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Cusco by Glen David Short

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Taken by
Glen David Short Glen David Short
Explore score
7.13 Gigapixels
Date added
Oct 30, 2013
Date taken
Jul 27, 2013

1600 images taken with a Pentax K-r and Tamron 300mm (450 equiv) lens on 27th July 2013. I had given up trying to stitch this pano on my ageing laptop as several attempts using Stitch vers 2.3 failed (or rather permanently stalled, I think, due to insufficient RAM). However with the new Stitch Efx it worked! I might try stitching this again with larger blending area, as the top horizon has some poorly matched areas.

Gigapan Comments (7)

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  1. Glen David Short

    Glen David Short (November 01, 2013, 01:52PM )

    This one shows the same lookout in 360 degrees, from in front of the Pachaucti statue gigapan.com/gigapans/136304

  2. Glen David Short

    Glen David Short (November 01, 2013, 01:35PM )

    Here is another one taken from behind the same lookout, smaller but with a more interesting perspective gigapan.com/gigapans/135967

  3. Wandering Bear

    Wandering Bear (November 01, 2013, 01:21PM )

    Just been looking at this again Glen - Amazing. 7 Gig - Wow!.

  4. The Gigapanographer Currently Known as "Kilgore661"

    The Gigapanographer Currently Known as "Kilgore661" (October 31, 2013, 03:07PM )

    7Gpix is a real achievement for anyone but considering you shot, stitched and uploaded this on the road is amazing!

  5. Glen David Short

    Glen David Short (October 31, 2013, 01:03PM )

    By the way, I could have captured the same scene with about 15% less shots, because I set the overlap slightly higher than normal, as my tripod is the cheap variety and I was worried about afternoon winds blowing the lens off alignment. But in the end, it wasn't necessary, the stitcher notes say the minimum overlap, out of 1600 images, was 33%

  6. Glen David Short

    Glen David Short (October 31, 2013, 12:38PM )

    Hi WanderingBear! If you read the Stitcher Notes at the bottom of the webpage, it says "Capture time: 2013-07-27 11:46:04 - 2013-07-27 13:37:17 " - so that tells you it took just under 2hrs to shoot. It took 23hrs to stitch, and almost as long to upload! All up, with arranging the taxi and setting up etc, its a very long process. But the thing I like about these large cityscape panoramas is we now have an instant historical document, a snapshot of the city as it was on that day.

  7. Wandering Bear

    Wandering Bear (October 31, 2013, 12:25PM )

    1,600 Pics - WOW. How long did that take to actually photograph it? I have explored it a bit, & as you say I can see my new balcony extension, & the water butts where we took some pics one day...... Wow. Good work Glen! Oso

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Stitcher Notes


GigaPan Stitch.Efx version 2.3.0307 (Windows)
Panorama size: 7131 megapixels (238564 x 29892 pixels)
Input images: 1600 (100 columns by 16 rows)
Field of view: 250.9 degrees wide by 31.4 degrees high (top=5.4, bottom=-26.0)
Vignette correction on: c1=-0.0201 c2=0.00167
Use BRISK feature detector
Original image properties:
Camera make: PENTAX
Camera model: PENTAX K-r
Image size: 4288x2848 (12.2 megapixels)
Capture time: 2013-07-27 11:46:04 - 2013-07-27 13:37:17
Aperture: f/13
Exposure time: 0.00555556
ISO: 200
Focal length (35mm equiv.): 450.0 mm
White balance: Fixed
Exposure mode: Manual
Horizontal overlap: 42.4 to 51.0 percent
Vertical overlap: 33.7 to 64.8 percent
Computer stats: 2038.63 MB RAM, 2 CPUs
Total time 22:49:52 (51 seconds per picture)
Alignment: 13:16:16, Projection: 2:28:01, Blending: 7:05:35
(Preview finished in 16:57:01)

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