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About This GigaPanToggle
- Taken by
- Chris Fastie
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- 1.26 Gigapixels
- Date added
- November 01, 2009
- Date taken
- October 29, 2009
Nikkor P C 105mm f/2.5, Nikon...
Northern Hardwood Forest – Sugar maple and American beech are common in this stand and provide the yellow glow. Beech trees have reproduced by root sprouts far from the main trunks and form a dense sapling thicket. These saplings and some young sugar maples have held onto their yellowed leaves and brighten this scene after most canopy leaves have fallen.
The soil parent material at this site is silty deltaic bottomset beds deposited 13,600 years ago under 25 m of lake water near the mouth of a proglacial river. The abundant stones that were gathered to build the wall suggest a close proximity to the glacial ice that was constraining the spread of the ice-contact delta.
Although most of the tree species here can live 300 to 400 years, few if any in this stand are more than 100 years old. The near side of the stone wall was an agricultural field until World War II. The far side has been a forest since about World War I, but was heavily logged in the last few decades.
When viewed in Google Earth, it becomes clear that the stone wall is quite straight.
Some botanical and technical information is in a comment.
GigaPan Stitcher version 0.4.4090 (Windows)
Panorama size: 1255 megapixels (50914 x 24665 pixels)
Input images: 345 (23 columns by 15 rows)
Field of view: 208.5 degrees wide by 101.0 degrees high (top=42.9, bottom=-58.2)
All default settings
Original image properties:
Camera make: NIKON CORPORATION
Camera model: NIKON D40
Image size: 3008x2000 (6.0 megapixels)
Capture time: unknown
Exposure time: unknown
Focal length (35mm equiv.): unknown
White balance: unknown
Exposure mode: unknown
Horizontal overlap: 28.5 to 59.3 percent
Vertical overlap: 15.9 to 30.5 percent
Computer stats: 3581.58 MB RAM, 2 CPUs
Total time 3:07:37 (0:32 per picture)
Alignment: 55:34, Projection: 12:53, Blending: 1:59:09