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About This Gigapan

Taken by
The Gigapanographer Currently Known as "Kilgore661" The Gigapanographer Currently Known as "Kilgore661"
Explore score
0.41 Gigapixels
Date added
Nov 02, 2010
Date taken
Nov 02, 2010

Gigapan Pro + Canon 7D + 18-55...


Taken just after sunset on a chilly, breezy evening. I wasn't hopeful that I would get anything mainly because of the conditions but also because I only had a few minutes to shoot the scene.

This version was made by stitching two bracketed layers in Autopano then messing about with them in Photoshop. There is an alternative but smaller version made from the same two stitched gigapans here www.gigapan.org/gigapans/64038/
The light around the horizon interests me. Obviously it is brightest where the sun is but why the patches of brightness elsewhere? It shouldn't be vignetting because the 18-55 was set at 18mm. Actually, the tone-mapping in the other version has accentuated these artifacts so you can see the "structure" of the light better. I'd like to know what is going on here.

There is a 16Gpix close-up of the city taken from the same location here: gigapan.org/gigapans/64035/

Gigapan Comments (3)

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  1. Tom Nelson

    Tom Nelson (November 03, 2010, 09:02AM )

    And now I know where Lord Mountbatten was from. It's a win all round.

  2. The Gigapanographer Currently Known as "Kilgore661"

    The Gigapanographer Currently Known as "Kilgore661" (November 03, 2010, 07:49AM )

    Woot! So in fact I should be pleased to have these interesting formations in my image rather than disappointed to have some sort of abberation in my images. Plus I can rename theother pano and get to use the word "Sundog" in the title. How cool is that? :-)

  3. Tom Nelson

    Tom Nelson (November 03, 2010, 06:32AM )

    Those are sundogs, Kilgore: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sundogs  ;Will
open in a new tab or windowSundogs are very apparent in winter up here in the Frozen North, where there are lots of stratospheric ice crystals to reflect the sun. I suspect your tone mapping has brought out a phenomenon you wouldn't have noticed with the naked eye.

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