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SeaWorld Orlando, Shamu 1 by David Douglass

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David Douglass David Douglass
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0.74 Gigapixels
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5361
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 is a shot of the show "Believe" featuring Shamu, the killer whale in Shamu Stadium. Actually they have at least a half dozen Shamu's, from newborns to one which is a real monster! Of all the shows, this is probably the most popular. The seating area down by the water is a 'Splash Zone' as during the show the jumps and tail flips spray tons of cold salt water on visitors. There is a really neat night time version of the show during peak season. The large rectangular panels on the stage are huge TV screens that display video throughout the show and move, spin and change which is why they might seem messed up in this shot. I tried to get at least one good picture of Shamu and trainer but it was tough.

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Taken with a Canon Powershot G9. For this shot, due to the high contrast between the bright light and dim seating area I let the camera set the exposure as a test. It seems to have worked for the most part since I really wanted the crowd to be well exposed since it is fun watching people's expressions during the show.


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GigaPan Stitcher version 0.4.2735 (Windows)
Panorama size: 744 megapixels (58932 x 12627 pixels)
Input images: 138 (23 columns by 6 rows)
Field of view: 145.4 degrees wide by 31.2 degrees high (top=6.9, bottom=-24.3)
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: 0.0008 - 0.0125
ISO: 100 - 800
Focal length (35mm equiv.): 207.7 mm
Digital zoom: off
White balance: Fixed
Exposure mode: Automatic
Has subsecond timestamp: no
Horizontal overlap: 34.6 to 42.2 percent
Vertical overlap: 33.9 to 37.5 percent
Computer stats: 3070.82 MB RAM, 2 CPUs
Total time 15:24:21 (6:41 per picture)
Alignment: 1:53:02, Projection: 58:24, Blending: 12:32:53

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