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Loretto Chapel by John Wells

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Taken by
John Wells John Wells
Explore score
0.64 Gigapixels
Date added
Dec 30, 2008
Date taken
Dec 30, 2008

Nikon P5100


From www.lorettochapel.com Will open in a new tab or window/ "It was decided that the school needed a chapel. Property was purchased and in 1873 work began on the Loretto Chapel.

Undoubtedly influenced by the French clergy in Santa Fe, the Gothic Revival-style chapel was patterned after King Louis IX's Sainte-Chapelle in Paris; a striking contrast to the adobe churches already in the area.

Stone for the Chapel was quarried from locations around Santa Fe including Cerro Colorado, about 20 miles from Santa Fe near the town of Lamy. The sandstone for the walls and the porous volcanic stone used for the ceiling were hauled to town by wagon.

The ornate stained glass in the Loretto Chapel also made part of its journey to Santa Fe via wagon. Purchased in 1876 from the DuBois Studio in Paris, the glass was first sent from Paris to New Orleans by sailing ship and then by paddle boat to St. Louis, MO. where it was taken by covered wagon over the Old Santa Fe Trail to the Chapel.

The Chapel was completed in 1878 and has since seen many additions and renovations such as the introduction of the Stations of the Cross, the Gothic altar and the frescos during the 1890s."

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Stitcher Notes


GigaPan Stitcher version 0.4.3510 (Windows)
Panorama size: 641 megapixels (29431 x 21796 pixels)
Input images: 121 (11 columns by 11 rows)
Field of view: 114.4 degrees wide by 84.7 degrees high (top=71.9, bottom=-12.8)
All default settings
Original image properties:
Camera make: NIKON
Camera model: COOLPIX P5100
Image size: 4000x3000 (12.0 megapixels)
Capture time: 2008-12-30 17:21:29 - 2008-12-30 17:40:38
Aperture: f/5.3
Exposure time: 0.243902
ISO: 800
Focal length (35mm equiv.): 123.0 mm
Digital zoom: off
White balance: Automatic
Exposure mode: Automatic
Horizontal overlap: 39.9 to 76.9 percent
Vertical overlap: 32.3 to 40.2 percent
Computer stats: 3838.49 MB RAM, 2 CPUs
Total time 5:16:51 (2:37 per picture)
Alignment: 18:38, Projection: 17:32, Blending: 4:40:40

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