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Tulane Green Wave Came to Play the Rice Owls and Ended Up in the Kids-Take-Over-the-Park GigaPan by David Engle

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About This Gigapan

Taken by
David Engle David Engle
Explore score
0.24 Gigapixels
Date added
Apr 20, 2011
Date taken
Apr 17, 2011

Nikon D750


This GigaPan was taken during Sunday's game ... a spectacular photo was taken during Saturday's game and can be seen here: www.panoramio.com/photo/51392189 Will open in a new tab or window
This game was the annual Kids Take Over the Park day: tinyurl.com/RecklingKids001 Will open in a new tab or window
Before you leave, take a look around and visit: www.gigapan.org/gigapans/most_popular/?q=riceowlsbaseball and www.gigapan.org/gigapans/most_popular/2/?q=riceowlsbaseball
This panorama was taken with a Nikon D7000 camera and the 18-105mm 3.5-5.3G ED lens and is comprized of 20 stitched photos, stitched with the GigaPan Stitcher software.

Thanks to the GigaPan Stitcher software, seeing it as a curved panorama on a curved surface via the "View in Google Earth 4.2 " link can be most memorable.

Gigapan Comments (8)

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  1. David Engle

    David Engle (May 03, 2011, 06:19AM )

    The collection of curated GigaPans, which you provided the link to, does have one photo of the ball coming off the bat [ www.gigapan.org/gigapans/75452/snap shots/209037/ ] and is a very good shot. It was taken at 1/100 sec shutter speed (Note: this frisbee-flight snapshot www.gigapan.org/conversations/17184 0/ was also taken at 1/100 sec ... the flight of a frisbee is *slightly* different than that of a baseball although both are goverened by the same laws of physics). My baseball photos, if they show the ball frozen in flight, are taken usually around 1/5000 sec. The trick is to take these photos and GigaPans in bright sunlight and at f/2.8 or f/3.5 [resulting in small depth of field] to achive fast shutter speeds; that is why you may see baseball photographers using *big* fast lenses at these sporting events.

  2. The Gigapanographer Currently Known as "Kilgore661"

    The Gigapanographer Currently Known as "Kilgore661" (May 03, 2011, 03:21AM )

    Good point! The collection is called "Take me to the ball game" but there is not a single ball to be seen. Clearly, someone has dropped the ball there :-)

  3. David Engle

    David Engle (April 27, 2011, 11:29PM )

    The GigaPan collection that you mention: I do not see the baseball as I do in this collection: tinyurl.com/ISeetheBall001  or seen in this single photo: www.panoramio.com/photo/51392189&n bsp;Will open in a new tab or window

  4. The Gigapanographer Currently Known as "Kilgore661"

    The Gigapanographer Currently Known as "Kilgore661" (April 27, 2011, 09:32PM )

    Wow - that sounds like everything I could want to know! Also of note is that there is a curated collection of gigapans tinyurl.com/6g9t7jk Will open in
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  5. David Engle

    David Engle (April 27, 2011, 11:41AM )

    In one way or another they should: For basics, consider this link that shows the difficulty: tinyurl.com/BaseballPhysics001&nbs p;Will
open in a new tab or window For an *very* interesting collection of informative links, this is a *must see*: tinyurl.com/BaseballPhysics002&nbs p;Will
open in a new tab or window which one of the links will take you to a very popular site with an incredible amount of information: tinyurl.com/BaseballPhysics003&nbs p;Will
open in a new tab or window This link has some neat photos as well as excellent articles: tinyurl.com/BaseballPhysics004&nbs p;Will
open in a new tab or window Dr Rod Cross has written an excellent book on the physics of softball and baseball: tinyurl.com/BaseballPhysics005&nbs p;Will
open in a new tab or window and here is an article he wrote concerning the bounce of a ball: tinyurl.com/BaseballPhysics006&nbs p;Will
open in a new tab or window and if the above does not answer your question, then this link will: tinyurl.com/BaseballPhysics007&nbs p;Will
open in a new tab or window My suggestion to become an expert on the physics of baseball is to buy this very inexpensive book, which is a classic of the field (no pun intended ... well, maybe): tinyurl.com/BaseballPhysics008&nbs p;Will
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  6. The Gigapanographer Currently Known as "Kilgore661"

    The Gigapanographer Currently Known as "Kilgore661" (April 27, 2011, 10:45AM )

    When the players are watching a 90 mph fastball coming at them, do they consider physics of baseball?

  7. David Engle

    David Engle (April 20, 2011, 06:11PM )

    Thanks for the uplifting comment. It seems as if this project will last as long as I last ... I want to take the perfect panorama of a Rice Owls baseball game with each player on the field having an action shot of them and the baseball in play and at the moment, a hand-held panorama although, later I may use a monopod. Note: on the campus of Rice University, due to the international variety of students, it is not unusual to see a cricket match or rugby match as there are open spaces designated as a rugby field [ remember Emily?: www.gigapan.org/gigapans/35842/ ] and a cricket field [ for this panorama, I was standing on the cricket field: www.gigapan.org/gigapans/40036/ ]. Rice rocks ... :)

  8. Sydney Gardens Gigapan Group

    Sydney Gardens Gigapan Group (April 20, 2011, 04:31PM )

    This project of yours is really coming along nicely David. I must work out how to get myself to a cricket match and try something similar myself. I second your recommendation to view this pano in GE.

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Stitcher Notes


GigaPan Stitch version 1.0.0804 (Macintosh)
Panorama size: 236 megapixels (44112 x 5352 pixels)
Input images: 20 (20 columns by 1 rows)
Field of view: 180.9 degrees wide by 21.9 degrees high (top=11.3, bottom=-10.6)
All default settings
Original image properties:
Camera make: NIKON CORPORATION (+ 1 unknown)
Camera model: NIKON D7000 (+ 1 unknown)
Image size: 1270x4918, 1774x4928, 2011x4915, 2157x4928, 2166x4928, 2474x4890, 2474x4928, 2521x4928, 2568x4928, 2633x4928, 2670x4928, 2773x4928, 2782x4928, 2937x4435, 3142x4928, 3165x4928, 3249x4928, 3259x4928, 3264x4928 (6.2 megapixels - 16.1 megapixels)
Capture time: 2011-04-17 13:44:38 - 2011-04-17 13:47:09 (+ 1 unknown)
Aperture: f/5.3 (+ 1 unknown)
Exposure time: 0.0003125 (+ 1 unknown)
ISO: 400 (+ 1 unknown)
Focal length (35mm equiv.): 99.0 mm (+ 2 unknown)
Digital zoom: off (+ 2 unknown)
White balance: Automatic (+ 2 unknown)
Exposure mode: Manual (+ 2 unknown)
Horizontal overlap: 4.1 to 50.2 percent
Computer stats: 2048 MB RAM, 2 CPUs
Total time 3:20 (10 seconds per picture)
Alignment: 35 seconds, Projection: 11 seconds, Blending: 2:34
(Preview finished in 1:02)

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