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Lookin' Out My Back Door by Steve Beckelhimer

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Taken by
Steve Beckelhimer Steve Beckelhimer
Explore score
2.25 Gigapixels
Date added
Nov 11, 2011
Date taken
Nov 10, 2011

GigaPan Epic 100


Having just purchased some new GigaPan equipment, I couldn’t wait to try it out. My new GigaPan Epic 100 (gigapansystems.com/gigapan-products/epic-100-product-page.html Will open in a new tab or window) has a Canon SX20-IS (reviews.usa.canon.com/3798/19208/powershot-sx20-is-reviews/reviews.htm Will open in a new tab or window) mounted on it. Unlike many point and shoot cameras, the SX20 IS has a manual exposure mode allowing both the shutter speed and aperture to be set. The camera also has an easy to use manual focus mode. There is a focus bracketing function that I am anxious to try, especially since the GigaPan Epic 100 has a multiple exposures function in the setup menu. The camera’s 20X optical zoom seemed to make it perfect for GigaPan use.
Although the late fall light was fading in the evening, I wanted to get a quick shot to try things out. I set the GigaPan equipment up on my second story deck (out my back door) and shot the woodlot behind my house. My wife’s flower garden is visible in the foreground although everything is dormant this time of year. Stacks of firewood stand at the ready for providing warmth against the coming cold of winter. The canoe in the background will weather another cover of snow before providing pleasurable paddling on one of the nearby lakes or streams.
The photo’s title Lookin’ Out My Back Door is not only a description of the photo location but an homage to a great old song by one of my favorite 1960s bands, Creedence Clearwater Revival (www.creedence-revisited.com Will open in a new tab or window/). Their 1970 hit, Lookin’ Out My Back Boor (www.amazon.com/Lookin-Out-My-Back-Door/dp/B00271VH5C/ref=sr_1_3?s=music&ie=UTF8&qid=1321018100&sr=1-3 Will open in a new tab or window) from the Cosmo’s Factory Album (www.amazon.com/Cosmos-Factory-Creedence-Clearwater-Revival/dp/B001AKTZOQ/ref=sr_1_1?s=music&ie=UTF8&qid=1321018020&sr=1-1 Will open in a new tab or window) was one of John Fogerty (www.johnfogerty.com/default.aspx Will open in a new tab or window) and company’s better singles.

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  1. Illah Nourbakhsh

    Illah Nourbakhsh (November 11, 2011, 07:49AM )

    Congratulations on your first Giga-image; welcome to the community!

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Stitcher Notes


GigaPan Stitch version 1.0.0805 (Windows)
Panorama size: 2245 megapixels (55224 x 40660 pixels)
Input images: 506 (23 columns by 22 rows)
Field of view: 3.2 degrees wide by 2.3 degrees high (top=0.1, bottom=-2.2)
All default settings
Original image properties:
Camera make: Canon
Camera model: Canon PowerShot SX20 IS
Image size: 4000x3000 (12.0 megapixels)
Capture time: 2011-11-10 15:24:33 - 2011-11-10 16:06:47
Aperture: f/8
Exposure time: 0.1
ISO: 80
Focal length (35mm equiv.): 558.5 mm
Digital zoom: off
White balance: Fixed
Exposure mode: Manual
Horizontal overlap: 26.2 to 46.6 percent
Vertical overlap: 34.2 to 76.1 percent
Computer stats: 16375.1 MB RAM, 8 CPUs
Total time 13:48:47 (1:38 per picture)
Alignment: 13:32:49, Projection: 3:55, Blending: 12:03
(Preview finished in 13:41:02)

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