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The Mississippi River in Flood, Vicksburg, MS, May 2011 by Ron Schott

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Taken by
Ron Schott Ron Schott
Explore score
3.45 Gigapixels
Date added
May 26, 2011
Date taken
May 24, 2011

Canon PowerShot SX10 IS

GigaPan Epic100 (2nd generatio...

environmental, landscape, nature, travel

It's not easy to find a good vantage point to GigaPan the flooding on the Mississippi River. Vicksburg offers one of the few unobstructed bluff-top viewing sites along the lower river. The day was not ideal - partly cloudy - as can bee seen in the patchiness of the exposure on the right half of the image. The batteries that I spent the night before recharging didn't serve me well either - first dying in the camera just before the pan reached the bridge spans (thus the change in zoom) and finally the batteries in the GigaPan died waiting for clouds to pass, truncating the last 60 degrees or so of a planned 180 degree image. Clearly I need more practice before I master this device...

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GigaPan Stitch version 1.1.1564 (Windows)
Panorama size: 3446 megapixels (116804 x 29504 pixels)
Input images: 480 (40 columns by 12 rows)
Field of view: 90.3 degrees wide by 22.8 degrees high (top=-6.1, bottom=-28.9)
Vignette correction on: c1=-0.0243 c2=0.00206
All default settings
Original image properties:
Camera make: Canon
Camera model: Canon PowerShot SX10 IS
Image size: 3648x2736 (10.0 megapixels)
Capture time: 2011-05-24 10:48:22 - 2011-05-24 11:35:51
Aperture: f/5.6
Exposure time: 0.0025
ISO: 80
Focal length (35mm equiv.): 328.4 mm - 378.9 mm
Digital zoom: off
White balance: Fixed
Exposure mode: Manual
Horizontal overlap: 5.8 to 41.9 percent
Vertical overlap: 13.8 to 100.0 percent
Computer stats: 12279 MB RAM, 8 CPUs
Total time 50:06 (6.3 seconds per picture)
Alignment: 23:27, Projection: 7:03, Blending: 19:36
(Preview finished in 34:42)

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