Manning Hall, Brown University
Manning Hall, built in 1835, is a memorial to the University's first president, James Manning. The lower floor of Manning, which now houses a classroom, was originally the University's library. Upstairs is the chapel, which, in addition to being the site of more than a few alumni weddings, serves as a non-sectarian place of worship for several different religious communities. These communities are represented by Brown's multi-faith chaplaincy, the only in the Ivy League. Modeled on an ancient temple, Manning contributes to the architectural diversity and flair of the buildings on the College Green.
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This picture was taken on April 6th, 2004 with a Nikon 995 Coolpix camera sporting an FC-E8 fish eye lens on a home made monopod. The monopod has a bubble level and is designed so the camera rotates around the nodal point of the lens. A total of six images were taken, four around, one up and one down. Chromatic aboration was corrected using Adobe Photoshop by scaling the red and blue channels to 99.9%. The images were then sharpend with an unsharp mask filter and color corrected a bit. They were then 'defished' using DeFish software created by Ken Turkowski. Back in Photoshop I manually stitched the four images together. Then using Cubic Converter I converted the assembled panorama in to a cubic format and exported the top and bottom to be finalized once again in Photoshop. I then re-import the top and bottom into Cubic Converter to assemble the final QuickTime VR. Then into QuickTime Pro to embed copyright and other information about the file.