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About This GigaPanToggle
- Taken by
- David Engle
- Explore score
- 0.26 Gigapixels
- Date added
- October 15, 2010
- Date taken
- October 15, 2010
This panorama shows that studies never end at Rice, even on a Friday afternoon ... three aerodynamically-inclined students study flight mechanics using a frisbee :)
The exposure is off a bit and there are some stitching errors, which I usually do not see.
The exposure problem is due to the excitement of having a new camera and not being in a dark area to check the correct exposure setting.
I suspect that the stitching problem is due to the enormous photo file, which requires an exact alignment or axis situation. When taking hand-held panoramas and having a small file size, one could get by with poor technique, but no longer will this be the case as the D7000 is not as forgiving as the D70. I will have to give up hand-helds and now use a tripod when using the D7000 when making 360-degree panoramas.
Note: This panorama can be seen in Google Earth as a beautiful curved panorama on a curved surface by clicking the link, View in Google Earth.
This hand-held panorama was taken with a Nikon D7000 using a Nikkor 18-105 f/3.3-5.6 G ED lens and was stitched using the GigaPan Stitcher software. Additional information can be seen in Stitcher Notes.
GigaPan Stitch version 1.0.0804 (Macintosh)
Panorama size: 256 megapixels (50032 x 5120 pixels)
Input images: 21 (21 columns by 1 rows)
Field of view: 360.0 degrees wide by 36.8 degrees high (top=18.9, bottom=-18.0)
All default settings
Original image properties:
Camera make: NIKON CORPORATION
Camera model: NIKON D7000
Image size: 3264x4928 (16.1 megapixels)
Capture time: 2010-10-15 14:14:19 - 2010-10-15 14:15:42
Exposure time: 0.01
Focal length (35mm equiv.): unknown
White balance: unknown
Exposure mode: unknown
Horizontal overlap: 14.0 to 46.3 percent
Computer stats: 2048 MB RAM, 2 CPUs
Total time 4:41 (13 seconds per picture)
Alignment: 38 seconds, Projection: 16 seconds, Blending: 3:46
(Preview finished in 1:16)