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Table Rock Summit Overlook, Greenville, South Carolina, USA by Suresh Muthukrishnan

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Suresh Muthukrishnan Suresh Muthukrishnan
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3.53 Gigapixels
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Date added
Sep 02, 2012
Date taken
Sep 01, 2012
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The source of the "Best of the Best" water in the whole country! Yes, The Table Rock reservoir is one of the sources of drinking water for Greenville, SC. This reservoir is located along the Blue Ridge Front surrounded by mountains, protected wilderness area, and state parks. Table Rock state, located south of the Table Rock was built in 1930's by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) and is one of the most popular destination for people from the southeastern United States. There are many trails within the park and the table rock summit trail is about 3.6 miles from the trail head to the summit overlook point. Moderately strenuous trail. One can see Caesars Head overlook, Bald Rock Preserve, Paris Mountain, Glassy Mountain, and many other landmarks from here.

Geologically, this area is dominated by Gneiss (a metamorphic rock). A very long time ago (100's of millions of years), this area used to be in the middle of the ocean as an island arc chain (just like modern day Japan) and collided onto the then North American continent, followed later (about 300 million years ago) by collision of North America with Eurasian/African continents resulting in building of the Appalachian mountains. About 180 million years ago, these continents split and moved apart again resulting in the formation of present day Atlantic Ocean.

So, the the quality of the water we have here has been the result of millions of years of geologic processes!

Thanks to Abhishek Gupta for helping with this project.

Also check the view of Table Rock from Caesars Head - gigapan.com/gigapans/102470
Best of the Best Water - www.prweb.com/releases/2011/6/prweb8573671.htm Will open in a new tab or window


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GigaPan Stitch.Efx version 2.1.0161 (Windows)
Panorama size: 3528 megapixels (113328 x 31132 pixels)
Input images: 297 (27 columns by 11 rows)
Field of view: 187.8 degrees wide by 51.6 degrees high (top=16.2, bottom=-35.4)
Settings:
Vignette correction on: c1=-0.0204 c2=0.00609
All default settings
Original image properties:
Camera make: Canon
Camera model: Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Image size: 5760x3840 (22.1 megapixels)
Capture time: 2012-09-01 12:55:45 - 2012-09-01 13:18:17
Aperture: f/11
Exposure time: 0.0015625
ISO: 400
Focal length (35mm equiv.): 194.1 mm
White balance: Fixed
Exposure mode: Manual
Horizontal overlap: 23.6 to 43.7 percent
Vertical overlap: 22.4 to 35.8 percent
Computer stats: 12276.2 MB RAM, 16 CPUs
Total time 30:03 (6.1 seconds per picture)
Alignment: 6:45, Projection: 8:39, Blending: 14:38
(Preview finished in 22:10)
Color Adjustments:
black: 3.9
gamma: 0.72
exposure: -0.1
temperature: -10
tint: -6
saturation: 1.21

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