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I am now a beta tester for the Gigapan robotic camera mount. It automates the process of capturing multiple images to assemble into a panorama. My earlier panoaramas were typically composed of 24 pictures and contained about 70 megapixels. Now I am producing panoramas assembled from nearly 500 images and containing over two billion pixels. My Gigapan ID is GoletaBrian.

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Load my California Desert Gigapans on Google Earth. Then load the California Desert Gigapan Tour. Playing the tour will take you to the locations of the Gigapans.

The next time you visit Google Earth, try clicking on the Gigapan Photos Layer. It's in the Gallery section.

California Panoramas slideshow video

Here's a pan and scan tour of panoramas that I made of California landmarks.

Mojave - Kennedy Meadows, December 6, 2008

On Saturday, December 6, I started at the Mojave Airport. I drove north on the Antelope Valley Freeway to Nine Mile Canyon, which I followed to Kennedy Meadows. Above Kennedy Meadows, just past Fish Ctreek Meadow at an elevation of 7,800 feet, the road was icy, so I returned the same way.

Red Rock Canyon straddles Highway 14 north of Mojave.

Panorama size: 773 megapixels (43261 x 17879 pixels)
Input images: 198 (18 columns by 11 rows)
Field of view: 215.9 degrees wide by 89.2 degrees high (top=55.9, bottom=-33.3)

December 6, 2008

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Fish Creek Meadow is at an elevation of 7,300 feet in the southern Sierra Nevada.

Panorama size: 1368 megapixels (71224 x 19218 pixels)
Input images: 363 (33 columns by 11 rows)
Field of view: 360.0 degrees wide by 97.1 degrees high (top=43.5, bottom=-53.6)

December 6, 2008

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>Fish Creek Meadow, December 6, 2008 Fish Creek Meadow little planet

Kennedy Meadows is reached by way of nine Mile Canyon

Panorama size: 333 megapixels (29792 x 11184 pixels)
Input images: 78 (13 columns by 6 rows)
Field of view: 360.0 degrees wide by 135.1 degrees high (top=87.5, bottom=-47.6)

December 6, 2008

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>Kennedy Meadows, December 6, 2008 Kennedy Meadows little planet

Death Valley National Park: Lee Flat, Racetrack Playa, and Ubehebe Crater, October 6, 2008

On October 6, I frove from Lone Pine to Furnace Creek Ranch in Death Valley National Park by way of Lee Flar, Hunter Mountain, Ulita Flat, Hidden Valley, Racetrack Playa, and Ubehebe Crater.

Lee Flat sits between the Inyo Mountains and the Nelson Range on the western edge of Death Valley National Park. It is home to a relatively dense Joshua Tree forest.

Panorama size: 602 megapixels (42207 x 14276 pixels)
Input images: 136 (17 columns by 8 rows)
Field of view: 212.0 degrees wide by 71.7 degrees high (top=35.5, bottom=-36.2)

Lee Flat, October 6, 2008

Racetrack Playa and the Grandstand. The Grandstand is an outcrop of rock in the middle of Racetrack Playa, where the rocks move when nobody is watching. It was a potential emergency landing site for the North American X-15 rocket plane.

Panorama size: 572 megapixels (50536 x 11331 pixels)
Input images: 114 (19 columns by 6 rows)
Field of view: 360.0 degrees wide by 80.7 degrees high (top=31.0, bottom=-49.8)

Racetrack Playa, October 6, 2008

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Little Planet of Racetrack Playa Little Planet of Racetrack Playa

Ubehebe Crater is a phreato-magmatic explosion crater, the result of hot magma heating ground water and triggering a steam explosion about 1,000 years ago.

Panorama size: 274 megapixels (27877 x 9840 pixels)
Input images: 50 (10 columns by 5 rows)
Field of view: 236.1 degrees wide by 83.4 degrees high (top=26.6, bottom=-56.7)

Ubehebe Crater, Death Valley, October 6, 2008

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Owens Valley: Alabama Hills, Whitney Portal, and Horseshoe Meadow, October 5, 2008

On October 5, 2008, I toured the area around Lone Pine, California. I started in the Alabama Hils, drove up to the foothills of the Sierra Nevada, and then up to Horseshoe Medow at 10,000 feet elevation in the Sierras.

