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About This GigaPanToggle
- Taken by
- John Opie
- Explore score
- 4.70 Gigapixels
- Date added
- August 21, 2011
- Date taken
- July 10, 2011
Olympus, Nikon, Pentax, Leica....
- architectural, cityscapes, environmental, landscape
This is a view to the southwest from near the ice-skating rink in Central Park, in Manhattan, New York. This is the Wollman Rink, now called the Trump-Wollman Skating Rink, after the rink had been closed for 6 years for a 2 1/2 year renovation (!). In the summer it is used as a summertime Amusement Aprk along the lines of old-time amusement parks, with less of an emphasis on rides and more on performance, such as magic acts and the like. It's a loud and boisterous place in both the summer and winter.
The GM Building is visible here, as are the Sherry-Netherland Hotel, The Plaza, the top of the Trump Tower, the top of the Sony Building, 9 W 57th Street Building, 40 Central park South, etc . This is one of the classic skylines of mid-town Manhattan, as it is one of the major entry points into Central Park...
This was the first gigapan with the Gigapan Pro, which is an excellent piece of kit. I moved from using an Olympus E510 to the E30 (from 10 to 12MP) with a third-party battery pack for two BLM-1 batteries. This, along with the battery pack of the Gigapan Pro, gives me in excess of 2000 pictures before needing to change batteries and solves battery problems of the past. On this particular gigapan, I used the Olympus Digital Zuiko 70-300 lens, set at 300mm. Exposure was 1/400th sec at f7.1.
GigaPan Stitch version 1.0.0805 (Windows)
Panorama size: 4699 megapixels (114612 x 41004 pixels)
Input images: 880 (44 columns by 20 rows)
Field of view: 126.8 degrees wide by 45.4 degrees high (top=28.8, bottom=-16.6)
All default settings
Original image properties:
Camera make: OLYMPUS IMAGING CORP.
Camera model: E-30
Image size: 4032x3024 (12.2 megapixels)
Capture time: 2011-07-10 13:31:00 - 2011-07-10 14:27:30
Exposure time: 0.0025
Focal length (35mm equiv.): unknown
Digital zoom: off
White balance: Automatic
Exposure mode: Manual
Horizontal overlap: 23.7 to 51.4 percent
Vertical overlap: 26.9 to 48.2 percent
Computer stats: 12284.5 MB RAM, 6 CPUs
Total time 3:04:33 (13 seconds per picture)
Alignment: 2:07:57, Projection: 11:20, Blending: 45:16
(Preview finished in 2:31:34)