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Hong Kong Island At Night by auralasia

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About This Gigapan

Taken by
auralasia auralasia
Explore score
0.30 Gigapixels
Date added
Feb 19, 2009
Date taken
Feb 19, 2009

Canon G10


A gigapan of what many believe to be the most dramatic stretch of seafront in Asia, the financial district of Hong Kong, that is a postcard favorite. 5" exposure, 14" pic time on the EPIC.

Another gigapan of HK Island from a similar vantage point at dusk

Gigapan Comments (3)

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  1. Robin

    Robin (May 23, 2009, 02:39PM )

    Nice I like the colors in combination with the thin haze in the air. Congratulations

  2. auralasia

    auralasia (February 20, 2009, 05:02AM )

    Thank you for the kind words, really appreciate it! I am using Eneloops, which are rechargeables. 176ish images shouldn't be a problem, although I have noticed that depending how careful you are when transporting the unit, it's easy for the device to be turned on and drain its batteries during transportation. Once you get familiar with the plug that connects the 6-battery tray to the unit, you might like to try to connect once when you get to the site you're photographing from. I don't know if pic time is an issue, cos the button pusher has to press down for the entire duration, which means that it's more battery consumption. This is a night shot, so the button pusher was pressed down for 14" for each shot. On the day I shot this, I shot off 6 different panoramas (1 day, 5 night) that total something like 200 shots, and once I got home, just recharged the entire lot of batteries as a precaution. Sorry, I didn't check the voltage of the batteries before charging. David Bergman's famous Presidential Inauguration gigapan is 220 shots and he got through 4 1/2-runs of the same panorama before his batteries died, so it should definitely work for several runs of a 176 gigapan in daylight. Good luck with your next big night pano!

  3. chad zavala

    chad zavala (February 19, 2009, 08:43PM )

    This is a great pano. congrats. I recentlt took one similar to this is Salt Lake City and I was wondering if you could give me some advise or let me know how your process went. My first attempt at mt night shot was supposed to be 176ish images and about halfway through my brand new batteries died and I cant resume the job without moving the Gigapan slightly which messes everything up.! So i had to settle with a pano that is approx 40 images on a new set of batteries. I was wondering what kind of batteries you were using. I was using energizer. what kind would you suggest?

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Stitcher Notes


GigaPan Stitcher version 0.4.3865 (Macintosh)
Panorama size: 295 megapixels (37673 x 7831 pixels)
Input images: 36 (12 columns by 3 rows)
Field of view: 119.3 degrees wide by 24.8 degrees high (top=19.7, bottom=-5.1)
All default settings
Original image properties:
Camera make: Canon
Camera model: Canon PowerShot G10
Image size: 4416x3312 (14.6 megapixels)
Capture time: 2009-02-19 22:06:28 - 2009-02-19 22:15:50
Aperture: f/8
Exposure time: 5
ISO: 200
Focal length (35mm equiv.): 142.3 mm
Digital zoom: off
White balance: Fixed
Exposure mode: Manual
Horizontal overlap: 30.9 to 34.6 percent
Vertical overlap: 31.2 to 32.6 percent
Computer stats: 2048 MB RAM, 2 CPUs
Total time 37:03 (1:01 per picture)
Alignment: 2:12, Projection: 4:50, Blending: 29:59

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