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Mount St. Helens and Spirit Lake from Windy Ridge, August 5, 2009 by Ron Schott

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Taken by
Ron Schott Ron Schott
Explore score
10.96 Gigapixels
Date added
Aug 27, 2010
Date taken
Aug 05, 2009

Canon PowerShot SX10 IS

GigaPan Epic100 (1st generatio...

environmental, geology, landscape, nature, travel

This GigaPan was shot early in the morning from the Windy Ridge viewpoint in the eastern portion of Mt. St. Helens National Volcanic Monument. At 1900 input images it took two hours to shoot and almost a full day to stitch on my brand new workstation. But the result is all I had hoped for and more. Now that I've finally broken the ten gigapixel barrier, I'm eager to push the outside of the envelope even further...

Gigapan Comments (2)

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  1. T. Emrich

    T. Emrich (August 27, 2010, 02:28PM )

    Congratulations Ron, great shot! I wonder why you needed 1900 images for 11 Gp?. How much overlap did you define? I did brake my 10Gp barrier last Sunday with this one: gigapan.org/gigapans/57515My camera has 12Mp and I use 30% overlap per default ...

  2. Thomas Hayden

    Thomas Hayden (August 27, 2010, 01:39PM )

    Absolutely beautiful shot, Ron! Congrats on breaking the 10GP barrier. For a bird's eye view of Mt Helens by heli check out this 360 video map of the mountain - 360videomapping.com/mtsainthelens. html Will open in a new tab or window

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Stitcher Notes


GigaPan Stitch version 1.0.0805 (Windows)
Panorama size: 10955 megapixels (247036 x 44348 pixels)
Input images: 1900 (95 columns by 20 rows)
Field of view: 288.1 degrees wide by 51.7 degrees high (top=21.3, bottom=-30.4)
All default settings
Original image properties:
Camera make: Canon
Camera model: Canon PowerShot SX10 IS
Image size: 3648x2736 (10.0 megapixels)
Capture time: 2009-08-05 10:22:12 - 2009-08-05 12:18:24
Aperture: f/5.7
Exposure time: 0.0025
ISO: 200
Focal length (35mm equiv.): 565.2 mm
Digital zoom: off
White balance: Fixed
Exposure mode: Manual
Horizontal overlap: 14.1 to 49.7 percent
Vertical overlap: 9.6 to 31.1 percent
Computer stats: 12279 MB RAM, 8 CPUs
Total time 23:40:04 (45 seconds per picture)
Alignment: 22:37:51, Projection: 13:04, Blending: 49:08
(Preview finished in 23:05:33)

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