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About This GigaPanToggle
- Taken by
- Callan Bentley
- Explore score
- 0.77 Gigapixels
- Date added
- March 04, 2013
- Date taken
- September 12, 2010
This is a "doomed" outcrop of the Miocene-aged (~14 Ma) Calvert Formation on the western shore of Chesapeake Bay. "Bed 14," a distinctive fossiliferous unit, is exposed here thanks to the effort of one of the local landowners. In a month or two, this entire outcrop will be permanently covered with "hard stabilization" intended to stymie cliff retreat.
The outcrop features shelly skeletal material and whale bone, charcoal, and several varieties of trace fossils.
This final GigaPan was taken to illustrate a more weathered aspect to the cliffs. Though not completely natural, this surface (unlike the other 7 in the series) wasn't washed down with water prior to having its portrait taken.
GigaPan Stitch version 2.0.0501 (Windows)
Panorama size: 773 megapixels (27652 x 27972 pixels)
Input images: 104 (8 columns by 13 rows)
Field of view: 59.4 degrees wide by 60.1 degrees high (top=31.3, bottom=-28.8)
Vignette correction on: c1=0.0897 c2=-0.0434
All default settings
Original image properties:
Camera make: Canon
Camera model: Canon EOS 60D
Image size: 5184x3456 (17.9 megapixels)
Capture time: 2010-09-12 19:31:20 - 2010-09-12 19:41:32
Exposure time: 0.0025
Focal length (35mm equiv.): 212.3 mm
White balance: Automatic
Exposure mode: Manual
Horizontal overlap: 38.5 to 47.0 percent
Vertical overlap: 37.5 to 44.9 percent
Computer stats: 3317.82 MB RAM, 4 CPUs
Total time 54:40 (32 seconds per picture)
Alignment: 5:58, Projection: 24:57, Blending: 23:45
(Preview finished in 37:35)