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Houston Astrodome: Chief Touch the Clouds Statue and MetroRail Redline - a 360 Panorama by David Engle

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Taken by
David Engle David Engle
Explore score
0.16 Gigapixels
Date added
Aug 17, 2009
Date taken
Aug 16, 2009

Nikon D7100


This from Dave McGary's website, www.davemcgary.com/biography-of-dave-mcgary.htm Will open in a new tab or window
On February 22, 1998, Dave installed a 30-foot tall, 15-foot wide monument weighing over ten tons at the Houston Astrodome. The sculpture, “Touch the Clouds”, depicts a nineteenth century Miniconjou Chief who fought alongside Crazy Horse at the Battle of Little Big Horn. The project was announced at a ceremony and national media press conference in February of 1996, where Dave unveiled a 43 inch bronze Masterwork of the monument. Although the fine art collection owned by The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo is extensive, Touch the Clouds is the first Native American depicted and the largest bronze figure of the sculpture collection.

As I began to take this panorama, a MetroRail Train zoomed by heading south, and one can readily see the *zoom* movement.

Taken on a very hot weekend in Houston using a Nikon D70 camera and a Nikkor 50mm f/1.8 lens.

This stitched image was created using the GigaPan Stitcher software and additional details can be seen in the Stitcher Notes.

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Stitcher Notes


GigaPan Stitcher version 0.4.4329 (Macintosh)
Panorama size: 158 megapixels (41208 x 3836 pixels)
Input images: 32 (32 columns by 1 rows)
Field of view: 360.0 degrees wide by 33.5 degrees high (top=17.1, bottom=-16.4)
All default settings
Original image properties:
Camera model: NIKON D70
Image size: 1998x3024 (6.0 megapixels)
Capture time: 2009-08-16 12:17:09 - 2009-08-16 12:19:12
Aperture: f/0
Exposure time: 0.0125
ISO: 200
Focal length (35mm equiv.): unknown
White balance: unknown
Exposure mode: unknown
Horizontal overlap: 10.6 to 56.3 percent
Computer stats: 2048 MB RAM, 2 CPUs
Total time 12:16 (0:23 per picture)
Alignment: 1:54, Projection: 1:51, Blending: 8:31

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