane Ike destroyed the roof and interior): gigapan.org/gigapans/31296/. Now they finally are able to return and today was the third Sunday service and it was spectacular to be there.

The song service was lead by Collin ... check out his snapshot ... www.gigapan.org/gigapans/58999/snapshots/164977/ ... he has a three-week old daughter and today,he sang with great gusto :)

As always, I am uplifted by Allen's thought-provoking sermons (today's topic was Grace, Faith and Works) and again was touched by the church's overwhelming friendliness and acceptance of me, a visitor, into their meeting place and would return more often if it were not for the long distance that separates Galveston from Houston.

Note: This panorama can be seen in Google Earth as a beautiful 360-degree curved panorama on a curved surface by clicking the link, View in Google Earth.

This hand-held panorama was taken with a Nikon D-70 using a Nikkor 28-80 f/3.3-5.6 G lens and was stitched using the GigaPan Stitcher software. Additional information can be seen in Stitcher Notes.

Gigapan Comments (2)

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  1. David Engle

    David Engle (September 12, 2010, 07:58PM )

    Thanks ... there was not much patience here on this Sunday. In the first snapshot, you can see a young lady who is trying to handle looking into the sun and there are people standing in the shade (the dude holding his baby) because on the intense heat, and for the rest of us; well, anyone wearing a suit was covered with sweat. I took the Gigapan in about two minutes, which for most, was about a minute and a half too much. However, it stitched as a 360, which is amazing to me. Did you notice the absence of trees as what we can see in www.gigapan.org/gigapans/31296/ ? (numerous trees in this panorama have now been vaporized). The tall palm trees survived, but the oak trees didn't

  2. The Gigapanographer Currently Known as "Kilgore661"

    The Gigapanographer Currently Known as "Kilgore661" (September 12, 2010, 07:38PM )

    Wow this is a nice picture David. I envy you for your access to a group of people who are willing to be patient enough to pose for a gigapan :-)

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Stitcher Notes


GigaPan Stitch version 1.0.0804 (Macintosh)
Panorama size: 114 megapixels (37080 x 3080 pixels)
Input images: 28 (28 columns by 1 rows)
Field of view: 360.0 degrees wide by 29.9 degrees high (top=15.2, bottom=-14.7)
All default settings
Original image properties:
Camera model: NIKON D70
Image size: 2000x3008 (6.0 megapixels)
Capture time: 2010-09-12 11:28:50 - 2010-09-12 11:29:42
Aperture: f/14
Exposure time: 0.005
ISO: unknown
Focal length (35mm equiv.): unknown
White balance: unknown
Exposure mode: unknown
Horizontal overlap: 14.0 to 58.1 percent
Computer stats: 2048 MB RAM, 2 CPUs
Total time 3:24 (7.3 seconds per picture)
Alignment: 1:40, Projection: 13 seconds, Blending: 1:30
(Preview finished in 2:04)

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