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Tarpon Springs Shrimp Boat by Jason Buchheim

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Taken by
Jason Buchheim Jason Buchheim
Explore score
0.43 Gigapixels
Date added
Oct 28, 2009
Date taken
Oct 28, 2009
cityscapes, travel

Tarpon Springs is home to shrimp boats and sponge divers. The crew of this boat were preparing for a night of fishing.

This is protorapghed with the aid of the Gigapan Epic Pro robotic panoramic mount. Taken on my first day of beta testing this unit.

I used a 50-500mm Sigma lens on a Nikon D200. The lens was set at 300mm. The Gigapan unit was set to digitally fire the shutter (twice per frame, one for mirror lock up so that I could reduce movement, and one for taking the photo).

I am suprised to see the vingetting, I should try and correct that before sending the images to the stitcher.

The light was failing, so I opend up the lens as wide as it would go (f 6) and left the camera on manual focus and manual exposure. The depth of field is not large on a 300mm lens at f6.

I thought I had the rails on the unit level, but there is still some sawtooth on the edges so I really need to check that out better.

Gigapan Comments (1)

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  1. Jason Buchheim

    Jason Buchheim (October 28, 2009, 05:17PM )

    The stitcher did a good job on this, it is about as hard of a subject as I could give it. The few slight errors are probably due to the boat or cables moving a little bit as there are ropes and lines that are perfect next to some that are skewed. Pretty impressive. Notice that the shallow depth of field makes this more like a regular photograph, which is good when looking at the entire scene, but not so good if wanting detail in an area that is out of focus. But the plane of focus is so shallow on a big sensor camera and long telephoto.

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Stitcher Notes


GigaPan Stitcher version 0.4.4090 (Windows)
Panorama size: 429 megapixels (18882 x 22757 pixels)
Input images: 84 (7 columns by 12 rows)
Field of view: 13.8 degrees wide by 16.6 degrees high (top=15.7, bottom=-1.0)
All default settings
Original image properties:
Camera model: NIKON D200
Image size: 3872x2592 (10.0 megapixels)
Capture time: 2009-10-28 18:17:53 - 2009-10-28 18:25:27
Aperture: f/6.3
Exposure time: 0.0125
ISO: 100
Focal length (35mm equiv.): 480.0 mm
Digital zoom: off
White balance: Automatic
Exposure mode: Manual
Horizontal overlap: 34.3 to 38.8 percent
Vertical overlap: 28.1 to 30.1 percent
Computer stats: 2047.15 MB RAM, 4 CPUs
Total time 41:19 (0:29 per picture)
Alignment: 3:55, Projection: 3:17, Blending: 34:06

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