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Lisa Basking In Sunlight: A Stunning Panorama by David Engle

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Taken by
David Engle David Engle
Explore score
0.09 Gigapixels
Date added
Sep 17, 2009
Date taken
Sep 17, 2009

Nikon D7100


I bought a new Nikkor lens yesterday and today was the first attempt to use the 35mm f/1.8.

Upon entering the Academic Quad, I could see that in a few moments, after the Sun cleared a cloud, I would have some good sunlight and I saw Lisa and asked if she wanted to participate in this experimental panorama.

I hoped that it would be a 360-degree panorama, but things don't always happen the way you wish that they would and so, we almost had a 360 had it not been for user error.

As you can readily see, the panorama was taken during the student go slowly from one class to another, so there are many faces in the crowd that are recognizable to those that may know them.

Again, this was taken hand-held with a Nikon D70 camera and a Nikkor 35mm f/1.8 lens and was stitched using the GigaPan Stitcher software. Additional information can be seen upon clicking Stitcher Notes.

Also,I was happy to get this rare lens. Due to lens quality, it is very popular, so I celebrated my good fortune by buying a Heliopan UV filter.

You may enjoy the view in Google Earth via the link, View in Google Earth.

Gigapan Comments (3)

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  1. The Gigapanographer Currently Known as "Kilgore661"

    The Gigapanographer Currently Known as "Kilgore661" (November 01, 2010, 01:17AM )

    Rice fans should check out this later image taken from the same place: www.gigapan.org/gigapans/63777/

  2. David Engle

    David Engle (September 28, 2009, 04:09AM )

    Number one is that the lens is sharp, and two is that it is inexpensive for such a high quality lens design and three, since it is a fast lens (the f/1.8 describes the largest opening aperture), one can shoot in low light or shooting at a high shutter speed in bright sunlight. As an example, if I were standing a few feet away from a batter, and had nerves of steel (considering a baseball coming at me at 80 mile/hour) and I had perfect reflex so that I could take an instaneous photo, I could produce photos like this all day long with this lens set at 1/8000 second and f/1.8: www.gigapan.org/gigapans/18658/snap shots/55867/

  3. The Gigapanographer Currently Known as "Kilgore661"

    The Gigapanographer Currently Known as "Kilgore661" (September 28, 2009, 02:31AM )

    Congratulations on getting the lens, but what is so special about it? I ask as a know-nothing when it comes to cameras and lenses. I do know what f/1.8 means and that 1.8 is a very low number.

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Stitcher Notes


GigaPan Stitcher version 0.4.4329 (Macintosh)
Panorama size: 86 megapixels (26783 x 3241 pixels)
Input images: 18 (18 columns by 1 rows)
Field of view: 235.3 degrees wide by 28.5 degrees high (top=14.4, bottom=-14.1)
All default settings
Original image properties:
Camera make: NIKON CORPORATION ( 1 unknown)
Camera model: NIKON D70 ( 1 unknown)
Image size: 1473x3019, 1998x3024 (4.4 megapixels - 6.0 megapixels)
Capture time: 2009-09-17 09:51:18 - 2009-09-17 09:55:15 ( 1 unknown)
Aperture: f/18 ( 1 unknown)
Exposure time: 0.0125 ( 1 unknown)
ISO: 200 ( 1 unknown)
Focal length (35mm equiv.): unknown
White balance: unknown
Exposure mode: unknown
Horizontal overlap: 6.1 to 49.9 percent
Computer stats: 2048 MB RAM, 2 CPUs
Total time 5:15 (0:17 per picture)
Alignment: 0:52, Projection: 0:54, Blending: 3:28

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