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Clifton Suspension Bridge v2 by Jon Herbert

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About This Gigapan

Taken by
Jon Herbert Jon Herbert
Explore score
0.59 Gigapixels
Date added
Jun 14, 2009
Date taken
Jun 11, 2009

Panasonic FZ28


For this version, I've used three copies of each image (captured in burst mode), and run each triplet through PhotoAcute Studio to reduce noise.

For the original (www.gigapan.org/viewGigapan.php?id=25549 ), I simply used the third image from each burst.

There's definitely an improvement in clarity. The downside is that moving objects look somewhat strange - check out the red post van, or the three ghost birds above the right-hand bridge support (actually, of course, one moving bird). With more images, I'd have the option to remove moving objects (though I don't think that would resolve the post van problem, as some pixels would be red in every shot) - I'll probably try for longer bursts on my next shoot.

I could have been more picky, of course... used single shots where there were moving objects, and only used the processed triplets for entirely still frames... but it's interesting to see the warts and all version.

Gigapan Comments (4)

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  1. Keith Rodgerson

    Keith Rodgerson (October 02, 2009, 08:26AM )

    We seem to be covering much the same subjects. Get in touch sometime if you'd like to discus methods. krbristol@gmail.com Keith

  2. The Gigapanographer Currently Known as "Kilgore661"

    The Gigapanographer Currently Known as "Kilgore661" (August 02, 2009, 02:43PM )

    What a pain. And what a pain. Still, the FZ28 looks like a great camera - I nearly bough one myself but I already had the H7 and decided to try a DSLR. PS Love the avatar.

  3. Jon Herbert

    Jon Herbert (August 02, 2009, 01:34AM )

    Some research has revealed that whilst the Panasonic FZ28 can take pictures in RAW mode, there are two big holes in that plan - firstly, it's not standard RAW, so I'd have to add a step through Panasonic's own software to convert it first... and second, the JPGs have significant processing done in-camera to adjust for distortions caused by the lens, but the RAWs don't. So I've made the decision to abandon RAW output from this camera - I don't think the extra problems are worth the benefits, to me.

  4. The Gigapanographer Currently Known as "Kilgore661"

    The Gigapanographer Currently Known as "Kilgore661" (August 01, 2009, 04:51PM )

    An interesting experiment. When I first read "three copies" I thought you were going to say that you did this to do some HDR or tone-mapping (which is an interest of mine). What format are your original images? If they are jpegs then I can see why you'd be interested in removing noise, but wouldn't shooting in RAW instead be an idea? I've created tinyurl.com/nq52n6 Will open in
a new tab or window to compare with add360's snapshot tinyurl.com/mlkces Will open in
a new tab or window. I'd say that the noise-reduced image is 'smoother' than the 'raw' one, but it has lost some detail. For example, in the raw one you can see the shadow cause by a rumple in the right shoulder of the jacket of the guy on the left which is not apparent in the smoothed one. Anyway, nice shot. It complements other panos taken from the other side of the bridge eg tinyurl.com/mp2mwe Will open in
a new tab or window or on it eg tinyurl.com/nn2ove Will open in
a new tab or window.PS Please geocode! Gigapans look so much better in Google Earth. PPS You might also add some tags. Not everyone know contextual things like the bridge was in Bristol or creted by Brunel. Just my 2c you understand - life is short!

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Stitcher Notes


GigaPan Stitcher version 0.4.3864 (Windows)
Panorama size: 593 megapixels (33721 x 17604 pixels)
Input images: 160 (16 columns by 10 rows)
Field of view: 1.9 degrees wide by 1.0 degrees high (top=0.1, bottom=-0.9)
All default settings
Original image properties:
Camera make: Panasonic
Camera model: DMC-FZ28
Image size: 3540x2596, 3548x2692, 3552x2728, 3572x2680, 3580x2712, 3588x2712, 3592x2700, 3592x2720, 3604x2700, 3604x2720, 3608x2720, 3608x2724, 3612x2708, 3616x2680, 3616x2700, 3616x2704, 3616x2708, 3616x2712, 3616x2720, 3616x2724, 3616x2728, 3620x2708, 3620x2712, 3620x2716, 3620x2720, 3620x2724, 3624x2696, 3624x2700, 3624x2704, 3624x2708, 3624x2712, 3624x2716, 3624x2720, 3624x2724, 3624x2728, 3628x2704, 3628x2708, 3628x2712, 3628x2716, 3628x2720, 3628x2724, 3628x2728, 3628x2732, 3632x2692, 3632x2704, 3632x2708, 3632x2712, 3632x2716, 3632x2720, 3632x2724, 3632x2728, 3636x2700, 3636x2708, 3636x2712, 3636x2716, 3636x2720, 3636x2724, 3636x2728, 3640x2708, 3640x2716, 3640x2720, 3640x2724, 3640x2728, 3644x2728 (9.2 megapixels - 9.9 megapixels)
Capture time: 2009-06-11 15:27:26 - 2009-06-11 15:39:43
Aperture: f/8
Exposure time: 0.00195313 - 0.00292969
ISO: unknown
Focal length (35mm equiv.): 866.0 mm
Digital zoom: off
White balance: Fixed
Exposure mode: Manual
Horizontal overlap: 41.4 to 46.7 percent
Vertical overlap: 34.7 to 74.0 percent
Computer stats: 2046.42 MB RAM, 2 CPUs
Total time 1:50:16 (0:41 per picture)
Alignment: 16:45, Projection: 10:14, Blending: 1:23:16

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