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Plano Balloon Festival on a Texas evening by Kyle Porter

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About This Gigapan

Taken by
Kyle Porter Kyle Porter
Explore score
3.22 Gigapixels
Date added
Sep 25, 2008
Date taken
Sep 24, 2008

Canon Powershot SX110 IS


This is a big gigapan I shot on Saturday evening. It's a huge Gigapan and took 16 hours to stitch. 47 images wide X 23 images tall totaling 1081 images.
I missed some of the balloons on the first pass so I backed the unit up and reshot a section. The lighter background in the sky was caused when I readjusted the exposure during shooting. The sun was setting fast and light was fading.

EDS Credit Union Plano Balloon Festival - Plano, Texas - September 19 - 21, 2008

www.planoballoonfest.org/fest-facts.html Will open in a new tab or window
Enjoy the "Lofty Visions" as 70 magnificent, colorful, hot air balloons fill the skies over Plano Friday at 6:00pm, Saturday at 7:00am and 6:00pm, and Sunday at 7:00am and 6:00pm (weather permitting). Fun for all ages, are the Special Shapes that attend the festival. This year, the special shapes include: High Jack, Miss Daisy, Pandy the Panda, Oggy the Dragon, and Woodrow C. Greenleaf.

Gigapan Comments (5)

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  1. Keith Rodgerson

    Keith Rodgerson (November 09, 2009, 01:01PM )

    If you like balloons here is the Bristol festival 2009 www.gigapan.org/gigapans/30205/

  2. Angus Young

    Angus Young (July 06, 2009, 12:12AM )

    Nice image but not sharp at max zoom, sorry.

  3. ROUNDUS .com

    ROUNDUS .com (September 26, 2008, 10:24PM )

    so much going on in this pano... pretty sweet!

  4. Kyle Porter

    Kyle Porter (September 26, 2008, 10:36AM )

    Thanks, I wanted to include as many of the balloons as possible, I shot most of them the next morning.

  5. Illah Nourbakhsh

    Illah Nourbakhsh (September 26, 2008, 09:44AM )

    I like the bar o' balloons across the top. Nice!

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Stitcher Notes


GigaPan Stitcher version 0.4.2733 (Macintosh)
Panorama size: 3221 megapixels (89741 x 35900 pixels)
Input images: 1081 (47 columns by 23 rows)
Field of view: 138.6 degrees wide by 55.5 degrees high (top=40.4, bottom=-15.0)
All default settings
Original image properties:
Camera make: Canon (+ 10 unknown)
Camera model: Canon PowerShot SX110 IS (+ 10 unknown)
Image size: 3456x2592 (9.0 megapixels)
Aperture: f/4 - f/8 (+ 10 unknown)
Exposure time: 0.0008 - 0.0769231 (+ 10 unknown)
ISO: 80 - 200 (+ 10 unknown)
Focal length (35mm equiv.): 35.8 mm - 357.6 mm (+ 10 unknown)
Digital zoom: off (+ 10 unknown)
White balance: Automatic, Fixed (+ 10 unknown)
Exposure mode: Automatic, Manual (+ 10 unknown)
Has subsecond timestamp: no (+ 10 unknown)
Horizontal overlap: 36.7 to 80.4 percent
Vertical overlap: 31.3 to 50.1 percent
Computer stats: 9216 MB RAM, 4 CPUs
Total time 17:18:21 (0:57 per picture)
Alignment: 2:53:25, Projection: 1:28:02, Blending: 12:56:54

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