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McDowell Mountain Park, AZ - Snow Covered Peaks by David Pivin

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David Pivin David Pivin
Explore score
2.03 Gigapixels
Date added
Jan 03, 2011
Date taken
Jan 02, 2011

Canon EOS Digital Rebel T2i


After a recent storm that brought snow to some parts of metropolitan Phoenix, the sky and air were very clear, revealing the deep snow cover on the nearby mountain peaks. Taken from a campsite in the park, this view of the mountains east of Phoenix is highlighted by Four Peaks in the center, 23 miles away. Far to the right, the centerpiece of the town of Fountain Hills, the top of the hourly blast of the 562 ft tall water fountain, 6 miles away, peeks over the intervening hills. To the left of that, halfway back to Four Peaks are the Superstition Mountains and the legendary Lost Dutchman Mine, supposedly lying near the shadow of the Weaver's Needle, whose sharp pinnacle is clearly outlined against the sky at a distance of 27 miles from the campsite.

Two quail were perched above ground somewhere in the pano. Can anyone find them and take a snapshot of each one? There are also many hikers on the various trails but not as interesting as the quail.

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GigaPan Stitch version 1.0.0804 (Macintosh)
Panorama size: 2028 megapixels (197608 x 10264 pixels)
Input images: 264 (66 columns by 4 rows)
Field of view: 163.9 degrees wide by 8.5 degrees high (top=3.9, bottom=-4.6)
All default settings
Original image properties:
Camera make: Canon
Camera model: Canon EOS REBEL T2i
Image size: 5184x3456 (17.9 megapixels)
Capture time: 2011-01-02 13:19:15 - 2011-01-02 13:41:03
Aperture: f/11
Exposure time: 0.002
ISO: 400
Focal length (35mm equiv.): 471.8 mm
White balance: Fixed
Exposure mode: Manual
Horizontal overlap: 40.3 to 49.1 percent
Vertical overlap: 35.0 to 40.0 percent
Computer stats: 12288 MB RAM, 4 CPUs
Total time 17:33 (4.0 seconds per picture)
Alignment: 3:44, Projection: 3:08, Blending: 10:41
(Preview finished in 9:44)

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