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Rice University: Susannah in the Engineering Quad by David Engle

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About This Gigapan

Taken by
David Engle David Engle
Explore score
0.87 Gigapixels
Date added
Nov 09, 2008
Date taken
Nov 08, 2008

Leica D-Lux 3


Thus should really be called, "Play on Light," for there are colors, and different zones and some tones and shadows and bright to intense sunlight and even reflections, not to mention some cool looking architecture and granite slabs that you won't find anywhere else ... its got everything!

I was there to capture the sunlit door, the east door going into the chemistry building, Keck Hall. This time of the year, to see the golden color of the door, you have to be there early and the effect only lasts for a few minutes.

Because of the early time, I was not expecting many people to be around, especially students and I was surprised to see a couple of students studying (one you will see, but the other left with his friend for breakfast), a Rice Dad and his young son, Landry, named after another Texan, Coach Landry. After the panorama started, all of a sudden, Susannah appeared with her boy friend, a Rice post doc and their two dogs and all agreed to be in my Gigapan.

Please compare this Gigapan to a previous Gigapan from a month earlier:
Notice that the trees have changed their appearence. It is good fortune that I walked away from completing it, otherwise I would not have had a great panorama as what I have with this panorama of Susannah.

As always, this Gigapan looks great when viewed in Google Earth via the GE link and was taken in the same area as one of my earliest Gigapans: www.gigapan.org/viewGigapan.php?id=6656
And if you go to: www.pbase.com/texas_photo/image/87015471 Will open in a new tab or window you will see that this window that we see the reflection is one of my favorite locations on campus.

Gigapan Comments (2)

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  1. David Engle

    David Engle (November 11, 2008, 05:17AM )

    Kilgore, this is arguable. You are the Hogarth of Bath and I am only the Gigapanographer of Houston who is fortunate to have access to Rice and all of its beautiful vistas and wonderful students. I learn from you Sir! Note: For those who are not aware of what I am speaking of, please see: www.gigapan.org/viewGigapan.php?id= 11099and as an example: www.gigapan.org/viewConversation.ph p?id=31875

  2. The Gigapanographer Currently Known as "Kilgore661"

    The Gigapanographer Currently Known as "Kilgore661" (November 11, 2008, 04:46AM )

    Another great example of what you can do with a gigapan unit if you also know how to approach a shot with the eye of a proper photographer. I hope to be able to see things from this perspective myself - one day.

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Stitcher Notes


GigaPan Stitcher version 0.4.3509 (Macintosh)
Panorama size: 865 megapixels (42519 x 20360 pixels)
Input images: 266 (19 columns by 14 rows)
Field of view: 198.0 degrees wide by 94.8 degrees high (top=87.5, bottom=-7.3)
All default settings
Original image properties:
Camera make: LEICA
Camera model: D-LUX 3
Image size: 4224x2376 (10.0 megapixels)
Capture time: 2008-11-08 10:17:22 - 2008-11-08 10:49:13
Aperture: f/8
Exposure time: 0.008
ISO: 100
Focal length (35mm equiv.): 112.0 mm
Digital zoom: off
White balance: Automatic
Exposure mode: Automatic
Horizontal overlap: 50.6 to 97.7 percent
Vertical overlap: 36.4 to 39.0 percent
Computer stats: 2048 MB RAM, 2 CPUs
Total time 11:43:37 (2:38 per picture)
Alignment: 10:37, Projection: 26:23, Blending: 11:06:36

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