Movie Flat in the Alabama Hills has been the site of many movie productions.

Panorama size: 682 megapixels (60735 x 11234 pixels)
Input images: 156 (26 columns by 6 rows)
Field of view: 306.1 degrees wide by 56.6 degrees high (top=28.1, bottom=-28.5)

Alabama Hills Movie Flat, October 5, 2008

Early morning in the Alabama Hills with the Sierra Nevada in the background.

Panorama size: 792 megapixels (59150 x 13398 pixels)
Input images: 175 (25 columns by 7 rows)
Field of view: 300.0 degrees wide by 68.0 degrees high (top=25.5, bottom=-42.5)

Alabama Hills, October 5, 2008

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Mount Whitney and the Whitney Portal Road. Mount Whitney is the tallest mountain in the continental United States with an elevation of 14,497 feet. The Whitney Portal Road was made famous in the climactic chase scene at the end of the Humphrey Bogart movie High sierra.

Panorama size: 697 megapixels (47609 x 14657 pixels)
Input images: 160 (20 columns by 8 rows)
Field of view: 241.6 degrees wide by 74.4 degrees high (top=35.7, bottom=-38.7)

Whitney Portal, October 5, 2008

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Tuttle Creek Road runs through the Alabama Hills. Parts of the movie Tremors were filmed along the road.

Panorama size: 1013 megapixels (66148 x 15320 pixels)
Input images: 216 (27 columns by 8 rows)
Field of view: 331.9 degrees wide by 76.9 degrees high (top=35.3, bottom=-41.6)

Tuttle Creek, Alabama Hills, October 5, 2008

Horseshoe Meadow is perched at 10,000 feet elevation in the Sierra Nevada.

Panorama size: 535 megapixels (41990 x 12745 pixels)
Input images: 160 (20 columns by 8 rows)
Field of view: 360.0 degrees wide by 109.3 degrees high (top=50.4, bottom=-58.8)

Horseshoe Meadcow, October 5, 2008

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Little Planet of Horseshoe Meadow Little Planet of Horseshoe Meadow.

Horseshoe Meadcow fisheye Horseshoe Meadcow fisheye view has a field of view of about 240 degrees.

The Inyo Mountains form the backdrop for this sunset view from Horseshoe Meadow Road at an elevation of 8,400 feet in the Sierra Nevada, high above Lone Pine and Owens Lake.

Panorama size: 548 megapixels (47254 x 11611 pixels)
Input images: 114 (19 columns by 6 rows)
Field of view: 200.4 degrees wide by 49.2 degrees high (top=23.0, bottom=-26.3)

Owens Valley, October 5, 2008

California Poppies, April 26, 2008

California Poppies in the Antelope Valley on April 26, 2008.

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Little planet of California Poppies.

Cerro Gorde, Inyo Mountains, October 9, 2007

360-degree panorama of Cerro Gordo Pass at an elevation of 8,200 feet. The ghost town of Cerro Gordo is at left. The Sierra Nevada can be seen on the far side of Owens Valley. The mountain at center is 9,200 feet tall. The Eureka Saline Corridor leads up to Steele Pass on the far side of the Saline Valley. Cerro Gordo Peak at right is 9,100 feet tall.

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Little planet view of Cerro Gordo Pass.

Hidden Valley overlook, Hunter Mountain, October 9, 2007

360-degree panorama from Hunter Mountain at an elevation of 6,500 feet. The Nelson Range and the peaks of the Sierra Nevada are visible at left. The Saline Valley and Inyo Mountains are left of center. The White Mountains are faintly visible beyond Racetrack Playa in the middle. Hidden Valley is to the right of center.

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Little planet view from Hunter Mountain.

