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spyboy
08-25-2008, 10:30 PM
(sorry for being a big nerd about this stuff, but it's photography, panoramics, gigapixel images and mountains!)


Yosemite Extreme Panoramic Imaging Project 2008

http://www.xrez.com/yose_proj/Yose_index.html


KRpano version of one of their gigapixel images

http://www.krpano.com/krpano.html?pano=panos/divingboard/divingboard

How it was done..

pix orb is a robotic camera mount, $11,000

http://www.flickr.com/photos/27497277@N05/2576743144/in/pool-xrez_yosemite/

and there were 70 photographers at Yosemite for the pano survey! That's alot of expensive equipment

http://www.peaceriverstudios.com/pixorb/index.html

MS Silverlight page of the map with the images, you can just keep zooming in, that's incredible resolution!

http://www.xrez.com/yose_proj/yose_deepzoom/ClientBin/TestPage.html

Kirk

Brad
08-26-2008, 05:28 AM
A great spot to do this from would be the summit of Monroe. Easy to get to and great views in all directions. While you are at it, how about one on the summit of all the 4,000 footers?

Arthur Dent
08-26-2008, 10:11 AM
That Half Dome photo is great! A few years ago there were some similar photos taken at the Obs.

Although nowhere near as impressive, a 16mm full-frame fish-eye does a good job of capturing the entire Yosemite valley from Yosemite falls on the left to the base of Half Dome on the right, at a much lower price. Photo taken from Glacier Point. The original has enough detail so you can see the color of the cars in the parking lots below.
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mtruman
08-26-2008, 02:01 PM
A great spot to do this from would be the summit of Monroe. Easy to get to and great views in all directions. While you are at it, how about one on the summit of all the 4,000 footers?

These are truly amazing! I agree with Brad on the idea of getting these from all of the 4Ks. Could do an annotated version of them that would be an interactive view guide. Now all we need to do is get Kirk a pix orb and get him to the summits (since we've already established that he hates hiking) :rolleyes:

spyboy
08-26-2008, 02:45 PM
If someone bought me a $11k Pix Orb, I'd hike up ANY mountain (provided the extra gear doesn't make me fall off the mountain)

BTW: I just got my invite into a beta program with Gigapan for a gigapixel robot that uses a point & shoot to make gigapixel (duh!) images. It doesn't work with a DSLR though, so I think I'm going to pass on it, and build myself an automated rig.

Kirk

Brad
08-26-2008, 03:19 PM
If someone bought me a $11k Pix Orb, I'd hike up ANY mountain (provided the extra gear doesn't make me fall off the mountain)

BTW: I just got my invite into a beta program with Gigapan for a gigapixel robot that uses a point & shoot to make gigapixel (duh!) images. It doesn't work with a DSLR though, so I think I'm going to pass on it, and build myself an automated rig.

Kirk
Kirk's version of an automated rig is his truck driving around in circles while the camera mounted to the bumper mast takes pictures.

spyboy
09-10-2008, 09:07 PM
I got my GigaPan robotic panoramic head the other day, and a new Canon G9 point & shoot to use with it (12 megapixels).

Today was a sunny day (although windy!) so I drove over to Meredith to do some test shots (ok I tested it the other day in the yard, but those are junk and don't count).

There are 3 panos from Meredith up now. Currently stitching 2 more from Newfound Lake this afternoon, they should be up by morning.

http://share.gigapan.org/viewProfile.php?userid=1988

Kirk

Brad
09-11-2008, 01:44 AM
Very nice. I have not seen Newfound Lake since I was in college.