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Tortuga Bay - Seascape - 300mm by Gigapixel Galapagos

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Explore score
1.38 Gigapixels
Date added
Jul 13, 2012
Date taken
Jun 22, 2012

This panorama was taken from the west end of Tortuga Bay, looking east. Zoom lens set at 300mm (35mm equivalent is 480mm). Haze and sea spray limited visibility somewhat. A very difficult exposure, so shot using aperture priority. Still, lots of ajustments in post-processing. The lava rocks are overexposed to make the Marine Iguanas and Sally Lightfoot crabs easier to see. Compare to the version taken with the lens at 100mm.

This is part of an effort to evaluate the use of high-resolution panoramic photography (HRPP) for environmental monitoring in Galapagos. This work was partially funded by Galapagos Conservancy (galapagos.org Will open in a new tab or window) and is part of the GigaPan Education and Research Program.

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Stitcher Notes


GigaPan Stitch.Efx version 2.0.0500 (Macintosh)
Panorama size: 1375 megapixels (87504 x 15720 pixels)
Input images: 189 (27 columns by 7 rows)
Field of view: 86.5 degrees wide by 15.5 degrees high (top=1.0, bottom=-14.6)
Vignette correction off
Use larger blending region
Original image properties:
Camera make: Canon
Camera model: Canon EOS 50D
Image size: 4752x3168 (15.1 megapixels)
Capture time: 2012-06-22 16:27:44 - 2012-06-22 16:47:16
Aperture: f/13
Exposure time: 0.0005 - 0.0125
ISO: 800
Focal length (35mm equiv.): unknown
White balance: Fixed
Exposure mode: Automatic, Manual
Horizontal overlap: 28.8 to 41.6 percent
Vertical overlap: 33.6 to 36.0 percent
Computer stats: 4096 MB RAM, 2 CPUs
Total time 20:24 (6.5 seconds per picture)
Alignment: 2:24, Projection: 2:35, Blending: 15:25
(Preview finished in 7:55)

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