"Unfinished" Church St. George's Bermuda



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"Unfinished" Church St. George's Bermuda

These ruins are a protected historic monument and part of the St. George's World Heritage Site.

Work commenced on this intended replacement for St Peter’s Church in 1874 but bickering within the Anglican community coupled with severe storm damage caused the project to be abandoned.

My Primary School was located next door, I remember a hurricane in the early 70's that ripped off what little of the roof remained.

As the structure is made of soft Bermuda stone, left to the elements, time, wind, rain and Hurricanes had caused a lot of damage.

The National Trust hired a stone mason in the 90's to do extensive work on the property just to prevent further damage and erosion.
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Date Created 2/5/2009

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dariusmonsef Over 1 year ago
Wow, impressive! Great interior and exterior coverage.
lostinthetriangle Over 1 year ago
Thanks! A lot of work indeed! I was frustrated that I had too many photos to upload, and the upload would keep failing.

I installed Windows 7 Beta 64, added 4 more gigs of ram and tried it again. Took over 7 hours but I think it was worth it.

I just wish I could find a way to control the sequences better. I know that's how Photosynth puts the pictures together, but some of the jumping and flipping can be a little confusing.
dariusmonsef Over 1 year ago
We're working on some better ways to allow people to control how a visitor can get around their synths, I hope that helps solve your jumping problems.
lostinthetriangle Over 1 year ago
That would be a great feature. I have tried building a synth slowly, and then adding some more pictures. At some point that's when the flipping and shifting starts. Still though, I am having a lot of fun with this!
Fred_Oxford Over 1 year ago
this is one of the best building synths I have seen - and the large number of imgaes has contributed to the excellent point cloud!
Schn828 Over 1 year ago
Yeah, this is awesome. Out of curiosity what are you computer specs now, after the upgrade.
Fred_Oxford Over 1 year ago
lostinthetriangle - I referenced this synth today in the Forum (Announcements, Topic: An old feature)- Pierrot21 and I have been discussing the merits of using a large number of photos to do a building synth, and whether a point cloud is a necessary feature of architectural synthing...I think this synth and some of Schn828's kind of confirm this! If we eventually get to a Synth Oscars....
Pierrot21 Over 1 year ago
Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrr! This one is wonderfull, that's sure!
I am against many pictures for a flat view (ie: only showing the front of a building); but you need a lot of pictures if you want to make a virtual visit in 3D, like this one: in and out, left and right, walls and roof; and it's possible with less pictures. Sometimes you get a point cloud, which can be funny ot useful.
Here we are in a different world (lost in the triangle !!!) probably more then 1000 pics (in one day? one week?) on a computer I can't dream about; and you get a point cloud that shows something which is not on the pics, I mean the view from the sky over the virtual church you can manipulate.
lostinthetriangle Over 1 year ago
Fred_Oxford - "whether a point cloud is a necessary feature of architectural synthing" For me the answer is YES!!! I have never seen this church or some of the other buildings from some of the angles that are possible with this program. I was not able to shoot part of the exterior due to overgroth of trees, yet the program figured it out. If you search hard enough you can find one of the "rings" and look almost down on the church. I have seen some features that I did not know existed!
Thanks ........
lostinthetriangle Over 1 year ago
Pierrot21 - I could not agree more...........Except the last week has seen a few winter gales (night before over 80mph winds!) another gale heading this way.............I can not get out and shoot anything :^(
We have so many interesting things to take pictures of. Some I have found do not synth well (Our "new" graveyards are all whitewashed!) did a test the other day, not pleased so I deleted.
Bermuda celebrates it's 400th anniversary this year.........lots of history in these 24 square miles.
I can hardly wait for the good weather.
lostinthetriangle Over 1 year ago
Schn828 - Thank you. Specs are Intel quad q6600 2.40 GHz 4 gigs ram and a gforce 8800 graphics card Vista 32. I installed windows 7 64 bit on another drive and put 2 more gigs of ram to make 6 gigs. That's the only way I could finish this synth.
Open up task manager, click performance tab, the resource monitor, watch the memory go away!
Marvin Over 1 year ago
Wow! This is a great scene. Love the pointcloud
Fred_Oxford Over 1 year ago
I have to say this is a very exciting synth - I have spent around 20 minutes "walking" through the church and still have not seen all the corners and details. It is really incredible what Photosynth has done with this.
arnielarson Over 1 year ago
I didn't think it was possible to synth this many photos. This is really cool!
EdLee Over 1 year ago
Very nice. I was able to synth 1,395 photos @100% in 4 hours 10 minutes with lesser hardware: Dell Inspiron 1525, Intel Core 2 Duo T5800, 2GHz, 3G RAM, 32-bit Vista. What were the resolutions of your photos? Mine were VGA 640x480. See my on-going project of the Santa Barbara County Courthouse.
lostinthetriangle Over 1 year ago
Thankyou EdLee, must be a combination of things, I shoot the pictures in different resolutions (multishot mode drops the resolution) highest being 3648 x 2056. Photosynth then resizes the pictures.
Your Court House project is amazing as well!
David_Bermuda Over 1 year ago
Hi. Would you please mind removing the 2nd paragraph of the description. It is copyrighted content from the Bermuda4u website.
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