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Stark's Knob by LPCooper

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Taken by
LPCooper LPCooper
Explore score
0.13 Gigapixels
Date added
Jul 16, 2012
Date taken
Jul 16, 2012
environmental, geology, landscape, nature, social

Stark's Knob is a pillar of both a geologic and historical relevance in the region. This site is named after General Stark, who used the site as a key point of leverage in the defeat of the British Army during the Battles of Saratoga in 1777. Besides its historical relevance, the site is geologically unique because it is formed of "pillow" basalt, which form when lava froms up from the deep vents and cools rapidly and extrusively underwater. Thus, this site contain geologic history of when most of the state of New York was underwater (Iapetus Ocean).

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Stitcher Notes


GigaPan Stitch.Efx version 2.0.0501 (Windows)
Panorama size: 131 megapixels (20488 x 6412 pixels)
Input images: 8 (4 columns by 2 rows)
Field of view: 101.8 degrees wide by 31.9 degrees high (top=41.8, bottom=9.9)
Vignette correction on: c1=-0.037 c2=0.00673
All default settings
Original image properties:
Camera make: Canon
Camera model: Canon EOS REBEL T2i
Image size: 5184x3456 (17.9 megapixels)
Capture time: 2012-07-16 09:49:58 - 2012-07-16 09:50:22
Aperture: f/10 - f/16
Exposure time: 0.008 - 0.0166667
ISO: 100 - 125
Focal length (35mm equiv.): 78.6 mm
White balance: Automatic
Exposure mode: Automatic
Horizontal overlap: 14.8 to 25.4 percent
Vertical overlap: 16.7 to 17.0 percent
Computer stats: 5941.2 MB RAM, 4 CPUs
Total time 1:28 (11 seconds per picture)
Alignment: 4.5 seconds, Projection: 12 seconds, Blending: 1:12
(Preview finished in 24 seconds)

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