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

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Taken by
David Engle David Engle
Explore score
0.08 Gigapixels
Date added
Jul 09, 2009
Date taken
Jul 09, 2008

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)

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  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.

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Stitcher Notes


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)
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

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