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About This GigaPanToggle
- Taken by
- Ron Schott
- Explore score
- 3.62 Gigapixels
- Date added
- October 28, 2011
- Date taken
- June 04, 2010
Canon PowerShot SX10 IS
GigaPan Epic100 (2nd generatio...
- environmental, geology, landscape, nature, travel
The Gunnison River has cut down through Precambrian igneous and metamorphic rocks in western Colorado to form one of the deepest gorges in North America. This morning shot captures the famous Painted Wall, so named for the many light colored granitic dikes that appear to some as an artists brush strokes on a canvas of dark metamorphic rocks. In fact, the granitic dikes are igneous intrusions into the older metamorphic rocks. A careful examination of such an exposure can be analyzed to determine the relative ages of the dikes based on the principle of crosscutting relations - younger intrusions of granitic magma necessarily crosscut existing rocks, thus determining their relative ages.
While I was standing at the edge of the abyss watching the GigaPan robot work its magic, I heard a rustling behind me and turned to see what it was. This is what I saw: www.flickr.com/photos/rschott/4983746202 / To be completely accurate, that is indeed the bear that I saw, but I didn't snap that photo. You see my camera was atop the GigaPan about an hour into shooting the massive panorama above. Fortunately for me the bear decided he had more interesting things to do than ask me what I was up to in his backyard. He sauntered off down the trail towards the parking area and I called to a couple of approaching Canadian tourists who were able to snap the photo before the bear decided the neighborhood was getting too crowded and headed off from whence he came.
A thousand thanks to Paul Heckbert and the rest of the GigaPan Stitch programming team for fixing the Rainbow Bug which warped an earlier version of this GigaPan (www.gigapan.org/gigapans/52850/). Without their hard work I wouldn't have been able to tell this story about the bear that almost got away.
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GigaPan Stitch version 1.4.0002 (Windows)
Panorama size: 3617 megapixels (97764 x 37004 pixels)
Input images: 741 (39 columns by 19 rows)
Field of view: 144.2 degrees wide by 54.6 degrees high (top=10.3, bottom=-44.3)
Vignette correction on: c1=-0.00831 c2=-0.00256
All default settings
Original image properties:
Camera make: Canon
Camera model: Canon PowerShot SX10 IS
Image size: 3648x2736 (10.0 megapixels)
Capture time: 2010-06-04 09:39:44 - 2010-06-04 10:26:21
Exposure time: 0.0025
Focal length (35mm equiv.): 372.3 mm
Digital zoom: off
White balance: Fixed
Exposure mode: Manual
Horizontal overlap: 32.1 to 52.0 percent
Vertical overlap: 26.5 to 34.2 percent
Computer stats: 12279 MB RAM, 8 CPUs
Total time 1:20:13 (6.5 seconds per picture)
Alignment: 42:24, Projection: 11:25, Blending: 26:24
(Preview finished in 1:00:36)