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Szentbekkalla Hungary by Frank Neuperger

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Frank Neuperger Frank Neuperger
Explore score
3.03 Gigapixels
Date added
Nov 13, 2009
Date taken
Nov 12, 2009



Szentbékkálla is a village in the Káli-basin, Balaton-Highland, Hungary. In the medieval ages the village had a monastery of St. Benedict order, that explains its name, because earlier it was Szentbenedekkál (Kál of Saint Benedict). Kál was a prince and landlord here in the ages of the Árpád's peoples arrival to Hungary.

The first mention of the settlement is in a charter dating from 1273. In the Middle Ages, in 1559, the bishop of Veszprém had the Veléte palace (velétei palota) built here of which only the ruins are visible today.

The Szentbékkálla region is interesting from geological aspects. The volcansim at the Bakony–Balaton Highland Volcanic Field produced beautiful wittness mountains which preserved the elevations of the Pliocene plains.

1200 shot 360 pano.
gigapan stitcher crashed consistently at 3/4 way through the stitching.
Following was done with autopano stitcher.
Stitched to 12.x G pixels (361024x33614)
At 36 hour mark, the renderer (smartblend) was half done and was slowing down so I aborted and resized renderer settings to 180512x16807 (1/4 of the original image pixels)
for a 3.x gigapixel image.
LUMIX FZ18 (8 Mpixels)
504 mm equivalent
F8 (diffraction limited this pano to 1/2 of the sensor 1-D resolution).
As such 2:1 (1-D) downsizing should not adversely affect resolution.
Fixed focus was adjusted (in error) part way through (just to the right of the church on the hill) due to a pause in shooting and softened the distant objects for the rest of the pano.

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