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Pittsburgh Nocturne by James Albright

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About This Gigapan

Taken by
James Albright James Albright
Explore score
18.66 Gigapixels
Date added
Dec 01, 2014
Date taken
Nov 25, 2014
cityscapes, landscape, night, travel

This highly detailed gigapixel panorama captures Pittsburgh's entire Golden Triangle area. Consisting of 1240 separate photographs shot with a 600 mm lens, the image totals 18.66 gigapixels, making it the largest photograph of Pittsburgh.

It was taken on November 25, 2014 by James Albright, as part of the High Points of Pittsburgh series of the Pittsburgh Gigapanorama project. It was shot from a 17th floor balcony of the Trimont on Mount Washington.

To view the image in full-screen mode, click the double arrow in the upper right corner. By clicking and dragging, you can move around the image, zoom in and pan to find people and places special to you.

Be sure to check out the snapshot icon in the image's lower left corner, where you can also register for free and add snapshots of your own for others to see.

To view other images from the Pittsburgh Gigapanorama project, including the GigaPortrait series, visit gigapanorama.org/?page_id=804. Will open in a new tab or window.

For more information about the project or to find out about licensing images or ordering prints,send e-mail to high-point-pittsburgh@andrew.cmu.edu

Gigapan Comments (1)

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  1. Tom Nelson

    Tom Nelson (December 02, 2014, 09:17PM )

    James, how long did the panorama take to shoot?

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Stitcher Notes


GigaPan Stitch version 2.3.0306 (Macintosh)
Panorama size: 18655 megapixels (280520 x 66504 pixels)
Input images: 1240 (62 columns by 20 rows)
Field of view: 121.9 degrees wide by 28.9 degrees high (top=9.2, bottom=-19.7)
Vignette correction on: c1=0.0174 c2=-0.0219
Use BRISK feature detector
Original image properties:
Camera model: NIKON D800E
Image size: 7360x4912 (36.2 megapixels)
Capture time: 2014-11-25 21:10:21 - 2014-11-25 23:20:21
Aperture: f/8
Exposure time: 1.3
ISO: 400
Focal length (35mm equiv.): 85.0 mm
Digital zoom: off
White balance: Automatic
Exposure mode: Manual
Horizontal overlap: 3.9 to 77.4 percent
Vertical overlap: 0.4 to 94.7 percent
Computer stats: 16384 MB RAM, 4 CPUs but using at most 1
Total time 13:30:48 (39 seconds per picture)
Alignment: 9:15:37, Projection: 51:20, Blending: 3:23:51
(Preview finished in 10:55:11)

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