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The Roman Forum , Rome, Italy by Frank Neuperger

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3.66 Gigapixels
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5969
Date added
Oct 18, 2009
Date taken
Sep 27, 2008
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As photographed from the North East corner of the Palatine grounds above the Roman Forum. .

I am guessing that there are easily another 100 snapshots of known historical significance in this pano.

The Roman Forum is located in a valley that is between the Palatine hill and the Capitoline hill. It originally was a marsh, but the Romans drained the area and turned it into a center of political and social activity. The Forum was the marketplace of Rome and also the business district and civic center. It was expanded to include temples, a senate house and law courts. When the Roman Empire fell, the Forum became forgotten, buried and was used as a cattle pasture during the Middle Ages.

Much of the forum has been destroyed. Columns and stone blocks are all that remain of some temples. The arch of Titus and the arch of Septimius Severus still stand and are in good shape. Like many other ancient Roman buildings, stone blocks have been removed from the Forum and used to build nearby churches and palaces.

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TECHNICAL

Why is my panorama CURVED so badly ??. I see this with some others that I have done but never this bad before. l. Is it because I was high up and the Gigapan (level) was always shooting below its own horizon and the stitcher software spotted this as it aligned the photos. But still, you would think that it could get the horizon level?


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GigaPan Stitcher version 0.4.3864 (Windows)
Panorama size: 3655 megapixels (110938 x 32955 pixels)
Input images: 520 (40 columns by 13 rows)
Field of view: 6.4 degrees wide by 1.9 degrees high (top=1.7, bottom=-0.1)
Settings:
All default settings
Original image properties:
Camera make: Panasonic
Camera model: DMC-FZ18
Image size: 3264x2448 (8.0 megapixels)
Capture time: 2008-09-27 08:36:19 - 2008-09-27 09:10:07
Aperture: f/8
Exposure time: 0.003125
ISO: 100
Focal length (35mm equiv.): 504.0 mm
Digital zoom: off
White balance: Automatic
Exposure mode: Manual
Horizontal overlap: 12.1 to 26.8 percent
Vertical overlap: 11.5 to 31.6 percent
Computer stats: 8189.12 MB RAM, 4 CPUs
Total time 8:20:27 (0:57 per picture)
Alignment: 1:07:31, Projection: 25:43, Blending: 6:47:12

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