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George Herbert Walker Bush and Two Champion SkateBorders by David Engle

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Taken by
David Engle David Engle
Explore score
0.11 Gigapixels
Date added
Nov 19, 2010
Date taken
Nov 19, 2010

Nikon D750


This statue is located in Sesquicentennial Park, and is located directly across Buffalo Bayou from an earlier GigaPan taken of James A. Baker III, his Secrectary of State (www.gigapan.org/gigapans/65116/)
More about the park in which this statue of President George H.W. Bush can be seen here: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sesquicentennial_Park Will open in a new tab or window
Also, in this panorama we see Jacob and Shaun skateboarding their way down the hill. They came back to tell me that this was the first time after numerous attempts that they made the descent without falling. Being in a GigaPan provided the encouragement to do their best.

The panorama was taken hand-held with a Nikon D7000 and the 18-105mm 3.5-5.6G ED Nikkor lens on a blue-sky Friday, late-morning in November.

Although the panorama consists of only 13 stitched photos, seeing it as a curved panorama on a curved surface via the View in Google Earth 4.2 link can be memorable.

Gigapan Comments (8)

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  1. David Engle

    David Engle (November 21, 2010, 01:47PM )

    Right and swan-panorama is the one that barely made the .05 gigapixel limit and the *Jolly Sailor in Saltford* is one of my most favorite GigaPans because of the composition and the sun and the history that panorama encompasses.

  2. The Gigapanographer Currently Known as "Kilgore661"

    The Gigapanographer Currently Known as "Kilgore661" (November 21, 2010, 11:38AM )

    I was going to say "that's because I use tone-mapping" but then I realised that the image you refer to is not tone-mapped. In that particular case I think I should say "I got lucky" :-)

  3. David Engle

    David Engle (November 21, 2010, 11:27AM )

    Thanks Kilgore, I bit of explanation; prior to the time that these two skateboard dudes showed up, I had taken a 360-degree panorama of George Bush and then BOOM they appeared, and immediately went into the take-photo mode and was not sure about anything until I came home to see that the composition was acceptable and the exposure was right-on. I am pleased with the results; however, my sun never looks as good as your sun: www.gigapan.org/gigapans/9168/snaps hots/25609/ ... maybe it's the difference in latitude between you and I???

  4. The Gigapanographer Currently Known as "Kilgore661"

    The Gigapanographer Currently Known as "Kilgore661" (November 21, 2010, 11:04AM )

    I love the composition in this shot. You have the trees on the left balanced by the buildings on the right but the buildings only seem "the same" as the trees because - of course they are much bigger but further away. This makes me double-take every time I look at the shot. Nice one.

  5. David Engle

    David Engle (November 20, 2010, 05:28AM )

    Thanks Payam, I would like to see you start taking hand-held panoramas like this. I suspect that your skill would attribute to some great panos.

  6. Payam Rahmani

    Payam Rahmani (November 20, 2010, 04:48AM )

    Nice pano, David.

  7. David Engle

    David Engle (November 19, 2010, 03:28PM )

    Thanks Tom, as always we should strive to be different and creative and at the moment, you are Number One with, "Government Plaza on April First," www.gigapan.org/gigapans/46074/ We all learn from you and from Kilgore's, "Miss Pixie at the Cross Bath," www.gigapan.org/gigapans/20177/snap shots/61187/ And so many others too have created great panoramas here on gigapan.org. As for this panorama of mine, the two Dudes just happened to show up and I told them what I was going to do and asked if they wanted to help ... the rest, I hope, is history.

  8. Tom Nelson

    Tom Nelson (November 19, 2010, 02:50PM )

    Excellent pano, David!

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Stitcher Notes


GigaPan Stitch version 1.0.0804 (Macintosh)
Panorama size: 113 megapixels (23428 x 4836 pixels)
Input images: 13 (13 columns by 1 rows)
Field of view: 206.0 degrees wide by 42.5 degrees high (top=21.3, bottom=-21.2)
All default settings
Original image properties:
Camera make: NIKON CORPORATION (+ 5 unknown)
Camera model: NIKON D7000 (+ 5 unknown)
Image size: 1065x4928, 1505x4908, 1670x4921, 1986x4921, 2997x4921, 3264x4928 (5.2 megapixels - 16.1 megapixels)
Capture time: 2010-11-19 13:55:39 - 2010-11-19 13:56:27 (+ 5 unknown)
Aperture: f/16 (+ 5 unknown)
Exposure time: 0.0166667 (+ 5 unknown)
ISO: 100 (+ 5 unknown)
Focal length (35mm equiv.): unknown
White balance: unknown
Exposure mode: unknown
Horizontal overlap: 8.5 to 82.9 percent
Computer stats: 2048 MB RAM, 2 CPUs
Total time 2:05 (9.6 seconds per picture)
Alignment: 32 seconds, Projection: 8.9 seconds, Blending: 1:24
(Preview finished in 51 seconds)

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