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About This GigaPanToggle
- Taken by
- Ron Schott
- Explore score
- 3.75 Gigapixels
- Date added
- June 29, 2009
- Date taken
- June 03, 2009
This GigaPan was shot as the slices of bread surrounding the cold cuts in a "GigaPan sandwich". The day began sunny and I began to shoot a very large GigaPan from this lovely vantage point in downtown Keeseville, New York. About halfway through shooting this GigaPan sequence clouds rolled in. After about a half hour of shooting and another half hour spent waiting for the sun to return I finally got frustrated and gave up on the sunny image, aborting about midway through the originally planned shot.
Realizing that I had bitten off too much, I decreased the zoom and set up the same shot at lower resolution and optimized for cloudy conditions. This shot was completed (after a few pauses when the sun poked out again) and can be seen here: www.gigapan.org/viewGigapan.php?id=27062
By the time I finished the cloudy GigaPan, I saw a stretch of sunny skies headed my way again. I scrambled to set up the shot parameters that I could recall from the original sequence and positioned the camera as close as I could to the place where I previously left off. Once the sun came back out I embarked on completing the second half of the sunny image. Clouds returned before I completed the last three rows of the originally planned image, but by then I had successfully captured most of the interesting detail of the scene.
You can see where the GigaPan is offset horizontally by about a quarter of a frame. Nonetheless, I had enough overlap that the Stitcher was able to successfully and seamlessly put together the two halves of this sunny image and salvage a GigaPan that at least approximates what I was originally shooting for.
The moral of this story: shooting GigaPans on a partly cloudy day may cause much consternation and gnashing of teeth, but if one is patient and observant of the weather conditions a decent GigaPan (or two) may still be salvaged.
GigaPan Stitcher version 0.4.4090 (Windows)
Panorama size: 3752 megapixels (122890 x 30533 pixels)
Input images: 705 (47 columns by 15 rows)
Field of view: 119.2 degrees wide by 29.6 degrees high (top=19.4, bottom=-10.2)
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Original image properties:
Camera make: Canon
Camera model: Canon PowerShot SX10 IS
Image size: 3648x2736 (10.0 megapixels)
Capture time: 2009-06-03 08:25:42 - 2009-06-03 10:31:23
Exposure time: 0.002
Focal length (35mm equiv.): 565.2 mm
Digital zoom: off
White balance: Fixed
Exposure mode: Manual
Horizontal overlap: 25.9 to 50.2 percent
Vertical overlap: 17.6 to 52.2 percent
Computer stats: 3069.98 MB RAM, 2 CPUs
Total time 9:06:52 (0:46 per picture)
Alignment: 1:42:10, Projection: 34:44, Blending: 6:49:57