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Keeseville, New York (Sunny) by Ron Schott

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About This Gigapan

Taken by
Ron Schott Ron Schott
Explore score
3.75 Gigapixels
Date added
Jun 29, 2009
Date taken
Jun 03, 2009

This GigaPan was shot as the slices of bread surrounding the cold cuts in a "GigaPan sandwich". The day began sunny and I began to shoot a very large GigaPan from this lovely vantage point in downtown Keeseville, New York. About halfway through shooting this GigaPan sequence clouds rolled in. After about a half hour of shooting and another half hour spent waiting for the sun to return I finally got frustrated and gave up on the sunny image, aborting about midway through the originally planned shot.

Realizing that I had bitten off too much, I decreased the zoom and set up the same shot at lower resolution and optimized for cloudy conditions. This shot was completed (after a few pauses when the sun poked out again) and can be seen here: www.gigapan.org/viewGigapan.php?id=27062
By the time I finished the cloudy GigaPan, I saw a stretch of sunny skies headed my way again. I scrambled to set up the shot parameters that I could recall from the original sequence and positioned the camera as close as I could to the place where I previously left off. Once the sun came back out I embarked on completing the second half of the sunny image. Clouds returned before I completed the last three rows of the originally planned image, but by then I had successfully captured most of the interesting detail of the scene.

You can see where the GigaPan is offset horizontally by about a quarter of a frame. Nonetheless, I had enough overlap that the Stitcher was able to successfully and seamlessly put together the two halves of this sunny image and salvage a GigaPan that at least approximates what I was originally shooting for.

The moral of this story: shooting GigaPans on a partly cloudy day may cause much consternation and gnashing of teeth, but if one is patient and observant of the weather conditions a decent GigaPan (or two) may still be salvaged.

Gigapan Comments (2)

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  1. Ron Schott

    Ron Schott (June 30, 2009, 08:06AM )

    That's what 20x optical zoom will do for you. Thanks for the snapshots - some good finds there!

  2. Tom Nelson

    Tom Nelson (June 30, 2009, 04:48AM )

    Very nice and sharp!

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Stitcher Notes


GigaPan Stitcher version 0.4.4090 (Windows)
Panorama size: 3752 megapixels (122890 x 30533 pixels)
Input images: 705 (47 columns by 15 rows)
Field of view: 119.2 degrees wide by 29.6 degrees high (top=19.4, bottom=-10.2)
Keep projected images
Original image properties:
Camera make: Canon
Camera model: Canon PowerShot SX10 IS
Image size: 3648x2736 (10.0 megapixels)
Capture time: 2009-06-03 08:25:42 - 2009-06-03 10:31:23
Aperture: f/5.7
Exposure time: 0.002
ISO: 80
Focal length (35mm equiv.): 565.2 mm
Digital zoom: off
White balance: Fixed
Exposure mode: Manual
Horizontal overlap: 25.9 to 50.2 percent
Vertical overlap: 17.6 to 52.2 percent
Computer stats: 3069.98 MB RAM, 2 CPUs
Total time 9:06:52 (0:46 per picture)
Alignment: 1:42:10, Projection: 34:44, Blending: 6:49:57

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