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Patterson Creek Mountain Anticline 1 by Alan Pitts

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Taken by
Alan Pitts Alan Pitts
Explore score
0.24 Gigapixels
Date added
Apr 16, 2012
Date taken
Apr 14, 2012

This outcrop is located along the new portions of West Virginia Route 55 west of the town of Moorefield. The view is looking at the south side of the freeway and is the on the eastern side of an incredible roadcut exposure of folded paleozoic sedimentary strata over 500 meters long.

I shot this location as several stand alone gigapans which I am attempting to stitch into one large gigapn covering the entire exposure.

This fine example of tectonic folding is seen in Silurian/Devonian limestones, siltstones and shales (likely) from the Tonoloway Formation. Geologists interpret this sequence of rocks as evidence of a period of tectonic peace during the middle of the paleozoic.
Deformation of these passive margin sediments occured long after deposition in the Alleghenian Orogeny when Africa crashed into the North American Plate to form Pangea

View of the Camera is looking south

Image made as part of Mid Atlantic Geo-Imagery Collection (MAGIC)

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Stitcher Notes


GigaPan Stitch.Efx version 2.0.0500 (Macintosh)
Panorama size: 240 megapixels (31352 x 7684 pixels)
Input images: 48 (12 columns by 4 rows)
Field of view: 121.8 degrees wide by 29.8 degrees high (top=24.1, bottom=-5.8)
Vignette correction on: c1=-0.00306 c2=0.000297
All default settings
Original image properties:
Camera make: Canon
Camera model: Canon PowerShot G12
Image size: 3648x2736 (10.0 megapixels)
Capture time: 2012-04-14 11:46:33 - 2012-04-14 11:50:16
Aperture: f/4.5
Exposure time: 0.00625
ISO: 100
Focal length (35mm equiv.): 142.3 mm
Digital zoom: off
White balance: Fixed
Exposure mode: Manual
Horizontal overlap: 28.5 to 37.6 percent
Vertical overlap: 39.5 to 49.4 percent
Computer stats: 4096 MB RAM, 4 CPUs
Total time 3:40 (4.6 seconds per picture)
Alignment: 57 seconds, Projection: 26 seconds, Blending: 2:17
(Preview finished in 2:12)
Color Adjustments:
black: 5.9
white: 99.6
exposure: -0.3

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