Note the duplicated rock and background landscape near the center of the panorama.


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Mojave Desert

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Lockett Books Calendar Catalog: Mojave Desert

A dozen photos of the Mojave Desert. Locations include the Panamint Valley, the ghost town of Ballarat, the ghost town of Cerro Gordo, the Inyo Mountains, and the Saline Valley.

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California High Desert

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Lockett Books Calendar Catalog: California High Desert

California High Desert locations include Owens Valley, Panamint Valley, Saline Valley and the Inyo Mountains.

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Saline and Panamint Valleys

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Lockett Books Calendar Catalog: Saline and Panamint Valleys

A dozen photos of the Saline and Panamint Valleys. The Saline Valley is a remote and beautiful part of Death Valley National Park. The primitive roads and utter lack of services make it one of the least visited parts of the park. I strongly recommend 4-wheel-drive, high-clearance vehicles to get there. We get a flat tire on nearly every trip. The Saline Valley is bounded on the west by the Inyo Mountains with peaks reaching over 11,000 feet. The bottom of the valley floor is at an elevation two miles below the peaks of the Inyos. The lowest pass out of the valley is almost 4,000 feet higher than the almost dry lakebed.

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Wide Open Spaces of California

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You can buy a 2017 Calendar featuring my very wide angle photographs of eastern California, from the Sierra Nevada to Death Valley. The photos are 9-1/2" x 13-1/2".

Lockett Books Calendar Catalog: Wide Open Spaces of California

Lockett Books Calendar Catalog: Wide Open Spaces of California

A dozen very wide angle 9-1/2" x 13-1/2" photographs of eastern California, from the Sierra Nevada to Death Valley.

Horseshoe Meadow
Owens Valley
Whitney Portal
Alabama Hills
Cerro Gordo
Holiday Mine, Inyo Mountains
Lee Flat
Ubehebe Crater
Racetrack Playa
Ulida Flat from Hunter Mountain
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Little Planets

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You can buy a 2017 Calendar featuring my Little Planet photographs. The photos are 9-1/2" x 13-1/2".

Lockett Books Calendar Catalog: Little Planets

Lockett Books Calendar Catalog: Little Planets

A dozen 9-1/2" x 13-1/2" 360-degree panoramas wrapped in a circle to make little planets. Locations include Antelope Valley, Saline Valley, Hunter Mountain, Racetrack Playa, Horseshoe Meadow, and the Inyo Mountains.

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Inyo County Mountains

2017 Calendar

You can buy a 2017 Calendar featuring my photographs of Inyo County Mountains.

Lockett Books Calendar Catalog: Inyo County Mountains

Lockett Books Calendar Catalog: Inyo County Mountains

A dozen photos of mountainous terrain in Inyo County. Locations include:

Alabama Hills
Papoose Flat Road in the Inyo Mountains,
Hines Road in the Inyo Mountains,
Cerro Gordo in the Inyo Mountains,
Lee Flat, and
Hunter Mountain.

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California Basin and Range

2017 Calendar

You can buy a 2017 Calendar featuring my photographs of the Basin and Range province in eastern California.

Lockett Books Calendar Catalog: California Basin and Range

Lockett Books Calendar Catalog: California Basin and Range

A dozen photos of the Basin and Range province in eastern California. Locations include:

Barber Point in the Inyo Mountains,
Papoose Flat in the Inyo Mountains,
Harkness Flat in the Inyo Mountains,
Panamint Valley,
Ballarat ghost town,
Owens Valley, and
Trona Pinnacles.

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Lockett Photography Giant Print Catalog

My giant photographs are now available as framed prints, gallery wrapped canvas prints, rolled prints, and greeting cards. They are prepared by Fine Art America. Select from thousands of frames, mats, and wrap combinations and receive your fine art prints within one week! No PayPal account is necessary.

These are intricately detailed, wide-angle images created with a Gigapan robotic camera mount and Stittcher software. Most photos are available in a variety of sizes as large as 48" x 78". Some photos are available as large as 48" x 84".


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