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Galveston, Texas: Broadway Avenue and 17th Street - a 360 Panorama by David Engle

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Taken by
David Engle David Engle
Explore score
0.07 Gigapixels
Date added
Aug 26, 2009
Date taken
Aug 25, 2009

Nikon D7100


Galveston is coming back from the devastation incurred due to Hurricane Ike. Buildings, once thought to be destroyed by some, are now being rebuilt.

Of some concern are the trees that line Broadway Avenue and one can see from this panorama that they are not healthy. If you go to Google Earth and view Galveston before they change the view from January, 2008, you will readily see how glorious Galveston once looked.

In a few more days, the one year anniversary of Ike will be remembered, but for many, if not all on the Island, that particular Hurricane will never be forgotten.

Additional information can be found here: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hurricane_Ike Will open in a new tab or window
This panorama was taken with a Nikon D70 camera using a Nikkor 28-80 lens. The time of day was about 3PM and there had been recent rainfall.

Gigapan Comments (4)

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  1. David Engle

    David Engle (September 15, 2009, 04:51PM )

    It has been right at a year that Hurricane Ike blew through Galveston and headed toward my house. The next day, I had more concerns than taking photos of the local destruction. Just consider for a moment the consequences if a storm the size of Ike were to come up the Thames into London and then still have enough power to travel to Bath and cause destruction there, and with climate change as it is, there could exist that real possibility and it did happen at one time, which I discussed in the Milford Haven GigaPan comments: gigapan.org/viewGigapan.php?id=2941 9Note: A Google search brought up this information concerning the path of Ike as well as some very interesting photos : tinyurl.com/nuqfa7 Will open in
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  2. The Gigapanographer Currently Known as "Kilgore661"

    The Gigapanographer Currently Known as "Kilgore661" (September 15, 2009, 01:13AM )

    Forty THOUSAND trees? OMG that's terrible. Ok, nothing like as bad as the loss of life and hardship suffered by human victims of Ike, but still, that sort of statistic helps to put things into perspective for someone like me who has no idea of what a hurricane is like.

  3. David Engle

    David Engle (September 11, 2009, 04:15PM )

    If you go to page two of the following link (actually, the entire article is extremely interesting), you will read that salwater got to the roots of 40,000 oak trees in Galveston and will have to be cut down: www.houstonpress.com/2009-09-10/ne ws/life-post-ike Will open in
a new tab or window/As I write this comment (9/11/09), I am hoping that I can return to Galveston this next week and take more panoramas of the trees on Broadway (where this current GigaPan was taken) and document the removal if possible. On a personal note, seeing this first-hand and up-close may be heartbreaking to me.

  4. The Gigapanographer Currently Known as "Kilgore661"

    The Gigapanographer Currently Known as "Kilgore661" (August 26, 2009, 10:29AM )

    You're right - the trees do not look well. What is the problem? That the land was doused by salt water by Ike?

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Stitcher Notes


GigaPan Stitcher version 0.4.4329 (Macintosh)
Panorama size: 67 megapixels (22238 x 3054 pixels)
Input images: 23 (23 columns by 1 rows)
Field of view: 360.0 degrees wide by 49.4 degrees high (top=25.3, bottom=-24.1)
All default settings
Original image properties:
Camera model: NIKON D70
Image size: 1998x3024 (6.0 megapixels)
Capture time: 2009-08-25 15:44:37 - 2009-08-25 15:45:59
Aperture: f/20
Exposure time: 0.01
ISO: 200
Focal length (35mm equiv.): unknown
White balance: unknown
Exposure mode: unknown
Horizontal overlap: 24.7 to 97.8 percent
Computer stats: 2048 MB RAM, 2 CPUs
Total time 5:18 (0:13 per picture)
Alignment: 1:22, Projection: 0:40, Blending: 3:16

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