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GP21 SS Great Britain and the Matthew in Bristol Docks Superpan! by Keith Rodgerson

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Taken by
Keith Rodgerson Keith Rodgerson
Explore score
4.77 Gigapixels
Date added
Jul 04, 2009
Date taken
Jul 03, 2009

Epic 100


This large gigglepan is what I call a superpan with over 800 images making it up. It's well worth exploring. This is called "the floating harbour" because the water is held in by lock gates. Otherwise the boats would all end up resting on the mud at low tide twice each day. The SS Great Britain, built by Isambard Kingdom Brunel was the first ever iron hulled, screw propellor driven liner and was the largest in the world when it was built. it was brought back to the dock in which it was built to be restored in the 1970s and is now an award winning museum. Moored next to it is a replica of The Matthew: the little wooden ship in which John Cabot sailed from Bristol in 1495 to discover the North American mainland (Newfoundland). This replica, also built in Bristol, retraced that journey on the 500th anniversary of the original voyage in 1995. See also www.gigapan.org/viewGigapan.php?id=27492 and see this viewpoint on Bristol Harbour Festival at www.gigapan.org/viewGigapan.php?id=29552

Gigapan Comments (2)

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  1. The Gigapanographer Currently Known as "Kilgore661"

    The Gigapanographer Currently Known as "Kilgore661" (July 20, 2009, 01:15AM )

    Yep, easy to explain: the gigapan stitcher has a bug in it. If you are feeling rich and in need of putting yourself through great pain, Autopano may stitch this. If you're lucky it may render it too, and if that happens you'll find you have a nice straight pano. Of course you will then have the problem of saving it and uploading it, but it is not impossible.

  2. Keith Rodgerson

    Keith Rodgerson (July 05, 2009, 09:53AM )

    Can anyone explain why, even though my gigapan robot was level, the finished picture is curved. Is it because more of the panorama is below the horizontal than is above it ? That would mean that all panoramas should have as many frames above the horizontal as below!! I've just realized that that can't be the case based on others I have taken looking down which stitch as rectangles. Any ideas? KRBRISTOL

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Stitcher Notes


GigaPan Stitcher version 0.4.3865 (Macintosh)
Panorama size: 4773 megapixels (160255 x 29785 pixels)
Input images: 858 (66 columns by 13 rows)
Field of view: 30.3 degrees wide by 5.6 degrees high (top=-0.1, bottom=-5.8)
Keep projected images
Original image properties:
Camera make: Canon
Camera model: Canon PowerShot SX1 IS
Image size: 3648x2736 (10.0 megapixels)
Capture time: 2009-07-03 17:31:49 - 2009-07-03 18:18:48
Aperture: f/8
Exposure time: 0.00625
ISO: 80
Focal length (35mm equiv.): 533.3 mm
Digital zoom: off
White balance: Fixed
Exposure mode: Manual
Horizontal overlap: 18.3 to 47.5 percent
Vertical overlap: 35.1 to 58.8 percent
Computer stats: 3072 MB RAM, 2 CPUs
Total time 16:11:25 (1:07 per picture)
Alignment: 2:30:44, Projection: 1:27:59, Blending: 12:12:42

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