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May 29th, 2011:

Shack Panorama

So after sending a quick picture to Twitter showing my clean shack I got quite a few replies.  I thought therefore it would be good to show the shack in its entirety.

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I first Googled to see if Picasa could do it and got a result back for Microsoft’s Image Composite Editor (could this be a #fail for Google?).  Anyhow after a straigh forward email, had to install Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 Redistributable Package and Microsoft .NET Framework 4 Client Profile, which the installer gave links for as you went I loaded Image Composite Editor, dragged my images in I had taken of the shack and it just did it, amazing!  I was able to crop out the edges and save the panorama in about 1 minute…

Lick on the image below to open it in Flickr and get more size options…

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So I got the bug, got up this morning and strapped my Casio Exilim EX-G1 camera to the 6m beam, set it to interval shoot (take a photo every 10 seconds) pumped the mast up and rotated the mast slowly to get a panorama of my takeoff

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