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Calvert Formation, Scientists' Cliffs, Maryland (#6 of 8) by Callan Bentley

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Callan Bentley Callan Bentley
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$8.23 to $518.00
1.60 Gigapixels
Date added
Mar 04, 2013
Date taken
Mar 03, 2013

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.

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GigaPan Stitch version 2.0.0501 (Windows)
Panorama size: 1599 megapixels (38584 x 41464 pixels)
Input images: 286 (13 columns by 22 rows)
Field of view: 84.6 degrees wide by 90.9 degrees high (top=38.3, bottom=-52.6)
Vignette correction on: c1=0.0404 c2=-0.0264
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 20:11:34 - 2010-09-12 20:32:18
Aperture: f/7.1
Exposure time: 0.004
ISO: 250
Focal length (35mm equiv.): 212.3 mm
White balance: Automatic
Exposure mode: Manual
Horizontal overlap: 46.4 to 66.8 percent
Vertical overlap: 44.8 to 50.3 percent
Computer stats: 3317.82 MB RAM, 4 CPUs
Total time 1:15:11 (16 seconds per picture)
Alignment: 9:58, Projection: 15:46, Blending: 49:27
(Preview finished in 39:07)

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