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Paul Heckbert's Snapshots

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  1. TO THE DEFEERS OF THE UNION

    Snapshot Title: TO THE DEFEERS OF THE UNION
    Taken by: Paul Heckbert

    Image: 'Grand Army Plaza Memorial Arch - front view'
    Image Owner: Rich Gibson



    Description:

    looks like there wasn't enough overlap in your images, resulting in this bad stitch job. maybe you didn't set the angle of view properly in Gigapan Setup?



  2. compound eye

    Snapshot Title: compound eye
    Taken by: Paul Heckbert

    Image: Small Parasitic Wasp
    Image Owner: Molly Gibson



    Description:

    has extended areas of hexagonal close packing



  3. what is it? do these "fans" help with eating?

    Snapshot Title: what is it? do these "fans" help with eating?
    Taken by: Paul Heckbert

    Image: Ant Head-Strumigenys vazimba
    Image Owner: Molly Gibson



    Description:

    beautiful



  4. nice hair

    Snapshot Title: nice hair
    Taken by: Paul Heckbert

    Image: Andrew's Leap 2009
    Image Owner: Paul Heckbert



    Description:



  5. Cathedral of Learning

    Snapshot Title: Cathedral of Learning
    Taken by: Paul Heckbert

    Image: Andrew's Leap 2009
    Image Owner: Paul Heckbert



    Description:

    at University of Pittsburgh

    see the view from there
    gigapan.org/viewGigapan.php?id=200



  6. top of Hamerschlag Hall

    Snapshot Title: top of Hamerschlag Hall
    Taken by: Paul Heckbert

    Image: Andrew's Leap 2009
    Image Owner: Paul Heckbert



    Description:

    where CMU Electrical Engineering is located



  7. neck joint

    Snapshot Title: neck joint
    Taken by: Paul Heckbert

    Image: Ant-Eutetramorium mocquerysi
    Image Owner: Molly Gibson



    Description:

    otherworldly



  8. looks like peeling paint

    Snapshot Title: looks like peeling paint
    Taken by: Paul Heckbert

    Image: Ant-Eutetramorium mocquerysi
    Image Owner: Molly Gibson



    Description:



  9. spiracle?

    Snapshot Title: spiracle?
    Taken by: Paul Heckbert

    Image: Ant-Eutetramorium mocquerysi
    Image Owner: Molly Gibson



    Description:

    hole for breathing?
    Here's the spiracle on a different ant: gigapan.org/viewConversation.php?id=12907



  10. ant claw

    Snapshot Title: ant claw
    Taken by: Paul Heckbert

    Image: Ant-Eutetramorium mocquerysi
    Image Owner: Molly Gibson



    Description:

    looks much like a bird talon, or cat's claw



  11. leg joint

    Snapshot Title: leg joint
    Taken by: Paul Heckbert

    Image: Ant-Eutetramorium mocquerysi
    Image Owner: Molly Gibson



    Description:



  12. cool texture

    Snapshot Title: cool texture
    Taken by: Paul Heckbert

    Image: Ant-Eutetramorium mocquerysi
    Image Owner: Molly Gibson



    Description:

    looks like Voronoi diagrams en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Voronoi_diagram Will open in a new tab or window



  13. cool hairs

    Snapshot Title: cool hairs
    Taken by: Paul Heckbert

    Image: Ant-Eutetramorium mocquerysi
    Image Owner: Molly Gibson



    Description:

    wow



  14. leg joint

    Snapshot Title: leg joint
    Taken by: Paul Heckbert

    Image: Ant-Eutetramorium mocquerysi
    Image Owner: Molly Gibson



    Description:

    oops - lost a leg!



  15. compound eye

    Snapshot Title: compound eye
    Taken by: Paul Heckbert

    Image: Ant-Eutetramorium mocquerysi
    Image Owner: Molly Gibson



    Description:

    why the dark spots?



  16. torpedo car

    Snapshot Title: torpedo car
    Taken by: Paul Heckbert

    Image: Carrie Furnace 6-5-09
    Image Owner: Dan Holland



    Description:

    carried molten iron. see www.flickr.com/photos/10077757@N00/2210480152/in/set-72157603769561931 Will open in a new tab or window/



  17. ants

    Snapshot Title: ants
    Taken by: Paul Heckbert

    Image: Lyon Arboretum Plant Tissue Culture Growing Room2
    Image Owner: Richard Palmer



    Description:

    they've got an ant problem



  18. phone book cover

    Snapshot Title: phone book cover
    Taken by: Paul Heckbert

    Image: Lyon Arboretum Plant Tissue Culture Growing Room2
    Image Owner: Richard Palmer



    Description:

    placed there during gigapanning to preserve some private info?



  19. tower on Hamerschlag Hall

    Snapshot Title: tower on Hamerschlag Hall
    Taken by: Paul Heckbert

    Image: Phipps Conservatory & Botanical Gardens
    Image Owner: paul g wiegman



    Description:

    at Carnegie Mellon University



  20. snake jumping over the Cathedral of Learning!

    Snapshot Title: snake jumping over the Cathedral of Learning!
    Taken by: Paul Heckbert

    Image: Phipps Conservatory & Botanical Gardens
    Image Owner: paul g wiegman



    Description:

    It's a big 'un! Must be a python!

