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Up on the Roof by John Kua

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John Kua John Kua
Explore score
3.11 Gigapixels
Date added
Mar 10, 2009
Date taken
Mar 07, 2009

Canon Powershot G9


A 360 degree rooftop view on a beautiful spring day in the Evergreen neighborhood of San Jose, CA, located in the foothills of the East Hills / Diablo Range. With the spring rains, the hills are briefly green before the summer turns them golden. In the distance, you can see across the South Bay to the Santa Cruz Mountains and just make out downtown San Jose through the haze. Quimby Road, the major street visible in the panorama, separates the older houses built in the 70's from the new construction in the 2000's, including Evergreen Valley High School, which all sits on land that was formerly vineyards (Mirassou Winery).

Gigapan Comments (2)

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  1. John Kua

    John Kua (March 12, 2009, 09:08AM )

    Unfortunately, after Gallo purchased the Mirassou name, the Mirassou family was not able to extend their lease on the winery location, and so the building has been closed. It's still there at the moment - some are attempting to get a historic landmark designation from the city in order to stave off developers who want to build more houses in the area.

  2. Richard Palmer

    Richard Palmer (March 11, 2009, 11:32PM )

    It is very sad news, indeed, to hear that the beautiful vineyards of the Mirassou Winery are now just a built over part of LA North. :^( Was the winery building itself at least spared as a historic site? I doubt I'd recognize most of San Jose after nearly 20 years away from the Bay Area.

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Stitcher Notes


GigaPan Stitcher version 0.4.3864 (Windows)
Panorama size: 3113 megapixels (143910 x 21633 pixels)
Input images: 423 (47 columns by 9 rows)
Field of view: 360.0 degrees wide by 54.1 degrees high (top=22.8, bottom=-31.3)
All default settings
Original image properties:
Camera make: Canon
Camera model: Canon PowerShot G9
Image size: 4000x3000 (12.0 megapixels)
Capture time: 2009-03-07 15:37:14 - 2009-03-07 16:04:28
Aperture: f/4.8
Exposure time: 0.002
ISO: 80
Focal length (35mm equiv.): 207.7 mm
Digital zoom: off
White balance: Fixed
Exposure mode: Manual
Horizontal overlap: 18.7 to 62.5 percent
Vertical overlap: 20.4 to 23.1 percent
Computer stats: 2559.5 MB RAM, 4 CPUs
Total time 10:10:09 (1:26 per picture)
Alignment: 1:09:42, Projection: 45:34, Blending: 8:14:52

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