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Taken by
Glen David Short Glen David Short
Explore score
2.14 Gigapixels
Date added
Apr 20, 2013
Date taken
Apr 19, 2013

440 images taken with a Pentax K-r and Epic 100 head on 19th April 2013. Another large gigapan of Cusco, from a different lookout, click here: www.gigapan.com/gigapans/133809 More Cusco Gigapans here: www.kilgore.org.uk/cgi-bin/surfing//surfer.py?gp=127994&max=100&unit=km&radio=thumb&ncols=5&newtab=on&minsize=&type=all&len=14&period=DAY&mem=on&mid=35115%09&button=Go%21&key=g.id&mode=distance&width=1280&height=655 Will open in a new tab or window

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  1. The Gigapanographer Currently Known as "Kilgore661"

    The Gigapanographer Currently Known as "Kilgore661" (April 21, 2013, 02:06PM )

    Bear in mind that I did say "in theory". Also there are limitations. The difference in focal lengths can't be too great and I vaguely recall a limit on the number of different focal lengths. Four maybe. Someone on the AP forum will be able to tell you more.

  2. Glen David Short

    Glen David Short (April 21, 2013, 12:42PM )

    Thanks for the tip Kilgore! I knew APG could stitch images of different sizes but I didn't know it could also stitch different focal lengths, and therefore differing resolutions... something to keep in mind for future shoots.

  3. The Gigapanographer Currently Known as "Kilgore661"

    The Gigapanographer Currently Known as "Kilgore661" (April 21, 2013, 06:11AM )

    You might like to know that Aut*pano can in theory cope with image sets that contain images shot at different focal lengths. So you can shoot the whole scene at say 17mm (to get the clouds) and then shoot just the interesting bit of the scene at 55mm and AP will try to stitch everything. (It enlarges the 17mm shots so it keeps the detail of the 55mm ones.) Here is the proof of concept gigapan.com/gigapans/114436. Cleary there are problems (and you may need a better computer than the one you are using now) but I have used this technique successfully elsewhere.

  4. Glen David Short

    Glen David Short (April 21, 2013, 04:39AM )

    I should add this was my third attempt at shooting a big gigapan from this same lookout. The first attempt was marred by debris on the lens, a hair that appeared in every image; in any case, clouds on the horizon played havoc with the stitching. The second attempt was aborted due to wind, cold and rain.

  5. The Gigapanographer Currently Known as "Kilgore661"

    The Gigapanographer Currently Known as "Kilgore661" (April 20, 2013, 03:03PM )

    I am deeply envious of what you are doing. I doubt I would have the courage. You're doing a great job filling in the blanks on my Google Earth map of where all the gigapans are. If you want to know where people have taken gigapans in Ecuador then check this link (Google Earth needed): www.kilgore.org.uk/surfing/geogiga density%20280.kmz Will open in
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  6. Glen David Short

    Glen David Short (April 20, 2013, 02:47PM )

    Possibly north to Ecuador and Colombia. I have a blog, (which is in need of updating... one day, right now I'm busy shooting gigpans) www.madaru.net/moto_madaru_index.h tml Will open in a new tab or window

  7. The Gigapanographer Currently Known as "Kilgore661"

    The Gigapanographer Currently Known as "Kilgore661" (April 20, 2013, 02:40PM )

    I think it's a remarkable achievement of the people that made the Epic 100 and wrote Gigapan Stitch that someone can shoot and stitch such a large image on kit that you carry around on a motorbike in Peru! It seems to me that you are doing exactly what the originators of the Gigapan concept hoped for - so kudos to you! You seem to have spent quite a while in this area. Where will you move on to next?

  8. Glen David Short

    Glen David Short (April 20, 2013, 01:55PM )

    Hi Kilgore I am using a Durabook laptop model S14Y. It is getting a bit old now, but still works! It has 2Gb RAM and dual core Intel T7200 2Ghz CPU, running Vista 32 bit. I would love to upgrade to a better model, but as its a ruggedized model that has never failed me, and as I'm travelling around on a motorbike right now, I will wait till the trip is over before upgrading to something that can really crunch through big panoramas. And besides, if it can stitch 440 images like this one, maybe I need to upgrade my camera and lens before getting a new laptop. I have found however, with only 2 Gb of RAM, it has no problems with gigapan.org's own stitcher, but with a better anti-ghost stitching program like Kolor APG, it can only handle around 250 images.

  9. The Gigapanographer Currently Known as "Kilgore661"

    The Gigapanographer Currently Known as "Kilgore661" (April 20, 2013, 12:57PM )

    Nice shot! You're travelling around right? What computer are you using? How much memory does it have?

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Stitcher Notes


GigaPan Stitch version 2.1.0161 (Windows)
Panorama size: 2140 megapixels (112932 x 18956 pixels)
Input images: 440 (44 columns by 10 rows)
Field of view: 140.5 degrees wide by 23.6 degrees high (top=1.8, bottom=-21.8)
Vignette correction on: c1=-0.0196 c2=0.00211
All default settings
Original image properties:
Camera make: PENTAX
Camera model: PENTAX K-r
Image size: 4288x2848 (12.2 megapixels)
Capture time: 2013-04-19 17:17:23 - 2013-04-19 17:55:47
Aperture: f/22
Exposure time: 0.008
ISO: 400
Focal length (35mm equiv.): 360.0 mm
White balance: Fixed
Exposure mode: Manual
Horizontal overlap: 38.9 to 50.0 percent
Vertical overlap: 18.5 to 56.6 percent
Computer stats: 2038.63 MB RAM, 2 CPUs
Total time 4:20:11 (35 seconds per picture)
Alignment: 28:51, Projection: 33:20, Blending: 3:18:00
(Preview finished in 1:26:46)

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