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Grand Ave. and 3rd Street, 2000.10.04.15h15
BBuilding with pyramid-shaped skylights at middle-left of image is the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) [Arata Isozki; Gruen Associates, 1983-87]. Office tower left of center is California Plaza 300 Building. The Gas Company Tower [Skidmore, Owings and Merrill, 1988-91] on 5th Street is dead center in distance. Polished red-brown granite granite-faced office tower just right of center is Wells Fargo Tower, formerly Crocker Center [Skidmore, Owings and Merrill, 1982-3]
24 images stitched into a single panorama, (c) 2000 Philip J. Ethington
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The 24 original images for this panorama were taken by the author using a tripod-mounted Nikon Coolpix 800 digital camera, at 35mm focal length, vertical orientation. The author adjusted the colors with Adobe PhotoShop (r) , and stitched, blended, and rendered images into the panorama shown here using MGI Photovista (r) software. Severed or broken images of automobiles, people, etc, are a function of the panorama stitching algorithms, and apart from their occurence at the edges of the original frames, these effects are entirely arbritrary. The author left them undisturbed in order to preserve the evidence of manipulation.

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