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Houston, Texas: Gus & Lyndall Wortham Park in the Texas Medical Center by David Engle

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Taken by
David Engle David Engle
Explore score
3.33 Gigapixels
Date added
Apr 23, 2009
Date taken
Apr 22, 2008

My first *large* GigaPan and is of a beautiful corner across the street from the Texas Medical Center. This 3.3 gigapixel panorama was taken with a Canon SX110 camera.

Wortham Park dates from 1991. A couple of years after the opening, I brought my 4x5 view camera here to take a series of photos, but because of the intense August heat, that series never materialized and the experience told me that in Houston, there are only a few weeks out of the year where it is practical to use a 4x5 for landscape photography. At that time, little did I know or even suspect that GigaPan technology was on the horizon.

Too see how large of an area the Texas Medical Center occupies; in Google Earth, fly to 77030 [zip code] and zoom in. Immediately to the north-west of TMC is Rice University.

While taking this panorama, I met a very nice and very polite security-guard lady and I hope that she sees this panorama of the area she so ably protects.

Note: A view in Google Earth is essential to observe the beauty of this special place of peace and serenity.

There is a Wortham Fountain in Houston, which can be seen here: www.gigapan.org/viewGigapan.php?id=8175

Gigapan Comments (4)

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  1. David Engle

    David Engle (April 25, 2009, 03:24PM )

    Illah, Kilgore & Payam, Thanks for the comments and for the continual encouragement. This park is at the intersection of major traffic arteries entering the Texas Medical Center and the reason that people are not all over the Wortham Park is that parking places are so difficult to find. Indeed it was very peaceful as I took the pano.

  2. Payam Rahmani

    Payam Rahmani (April 24, 2009, 05:06AM )

    David, this is a great shot. Beautiful.

  3. The Gigapanographer Currently Known as "Kilgore661"

    The Gigapanographer Currently Known as "Kilgore661" (April 24, 2009, 12:02AM )

    Double congratulations: your 100th gigapan and a wonderful shot!

  4. Illah Nourbakhsh

    Illah Nourbakhsh (April 23, 2009, 06:58PM )

    David, this is absolutely outstanding. Well done!

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Stitcher Notes


GigaPan Stitcher version 0.4.3865 (Macintosh)
Panorama size: 3329 megapixels (119618 x 27837 pixels)
Input images: 816 (51 columns by 16 rows)
Field of view: 239.8 degrees wide by 55.8 degrees high (top=39.9, bottom=-15.9)
All default settings
Original image properties:
Camera make: Canon
Camera model: Canon PowerShot SX110 IS
Image size: 3456x2592 (9.0 megapixels)
Capture time: 2008-04-22 13:11:58 - 2008-04-22 14:14:02
Aperture: f/8
Exposure time: 0.01
ISO: 80
Focal length (35mm equiv.): 357.6 mm
Digital zoom: off
White balance: Fixed
Exposure mode: Manual
Horizontal overlap: 29.9 to 48.4 percent
Vertical overlap: 33.3 to 40.3 percent
Computer stats: 2048 MB RAM, 2 CPUs
Total time 14:09:16 (1:02 per picture)
Alignment: 4:39:07, Projection: 59:58, Blending: 8:30:10

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