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Eric Maddox Captured Saddam Hussein: Ceremonial First Pitch - Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks vs. Rice Owls by David Engle

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Taken by
David Engle David Engle
Explore score
0.15 Gigapixels
Date added
May 05, 2011
Date taken
May 04, 2011

Nikon D750


This panorama captures Eric Maddox throwing out the ceremonial first pitch of the college basebal game between Rice University and Stephen F. Austin.

Staff Sgt. Eric Maddox is famous for the fact that he was instrumental in tracking down and capturing Saddam Hussein who as we remember was hiding in a hole under a trap door at the back of a farm in Tikrit, Iraq in 2003. This incredible story can be read via this link: tinyurl.com/EricMaddox001 Will open in a new tab or window
Also pictured in this epic panorama are the two teams, Rice Owls and the Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks, and a U.S. Marine Corps Color Guard.

This panorama was taken with a Nikon D7000 camera and the 18-105mm 3.5-5.3G ED lens and is comprized of 13 stitched photos, stitched with the GigaPan Stitcher software.

Thanks to the GigaPan Stitcher software, seeing it as a curved panorama on a curved surface via the "View in Google Earth 4.2 " link can be most memorable.

Gigapan Comments (4)

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  1. David Engle

    David Engle (May 05, 2011, 02:55PM )

    I tried to act quickly as there was some movement within the Owls, and the stitch looks good. I look forward to when we all travel to Bath for the first International GigaPan Technical Conference where we all learn from each other: www.gigapan.org/gigapans/29567/ and www.gigapan.org/gigapans/9168/ and www.gigapan.org/gigapans/19998/ and www.gigapan.org/gigapans/75904/ and www.gigapan.org/gigapans/74383/ and www.gigapan.org/gigapans/76227/ and www.gigapan.org/gigapans/20104/

  2. The Gigapanographer Currently Known as "Kilgore661"

    The Gigapanographer Currently Known as "Kilgore661" (May 05, 2011, 12:40PM )

    Wow - you got off 13 shots really fast to get this pano!

  3. David Engle

    David Engle (May 05, 2011, 09:55AM )

    Thanks Tom, This is a continuing series of panoramas taken at Reckling Park. The last one, www.gigapan.org/gigapans/75478/ I was happy with as I am with this most recent one; however, I got beat up pretty bad on a dpreview blog: forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.as p?forum=1034&message=38263041 Will open in
a new tab or window This time around, I have yet to see any complaints from dpreview: forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.as p?forum=1034&message=38366194 Will open in
a new tab or window

  4. Tom Nelson

    Tom Nelson (May 05, 2011, 06:47AM )

    Nicely done, David!

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Stitcher Notes


GigaPan Stitch version 1.0.0804 (Macintosh)
Panorama size: 146 megapixels (29004 x 5056 pixels)
Input images: 13 (13 columns by 1 rows)
Field of view: 105.9 degrees wide by 18.5 degrees high (top=10.3, bottom=-8.1)
All default settings
Original image properties:
Camera model: NIKON D7000
Image size: 3264x4928 (16.1 megapixels)
Capture time: 2011-05-04 18:26:28 - 2011-05-04 18:26:57
Aperture: f/7.1
Exposure time: 0.0005
ISO: 400
Focal length (35mm equiv.): unknown
White balance: unknown
Exposure mode: unknown
Horizontal overlap: 29.5 to 45.1 percent
Computer stats: 2048 MB RAM, 2 CPUs
Total time 3:00 (14 seconds per picture)
Alignment: 30 seconds, Projection: 18 seconds, Blending: 2:12
(Preview finished in 1:13)

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