“The Singing Tower” Is Our Second Gigapan Image

We’ve just completed a new image and added it to our website at www.BeeHappyGraphics.com/gallery/BokTower.html. As the blog title says, it is a Gigapan or large panorama using, in this case, 336 photographs arranged in 16 columns each with 21 photographs all taken with Nancy’s telephoto lens set at 135 mm so that we get a lot of detail. As a result, it could be printed up to 30 feet by 22 feet with the same sharpness as any of our other pictures.

The Singing Tower
Large panorama of Bok Tower in Lake Wales, Florida

This is a seemingly simple composition.  I think Nancy captured the tower well, and the framing and leading lines help keep you focused on the subject.  The editing again took several days; because of the large image size, every tweak takes much longer, even with my ‘new’ computer.  And, of course, I am still near the beginning of the learning curve on all the tools.

Bok Tower is called “the singing tower” because of the 60-bell carillon in the tower that still performs daily.

Although this is the second such panorama published, it is not the second Gigapan taken. We captured this image over a year earlier than Eclipse Over Long Pine Key, which was our first, and still the most complicated image we’ve processed so far. And we still have a number of other Gigapans, just like we have a number of smaller images from our travels waiting their turn to be edited.

Author: Bruce

Although I grew up in Garden Grove, California, I have lived here in South Miami longer than I've lived anywhere else in the world. I've been married to my wonderful wife, Nancy, longer than I was ever without her. We were both teachers. Nancy recently retired after 40 years. I have also spent time as an officer in the Coast Guard, a commercial property appraiser, and an electrical engineering student. Now I'm technical support for Bee Happy Graphics. That means I handle this blog, our web page, and all E-mail, I do all post-processing and printing of the images, I cut mats and glass and frames. If you have a technical question, I would be the one trying to answer it.

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