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San Antonio Library Panorama by Kevin G Saunders

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Kevin G Saunders Kevin G Saunders
Explore score
2.52 Gigapixels
Date added
May 13, 2013
Date taken
May 13, 2013

Rollei X-Act2 View Camera


This is a panorama of the San Antonio Library, designed by Ricardo Legorreta. As an architectural photographer, I am aware that many people feel that one should never show a field of view that is so wide that distortion becomes a major element within the picture. Usually one can stick to that rule, which usually corresponds to a 24 mm lens in a 35mm camera. This particular building has vexed me for years, as there are large geometric shapes that seem out of place, or may not necessarily make sense. Nevertheless, I was able to find a place where I could capture a 180 degree panorama. And while there are curved lines on the building, the intent of the design is easy to see. The building is shoehorned in between the Southwest School of Art and Baptist Hospital's parking garage, which leaves room for few places where one is able to see the whole building. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/San_Antonio_Public_Library Will open in a new tab or window that support my point.

This 200 x 140 inch image shows the whole library, plus the elements in front of the building that were also interesting. See more big building and cityscape images on my GigaPan gallery here and on kevingsaunders.com Will open in a new tab or window

Gigapan Comments (4)

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  1. Kevin G Saunders

    Kevin G Saunders (May 13, 2013, 04:35PM )

    Thank you David. I agree that geolocation is a big part of the experience! I also really appreciate your kind words.

  2. David Engle

    David Engle (May 13, 2013, 04:32PM )

    Thanks for the quick reply ... afterwards, I went to your earlier GigaPans and was happy to see that you know how to geolocate ... nowadays, a rare skill on Gigapan.com

  3. Kevin G Saunders

    Kevin G Saunders (May 13, 2013, 04:04PM )

    Thanks for the kind words, David. I did share it to Google Earth when I geolocated it!

  4. David Engle

    David Engle (May 13, 2013, 03:55PM )

    all you have to do to make this GigaPan perfect is to edit and then place in Google Earth :)

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