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South Pole Clouds and the Tourist Camp by Ella Derbyshire

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Ella Derbyshire Ella Derbyshire
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55
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$4.00 to $753.00
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0.10 Gigapixels
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Date added
Dec 28, 2008
Date taken
Dec 27, 2008
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environmental, fine art, geology, landscape, travel
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The sky at the South Pole is often monochrome. We see a lot of solid light gray or white skies and we see a lot of solid blue skies. This sky on December 27 with all of these high, wispy clouds was remarkable.

Beneath all the blue and the trails of mare's tails, you can see the tents of the Norwegian and Finnish ski trekkers. Both teams accomplished the 700 mile journey from the coast to the Pole. Getting here took them about 6 weeks time. The Twin Otter is here to take both teams back to Patriot Hills, from where they will leave for their homes.

The South Pole Christmas tree, the American Flag and the Geographic South Pole marker are on the right side of the image. We will be moving the marker for the geographic Pole on January 1.

The 54 images of this panorama were photographed with a Nikon D 80 and stitched with Autopano Pro.


Gigapan Comments (2)

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  1. Ella Derbyshire

    Ella Derbyshire (January 05, 2009, 01:01AM )

    Clear sky and flat snow certainly challenge APP, and the program will sometimes plop a bit of featureless white or blue into the wrong place. I try to avoid the problem by getting some detail into each frame, but I've spent quite a bit of time moving images to where they belong. The rigging on ships and pack ice also confuse APP. Only once have I needed to borrow another program to stitch a landscape.

  2. The Gigapanographer Currently Known as "Kilgore661"

    The Gigapanographer Currently Known as "Kilgore661" (December 29, 2008, 12:25AM )

    Hi Ella, I notice you use APP to stitch your images. I often use this too. What puzzles me is that APP is not so good at stitching relatively featureless areas of sky (and snow, I imagine), so I wonder how many of the original images you had to position manually?

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