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Houston, Texas: Too Close To the Edge - GigaPan Taken From a 14-Story Parking Garage in Mid-Houston - a 360 Panorama by David Engle

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Taken by
David Engle David Engle
Explore score
0.08 Gigapixels
Date added
Jun 29, 2009
Date taken
Jun 29, 2008

This is the first hand-held GigaPan taken on this extraordinarily hot summer day in Houston, Texas. After I descended to ground level, I took a total of about 25 GigaPans on this *hot* day, primarily focused on Metro Rail Train Stations. More to follow.

Note: If you are prone to get dizzy at heights, please do not look at this in Google Earth. In the Google Earth view, you will see that I am on the edge and for me, this was the scariest collection of photos I have ever taken.

Another view from this same spot, but with another camera, Leica D-Lux 3, can be seen here, which has a Google Earth link too: share.gigapan.org/viewGigapan.php?auth=f2261785162e5b4a5d5dd52e4926bd6d

Gigapan Comments (3)

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  1. The Gigapanographer Currently Known as "Kilgore661"

    The Gigapanographer Currently Known as "Kilgore661" (June 30, 2009, 12:48AM )

    Most intriguing! Does the process involve a paper clip, a Snickers bar and a small team of physicists? I'd say that surely the evidence that the process works is plain for all to see and it is your gigapanographic duty to share it with the world. (Or just tell me then we can have a great time poking fun at people who don't know the secret. :-)

  2. David Engle

    David Engle (June 29, 2009, 04:18PM )

    When I first received the camera, it was very frustrating to locate ultimate focus, but after trial and error, I found a procedure that when followed, ultimate depth of field may occur with the Canon SX110. The sad part is that I have told two different people how to accomplish this and both of them broke up into uncontrollable laughter and one, from several weeks ago may still be rolling on the ground. If you fly me me to Bath, England and back, I will come and whisper the process in your ear, but you have to promise that you will not laugh. It really deflates my ego.

  3. The Gigapanographer Currently Known as "Kilgore661"

    The Gigapanographer Currently Known as "Kilgore661" (June 29, 2009, 03:12PM )

    The depth of field on this image is extraordinary! What is your secret?

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Stitcher Notes


GigaPan Stitcher version 0.4.4329 (Macintosh)
Panorama size: 82 megapixels (22860 x 3628 pixels)
Input images: 17 (17 columns by 1 rows)
Field of view: 360.0 degrees wide by 57.1 degrees high (top=22.6, bottom=-34.5)
All default settings
Original image properties:
Camera make: Canon
Camera model: Canon PowerShot SX110 IS
Image size: 2592x3456 (9.0 megapixels)
Capture time: 2008-06-29 11:28:32 - 2008-06-29 11:30:13
Aperture: f/8
Exposure time: 0.0125
ISO: 80
Focal length (35mm equiv.): unknown
White balance: unknown
Exposure mode: unknown
Horizontal overlap: 26.7 to 75.8 percent
Computer stats: 2048 MB RAM, 2 CPUs
Total time 9:04 (0:32 per picture)
Alignment: 0:31, Projection: 0:47, Blending: 7:45

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