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Kingbarrow Quarry Fossil Forest, Portland by DorsetRIGS

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Explore score
0.29 Gigapixels
Date added
Jan 14, 2011
Date taken
Jan 11, 2011

the abandoned Kingbarrow quarry on Portland is managed as a nature reserve by Dorset Wildlife Trust. This bench in the south west corner of the quarry has several nice examples of algal burrs from the layer a tthe base of the Purbeck Beds known as the Fossil Forest. Each of these structures would have formed arround the decaying remains of conifer type trees in a swamp about 145 million years ago

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GigaPan Stitcher version 0.4.3864 (Windows)
Panorama size: 286 megapixels (24891 x 11493 pixels)
Input images: 54 (9 columns by 6 rows)
Field of view: 112.1 degrees wide by 51.8 degrees high (top=9.6, bottom=-42.2)
All default settings
Original image properties:
Camera make: Canon
Camera model: Canon IXUS 105
Image size: 4000x3000 (12.0 megapixels)
Capture time: 2011-01-11 14:11:12 - 2011-01-11 14:14:23
Aperture: f/5.9
Exposure time: 0.01
ISO: 250
Focal length (35mm equiv.): 112.2 mm
Digital zoom: off
White balance: Fixed
Exposure mode: Automatic
Horizontal overlap: 36.8 to 50.2 percent
Vertical overlap: 40.8 to 45.8 percent
Computer stats: 979.094 MB RAM, 2 CPUs
Total time 1:42:43 (1:54 per picture)
Alignment: 21:31, Projection: 7:43, Blending: 1:13:28

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