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- Taken by
- John Opie
- Explore score
- 1.34 Gigapixels
- Date added
- May 16, 2010
- Date taken
- May 16, 2010
This gigapan is of the Russian Chapel in Bad Homburg, Germany. It is a Russian Orthodox Chapel, still in use (and closed except for services).
It was built between 1896 and 1899 by Lous Jacob, architect was the St. Peterburg architect Leonti Benois, the grandfather of Peter Ustinov, the actor. The Russian state advisor Alexej J. Proworoff initiated the project. Proworoff (also called the Rose Cavalier) was a frequent visitor to Bad Homburg to take the waters at the spa there, and organized the financing of the building of the chapel with the Russian church in Berlin (head priest Alexej Maltzew and the Brotherhood of the Holy Price Vladimir. The city of Bad Homburg donated the land.
Building started on 16 October 1896, the Russian Czar Nicolaus II and his wife (born Alix von Hessen-Darmstadt) Alexandra Fjodorowna were present. The chapel was opened (without the presence of the Czar) on 22 Sep 1899.
The style is of a Russian church from the 17th century.
Gigapan Epic 100
Leica APO Telyt-R 180 f 3.4 via adapter
ExposureTime - 1/60 seconds
FNumber - 11
ISOSpeedRatings - 100
Unfortunately, rapidly moving clouds made this difficult...operational risk for any Gigapan. Also the relatively limited dynamic range of the digital sensor - an inherent problem wth any digital camera, not the 4/3 sensor alone - meant that my exposure here, aimed at maintaining excellent shadow detail, ended up blocking the highlights. Will have to retry this either as an HDR or with losing the shadow detail to maintain the highlights. Then again, the dynamic range of the original was also quite large, given the bright sky and the darker shadows...
GigaPan Stitch version 1.0.0805 (Windows)
Panorama size: 1343 megapixels (41172 x 32620 pixels)
Input images: 400 (20 columns by 20 rows)
Field of view: 64.1 degrees wide by 50.8 degrees high (top=38.4, bottom=-12.3)
All default settings
Original image properties:
Camera make: OLYMPUS IMAGING CORP.
Camera model: E-510
Image size: 3648x2736 (10.0 megapixels)
Capture time: 2010-05-16 13:13:44 - 2010-05-16 13:33:00
Exposure time: 0.0166667
Focal length (35mm equiv.): unknown
Digital zoom: off
White balance: Fixed
Exposure mode: Manual
Horizontal overlap: 45.6 to 57.7 percent
Vertical overlap: 31.7 to 47.7 percent
Computer stats: 3326.19 MB RAM, 2 CPUs
Total time 1:26:00 (13 seconds per picture)
Alignment: 44:56, Projection: 5:39, Blending: 35:25
(Preview finished in 58:18)