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Golden Gate, San Francisco, California, USA by Mike Gemperle

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About This Gigapan

Taken by
Mike Gemperle Mike Gemperle
Explore score
Print Pricing
$53.00 to $164.00
0.53 Gigapixels
Date added
Mar 10, 2009
Date taken
Mar 09, 2009

Gigapan Comments (12)

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  1. Mike Gemperle

    Mike Gemperle (May 24, 2011, 08:23AM )

    Thanks for your nice comments. I've never changed my camera batteries in the middle of a GigaPan. On my version of the GigaPan robot (the beta version), you can pause the robot by pressing the "X" button and resume by pressing the "OK" button. I'd try to pause in some insignificant part of the panorama (sky, water, etc) so that if the alignment isn't quite perfect when you reattach the camera, the stitcher software may have an easier time matching the photos.

  2. lipa stauber

    lipa stauber (May 22, 2011, 05:36PM )

    bt"w' amazing picture

  3. lipa stauber

    lipa stauber (May 22, 2011, 05:34PM )

    amazing picture. how do you change batteries, and restart during a really large gigapan without loosing the pictures position ? i have canon sx210is' and to change the batteries i have to dismount the camera from the gigapan.

  4. Mike Gemperle

    Mike Gemperle (January 04, 2010, 08:44AM )

    nathanl - Thanks for your comments and interest in this gigapan.

  5. nathanl

    nathanl (January 01, 2010, 10:01AM )

    Amazingly detailed a large gigapan. Like it alot!

  6. Mike Gemperle

    Mike Gemperle (September 13, 2009, 10:28PM )

    In the beginning of the TV show, "MONK", there is a short video taken from the same spot that I took this gigapan.

  7. Mike Gemperle

    Mike Gemperle (May 26, 2009, 10:38PM )

    A gigapan showing the print of this gigapan is at: share.gigapan.org/viewGigapan.php?i d=24255

  8. Mike Gemperle

    Mike Gemperle (May 24, 2009, 01:07AM )

    I'll try a gigapan of the print in the next few days. Another unexpected feature of the SX 110: I was able to take a 754 picture gigapan without running down the batteries. I used Sanyo HR6 2000 mAh rechargeable batteries. The panorama wasn't very interesting, so it's not a public file. The point was to see how easy it would be to pause, change batteries, and restart during a really large gigapan. Apparently, I can get close to 1000 pictures without changing batteries.

  9. David Engle

    David Engle (May 23, 2009, 04:56PM )

    You should take a GigaPan of the print to let us see how good it looks. Also, FYI I bought a SX110 based on this GigaPan as well as some of Zoltan's work. An amazing camera for the price :)

  10. Mike Gemperle

    Mike Gemperle (May 23, 2009, 04:15PM )

    We made a 16" x 69" print of the left end of the panorama - the part with the bridge and downtown SF - with an Epson 4880 printer, mounted it on 1/4" foam board and made a frame for it. It's my first attempt at a large print from a gigapan. It worked quite well.

  11. Mike Gemperle

    Mike Gemperle (March 10, 2009, 05:45PM )

    You might want to take a look at the new Canon SX 200 IS - 12x optical zoom and some other nice features, but a little more expensive. It looks like it will fit on the gigapan robot.

  12. David Engle

    David Engle (March 10, 2009, 12:51PM )

    I have been considering buying a second GigaPan camera to use other than my Leica, one that has a bit more zoom. This excellent panorama of yours has focused my search towards the 110.

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Stitcher Notes


GigaPan Stitcher version 0.4.3865 (Macintosh)
Panorama size: 528 megapixels (67496 x 7828 pixels)
Input images: 195 (39 columns by 5 rows)
Field of view: 109.1 degrees wide by 12.7 degrees high (top=1.1, bottom=-11.6)
All default settings
Original image properties:
Camera make: Canon
Camera model: Canon PowerShot SX110 IS
Image size: 3456x2592 (9.0 megapixels)
Capture time: 2009-03-09 15:52:53 - 2009-03-09 16:04:17
Aperture: f/8
Exposure time: 0.0025
ISO: 100
Focal length (35mm equiv.): 357.6 mm
Digital zoom: off
White balance: Fixed
Exposure mode: Manual
Horizontal overlap: 45.3 to 57.1 percent
Vertical overlap: 48.5 to 52.2 percent
Computer stats: 1024 MB RAM, 2 CPUs
Total time 8:38:44 (2:39 per picture)
Alignment: 16:05, Projection: 16:35, Blending: 8:06:03

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