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Thurmond, WV 02 by Steve Beckelhimer

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Steve Beckelhimer Steve Beckelhimer
Explore score
0.56 Gigapixels
Date added
Aug 15, 2011
Date taken
Aug 13, 2011

GigaPan Epic 100


Thurmond, West Virginia is now virtually a ghost town located in Fayette County, WV on the banks of the New River.

In the 1920s, Thurmond was a bustling boom town but is now owned by the National Park Service and operated as a tourist attraction. The renovated depot has been converted into a visitor center.

The Dun Glen Hotel in Thurmond is listed by Ripley’s for hosting the world’s longest lasting poker game at 14 years. The Dun Glen was destroyed by a fire in 1930.

In the 1920s, Thurmond’s population was about 500 although today it has a population of nearly zero.

***On a technical note, I discovered that I was getting an error message on the GigaPan Epic "Button Pusher Disconnected". I tried disconnecting and reconnecting the cable to the shutter release, powering off and on, resetting the unit and anything I could think of. When I removed the battery pack, I replaced it with freshly charged batteries and that did the trick! I have since found that low batteries may result in the error message, "Button Pusher Disconnected". The fix is easy, replace the spent batteries with freshly charged ones.

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Stitcher Notes


GigaPan Stitch version 1.0.0805 (Windows)
Panorama size: 560 megapixels (40580 x 13800 pixels)
Input images: 136 (17 columns by 8 rows)
Field of view: 152.2 degrees wide by 51.8 degrees high (top=42.7, bottom=-9.0)
All default settings
Original image properties:
Camera make: Canon
Camera model: Canon PowerShot A3100 IS
Image size: 4000x3000 (12.0 megapixels)
Capture time: 2011-08-13 11:16:23 - 2011-08-13 11:25:09
Aperture: f/5.6
Exposure time: 0.02
ISO: 80
Focal length (35mm equiv.): 138.5 mm
Digital zoom: off
White balance: Fixed
Exposure mode: Automatic
Horizontal overlap: 44.2 to 56.7 percent
Vertical overlap: 47.4 to 50.3 percent
Computer stats: 2013.61 MB RAM, 2 CPUs
Total time 37:46 (17 seconds per picture)
Alignment: 11:11, Projection: 2:44, Blending: 23:51
(Preview finished in 22:58)

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