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Disney's Beach Club Resort and Disney's Boardwalk Hotel, Disney World, Orlando, Florida by David Douglass

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0.98 Gigapixels
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Date added
Sep 14, 2008
Date taken
Sep 13, 2008
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From Left to Right: a bit of the Yacht Club Resort, the Beach Club Resort and Villas with the pool area and lighthouse dock in the foreground, the bridge over the canal which leads to the International Gateway at Epcot theme park, Wedding Pavilion, Disney's Boardwalk Hotel.

MORE: Covering over two and a half acres, the magical swimming pool (behind the palms on the left) shared by Disney's Yacht and Beach Club resorts is billed as the largest resort swinging pool in the US, although I have no idea if that is true or not. What I can vouch for is that the landscaping and design of the area is second to none. The sunken pirate ship, the Albatross, is actually the launching point for a water slide that loops over the walkway and down into the 'lazy river' style pool. Across Crescent Lake on the right, the Eastern half of Disney's Boardwalk, patterned after 1930's Atlantic City, NJ can be seen. The lighthouse dock is where resort guests can board one of the Friendship boats (seen over at the Boardwalk Dock) to travel to other resorts or to EPCOT or Disney's Hollywood Studios (Formerly known as Disney-MGM Studios). EPCOT is actually just a short walk past the bridge in the distance. It is the only Disney park with two entrances, the main gate, and then the International Gateway which serves guests from the five hotels along the waters that run from Epcot to the 'Studios'. Years ago I actually drove the Friendships as a part-time job. It was a blast! Lots of happy people, being out on the water, meeting folks from all over the world. Those were the days. At night, many guests enjoy the fantastic EPCOT fireworks show by standing on the dock or the bridge. The entire resort area is one of the most popular at Disney due to the abundance of entertainment, dining and transportation which makes for a care-free and magical (if expensive) vacation.

Overall I am happy with this Gigapan image, although I am still learning the camera and am not that happy with the exposure or the noise I got, even shooting at 100 ISO. It proved a challenge to me to balance the brightly lit areas with the shaded areas. I think if I had a polarizing filter it would have been better.


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GigaPan Stitcher version 0.4.2735 (Windows)
Panorama size: 983 megapixels (81128 x 12117 pixels)
Input images: 192 (32 columns by 6 rows)
Field of view: 201.7 degrees wide by 30.1 degrees high (top=20.7, bottom=-9.4)
Settings:
All default settings
Original image properties:
Camera make: Canon
Camera model: Canon PowerShot G9
Image size: 4000x3000 (12.0 megapixels)
Aperture: f/4.8
Exposure time: 0.0025
ISO: 100
Focal length (35mm equiv.): 207.7 mm
Digital zoom: off
White balance: Fixed
Exposure mode: Manual
Has subsecond timestamp: no
Horizontal overlap: 35.8 to 42.2 percent
Vertical overlap: 31.4 to 42.7 percent
Computer stats: 3070.82 MB RAM, 2 CPUs
Total time 4:44:38 (1:28 per picture)
Alignment: 50:37, Projection: 20:05, Blending: 3:33:55

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