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British South Pole Expedition 2008 Arrives at Amundsen Scott Station by Ella Derbyshire

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Ella Derbyshire Ella Derbyshire
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Date added
Dec 28, 2008
Date taken
Dec 26, 2008
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Nikon D80's

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GigapanMagazine.org Will open in a new tab or window vol 1 issue 2

Here you see Gavin Booth and Adam Wilton of the British South Pole Expedition 2008 as they arrive at the South Pole on December 27. Their 700 mile, unsupported ski journey from Hercules Inlet to the South Pole raised funds for the UK Antarctic Heritage Trust.

As they cross the skiway they are greeted by Leah Street, one of our summer crew members who is also a volunteer tour guide. She will show them to the Geographic South Pole marker, the Ceremonial Pole and to the spot where they can pitch their tents. They will get a brief tour of the station and then wait in their camp for the plane that will take them back to the coast.

As a benefit of the shooting and stitching process that created this panorama, you see them again, farther to the right, as they are escorted to the tourist area in front of the station.

This panorama shows a wide view of the Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station from the support buildings in the back (grid south) to the science buildings and Ice Cube project toward grid west and grid north. Please enjoy your tour as you explore the snapshots.

The 61 images of this panorama were photographed with a Nikon D 80 and stitched with Autopano Pro.


Gigapan Comments (7)

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  1. rose

    rose (January 14, 2009, 10:43AM )

    Nice shot! Thank goodness your camera lets you take all these shots without freezing on you. Nikon should fund you, call it a extreme environment testing grant! Ethan and I read though all those snapshots and feel we feel like we could converse intelligently about this scene now. We are happy you are happy and having fun being so cold!!!

  2. The Gigapanographer Currently Known as "Kilgore661"

    The Gigapanographer Currently Known as "Kilgore661" (January 01, 2009, 11:55AM )

    Wow, Snapshot City! Now this is a very educational image.

  3. David Engle

    David Engle (January 01, 2009, 06:30AM )

    Ella, This is stunning and is so unique especially about the Google Earth presentation. I would hope that during all these cold sunny nights you are suffering through that you would be able to go back and geocode the others. I now see that you have... thanks :) Again, your GigaPans are among my favorites of all time as you may see from this thread: forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.as p?forum=1038&message=30225606 Will open in
a new tab or windowNote: Sometimes I generate mis-spelled words and they are there only for the enjoyment of my friends. David

  4. Payam Rahmani

    Payam Rahmani (January 01, 2009, 05:32AM )

    Fantastic shot, so many details!

  5. The Gigapanographer Currently Known as "Kilgore661"

    The Gigapanographer Currently Known as "Kilgore661" (December 29, 2008, 09:34AM )

    Excellent, thanks. It's not that I don't know how to find the South Pole on a map (although gigapan.org's mini-map seems to have a problem with this ;-), but when images have a wide field of view like this one, I think they look much better in Google Earth's with its 'curved-screen' view.

  6. Ella Derbyshire

    Ella Derbyshire (December 29, 2008, 08:48AM )

    I've geocoded. Please remember that at the South Pole longitude is a bit of a problem. This image was photographed facing "grid west", which is toward South America. Thanks for looking at the panorama.

  7. The Gigapanographer Currently Known as "Kilgore661"

    The Gigapanographer Currently Known as "Kilgore661" (December 28, 2008, 11:58AM )

    Geocode please!

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