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Night shoot: Leon County Courthouse by John Wells

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John Wells John Wells
Explore score
0.27 Gigapixels
Date added
Oct 19, 2009
Date taken
Oct 17, 2009

Four second exposire per pic panorama of the Leon County Courthouse.

From www.texasescapes.com/CentralTexasTownsSouth/Centerville-Texas-Leon-County-Courthouse.htm&quot Will open in a new tab or window;"Leon County Courthouse - Centerville, Texas

Date - 1886
Architect - William Johnson
Style - Renaissance Revival
Material - Brick

The 1886 Courthouse stands next to the Leon County Jail on the square. A misunderstanding between county commissioners and the contractor resulted in the cost being almost double of the estimate.
The 1858 Courthouse burned in 1886 and was replaced.


Built during the “golden age” of courthouse construction, the box-shaped building does not have the grand features of other Texas county courthouses of that time and reflects an earlier era of Texas county courthouse design. This in no way deters from the building’s appeal, but only enhances its uniqueness among the collection of the state’s historic county courthouses. The style, referred to as Renaissance Revival or Greek Revival, is characterized by repetitive features, especially around the windows. Although architect William Johnson’s name is on the building’s cornerstone, other sources, including the Texas Historical Commission, credit Houston architect George Edwin Dickey for the building’s design. It was built on the same plot of land as the previous courthouse which burned down in November of 1885. Some of the bricks from the former courthouse, which were locally made, were used in the current courthouse."

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Stitcher Notes


GigaPan Stitcher version 0.4.3864 (Windows)
Panorama size: 266 megapixels (20955 x 12707 pixels)
Input images: 42 (7 columns by 6 rows)
Field of view: 86.3 degrees wide by 52.3 degrees high (top=46.2, bottom=-6.2)
All default settings
Original image properties:
Camera make: NIKON
Camera model: COOLPIX P5100
Image size: 4000x3000 (12.0 megapixels)
Capture time: 2009-10-17 22:28:50 - 2009-10-17 22:36:55
Aperture: f/5.3
Exposure time: 4
ISO: 64
Focal length (35mm equiv.): 123.0 mm
Digital zoom: off
White balance: Automatic
Exposure mode: Manual
Horizontal overlap: 35.7 to 51.4 percent
Vertical overlap: 34.7 to 36.4 percent
Computer stats: 2814.42 MB RAM, 3 CPUs
Total time 1:34:56 (2:15 per picture)
Alignment: 2:56, Projection: 4:44, Blending: 1:27:16

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