Posts Tagged ‘Epic Pro’

A Hidden Gem

Saturday, November 30th, 2013
Shot with 400mm on Canon 40D during the Gigapixel capture from Parker Ridge of Saskatchewan Glacier: Session two of the CIGP

Shot with 400mm on Canon 40D during the Gigapixel capture from Parker Ridge of Saskatchewan Glacier: Session two of the CIGP


The joy of shooting Gigapixel Imagery is going back through the files and finding little landscape images that perform well outside the much larger pano.  

Here’s a  link to the GigaPan version.  It still has stitching errors where the mountain’s meet the sky.  Due to the lack of motivation to make this one exact.  The main glacier below is stitched well, but from an artistic perspective this pano won’t do well as a print.   Next year I’ll get a wider field of view.  The inconsistent sun and rain cut this pano short.  So I focused purely on a scientific capture.

I’ve also added videos to my two accounts below, the vimeo has more content than the youtube.  Down the road I plan to feed both simultaneously.



Mount Hood: Night Pano

Wednesday, May 1st, 2013

Silcox Hut and the top of the Mile, Timberline Ski Area Mount Hood, Oregon


I went up on Mount Hood last night to test out my skinny skis with the ski crampons and get a night pano from my high point. I didn’t need the ski crampons until above the top Palmer lift house. I went up about 3000 feet above the Timberline parking lot to set up to rig. This trip I did have a new item, I rented a 50mm f/1.2 L from Pro Photo Supply….is that a sweet lens! As indicated in the photos above a below. Having such a wide aperture is needed for solid night photography. The settings for these two shots were 25 seconds, ISO 800 and naturally f/1.2.


Mount Hood…standard view from Silcox Hut.


Once I got up to a spot just below Crater Rock….I thought it would be interesting to capture a pano with Illumination Rock, Portland and the upper mountain. I’m actually glad I didn’t go much higher due to the need to ski back down at night….with all the ice crust wind sculpted terrain it made the ski down a bit slower than I’d like not to mention tiring since by the time I started skiing down I had been awake for almost 24 hrs.


To capture the pano, I dropped the in camera exposure down to 13 seconds and upped the GigaPan to 25 seconds to allow the buffer time to transfer the RAW data. This setting was figured out by on the spot trial and error. Since I’ve never done a night pano with stars before in the cool breeze of the mountain environment. Everything, except my toes functioned perfectly in the cold. The GigaPan battery still had 60% life after taking the 27 minute pano. I apologize if there are any grammatical errors. I only slept two hours after getting home.


Here is the JPG version of the pano:


Mount Hood 55 image panoramic

For the larger version:


Here’s the new edit:




Long Beach

Saturday, February 23rd, 2013

Cape Disappointment rig settings for a shot of Mackenzie Head.


Mackenzie Head, Washington

Leadbetter Point, which is mainly closed for the Snowy Plover that nests in the heart of this forest. As far I know you can walk the beach out to the Point seen here.


A shot of North Head Light House taken with the Promote Control and 7 brackets, but I only used 5.


The perfect watering hole happens to be the Pickled Fish a top the Adrift Hotel in Long Beach, WA. I got these two partial panoramic images with the GigaPan Epic Pro.


I certainly will need to return for more exploration.  The weather was not the best when we went to the Leadbetter State Park on the North end.

Wind Mountain

Monday, February 11th, 2013

Epic Pro in action on Wind Mountain. Cell Phone photo.


Ran up Wind Mountain yesterday with my 10 month old in front and camera gear trailing behind.  It’s a great quick hike with fantastic views from a Native American Spiritual site during the last century and earlier.  You can still visit the intact rock stacks for multi-day spiritual journeys.


The Epic Pro halfway done with the panoramic. Cell phone photo.


The current result of the rendered panoramic from Wind Mountain.


To see the high resolution version visit my GigaPan page.

For insight into the geology visit the Cascadia Blog.