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Hamamatsu City, Japan NW to SE at 元浜町交差点 by PoPBunka! 英会話 浜松市 by Jeffrey Armstrong PoPBunka!

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Taken by
Jeffrey Armstrong PoPBunka! Jeffrey Armstrong PoPBunka!
Explore score
2.50 Gigapixels
Date added
May 31, 2009
Date taken
May 31, 2009

Canon G10


There is a lot to see in this panorama. Look around and you'll find plenty. In the far off distance to the center right you can see that the big shopping mall on the outskirts of the city phenomena has come to Japan. When I first arrived 10 years ago, most cities still had a downtown core for shopping. In North America, we started moving 'shopping' to the outskirts about 20 years ago. This process is now in full swing here in Japan. In my area alone (a medium-sized working class city) I can think of 8 new malls that have sprung up in the last 5 years.

The tall building at the far right is supposed to look like a harmonica from the side. Hamamatsu is the home of the musical instrument business in Japan. In the center of the panorama you can see the main R&D center for Yamaha Musical Instruments company. In the lasrge white factory behind and around the main office is the final assembly location for Yamaha's grand pianos. They are priced at over $100,000.

This is version 2.0 of this Gigapan panorama using a polarizing filter and corrected camera settings. This is also the biggest gigapan I've made yet at about 480 photos. It took about 30 minutes to snap everything.

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Stitcher Notes


GigaPan Stitcher version 0.4.3865 (Macintosh)
Panorama size: 2496 megapixels (101641 x 24558 pixels)
Input images: 374 (34 columns by 11 rows)
Field of view: 250.8 degrees wide by 60.6 degrees high (top=19.7, bottom=-40.9)
All default settings
Original image properties:
Camera make: Canon
Camera model: Canon PowerShot G9
Image size: 4000x3000 (12.0 megapixels)
Capture time: 2009-05-31 16:44:28 - 2009-05-31 17:14:02
Aperture: f/8
Exposure time: 0.008
ISO: 100
Focal length (35mm equiv.): 207.7 mm
Digital zoom: off
White balance: Fixed
Exposure mode: Manual
Horizontal overlap: 25.0 to 42.1 percent
Vertical overlap: 23.5 to 40.4 percent
Computer stats: 4096 MB RAM, 2 CPUs
Total time 3:40:04 (0:35 per picture)
Alignment: 16:54, Projection: 21:40, Blending: 3:01:29

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