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Port Chalmers from Observation Point by Samuel Mann

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Taken by
Samuel Mann Samuel Mann
Explore score
2.01 Gigapixels
Date added
Jun 24, 2009
Date taken
Jun 24, 2009

Port Chalmers is the deep water port on Otago Harbour. It is where the first organised European settlers arrived in Otago (1848). It looked a bit different then (www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nzlwo/images/port_chalmers_1848.jpg Will open in a new tab or window).
I sat and ate lunch while the image took. It was a quite grey day to begin with and two rainstorms came through while it was taking (you can see the grey bands to the left of the Cap Beaufort (red ship). You can see her smoke drifting north (right).

At the start of the pan the green crane was working the Jemima but moved along to help finish off the Beaufort. I thought it would be alright but they lowered the boom at exactly the wrong moment (hence a wiggly boom).

Both of these ships came in on the morning tide and were due to leave in the afternoon (www.portotago.co.nz/13/1.html Will open in a new tab or window). By my count (once I finished lunch the work I had brought with me seem less important) there were about 20 people working (3 cranes, 7 straddle cranes and about 5 moving around on each ship). I realise that there's quite a few in the back offices, but still, that's not many people moving a huge amount of cargo in a really short time.

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Stitcher Notes


GigaPan Stitcher version 0.4.3864 (Windows)
Panorama size: 2010 megapixels (84741 x 23728 pixels)
Input images: 630 (45 columns by 14 rows)
Field of view: 99.5 degrees wide by 27.8 degrees high (top=2.6, bottom=-25.3)
All default settings
Original image properties:
Camera make: PENTAX Corporation
Camera model: PENTAX K10D
Image size: 3872x2592 (10.0 megapixels)
Capture time: 2009-06-24 14:18:56 - 2009-06-24 14:59:29
Aperture: f/8
Exposure time: 0.00555556
ISO: 200
Focal length (35mm equiv.): 450.0 mm
White balance: Automatic
Exposure mode: Manual
Horizontal overlap: 37.5 to 57.2 percent
Vertical overlap: 0.7 to 96.8 percent
Computer stats: 2047.23 MB RAM, 2 CPUs
Total time 18:03:42 (1:43 per picture)
Alignment: 3:49:54, Projection: 43:06, Blending: 13:30:42

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