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Golden Vineyards Right Image by John Toeppen

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Taken by
John Toeppen John Toeppen
Explore score
0.08 Gigapixels
Date added
Jan 01, 2009
Date taken
Dec 14, 2007

This image of vineyards South of Livermore California was taken during the brief moments of golden light before sunset.

The purpose of this panorama was for me to test my ability to take and process full color 3D panoramas. The taking portion of the process is pretty well down now. I do this manually with a pair of Canon cameras that I have tightly synchronized using USB connections and StereoData Maker software. The camera pair are tripod mounted and rotated to produce the image.

Viewing the image is a bit tedious because the software is simply not there yet. It is common practice to view side by side stereo images on the computer. The most popular way involves no special glasses and is called "crossed viewing" - a technique described here:
home.comcast.net/~holographics/cross.html Will open in a new tab or window
Once you have learned thes method it can become relatively easy to do, and works really well. To view this image pair you have to open the other side of the image in a separate Gigapan window and adjust the two images so they are looking at the same area and at the same size. The images need to be at the same height or the head needs to be tilted somewhat to make up for any alignment errors. While it would be nice to have stereo adjustments in GigaPan connecting the two windows (or even a macro) this is not there yet. Stereo software chokes on images of this size but is really nice for smaller images: stereo.jpn.org/eng/stphmkr/index.html Will open in a new tab or window
These are full screen windows
of the right image:
and of the left image:
I have another pair here:

Gigapan Comments (2)

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  1. Jason Buchheim

    Jason Buchheim (January 10, 2010, 05:51PM )

    This is a beautiful and fun 3-D Gigapan with rich evening colors! This image can be viewed in 3-D with its stereo pair using synchronized Anaglyph at www.3dpan.org/3d/14479-14478-280-2 80 Will open in a new tab or window along with many more 3-D panoramas here: www.3dpan.org Will open in
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  2. Philippe Lamoise

    Philippe Lamoise (January 01, 2009, 06:39PM )

    It's amazing, it works! You have to be away from the screen quite a while to be able to adjust your eyes.

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Stitcher Notes


GigaPan Stitcher version 0.4.3510 (Windows)
Panorama size: 82 megapixels (32181 x 2560 pixels)
Input images: 18 (18 columns by 1 rows)
Field of view: 100.4 degrees wide by 8.0 degrees high (top=5.2, bottom=-2.8)
All default settings
Original image properties:
Camera make: Canon
Camera model: Canon PowerShot A570 IS
Image size: 3072x2304 (7.1 megapixels)
Capture time: 2007-12-14 16:10:35 - 2007-12-14 16:11:19
Aperture: f/8
Exposure time: 0.0333333
ISO: 100
Focal length (35mm equiv.): 140.4 mm
Digital zoom: off
White balance: Fixed
Exposure mode: Manual
Horizontal overlap: 24.1 to 55.1 percent
Computer stats: 2045.21 MB RAM, 2 CPUs
Total time 56:35 (3:08 per picture)
Alignment: 1:10, Projection: 2:41, Blending: 52:44

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