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Gasparilla Pirate Fest 2009 in Tampa, Florida by David Lawrence

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David Lawrence David Lawrence
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0.29 Gigapixels
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10491
Date added
Feb 07, 2009
Date taken
Feb 08, 2008
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Gasparilla Pirate Fest is an annual celebration held in the streets and waterways of Tampa, Florida. The history and name traces back to the legends about the antics of a pirate called Jose Gaspar. Gaspar reputedly patrolled the waters of West Florida during the late 18th century. The annual festivities begin when the fully rigged pirate ship sails into the heart of Tampa. With flags flying and cannons booming the vessel makes its way through Hillsborough Bay and is joined by hundreds of pleasure craft and vessels of all shapes and sizes. The pirates land at the convention center in downtown Tampa. The mayor of Tampa then lends the key of the city to the pirate captain.

A parade then follows down Bayshore Boulevard. The Krewes throw beads, coins and other items while shooting blank pistols from floats during the parade. The annual event is attended by over 400,000 people and is often been referred to as the Mardi Gras of Tampa.

Hundreds of boats in motion add to the fun of this panorama made from 90 photographs captured over several minutes of time. You will find some boats and and people appearing more than once and a few half boats.


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GigaPan Stitcher version 0.4.3865 (Macintosh)
Panorama size: 285 megapixels (36332 x 7854 pixels)
Input images: 90 (18 columns by 5 rows)
Field of view: 191.8 degrees wide by 41.5 degrees high (top=21.1, bottom=-20.4)
Settings:
All default settings
Original image properties:
Camera make: LEICA
Camera model: D-LUX 3
Image size: 3168x2376 (7.5 megapixels)
Capture time: 2008-02-08 14:53:36 - 2008-02-08 14:59:26
Aperture: f/8
Exposure time: 0.001
ISO: 100
Focal length (35mm equiv.): 136.0 mm
Digital zoom: off
White balance: Fixed
Exposure mode: Manual
Horizontal overlap: 35.6 to 49.1 percent
Vertical overlap: 40.5 to 46.9 percent
Computer stats: 14336 MB RAM, 8 CPUs
Total time 24:19 (0:16 per picture)
Alignment: 3:16, Projection: 3:33, Blending: 17:30

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