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Downtown St. Paul, Minnesota from the High Bridge (HDR) by Tom Nelson

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About This Gigapan

Taken by
Tom Nelson Tom Nelson
Explore score
0.24 Gigapixels
Date added
Mar 26, 2010
Date taken
Mar 26, 2010

Nikon D3


This is a true HDR panorama made from a five-image bracket (-2 to 2EV) of each image. The image sets were batch processed in Photomatix and then sharpened in Photoshop before stitching. The panorama shows moderate flooding of Harriet Island in the foreground. See gigapan.org/gigapans/45623/ for another view from this location.

Gigapan Comments (3)

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  1. David Engle

    David Engle (March 31, 2010, 02:07PM )

    Tom, too bad that your St. Paul, Minnesota and my Houston, Texas don't have the historical flavor that Bath, England has for Kilgore661, but both of us really put our heart in to our projects and it really shows in your GigaPans ... great panorama.

  2. Tom Nelson

    Tom Nelson (March 29, 2010, 01:10PM )

    It wasn't as hard as I'd feared, Robert. I batch-converted the RAW brackets in Photomatix, then ran a Photoshop action to sharpen and slightly saturate the resulting files. (I wish I'd warmed the color as well.) Then I stitched the files in Stitch.

  3. Robert Rydeen

    Robert Rydeen (March 27, 2010, 05:03AM )

    Tom, I was here about noon on 3/26 and it was bitter cold on the bridge with a stiff wind. Your pan has a kind of watercolor look to it very cool. I have done HDR's but not with this camera or of a panorama. Sounds like a lot of work. Nice job.

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Stitcher Notes


GigaPan Stitch version 1.0.0804 (Macintosh)
Panorama size: 236 megapixels (26984 x 8760 pixels)
Input images: 32 (8 columns by 4 rows)
Field of view: 57.7 degrees wide by 18.7 degrees high (top=2.9, bottom=-15.8)
All default settings
Original image properties:
Camera make: unknown
Camera model: NIKON D3
Image size: 4218x2835, 4280x2841, 4281x2841, 4281x2842, 4281x2844, 4282x2840, 4282x2841, 4282x2842, 4283x2839, 4283x2840, 4283x2841, 4283x2842, 4283x2843, 4284x2840, 4284x2841, 4284x2843 (12.0 megapixels - 12.2 megapixels)
Capture time: 2010-03-26 17:18:10 - 2010-03-26 17:23:05
Aperture: f/11
Exposure time: unknown
ISO: 200
Focal length (35mm equiv.): unknown
White balance: unknown
Exposure mode: unknown
Horizontal overlap: 16.4 to 33.5 percent
Vertical overlap: 24.6 to 35.8 percent
Computer stats: 8192 MB RAM, 4 CPUs
Total time 2:33 (4.8 seconds per picture)
Alignment: 32 seconds, Projection: 33 seconds, Blending: 1:28
(Preview finished in 1:22)

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