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Grand Canyon GigaView #3 - Soap Creek Rapid by Thomas Hayden

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Taken by
Thomas Hayden Thomas Hayden
Explore score
0.21 Gigapixels
Date added
May 01, 2010
Date taken
Mar 29, 2010

Canon PowerShot S5IS


Soap Creek Rapid (Class 5-6) 16ft Drop - August 5, 1869 - "With some feeling of anxiety we enter a new canyon this morning. we have learned to observe closely the texture of the rock. In softer stratea we have a quiet river, in harder we find rapids and falls. Below us are the limestones and hard sandstones which we found in Cataract Canyon. This bodes toil and danger." - Major John Wesley Powell
The Major knew what he was in for when the canyon walls began to rise around him here in Marble Canyon. This GigaPan was captured our first evening at camp before cooking the first meal (steaks on the grill).

Grand Canyon GigaView is a new school virtual tour of the Grand Canyon created with a collection of GigaPan images taken on a private rafting trip in April 2010 and geolocated in Google Earth. Explore the journey grandcanyongigaview.tumblr.com Will open in a new tab or window/
Search for it here on GigaPan.org or dive into the day by day trip report at the link above. Enjoy & please share with your networks!

Thanks for your interest in my work.
Thomas Hayden

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GigaPan Stitch version 1.0.0805 (Windows)
Panorama size: 208 megapixels (21960 x 9504 pixels)
Input images: 120 (15 columns by 8 rows)
Field of view: 360.0 degrees wide by 155.8 degrees high (top=89.2, bottom=-66.6)
All default settings
Original image properties:
Camera make: Canon
Camera model: Canon PowerShot S5 IS
Image size: 3264x1832 (6.0 megapixels)
Capture time: 2010-03-29 18:16:06 - 2010-03-29 18:34:27
Aperture: f/2.7
Exposure time: 0.003125
ISO: 80
Focal length (35mm equiv.): 36.3 mm
Digital zoom: off
White balance: Automatic
Exposure mode: Manual
Horizontal overlap: 51.3 to 89.1 percent
Vertical overlap: 35.9 to 39.1 percent
Computer stats: 3002.45 MB RAM, 2 CPUs
Total time 28:47 (14 seconds per picture)
Alignment: 4:53, Projection: 2:47, Blending: 21:07
(Preview finished in 16:32)

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