Fields for sports
|One of the nadir photos. The vertical row of yellow trees are green ash (Fraxinus pennsylvanica). The short arc of rusty red trees near the center are white ash (F. americana). The reddish orange trees to the left are sugar maple (Acer saccharum).|
I thought the playing fields, the track, and the wedge shaped parking lot would make some nice photos, but I didn't really have much of an objective. There was not enough wind to fly the EOS M (I need a bigger kite) so the PowerShot S100 on a Saturn V Rig was lofted by the Fled. The funnest part of this post was identifying the most colorful trees using a kml file of Tim Parson's campus tree map.
|A photo at the lowest tilt angle.The Mahaney Center for the Arts (top), a slice of parking lot, and a showy red track.|
|About eight photos are stitched together in this panorama looking north toward the village of Middlebury.|
- Model: PowerShot S100
- ISO: 125
- Shutter speed: 1/800 second (Tv)
- Focus: manual on infinity
- Focal length: 24mm (eq.)
- White balance: Sunny
- GPS: on
- Remote enabled: one push, quick
- The S100 has a shutter priority mode so CHDK is not needed for that
- Version: 2.4 (3-switch DIP)
- Sketch: version 2.08sfm (beta)
- Mode: Mode 0 (for 24 mm lens, 25 photos/cycle)
- Power: 6 eneloop AAA
- Customization: The nadir tilt angle was changed from 20 to 11 so the camera was pointed straight down.
- Kite: FLED
- Wind: From S, 7 to 11 mph
- Duration: 1 hour 5 minutes
- Photos taken: 1307
- Software: Microsoft ICE
- Stitching: The 16 photos in the stitch do not include the upper rank of mostly sky photos.
- Post processing: Some stitching errors in the little planet panorama were hidden in Photoshop.