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Hillar Valgma

Järvakandi Glass Museum

Thomas K Sharpless

Panorama In A Museum

Gettysburg Diorama, Pennsylvania

6/19/2023 16:30

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This is the last of the great battle cycloramas.  Painted in 1884 by a team led by Paul Philippoteaux, and restored (for the third time) in 2006, it is now the centerpiece of the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum.  It depicts Pickett's Charge, on the third day of the Battle of Gettysburg. Pickett came very close to breaking the Union Army lines, but ultimately failed; that is now reckoned as the turning point of the US Civil War.


Sony A7r with shaved Samyang 8mm series II fisheye, hand-held above the heads of the crowd; 11 shots around the periphery of the roughly 10 meters diameter viewing platform. Stitched with PTGui 12 to a sphere, then the sphere was loaded and reprojected with a 22% downward lens shift to more nearly match the normal viewing perspective.  Cropped to a cylindrical panorama for upload.

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