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Nashville, TN - Earth Hour 2009 - Before Shot by Will Wilson

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Taken by
Will Wilson Will Wilson
Explore score
1.23 Gigapixels
Date added
Mar 30, 2009
Date taken
Mar 26, 2009

See the lights out shot here: share.gigapan.org/viewGigapan.php?id=19936We need the world to take action on Global Warming.

This year, Earth Hour has been transformed into the world’s first global election, between Earth and global warming.

For the first time in history, people of all ages, nationalities, race and background have the opportunity to use their light switch as their vote – Switching off your lights is a vote for Earth, or leaving them on is a vote for global warming. WWF are urging the world to VOTE EARTH and reach the target of 1 billion votes, which will be presented to world leaders at the Global Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen 2009.

Earth Hour began in Sydney in 2007, when 2.2 million homes and businesses switched off their lights for one hour. In 2008 the message had grown into a global sustainability movement, with 50 million people switching off their lights. Global landmarks such as the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, Rome’s Colosseum, the Sydney Opera House and the Coca Cola billboard in Times Square all stood in darkness.

In 2009, Earth Hour is being taken to the next level, with the goal of 1 billion people switching off their lights as part of a global vote. Unlike any election in history, it is not about what country you’re from, but instead, what planet you’re from. VOTE EARTH is a global call to action for every individual, every business, and every community. A call to stand up and take control over the future of our planet. Over 74 countries and territories have pledged their support to VOTE EARTH during Earth Hour 2009, and this number is growing everyday.

Technical Details: Full Disclosure. This is two different nights. The main city skyline is from Thursday(3/26/09) night and the Shelby Street Bridge images are from Friday night (3/27/09). I was not able to take a full gigapan image on Friday, only a partial, which was the only night that the Shelby Street bridge was green. The cloud cover was very thick on Friday which creates part of the glow you see around the bridge. All shots on both the before and after Earth Hour Gigpans are 4s @ f5.6 with no photoshop editing only gigapan stitcher. Nashville is not afraid of the dark.

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  1. Chris Bartley

    Chris Bartley (March 30, 2009, 07:48AM )

    Excellent panorama! Love the lights out version, too. I lived in Nashville for about five years and loved it. This sure makes me miss it even more.

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Stitcher Notes


GigaPan Stitcher version 0.4.3864 (Windows)
Panorama size: 1225 megapixels (59016 x 20759 pixels)
Input images: 220 (22 columns by 10 rows)
Field of view: 159.6 degrees wide by 56.1 degrees high (top=31.6, bottom=-24.5)
All default settings
Original image properties:
Camera make: Canon
Camera model: Canon PowerShot G10
Image size: 4416x3312 (14.6 megapixels)
Capture time: 2009-03-26 05:19:52 - 2009-03-27 05:41:16
Aperture: f/5.6
Exposure time: 4
ISO: 80
Focal length (35mm equiv.): 142.3 mm
Digital zoom: off
White balance: Fixed
Exposure mode: Manual
Horizontal overlap: 27.6 to 55.3 percent
Vertical overlap: 29.8 to 97.6 percent
Computer stats: 1535.48 MB RAM, 2 CPUs
Total time 9:25:11 (2:34 per picture)
Alignment: 36:53, Projection: 36:39, Blending: 8:11:38

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