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Knowlton Church - Dorset by Shaun

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Taken by
Shaun Shaun
Explore score
1.45 Gigapixels
Date added
Sep 20, 2009
Date taken
Sep 19, 2009

Knowlton Church and rings is an intriguing site full of interest and atmosphere. A ruined Norman Church stand proud in the centre of Neolithic henge earthworks.

The Neolithic rings were probably constructed as a religious site, and the circular bank and ditches have been well preserved today. There is in fact evidence through crop markings of a further five circles and a number of barrows in the fields around the area.

The Church was built to destroy the religious power of the rings in times when Christianity was surging over Paganism. Its parishioners of the near by village were unfortunately killed by the plague of 1348 and the church fell in to disuse and then ruin in the 18th century.

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GigaPan Stitcher version 0.4.3864 (Windows)
Panorama size: 1450 megapixels (119432 x 12145 pixels)
Input images: 195 (39 columns by 5 rows)
Field of view: 321.9 degrees wide by 32.7 degrees high (top=17.9, bottom=-14.9)
All default settings
Original image properties:
Camera make: Canon
Camera model: Canon PowerShot G9
Image size: 4000x3000 (12.0 megapixels)
Capture time: 2009-09-19 17:42:02 - 2009-09-19 18:02:31
Aperture: f/4.8
Exposure time: 0.003125
ISO: 80
Focal length (35mm equiv.): 207.7 mm
Digital zoom: off
White balance: Fixed
Exposure mode: Manual
Horizontal overlap: 22.1 to 25.8 percent
Vertical overlap: 20.5 to 39.2 percent
Computer stats: 2046.15 MB RAM, 1 CPUs
Total time 4:32:56 (1:23 per picture)
Alignment: 31:08, Projection: 21:49, Blending: 3:39:57

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