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Mission San Luis Obispo v.2 by Brian Lawler

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Brian Lawler Brian Lawler
Explore score
5.75 Gigapixels
Date added
Sep 17, 2012
Date taken
Sep 14, 2012

Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa was founded in 1772 by Spanish missionaries traveling through the future state of California. Their leader, Father Junipero Serra, who was originally from Majorca, Spain, led a team of 15 Franciscan friars through Alta California to establish the missions and to convert the native people of the region. In their efforts, the friars built 21 missions, many of which are still in existence today. Mission San Luis Obispo is a property of the Diocese of Monterey, and is an active Roman Catholic church. In addition to masses and other church events, the mission is often used as a hall for musical performances of choral and orchestral music. The building has considerable resemblance to the original structure, but the roof has been changed to tile, and the building has been modernized several times to better withstand earthquakes and to increase its capacity. The Mission Plaza, once a thoroughfare of California Highway 101, was closed to traffic in 1968, creating the plaza that includes lovely pathways and public areas, an amphitheater and a fountain.

Statues of a bear, children, and fish enhance the fountain in the plaza. These statues were made by Paula Zima, a local sculptor and artist who now makes her residence in Santa Fé, New Mexico. The Mission Plaza is home to annual events including the I Madonnari street painting festival and many others.

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GigaPan Stitch.Efx version 2.1.0160 (Macintosh)
Panorama size: 5749 megapixels (188672 x 30472 pixels)
Input images: 2231 (97 columns by 23 rows)
Field of view: 360.0 degrees wide by 58.1 degrees high (top=36.3, bottom=-21.8)
Vignette correction on: c1=-0.0117 c2=0.000114
All default settings
Original image properties:
Camera make: Canon
Camera model: Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III
Image size: 2784x1856 (5.2 megapixels)
Capture time: 2012-09-14 15:29:13 - 2012-09-14 18:04:36
Aperture: f/40
Exposure time: 0.5
ISO: 100
Focal length (35mm equiv.): 399.7 mm
White balance: Automatic
Exposure mode: Manual
Horizontal overlap: 22.9 to 49.6 percent
Vertical overlap: 20.2 to 39.1 percent
Computer stats: 14336 MB RAM, 8 CPUs
Total time 12:04:21 (19 seconds per picture)
Alignment: 11:25:44, Projection: 13:16, Blending: 25:21
(Preview finished in 11:51:11)

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