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About This GigapanToggle
- Taken by
- The Gigapanographer Currently Known as "Kilgore661"
- Explore score
- 2.33 Gigapixels
- Date added
- Apr 13, 2009
- Date taken
- Apr 12, 2009
GigaPan Beta + Sony DSC-H7
This is not one of the sharpest images ever. In fact some of it is really blurry because it was taken in a howling gale at x15 zoom (530mm, 35mm equivalent) - at one point my tripod (made from cast iron by the weight of it) blew over.
I've posted it for a couple of reasons. First, it is an amazing view and I hope this image will inspire someone with better luck (I tried for several hours on each of two days) to capture the scene perfectly. Second, I wanted to advertise the fact that although this was shot with a GigaPan unit, it is made from two sets of images that do not line up so I tried using Autopano Giga RC1 to stitch it, and stitch it it did! I think this is quite remarkable given how blurry the original images are - all the grass in the foreground is completely out of focus too. NB for those of you who know about RC1's ability to import GigaPan images, I did *not* use this function - i.e. the stitcher stitched the 600+ images as if they were a mosaic - incredible!
Finally, some of you may be wondering why I have put a gigapan in this gigapan. More of you may not have even noticed it in the bottom right corner. NB it is not a thumbnail it is the full thing share.gigapan.org/viewGigapan.php?id=9168. Ok, it is the smallest possible gigapan (0.05Gpix) but it is a gigapan that many people have enjoyed exploring.
It is not my intention to show off. The reason is to show people how big gigapans can be. If you have spent time exploring The Jolly Sailor then you'll be astonished to see how much bigger this gigapan is. If anyone from Kolor is reading this and would like to show us what their Yosemite pano looks like with my gigapan embedded in it then they are very welcome!