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Re: Super cool gigapixle

Postby gdthomas » Tue Dec 18, 2012 10:05 pm

Presto wrote:
by lordhelmut » Tue Dec 18, 2012 4:23 pm
I'll take the camera, that vantage point and a 6 of Modus over the climb.........


... and a can of pringles. :cartman: 8) :wink:


You're in luck. Pringles are quite common in villages throughout the Khumbu.

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Re: Super cool gigapixle

Postby TallGrass » Tue Dec 18, 2012 10:46 pm

jdorje wrote:How does one make an image like that? Is it the result of hardware that takes images with 100x the resolution of a typical camera? Or stitching together or many zoomed-in images?

"A gigapixel is a single, super high-resolution image created from a series of smaller photographs shot in sequence."
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Re: Super cool gigapixle

Postby jdorje » Tue Dec 18, 2012 11:23 pm

Cool. So I just have to take 100 smaller pictures (with approximately 10x zoom) and I can stitch them together.
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Re: Super cool gigapixle

Postby Alpineair » Wed Dec 19, 2012 6:12 am

TallGrass wrote:
jdorje wrote:How does one make an image like that? Is it the result of hardware that takes images with 100x the resolution of a typical camera? Or stitching together or many zoomed-in images?


400 images taken with a 300 mm lens.
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Re: Super cool gigapixle

Postby Wish I lived in CO » Wed Dec 19, 2012 11:37 am

Seeing the extent of "base camp" gives me an appreciation for those poor porters / sherpas! Wow, wonder how many man-hours it would take to haul all of that up?
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Re: Super cool gigapixle

Postby Mark A Steiner » Wed Dec 19, 2012 1:05 pm

Wonderful details of geologic structure on the Lhotse face, faults and folds. Most of the layered rocks are sediments including layers with marine fossils. Quite a story of uplift here.
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Re: Super cool gigapixle

Postby smoove » Wed Dec 19, 2012 1:34 pm

Mark A Steiner wrote:Quite a story of uplift here.


Did you mean, "Quite an uplifting story?"

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Re: Super cool gigapixle

Postby Mark A Steiner » Wed Dec 19, 2012 6:53 pm

smoove wrote:
Mark A Steiner wrote:Quite a story of uplift here.


Did you mean, "Quite an uplifting story?"


I can "lift" with that ...

What is amazing is that marine fossils are found in sediments near the summit of Everest ... the forces required to achieve this vertical expression were staggering.
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Re: Super cool gigapixle

Postby mrburns » Wed Dec 19, 2012 9:41 pm

Very cool, thanks for posting!

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Re: Super cool gigapixle

Postby SilverLynx » Thu Dec 20, 2012 8:57 am

That is awesome!!! :o
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Re: Super cool gigapixle

Postby DanielL » Thu Dec 20, 2012 1:44 pm

Wow, very nice! Now I really want to go climb it...

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Re: Super cool gigapixle

Postby jaymz » Thu Dec 20, 2012 7:59 pm

This is one of the coolest pictures I've ever seen. Seeing those little climbers in relation to the crevasses just below provides a crazy perspective!

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