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Houston Police Memorial - Texas Drought by David Engle

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David Engle David Engle
Explore score
19
Size
0.13 Gigapixels
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850
Date added
Aug 15, 2011
Date taken
Aug 15, 2011
Gear

Nikon D7000

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Other views of the Houston Police Memorial can be seen via this link gigapan.org/gigapans/most_popular/?q=houstonpolice ... you will notice that one of them was taken three years ago to this date (taken with a Leica D-Lux 3), and one two years and one month ago (Canon SX110). Based on the tree comparisons, the drought has had an effect, but not as bad as I had expected.

The curved panorama view via the "View in Google Earth" is really beautiful.

Note: Concerning the drought; I mention the drought in the GigaPan taken two years ago ... I assure you that the drought that Houston is suffering through is nothing like what we described then as drought. It has become very serious as what these two articles from the New York Times describe: www.nytimes.com/2011/08/14/opinion/sunday/as-texas-dries-out-life-falters-and-fades.html Will open in a new tab or window and www.nytimes.com/aponline/2011/08/18/us/AP-US-Texas-Drought-Nearly-Dry.html?_r=1&hp Will open in a new tab or window
This panorama was taken with a Nikon D7000 and stitched with the GigaPan Stitcher software.


Gigapan Comments (2)

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  1. David Engle

    David Engle (August 18, 2011, 07:11AM )

    Thanks, for me it has been a dry-spell of GigaPan activity. For every summer, the heat has been so oppressive that it has been difficult to make the effort, so this particular panorama was simply to show that we are indeed in a drought and to document it.

  2. The Gigapanographer Currently Known as "Kilgore661"

    The Gigapanographer Currently Known as "Kilgore661" (August 18, 2011, 06:09AM )

    Good to see you are gigapanning again!

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GigaPan Stitch version 1.0.0804 (Macintosh)
Panorama size: 131 megapixels (26720 x 4916 pixels)
Input images: 12 (12 columns by 1 rows)
Field of view: 262.6 degrees wide by 48.3 degrees high (top=24.2, bottom=-24.1)
Settings:
All default settings
Original image properties:
Camera make: NIKON CORPORATION
Camera model: NIKON D7000
Image size: 3264x4928 (16.1 megapixels)
Capture time: 2011-08-15 10:24:24 - 2011-08-15 10:24:55
Aperture: f/20
Exposure time: 0.008
ISO: 400
Focal length (35mm equiv.): unknown
White balance: unknown
Exposure mode: unknown
Horizontal overlap: 20.3 to 39.4 percent
Computer stats: 2048 MB RAM, 2 CPUs
Total time 2:02 (10 seconds per picture)
Alignment: 20 seconds, Projection: 10 seconds, Blending: 1:32
(Preview finished in 42 seconds)

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