Some of my panoramic images were produced using the technology developed by GigaPan Systems.

“GigaPan Systems was founded in 2008 as a collaborative project between Carnegie Mellon University and NASA’s Ames Research Center with support from Google. The original GigaPan robotic hardware and related software were devised for NASA’s Mars Spirit and Opportunity Rovers, to capture high-definition panoramas of Mars.” [Wikipedia]

Other images were created without the robotic hardware, by first shooting a multitude of individual frames in one to three horizontal rows (including adequate overlap) and, next, stitching them with Adobe Photoshop software. The resulting high-definition composite images have features that cannot be achieved in single frame shots even with the best professional cameras and wide angle lenses:

• angle of view that can easily exceed 180 degrees,
• extraordinary detail,
• unparalleled sharpness.

See the enlargements below:

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