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Dollhouse 1 by David Douglass

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Taken by
David Douglass David Douglass
Explore score
0.41 Gigapixels
Date added
Sep 18, 2008
Date taken
Sep 17, 2008

Canon Powershot G9


This was an experiment to see how close up shooting with the GigaPan Beta would work. The doll house was constructed by my wife who does it for a hobby. It was a kit, the "Mountain View" model by a company called The Green Gables and purchased at a little shop in town called 'The What Not Shop' that has a tremendous selection of miniature stuff for these type of doll houses.

Some things I learned by trying this: 1. I needed a lot more light. Even using two high powered studio lights I still had to shoot at 1/20th of a second in order to go to 100 ISO. If I had had more light I would have been able to get a faster shutter speed and possibly a greater depth of field which would have made more of it in focus. 2. The GigaPan stitching software didn't handle the combination of the two shots, the front and back, as cleanly as it should have. Perhaps if I had made a larger area surrounding the main subject matter it wouldn't have fudged out the center where the two views merged. Live and learn. Still pretty cool that it ended up as good as it did.

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  1. Illah Nourbakhsh

    Illah Nourbakhsh (September 19, 2008, 01:31AM )

    Cool!! One thing to try might be to significantly lengthen shutter time, and put in a delay on the Gigapan robot; then for the stitching problem in the middle (what if the front and back had even more similarities? I wonder if it would have "merged" them in some crazy way!) you could take two separate gigapans, stitch them separately all the way until you exported them, reprojected flat, as tif files, then in Photoshop you could put them next to each-other to make a larger tif and then upload that.. I might try this with my daughter's dollhouse too as an experiment.

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Stitcher Notes


GigaPan Stitcher version 0.4.2735 (Windows)
Panorama size: 406 megapixels (33032 x 12308 pixels)
Input images: 84 (14 columns by 6 rows)
Field of view: 87.1 degrees wide by 32.5 degrees high (top=12.7, bottom=-19.8)
All default settings
Original image properties:
Camera make: Canon
Camera model: Canon PowerShot G9
Image size: 4000x3000 (12.0 megapixels)
Aperture: f/4.8 - f/5.6
Exposure time: 0.05
ISO: 100
Focal length (35mm equiv.): 207.7 mm
Digital zoom: off
White balance: Fixed
Exposure mode: Manual
Has subsecond timestamp: no
Horizontal overlap: 37.6 to 47.3 percent
Vertical overlap: 31.5 to 51.4 percent
Computer stats: 3070.82 MB RAM, 2 CPUs
Total time 2:17:40 (1:38 per picture)
Alignment: 14:25, Projection: 14:00, Blending: 1:49:14

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