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Mount Rainier, 8 September 2013 by Thom Randolph

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Taken by
Thom Randolph Thom Randolph
Explore score
2.34 Gigapixels
Date added
Sep 26, 2013
Date taken
Sep 08, 2013

This panorama was taken from ~100 yards north of the unmarked view point on Hwy 410, ~1/2 mile past the (right-hand) turnoff for Sunset.
In the valley floor is the White River. It was taken as the morning light stabilized, starting at ~9am, and ending at ~925am.
HIgh air clarity is due to unusually dry trough of air that passed through overnight, after a good rainstorm the day before,
and with warm summer temps meaning very few homes were burning fires overnight.

Technical details:

* Gigapan Epic Pro head, set to 2.5s delay (after move, before shutter) to allow vibrations to die down to almost zero
* Camera is a Sony Alpha 900 with Sony G-series 70-400mm f4-5.6 (aka "the monster").
* Exposure is 1/125s, f16, WB set at 5500.
* Each tile image is 24.4 Megapixels, with about 12.3 EV dynamic range (cf. DXo Mark)
* 13 rows of 26 images = 338 images
* Stitcher reports 78204 x 29860 pixels (Mercator projection)
* Tile image post-processing include (most) dust spot removal from the sky, +clarity, sharpening, +saturation, rotate yellows toward green a bit.
* Yellow-reddish hues on the mountain are increased by dwindling "golden light"

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Stitcher Notes


GigaPan Stitch.Efx version 2.3.0307 (Windows)
Panorama size: 2335 megapixels (78204 x 29860 pixels)
Input images: 338 (26 columns by 13 rows)
Field of view: 80.0 degrees wide by 30.6 degrees high (top=19.0, bottom=-11.6)
Vignette correction on: c1=-0.0186 c2=0.00131
Use BRISK feature detector
Original image properties:
Camera make: SONY
Camera model: DSLR-A900
Image size: 6048x4032 (24.4 megapixels)
Capture time: 2013-09-08 09:04:48 - 2013-09-08 09:30:24
Aperture: f/16
Exposure time: 0.008
ISO: 200
Focal length (35mm equiv.): unknown
White balance: Fixed
Exposure mode: Manual
Horizontal overlap: 50.7 to 54.0 percent
Vertical overlap: 45.1 to 48.9 percent
Computer stats: 8190.19 MB RAM, 4 CPUs
Total time 1:43:01 (18 seconds per picture)
Alignment: 24:04, Projection: 37:15, Blending: 41:42
(Preview finished in 1:11:26)

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