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Columnar Basalts 1.1 by Ron Schott

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Ron Schott Ron Schott
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Size
1.40 Gigapixels
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1921
Date added
Aug 27, 2009
Date taken
Jul 28, 2009
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This GigaPan illustrates a roadcut in Yellowstone National Park just north of Tower Falls that exposes 1.5 Ma basaltic lava flows that show a spectacular variety of columnar jointing textures. From this vantage point I couldn't get the old Beta GigaPan robot to incline high enough to capture the top of the cut (due to modifications I've made to it to accomodate a Canon S5IS). In the field I got the feeling that the original shot I made at this location was going to end up underexposed, so I shot this one with slightly different exposure settings. The original is titled Columnar Basalts 1.0.


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GigaPan Stitcher version 0.4.4090 (Windows)
Panorama size: 1401 megapixels (68964 x 20322 pixels)
Input images: 429 (33 columns by 13 rows)
Field of view: 186.4 degrees wide by 54.9 degrees high (top=45.3, bottom=-9.6)
Settings:
All default settings
Original image properties:
Camera make: Canon
Camera model: Canon PowerShot S5 IS
Image size: 3264x2448 (8.0 megapixels)
Capture time: 2009-07-28 16:54:06 - 2009-07-28 17:27:52
Aperture: f/4.5
Exposure time: 0.01
ISO: 100
Focal length (35mm equiv.): 214.3 mm
Digital zoom: off
White balance: Fixed
Exposure mode: Manual
Horizontal overlap: 35.0 to 56.5 percent
Vertical overlap: 38.4 to 49.1 percent
Computer stats: 3069.98 MB RAM, 2 CPUs
Total time 5:16:10 (0:44 per picture)
Alignment: 1:15:00, Projection: 20:19, Blending: 3:40:49

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