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The Gigapanographer Currently Known as "Kilgore661" The Gigapanographer Currently Known as "Kilgore661"
Explore score
124
Size
2.57 Gigapixels
Views
7471
Date added
Oct 30, 2008
Date taken
Oct 29, 2008
Gear

GigaPan Beta + Sony DSC-H7

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This is the view from Crook Peak in the Mendips, looking across to Weston-super-Mare. As ever, wide fov images like this look best in GE.

Weston is actually hidden behind a hill and you can only see the outskirts, but capturing Weston was not the goal.

The goal was in fact to answer two technical questions: (1) how big can I make a pano? and (2) what is the view like from Crook Peak? The answer to the first question seems to be "at least 2.5Gpix" (I like this number) and to the second "well, it is a bit like this".

Sadly this pano has no extraordinary hats like this: www.gigapan.org/viewGigapan.php?id=11641.
I took a 360° from this viewpoint but sadly it didn't work out. A pity - you can see Glastonbury Tor quite clearly.

I am undecided about whether one can see Sand Point (www.gigapan.org/viewGigapan.php?id=9016) in this view. I suspect one can't. Will update these comments when I have geocoded this pano more accurately and had a look in GE.


Gigapan Comments (2)

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  1. The Gigapanographer Currently Known as "Kilgore661"

    The Gigapanographer Currently Known as "Kilgore661" (November 01, 2008, 01:01PM )

    I don't think we have to try too hard - it is already pretty popular, although perhaps less well-known than The Cotswolds. This pano show perhaps the best view in the Mendips, but there are others that come close. You will be amazed to know that I haven't taken gigapans at any of the other places. Yet. :-) Smaller views like this www.gigapan.org/viewGigapan.php?id= 4541&snapshot_id=32440 are common though.

  2. David Engle

    David Engle (November 01, 2008, 03:52AM )

    If we try hard enough, we can make Mendip Hills into one of England's most hottest tourist sites: www.answers.com/topic/mendip-hills  Will open in a new tab or window

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GigaPan Stitcher version 0.4.3510 (Windows)
Panorama size: 2568 megapixels (184002 x 13960 pixels)
Input images: 525 (75 columns by 7 rows)
Field of view: 208.6 degrees wide by 15.8 degrees high (top=2.8, bottom=-13.0)
Settings:
All default settings
Original image properties:
Camera make: SONY
Camera model: DSC-H7
Image size: 3264x2448 (8.0 megapixels)
Capture time: 2008-10-29 12:01:09 - 2008-10-29 12:32:31
Aperture: f/8
Exposure time: 0.008
ISO: 80
Focal length (35mm equiv.): unknown
White balance: Fixed
Exposure mode: Auto bracketed
Horizontal overlap: 20.5 to 29.6 percent
Vertical overlap: 18.7 to 24.9 percent
Computer stats: 3327.04 MB RAM, 4 CPUs
Total time 4:38:39 (0:31 per picture)
Alignment: 41:47, Projection: 25:25, Blending: 3:31:26

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