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Sunset at the Wedge Overlook above the San Rafael River, Utah by Tim Brown

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Tim Brown Tim Brown
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8.75 Gigapixels
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2052
Date added
May 06, 2012
Date taken
May 05, 2012
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Early evening pano of the amazing view from the Wedge Overlook above the San Rafael River in Central Utah. This area is some times called the Little Grand Canyon for obvious reasons. I think this is one of the most spectacular views in Utah. I've been trying to find the time to make it down there and shoot a gigapan for years. Glad I finally made it and the weather and light coopoerated. Lost a bit of detail in the bottom left of the pano du to the shadow of the setting sun. For the first time I needed to cover the viewfinder on the camera with the little rubber widget on the sholder strap to get it to expose the image correctly. I think the super bright setting sun oposite the direction the camera was point was messing up the exposre. The dark images on the bottom left side are the result of this. Once I fixed it, everything went off pretty well. Shot the last 4 rows on auto focus to get the closer features in focus. Took a couple of stops and backing up to make sure I didn't miss any images.

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  1. Tim Brown

    Tim Brown (May 07, 2012, 05:33PM )

    Thanks! That view is amazing, I've been trying to get down there for years to shoot a gigapan. I just got a new Canon 60D which takes very good pictures in tough lighting. I used the Epic Pro and stitched the pano with the new EFX version of the stitcher which lets you tweak the colors. I had it on auto-focus rather than manual for the last ~200 images since the depth of field varied a lot. I had the viewfinder blocked for the last few rows so the setting sun on the back side of the camera wouldn't mess up the exposure. You can see in the dark spots on the left where this happened before I noticed it.

  2. Isaac

    Isaac (May 07, 2012, 05:16PM )

    Wow Tim! That's a very nice panorama and landscape. Congratulations!! Did you use something motorized to control the camera?

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GigaPan Stitch.Efx version 2.0.0501 (Windows)
Panorama size: 8749 megapixels (229572 x 38112 pixels)
Input images: 1190 (70 columns by 17 rows)
Field of view: 235.1 degrees wide by 39.0 degrees high (top=2.5, bottom=-36.5)
Settings:
Vignette correction off
Use larger blending region
Original image properties:
Camera make: Canon
Camera model: Canon EOS 60D
Image size: 5184x3456 (17.9 megapixels)
Capture time: 2012-05-05 16:53:53 - 2012-05-05 18:07:34
Aperture: f/6.3 - f/14
Exposure time: 0.000625 - 0.003125
ISO: 100 - 500
Focal length (35mm equiv.): 393.2 mm
White balance: Fixed
Exposure mode: Automatic
Horizontal overlap: 35.3 to 63.9 percent
Vertical overlap: 32.7 to 48.3 percent
Computer stats: 4094.55 MB RAM, 2 CPUs
Total time 5:00:26 (15 seconds per picture)
Alignment: 2:22:52, Projection: 20:12, Blending: 2:17:22
(Preview finished in 3:17:42)
Color Adjustments:
black: 1.1
white: 97.2
gamma: 1.06
exposure: 0.4
temperature: 1
tint: -1
saturation: 1.03

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