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Busted-Knee Panorama of Rice University, a View From Above by David Engle

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David Engle David Engle
Explore score
97
Size
0.09 Gigapixels
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1413
Date added
Oct 29, 2010
Date taken
Oct 11, 2010
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Canon SX110

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I recently suffered a knee problem and the doctor I was seeing for this condition has a large office area and from here is where I took the aerial view: www.gigapan.org/gigapans/18294/snapshots/171255/
I have named it, "Busted-Knee Panorama of Rice University, a View From Above," as it would not have been accomplished except for the visit(s) to get some cortisone shots.

The panorama was taken with the SX110, but sadly, since it was a double-pane of glass that I shot through, there is glare and reflections and not so good as far as focus, but the camera focus was indeed set on infinity. The condition was similar to the Hilton Hotel pano (www.gigapan.org/gigapans/30986/) where I had to shoot around a window column, but I do not see any stitching errors.


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  1. David Engle

    David Engle (November 04, 2010, 02:58AM )

    Yes and no. There are at least 5 people in the parking lot; some walking toward the bus stations where there are two buses ready to start their trip (park-trans.rice.edu/campus.cfm&nbs p;Will
open in a new tab or window). From this vantage point (angle), all the populated walk areas and paths are obscured by building and trees.

  2. The Gigapanographer Currently Known as "Kilgore661"

    The Gigapanographer Currently Known as "Kilgore661" (November 04, 2010, 02:37AM )

    It occurs to me that in gigapans taken from high vantage points what you mostly see is roof-tops so you are unlikely to see people.

  3. David Engle

    David Engle (November 03, 2010, 11:44AM )

    The reason you can't see any people in this panorama may be due to the fact that everyone is in class or else they may be between classes and are concentrated in the Academic Quad as seen here: www.gigapan.org/gigapans/33041/ Please remember that Rice does not have a large student body.

  4. Tom Nelson

    Tom Nelson (November 03, 2010, 08:58AM )

    I'm often struck in these sorts of large overviews how few people you can see. It's especially true in the USA where we seem to be either inside or in our cars.

  5. David Engle

    David Engle (October 30, 2010, 12:22PM )

    Again, thanks for the continuing compliments and of course, for all of the advice and support. I took another hand-held this past Saturday when I returned for my final shot in the knee, and while I was there I took a 3x4 with my new Nikon and was blown away by what I was seeing ... numerous clouds having many different tones (storm clouds) with astonishing light, however, the short time it took for me to take the 3x4, the light had changed dramatically as the clouds wiped out the sunlight. When I returned home, I saw that the photos were terrible in that there was so much glare from the office lights and was impossible to to go further with them.

  6. The Gigapanographer Currently Known as "Kilgore661"

    The Gigapanographer Currently Known as "Kilgore661" (October 30, 2010, 06:49AM )

    Wow - this is a spectactular view! If my doctor had an office with a viewpoint like this, I would ask him or her if there was any chance, any chance at all of coming in and trying to shoot this view with a gigapan imager or at least a tripod so I could get a multi-row pano. My persuation tactics would include and not be limited to bribery :-)

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GigaPan Stitch version 1.0.0804 (Macintosh)
Panorama size: 88 megapixels (19024 x 4664 pixels)
Input images: 16 (8 columns by 2 rows)
Field of view: 93.2 degrees wide by 22.9 degrees high (top=7.1, bottom=-15.8)
Settings:
All default settings
Original image properties:
Camera make: Canon
Camera model: Canon PowerShot SX110 IS
Image size: 3456x2592 (9.0 megapixels)
Capture time: 2010-10-11 09:09:45 - 2010-10-11 09:11:37
Aperture: f/5
Exposure time: 0.0166667
ISO: 80
Focal length (35mm equiv.): 107.9 mm
Digital zoom: off
White balance: Automatic
Exposure mode: Manual
Horizontal overlap: 17.1 to 59.7 percent
Vertical overlap: 28.3 to 52.8 percent
Computer stats: 2048 MB RAM, 2 CPUs
Total time 1:39 (6.2 seconds per picture)
Alignment: 28 seconds, Projection: 7.0 seconds, Blending: 1:04
(Preview finished in 43 seconds)

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