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SeaWorld Orlando, Penguin House by David Douglass

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David Douglass David Douglass
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0.42 Gigapixels
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2380
Date added
Sep 28, 2008
Date taken
Sep 27, 2008
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Canon Powershot G9

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SeaWorld Orlando is one of the eight world class theme parks in Central Florida. Of all the parks, this is one of my favorites for a fun relaxing day in a beautifully landscaped area with all sorts of neat sea animal exhibits and shows. It also features a couple adrenaline rides like the coaster Kraken and the Journey to Atlantis water ride. The free beer samples at the Annhauser-Busch Hospitality House doesn't hurt either.

This shot was taken inside the "Penguin Encounter" at a very slow 1/13th of a second due to the low light conditions. This is one of my favorite places at SeaWorld, partly because watching the penguins and tourists is fun, but mostly because they keep the place ice cold for the penguins, making it the coolest place in the park on hot summer (and winter) days. It does stink a little bit, but not bad, and you do get used to it.

This was taken with a Canon Powershot G9. I am not that happy with it, hoping for greater detail despite the slow shutter speed. It is possible that floor vibrations might account for the slight blur, but it was probably just a crummy focusing job on my part.


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GigaPan Stitcher version 0.4.2735 (Windows)
Panorama size: 418 megapixels (53953 x 7757 pixels)
Input images: 84 (21 columns by 4 rows)
Field of view: 128.4 degrees wide by 18.5 degrees high (top=10.5, bottom=-7.9)
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: 0.0769231
ISO: 100
Focal length (35mm equiv.): 207.7 mm
Digital zoom: off
White balance: Fixed
Exposure mode: Manual
Has subsecond timestamp: no
Horizontal overlap: 29.7 to 42.0 percent
Vertical overlap: 41.0 to 51.5 percent
Computer stats: 3070.82 MB RAM, 2 CPUs
Total time 10:33:15 (7:32 per picture)
Alignment: 59:10, Projection: 36:21, Blending: 8:57:43

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