    Actually, it looks like you have "snakes" in every input image, unfortunately. Dust in lens?



  21. meandering stream in the valley

    Snapshot Title: meandering stream in the valley
    Taken by: Paul Heckbert

    Image: Rocky Mountain National Park
    Image Owner: Sarah Sharpe



    Description:



  22. no Golden Gate Bridge

    Snapshot Title: no Golden Gate Bridge
    Taken by: Paul Heckbert

    Image: San Francisco in Ruins
    Image Owner: Ted Morse



    Description:

    It was built later, in 1937



  23. skylight in ceiling

    Snapshot Title: skylight in ceiling
    Taken by: Paul Heckbert

    Image: Library of Congress - Great Hall
    Image Owner: Pinkerton Matthew



    Description:



  24. quote from Bacon

    Snapshot Title: quote from Bacon
    Taken by: Paul Heckbert

    Image: Library of Congress Reading Room
    Image Owner: Pinkerton Matthew



    Description:

    The inquiry, knowledge, and belief of truth is the sovereign good of human nature. — Bacon, Essays, Of Truth

    see myloc.gov/ExhibitSpaces/MainReadingRoom/SymbolicStatues/Pages/default.aspx Will open in a new tab or window



  25. restrooms for customers only

    Snapshot Title: restrooms for customers only
    Taken by: Paul Heckbert

    Image: Demolition of Building in 100 Block as seen from Moose Building, Homestead, PA 6-22-09
    Image Owner: Dan Holland



    Description:

    ATM inside
    water $.50
    pop $1.00
    red bull $2.00



  26. happy woman

    Snapshot Title: happy woman
    Taken by: Paul Heckbert

    Image: Demolition of Building in 100 Block as seen from Moose Building, Homestead, PA 6-22-09
    Image Owner: Dan Holland



    Description:

    who probably doesn't live in this neighborhood



  27. mcmansions in the distance

    Snapshot Title: mcmansions in the distance
    Taken by: Paul Heckbert

    Image: Demolition of Building in 100 Block as seen from Moose Building, Homestead, PA 6-22-09
    Image Owner: Dan Holland



    Description:

    at Summerset at Frick Park



  28. reflection in glass

    Snapshot Title: reflection in glass
    Taken by: Paul Heckbert

    Image: Phipps Conservatory - Sustainable Gardens
    Image Owner: paul g wiegman



    Description:



  29. inscription

    Snapshot Title: inscription
    Taken by: Paul Heckbert

    Image: Mosaic Kourion
    Image Owner: Maria Luisa Crawford



    Description:

    I found a translation at commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Mosaic_,_complex_of_Eustolios_,_Kourion_2006.jpg Will open in a new tab or window



  30. bird

    Snapshot Title: bird
    Taken by: Paul Heckbert

    Image: Mosaic Kourion
    Image Owner: Maria Luisa Crawford



    Description:

    what species?



  31. swastika

    Snapshot Title: swastika
    Taken by: Paul Heckbert

    Image: Mosaic Kourion
    Image Owner: Maria Luisa Crawford



    Description:

    if you want to think of it that way



  32. 3D icon

    Snapshot Title: 3D icon
    Taken by: Paul Heckbert

    Image: Mosaic Kourion
    Image Owner: Maria Luisa Crawford



    Description:

    in an earlier technology



  33. antenna joint

    Snapshot Title: antenna joint
    Taken by: Paul Heckbert

    Image: Ant-Proceratium MG03
    Image Owner: Molly Gibson



    Description:

    Looks like something from a Giger painting: www.hrgiger.com Will open in a new tab or window/



  34. compound eye

    Snapshot Title: compound eye
    Taken by: Paul Heckbert

    Image: Ant-Proceratium MG03
    Image Owner: Molly Gibson



    Description:



  35. clump of hairs between segments

    Snapshot Title: clump of hairs between segments
    Taken by: Paul Heckbert

    Image: Ant-Proceratium MG03
    Image Owner: Molly Gibson



    Description:

    (at center of snapshot) what are they?



  36. hairs!

    Snapshot Title: hairs!
    Taken by: Paul Heckbert

    Image: Ant-Proceratium MG03
    Image Owner: Molly Gibson



    Description:

    almost like porcupine quills



  37. Russell's Spoken English

    Snapshot Title: Russell's Spoken English
    Taken by: Paul Heckbert

    Image: CHARMINAR AT DAWN
    Image Owner: Ravinder Reddy Duggempudi



    Description:

    or is it Broken English?



  38. BIG TV

    Snapshot Title: BIG TV
    Taken by: Paul Heckbert

    Image: CHARMINAR AT DAWN
    Image Owner: Ravinder Reddy Duggempudi



    Description:

    satellite dish



  39. PNC Park

    Snapshot Title: PNC Park
    Taken by: Paul Heckbert

    Image: Pittsburgh at night
    Image Owner: Illah Nourbakhsh



    Description:

    baseball stadium



  40. Carnegie Science Center

    Snapshot Title: Carnegie Science Center
    Taken by: Paul Heckbert

    Image: Pittsburgh at night
    Image Owner: Illah Nourbakhsh



    Description:

    with submarine in river, in foreground



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