1. Skip to navigation
  2. Skip to content
  3. Skip to sidebar


Rice University: Fondren Library, Brochstein Pavilion and Rice Memorial Chapel - a 360 Panorama by David Engle

Want to add this gigapan to your favorites? Log In or Sign Up now.

Log In now to add this Gigapan to a group gallery.

About This Gigapan

Toggle
Taken by
David Engle David Engle
Explore score
28
Size
0.08 Gigapixels
Views
3051
Date added
Jul 09, 2009
Date taken
Jul 09, 2008
Gear

Canon SX110

Categories
 
Galleries
Competitions
Tags
Description

Last week, I took a GigaPan of which this following snapshot was extracted, www.gigapan.org/viewGigapan.php?id=27578&snapshot_id=84354, and because of the comment of Kilgore's, I again became interested in the life of William Herschel and of his sister, Caroline, especially the astronomical achievements that the two Herschel's made (newhumanist.org.uk/1508 Will open in a new tab or window) while living in Bath, England (from a GigaPan; Zoom Baby, Zoom, their house can be seen here: www.gigapan.org/viewGigapan.php?id=9802&snapshot_id=85077).
Today in the New York Times, there is a review of a book concerning exactly what I am searching for and is entitled, The Age of Wonder (tinyurl.com/mr6zk4 Will open in a new tab or window), which I would very much like to look at, but Fondren does not have it; however they have another book (The Georgian Star) concerning Mr. Herschel and his sister that I took a fancy to and drove over to the library to get, BUT before going in, I wanted to take a GigaPan of the north side of Brochstein Pavilion and this GigaPan is the result :)

With the price of gasoline as it is, it is expensive to be driving back and forth to Fondren all the time and I should maybe consider just to buy a book at the bookstore; however, there is no bookstore in all of the world that has the panoramic vistas that Rice University has and each time I travel there, I see at least one view that I had not noticed before.

NOTE: If you never have clicked, View in Google Earth, now is the time to do it.


Gigapan Comments (2)

Toggle Minimize gigapan_comment
  1. David Engle

    David Engle (July 10, 2009, 01:01AM )

    Thanks, This panorama is just another example of how good the GigaPan Stitching software is and how good the Google Earth interface is when showing 360-degree panos... it really adds a bit of realism to the vista.

  2. The Gigapanographer Currently Known as "Kilgore661"

    The Gigapanographer Currently Known as "Kilgore661" (July 09, 2009, 09:28PM )

    As Texas_Photo says, this is really worth looking at in Google Earth - it is as if you were there amongst the dappled light of the trees.

The GigaPan EPIC Series, Purchase an GigaPan EPIC model and receive GigaPan Stitch complimentary

Where in the World is this GigaPan?

Toggle

Stitcher Notes

ToggleMinimize

GigaPan Stitcher version 0.4.4087 (Macintosh)
Panorama size: 78 megapixels (22372 x 3527 pixels)
Input images: 17 (17 columns by 1 rows)
Field of view: 360.0 degrees wide by 56.8 degrees high (top=27.2, bottom=-29.5)
Settings:
All default settings
Original image properties:
Camera make: Canon
Camera model: Canon PowerShot SX110 IS
Image size: 2592x3456 (9.0 megapixels)
Capture time: 2008-07-09 12:50:40 - 2008-07-09 12:52:37
Aperture: f/8
Exposure time: 0.008
ISO: 80
Focal length (35mm equiv.): unknown
White balance: unknown
Exposure mode: unknown
Horizontal overlap: 27.4 to 68.7 percent
Computer stats: 2048 MB RAM, 2 CPUs
Total time 6:28 (0:22 per picture)
Alignment: 0:44, Projection: 0:52, Blending: 4:51

Member Log In