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"Day of the Dead" Saint Isabel Cemetery in Brazil 2Nov2011 by Christopher Davis

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Christopher Davis Christopher Davis
Explore score
0.97 Gigapixels
Date added
Nov 03, 2011
Date taken
Nov 02, 2011

Novemeber 2nd is a holiday in Brazil, set aside to honor the dead. This gigapan is the same as the other one, but taken with 2.2x digital magnification. The digital magnification seems to make the photo worse, not offering any extra detail. Some say Halloween started because it was the night before "All Hallowed" day, the 1st of November set aside to honor the heavenly forces, and the day after, the 2nd of November, to honor the human deceased. But the Celtic tradition actually set aside all three days, marking it as a transition period between two halves of the year (samhain and beltrane) the days of less sun, and the days of more sun. Also it was believed during this transition period that the world of the living and the dead were closest to each other for easier passage, communication, and divination with spirits. Some druidic circles (probably recent) claim the three days were meant to honor earthly spirits, heavenly spirits, and ancestors respectively. But that has little to do with the photo, other than to say that pagan traditions still carry on, sometimes thinly veiled by modern religions. Still, one has to wonder if those ancient cultures were a bit more perceptive about spirits and such things, or if it was all imaginary.

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GigaPan Stitch version 1.1.1565 (Macintosh)
Panorama size: 974 megapixels (97344 x 10016 pixels)
Input images: 175 (35 columns by 5 rows)
Field of view: 111.9 degrees wide by 11.5 degrees high (top=2.1, bottom=-9.4)
Vignette correction on: c1=0.00358 c2=-0.000872
All default settings
Original image properties:
Camera make: Canon
Camera model: Canon PowerShot SX110 IS
Image size: 3456x2592 (9.0 megapixels)
Capture time: 2011-11-02 11:01:28 - 2011-11-02 11:11:43
Aperture: f/8
Exposure time: 0.0005
ISO: 800
Focal length (35mm equiv.): 772.4 mm
Digital zoom: 2.2X
White balance: Automatic
Exposure mode: Manual
Horizontal overlap: 17.6 to 22.7 percent
Vertical overlap: 27.2 to 30.6 percent
Computer stats: 2048 MB RAM, 2 CPUs
Total time 36:25 (12 seconds per picture)
Alignment: 9:53, Projection: 2:47, Blending: 23:44
(Preview finished in 14:51)

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