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Portland - Dorset by Shaun

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Taken by
Shaun Shaun
Explore score
0.60 Gigapixels
Date added
Sep 30, 2009
Date taken
Sep 29, 2009

Portland is a central part of the Jurassic Coast, a World Heritage Site on the Dorset and east Devon coast, important for its geology and landforms. Its name is used for one of the British Sea Areas, and has been exported as the name of North American and Australian towns. Portland limestone is still quarried here, and is used in British architecture, including St Paul's Cathedral and Buckingham Palace.

The large, deep artificial harbour on Portland's northern shore was a Royal Navy base during World War I and World War II; the Navy and NATO trained in its waters until the 1990s. The harbour is a small civilian port and popular recreation area; the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy will host the sailing events for the 2012 Olympic Games.

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Stitcher Notes


GigaPan Stitcher version 0.4.3864 (Windows)
Panorama size: 598 megapixels (42191 x 14182 pixels)
Input images: 84 (14 columns by 6 rows)
Field of view: 113.2 degrees wide by 38.1 degrees high (top=3.9, bottom=-34.2)
All default settings
Original image properties:
Camera make: Canon
Camera model: Canon PowerShot G9
Image size: 4000x3000 (12.0 megapixels)
Capture time: 2009-09-29 16:22:45 - 2009-09-29 16:28:53
Aperture: f/4.8
Exposure time: 0.00125
ISO: 80
Focal length (35mm equiv.): 207.7 mm
Digital zoom: off
White balance: Fixed
Exposure mode: Manual
Horizontal overlap: 26.0 to 37.9 percent
Vertical overlap: 22.9 to 30.6 percent
Computer stats: 2999.94 MB RAM, 2 CPUs
Total time 2:09:43 (1:32 per picture)
Alignment: 24:20, Projection: 12:18, Blending: 1:33:05

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