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Swift Dam anticline, looking west by Callan Bentley

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Taken by
Callan Bentley Callan Bentley
Explore score
1.42 Gigapixels
Date added
Jul 31, 2011
Date taken
Jul 16, 2011

You're looking down the nose of this overturned anticline of Mississippian carbonate. Search for fossil coral heads and extensional fractures on the outside edge of this giant Sevier-aged thrust.
For a (partial) view from the side, you can check out this gigapan:
For a blog post talking about the geology here, see:
blogs.agu.org/mountainbeltway/2011/07/25/swift-dam Will open in a new tab or window/

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GigaPan Stitch version 1.1.1564 (Windows)
Panorama size: 1422 megapixels (54336 x 26176 pixels)
Input images: 228 (19 columns by 12 rows)
Field of view: 90.8 degrees wide by 43.7 degrees high (top=20.4, bottom=-23.4)
Vignette correction on: c1=-0.128 c2=0.00437
All default settings
Original image properties:
Camera make: Canon
Camera model: Canon PowerShot SX120 IS
Image size: 3648x2736 (10.0 megapixels)
Capture time: 2011-07-17 03:17:30 - 2011-07-17 03:38:44
Aperture: f/4.3
Exposure time: 0.0008
ISO: 100
Focal length (35mm equiv.): 361.4 mm
Digital zoom: off
White balance: Fixed
Exposure mode: Manual
Horizontal overlap: 3.4 to 29.5 percent
Vertical overlap: 18.1 to 99.5 percent
Computer stats: 3317.82 MB RAM, 4 CPUs
Total time 35:58 (9.5 seconds per picture)
Alignment: 13:11, Projection: 4:35, Blending: 18:13
(Preview finished in 21:21)

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