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Ice Carvings, St. Paul Winter Carnival by Tom Nelson

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Taken by
Tom Nelson Tom Nelson
Explore score
1.36 Gigapixels
Date added
Jan 29, 2010
Date taken
Jan 29, 2010

Canon G10 with Raynox DCR-1540...


Winter in Minnesota is a time for fun and festivals. The oldest and biggest of these is St. Paul's Winter Carnival, eleven days of outdoor activities, competitions, parties and parades. The ice carving competition in Rice Park is always popular, but temperatures above freezing last week have taken a toll. It was 11°F (-11°C) when I shot this; lengthening the button-push time to 3 seconds seems to have solved my problem of skipped exposures.

Gigapan Comments (4)

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  1. David Engle

    David Engle (February 12, 2010, 07:26AM )

    Good reason to travel to Houston, Texas or to Bath, England and have a class with hands-on experience on optimization :)

  2. Tom Nelson

    Tom Nelson (February 12, 2010, 06:57AM )

    I'm still learning how to optimize the robot...

  3. David Engle

    David Engle (February 12, 2010, 04:04AM )

    This is a scene that will never be seen in south Texas and to my eye, it is stunning. Even when I lived in Duluth, I never saw anything the likes of this. You nailed the exposure ... congratulations. Note: due to the slow speed on a 16GB memory card that I use with my SX110, I always have my button-push time to something slightly greater than 3 seconds. Again, an amazing GigaPan.

  4. Stoney Vintson

    Stoney Vintson (January 31, 2010, 03:32PM )

    Very interesting subject.

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Stitcher Notes


GigaPan Stitcher version 0.4.3865 (Macintosh)
Panorama size: 1363 megapixels (69598 x 19591 pixels)
Input images: 96 (16 columns by 6 rows)
Field of view: 120.4 degrees wide by 33.9 degrees high (top=13.9, bottom=-20.0)
All default settings
Original image properties:
Camera make: Canon
Camera model: Canon PowerShot G10
Image size: 6144x4608 (28.3 megapixels)
Capture time: 2010-01-29 15:40:17 - 2010-01-29 15:48:31
Aperture: f/8
Exposure time: 0.0125 - 0.02
ISO: 80
Focal length (35mm equiv.): unknown
Digital zoom: off
White balance: Automatic
Exposure mode: Manual
Horizontal overlap: 29.1 to 35.0 percent
Vertical overlap: 31.6 to 38.6 percent
Computer stats: 8192 MB RAM, 4 CPUs
Total time 3:52:45 (2:25 per picture)
Alignment: 6:18, Projection: 18:24, Blending: 3:28:02

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