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- Taken by
- Jen Piatek
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- 0.17 Gigapixels
- Date added
- August 27, 2009
- Date taken
- August 13, 2009
GigaPan w/Canon SD850
Pompey's Pillar is an exposed hunk of sandstone along the banks of the Yellowstone River in central Montana (the river itself is off to the right of the pan). It served for many years as a place for travelers to note their passage - from Native Americans to European trappers up until relatively recently.
It serves today as a national monument because it bears the signature of William Clark (of Lewis & Clark), who stopped here as part of their exploration of the Yellowstone River. The signature is not visible in the pan, but the viewing platform (the right side of the pillar) is.
He also gave it the name Pompey's Pillar, after the infant son of Sacajawea (the expedition's Native American guide). He'd nicknamed the child 'Pomp'
For the geologists - there are some nice bedding structures in the sandstone, especially along the left edge.
GigaPan Stitcher version 0.4.3865 (Macintosh)
Panorama size: 173 megapixels (20007 x 8696 pixels)
Input images: 66 (11 columns by 6 rows)
Field of view: 87.9 degrees wide by 38.2 degrees high (top=32.9, bottom=-5.3)
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Original image properties:
Camera make: Canon
Camera model: Canon PowerShot SD850 IS
Image size: 3264x2448 (8.0 megapixels)
Capture time: 2009-08-13 16:18:08 - 2009-08-13 16:24:09
Exposure time: 0.0025
Focal length (35mm equiv.): 140.4 mm
Digital zoom: off
White balance: Fixed
Exposure mode: Automatic
Horizontal overlap: 49.4 to 56.9 percent
Vertical overlap: 47.1 to 50.2 percent
Computer stats: 2560 MB RAM, 2 CPUs
Total time 1:32:53 (1:24 per picture)
Alignment: 4:29, Projection: 3:54, Blending: 1:24:29