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Shanghai by Mike Downey

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Taken by
Mike Downey Mike Downey
Explore score
1.96 Gigapixels
Date added
Jul 10, 2010
Date taken
Jul 08, 2010

Gigapan Epic 100, Nikon D5000,...


The view from my hotel in Shanghai

Shanghai is a metropolis in eastern China and a direct-controlled municipality of the People's Republic of China. Located at the middle part of the coast of mainland China, it sits at the mouth of the Yangtze.

Originally a fishing and textiles town, Shanghai grew to importance in the 19th century due to its favorable port location and as one of the cities opened to foreign trade by the 1842 Treaty of Nanking.[6] The city flourished as a center of commerce between east and west, and became a multinational hub of finance and business by the 1930s.[7] After 1990, the economic reforms introduced by Deng Xiaoping resulted in intense re-development and financing in Shanghai, and in 2005 Shanghai became the world's largest cargo port.[8]

The city is a tourist destination renowned for its historical landmarks such as the Bund and City God Temple, and its modern and ever-expanding Pudong skyline including the Oriental Pearl Tower. Today, Shanghai is the largest center of commerce and finance in mainland China, and has been described as the "showpiece" of the world's fastest-growing major economy.[9]

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  1. Alfred  Zhao

    Alfred Zhao (December 20, 2010, 02:00PM )

    Hi, Mike, Here is a different perspective. www.gigapan.org/gigapans/66626/

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Stitcher Notes


GigaPan Stitch version 1.0.0805 (Windows)
Panorama size: 1964 megapixels (73232 x 26832 pixels)
Input images: 560 (35 columns by 16 rows)
Field of view: 107.7 degrees wide by 39.5 degrees high (top=23.0, bottom=-16.4)
All default settings
Original image properties:
Camera model: NIKON D5000
Image size: 4288x2848 (12.2 megapixels)
Capture time: 2010-07-09 03:36:22 - 2010-07-09 03:54:28
Aperture: f/8
Exposure time: 0.0025
ISO: 500
Focal length (35mm equiv.): 300.0 mm
Digital zoom: off
White balance: Fixed
Exposure mode: Manual
Horizontal overlap: 51.2 to 55.7 percent
Vertical overlap: 40.7 to 56.5 percent
Computer stats: 3996.82 MB RAM, 2 CPUs
Total time 2:55:54 (19 seconds per picture)
Alignment: 46:54, Projection: 14:15, Blending: 1:54:45
(Preview finished in 1:16:39)

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