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Painel do Pilão (Panel of the Pillar) by Christopher Davis

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Christopher Davis Christopher Davis
Explore score
0.10 Gigapixels
Date added
Mar 25, 2010
Date taken
Dec 21, 2009

Painel do Pilão is an open-air rock-art site in Serra da Paituna (Sierra of the Black-water Lake) in the hinterland of Monte Alegre (Happy Mountain) along the Amazon River in Brazil. The date of the rock-art is unknown but pre-dates Europeans in Brazil (1530's). Evidence suggests that rock-art had been created in the Serra (Sierra) as far back as 12,000 years ago.
This site is perhaps the most intriguing in all the region because of the numerous abstract images and the "chart" that suggests some form of calendar. In the distance the craggy mountain peak offers a "hitching post" that the sun passes through as it moves across the sky during the day.
The sunshines through at some time between 1 and 3 PM but the position for seeing the sun at the center of the "hithing post" changes throughout the year as the sun is more southern during the late part of the year (October through February) and more northern at the early part of the year (March through September). I believe the sun can be seen in the "hitching post" at the spot where the flashlight is located in the picture during the late part of the year.

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  1. Christopher Davis

    Christopher Davis (March 25, 2010, 06:17AM )

    This panorama is low resolution because the purpose was to capture the relation of the "hitching post" to the panel of painted images. I wasn't focusing on the individual images in the panel. At some point in the future I will post the panel at high resolution to show the different images in detail.

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GigaPan Stitcher version 0.4.3865 (Macintosh)
Panorama size: 96 megapixels (12396 x 7791 pixels)
Input images: 25 (5 columns by 5 rows)
Field of view: 133.0 degrees wide by 83.6 degrees high (top=56.7, bottom=-26.9)
All default settings
Original image properties:
Camera make: Canon
Camera model: Canon PowerShot SX110 IS
Image size: 3456x2592 (9.0 megapixels)
Capture time: 2009-12-21 13:02:54 - 2009-12-21 13:04:52
Aperture: f/8
Exposure time: 0.0005
ISO: 1600
Focal length (35mm equiv.): 54.2 mm
Digital zoom: off
White balance: Fixed
Exposure mode: Manual
Horizontal overlap: 45.9 to 60.9 percent
Vertical overlap: 48.0 to 49.3 percent
Computer stats: 2048 MB RAM, 2 CPUs
Total time 22:48 (0:54 per picture)
Alignment: 1:19, Projection: 1:51, Blending: 19:36

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