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Springdale and the Allegheny River from Barking Slopes by Paul Heckbert

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Paul Heckbert Paul Heckbert
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Print Pricing
$7.00 to $897.00
0.05 Gigapixels
Date added
Mar 27, 2011
Date taken
Mar 27, 2011

Upstream from Pittsburgh Pennsylvania by a few miles.

The GenOn Energy coal power plant at center is a source of controversy, because its new smokestack is so loud and because of the pollution it puts out. It's ironic to locate a coal-fired power plant in the town where Rachel Carson lived!

www.pittsburghlive.com/x/valleynewsdispatch/s_718679.html Will open in a new tab or window
www.investorvillage.com/smbd.asp?mb=4142&mid=10270837&pt=msg Will open in a new tab or window
In 2008 this plant "emitted 30,300 tons of sulfur dioxide, 4,100 tons of nitrogen oxides, more than 400 tons of airborne particulates", according to www.post-gazette.com/pg/10351/1111418-455.stm Will open in a new tab or window
This panorama was stitched with GigaPan Stitch and then edited with Photoshop some (cropped, sky-filled, contrast-enhanced, and shrunk to half size). The Stitch notes:

GigaPan Stitch version 1.1.1602 (Macintosh)
Panorama size: 228 megapixels (31804 x 7180 pixels)
Input images: 60 (15 columns by 4 rows)
Field of view: 161.8 degrees wide by 36.5 degrees high (top=9.8, bottom=-26.7)
Vignette correction on: c1=-0.137 c2=0.00968
All default settings
Original image properties:
Camera make: Canon
Camera model: Canon PowerShot SD870 IS
Image size: 3264x2448 (8.0 megapixels)
Capture time: 2011-03-26 13:02:32 - 2011-03-26 13:06:31
Aperture: f/16
Exposure time: 0.004
ISO: 200
Focal length (35mm equiv.): 104.7 mm
Digital zoom: off
White balance: Fixed
Exposure mode: Manual
Horizontal overlap: 23.5 to 63.0 percent
Vertical overlap: 24.6 to 61.6 percent
Computer stats: 3840 MB RAM, 2 CPUs
Total time 6:46 (6.8 seconds per picture)
Alignment: 1:17, Projection: 53 seconds, Blending: 4:36
(Preview finished in 2:43)

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