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Kawela Gulch, Molokai - USGS erosion study - near 360 context by Richard Palmer

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Taken by
Richard Palmer Richard Palmer
Explore score
7.80 Gigapixels
Date added
Jan 14, 2009
Date taken
Dec 01, 2008

Gigapan Beta2 with Canon S5-IS


This near-360 shows the relative location of the USGS erosion study site, part of their Ridge to Reef Project. I used aperture priority exposure to make sure the study area and surrounding grounds were properly exposed without over-exposing the sky. There are a few stitching anomalies, which are not unexpected for such a complex image. The study site is at about 720-740 meters elevation (~2400 ft) along the east rim of Kawela Gulch. The fenced area is about 40 meters away from the camera. As an indication of the slope of the ridge, the rocks close to the camera, opposite from the fenced area, are only 2 to 4 meters from the GigaPan unit. I shall attempt to stitch this gigapan using the newest Alpha version of AutoPano Pro Giga 1.9. I hope that the color and exposure correction features, as well as the panorama straightening tool, make this image a bit more pleasing to the eye. Nonetheless, it does put the site into context!

Mahalo nui loa to Rich Gibson for stitching this gigapan.

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Stitcher Notes


GigaPan Stitcher version 0.4.3865 (Macintosh)
Panorama size: 7797 megapixels (251680 x 30980 pixels)
Input images: 1455 (97 columns by 15 rows)
Field of view: 333.7 degrees wide by 41.1 degrees high (top=5.8, bottom=-35.3)
All default settings
Original image properties:
Camera make: Canon
Camera model: Canon PowerShot S5 IS
Image size: 3264x2448 (8.0 megapixels)
Capture time: 2008-12-01 13:25:13 - 2008-12-01 15:07:40
Aperture: f/8
Exposure time: 0.001 - 0.05
ISO: 80
Focal length (35mm equiv.): 435.8 mm
Digital zoom: off
White balance: Fixed
Exposure mode: Automatic
Horizontal overlap: 15.9 to 39.0 percent
Vertical overlap: 9.6 to 70.0 percent
Computer stats: 4096 MB RAM, 4 CPUs
Total time 47:05:32 (1:56 per picture)
Alignment: 36:36:44, Projection: 1:06:02, Blending: 9:22:45

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