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Elizabeth Baldwin Park: Best Scenic Park in Houston Says Houston Press - a 360-Degree Panorama by David Engle

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Taken by
David Engle David Engle
Explore score
0.09 Gigapixels
Date added
Sep 27, 2009
Date taken
Sep 27, 2009

Nikon D7100


Woo Hoo... this is exciting stuff here, which I did not know about until a week ago. The Houston Press is a weekly paper and once a year, there is a special issue containing the *best* of everything that the city of Houston offers up, and this issue states that the most scenic park in all of Houston is this park, Elizabeth Baldwin Park. Name ring a bell? She was the wife of William Marsh Rice (not just any William Marsh Rice, but this William Marsh Rice: www.gigapan.org/gigapans/10339/snapshots/28801/ the founder of Rice Institute). There was a contested will and lots of intrigue between her and William and may be a very interesting read, but this panorama is not about that; rather, it is about this lovely 4.5 acre park having century-old live oaks, which we see in this very special panorama.

This hand-held 360-panorama was taken by my trusty Nikon D70 with a new lens, the Nikkor 35mm f/1.8G. Additional details can be found on Stitcher Notes with information there concerning the GigaPan Stitcher run.

Also, I was happy to get this hard-to-find lens. Due to lens quality and low cost, it is very popular, so I celebrated my good fortune by buying a Heliopan UV filter.

Note: This panorama can be seen in Google Earth as a beautiful 360-degree curved panorama on a curved surface by clicking the link, View in Google Earth (assuming that you have Google Earth installed on your computer).

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Stitcher Notes


GigaPan Stitcher version 0.4.4329 (Macintosh)
Panorama size: 93 megapixels (28924 x 3226 pixels)
Input images: 23 (23 columns by 1 rows)
Field of view: 360.0 degrees wide by 40.2 degrees high (top=20.0, bottom=-20.2)
All default settings
Original image properties:
Camera model: NIKON D70
Image size: 1998x3024 (6.0 megapixels)
Capture time: 2009-09-27 12:53:40 - 2009-09-27 12:55:03
Aperture: f/16
Exposure time: 0.0125
ISO: 400
Focal length (35mm equiv.): unknown
White balance: unknown
Exposure mode: unknown
Horizontal overlap: 19.9 to 70.1 percent
Computer stats: 2048 MB RAM, 2 CPUs
Total time 10:26 (0:27 per picture)
Alignment: 1:35, Projection: 1:28, Blending: 7:21

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