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Times Square, New York City, Changing the billboard - view from the RED Steps in Times Square by Don

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Don Don
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1.87 Gigapixels
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1595
Date added
Jun 19, 2009
Date taken
Jun 15, 2009
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Search on "don" to see a shot of the billboard with the new display

To the guy from Scotland who has my business card, this is the gigapan you saw me starting. This was to be a 180 degree sweep, but as I said there is a learning curve. This photo is 361 frames (19 columns x 19 rows, 1,869 megapixels) at 1/30 second shutter speed, with a 1 second delay in the gigapan between shots. In column 20, as the camera memory card was filling up, and it suddenly took more that 1 second for the camera to process the photo and save it to the card. So at the end of the one second the gigapan pressed the shutter, but no photo was taken because the camera was still busy saving the last one, so I began to miss photos. I did not realize it until about column 22, so I ended up ending the photo. I also had to pause the gigapan because of people crossing in front, and the steps were very bouncy every time kids ran by, so some parts of the image may not be too sharp. I also had to deal with the police, seems they don’t want people hanging out too long in one place with a tripod. I upped the time between shots to 1.3 seconds, and did several more gigapans that day with out any problems. They should be posted in the next few days.

To see other NYC shots click on a link below:
42nd Street and 8th Ave, Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA:
gigapan.org/gigapans/74945/
Times Square New York City, Times Square, 46th street looking north to South East:
gigapan.org/gigapans/26324/
Times Square, New York City, Changing the billboard - view from the RED Steps in Times Square:
gigapan.org/gigapans/26300/
New York City, view from Port Authority bus terminal looking South East:
gigapan.org/gigapans/26261/
High Line Park, New York City:
gigapan.org/gigapans/41402/
New York City, Times Square, 46th street, East side of Times Square, January 2010:
gigapan.org/gigapans/41767/
Times Square, New York City, View from 42-43 St on Broadway:
gigapan.org/gigapans/26780/


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GigaPan Stitcher version 0.4.3864 (Windows)
Panorama size: 1869 megapixels (50428 x 37066 pixels)
Input images: 361 (19 columns by 19 rows)
Field of view: 85.2 degrees wide by 62.7 degrees high (top=44.6, bottom=-18.1)
Settings:
Use larger blending region
Original image properties:
Camera make: Canon
Camera model: Canon PowerShot SX110 IS
Image size: 3456x2592 (9.0 megapixels)
Capture time: 2009-06-15 11:40:45 - 2009-06-15 11:59:36
Aperture: f/8
Exposure time: 0.025 - 0.0333333
ISO: 200
Focal length (35mm equiv.): 357.6 mm
Digital zoom: off
White balance: Fixed
Exposure mode: Manual
Horizontal overlap: 9.5 to 46.1 percent
Vertical overlap: 19.3 to 97.8 percent
Computer stats: 3069.03 MB RAM, 2 CPUs
Total time 6:55:32 (1:09 per picture)
Alignment: 31:30, Projection: 22:35, Blending: 6:01:26

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