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Stillwater Complex Anorthosite by Ron Schott

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Taken by
Ron Schott Ron Schott
Explore score
0.35 Gigapixels
Date added
Aug 28, 2009
Date taken
Jul 29, 2009

Canon PowerShot SX10 IS

GigaPan Epic100 (1st generatio...

environmental, geology, landscape, nature, travel

Every once in a while I get so exasperated by changing lighting conditions that I just throw up my hands and let the GigaPan shoot whatever happens to come its way. This is the sort of poor exposure that results.

Impatience is clearly not a virtue.

Gigapan Comments (3)

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  1. Stoney Vintson

    Stoney Vintson (August 28, 2009, 11:01PM )

    Unfortunately you would need to use the CHDK firmware to exposure bracket in manual mode using the SX10. CHDK does not have a user friendly interface and the regular Canon firmware is only capable of exposure bracketing in aperture priority mode. Aperture priority mode will not work because the camera will use a different shutter speeds dependent upon metering for the particular position. If you have a Rebel it is a toss up, because that camera is much older. Though the sensor is an APS-C sensor. I will need to check if manual exposure bracketing is available on the Rebel.

  2. Ron Schott

    Ron Schott (August 28, 2009, 06:45PM )

    Interesting idea, Stoney. I had not thought of using exposure bracketing to deal with changing light such as one gets on a partly cloudy day. I'll have to see if my Canon SX10 IS is capable of this. Otherwise I'll need to dig out the Rebel and give it a try on the Epic100. If this works it could make suboptimal weather days a whole lot more productive...

  3. Stoney Vintson

    Stoney Vintson (August 28, 2009, 02:31PM )

    If you use a small DSLR such as a Canon Rebel and exposure bracket in manual mode it would be more forgiving. Pre process the exposure brackets and output a single image for each set of three brackets using Photomatix Pro. Use image fusion instead of tone mapping for more realistic results. Use the "light smoothing" parameter to eliminate haloing. Stitch the resulting images using the Gigapan stitcher. Then export the image and user Photoshop to adjust the midtone and possibly the blacks to reduce any haze.

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Stitcher Notes


GigaPan Stitcher version 0.4.4090 (Windows)
Panorama size: 354 megapixels (28942 x 12256 pixels)
Input images: 66 (11 columns by 6 rows)
Field of view: 124.1 degrees wide by 52.6 degrees high (top=38.1, bottom=-14.4)
All default settings
Original image properties:
Camera make: Canon
Camera model: Canon PowerShot SX10 IS
Image size: 3648x2736 (10.0 megapixels)
Capture time: 2009-07-29 16:56:48 - 2009-07-29 17:01:22
Aperture: f/8
Exposure time: 0.004
ISO: 100
Focal length (35mm equiv.): 130.2 mm
Digital zoom: off
White balance: Fixed
Exposure mode: Manual
Horizontal overlap: 31.6 to 43.4 percent
Vertical overlap: 29.5 to 31.9 percent
Computer stats: 3070.09 MB RAM, 2 CPUs
Total time 1:50:38 (1:40 per picture)
Alignment: 18:09, Projection: 8:36, Blending: 1:23:52

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