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Convict Lake, Eastern Sierra Nevada, California by ahochstaedter

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Taken by
ahochstaedter ahochstaedter
Explore score
1.02 Gigapixels
Date added
Dec 23, 2011
Date taken
Aug 10, 2011

Convict Lake is a moraine-dammed lake situated at the mouth of a classic glacier-carved canyon. Recessional moraines left by the glaciers that carved the canyon are visble in the right middle-ground of the image. A parking lot marks the recessional moraine that dammed the flow of the water. Older moraines are visible farther to the right. On the opposite side of the lake white boulders depositd by the glacer record the maximum height of the glacier in this location. These white glacial eratics occur only on the lower portion of the mountain. This records the height of the glacier; the landscape above the white boulders was not glaciated.

The Sevehah Cliffs dominate the left side of the image. A more detailed view of the Sevehah cliffs is the subject of this Gigapan: www.gigapan.org/gigapans/95100
The main feature in the right background is a portion of the Long Valley Caldera, Within the caldera, the view contains Lookout Mountain--part of the resurgent dome of the caldera--and Bald Mountain, located on the northern rim of the caldera.

Convict Lake is one of the most popular fishing locations in the eastern Sierra. The opening of fishing season the last weekend in April is known in these parts as "Fishmas".

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GigaPan Stitch version 1.0.0805 (Windows)
Panorama size: 1023 megapixels (60472 x 16924 pixels)
Input images: 133 (19 columns by 7 rows)
Field of view: 139.4 degrees wide by 39.0 degrees high (top=18.2, bottom=-20.8)
All default settings
Original image properties:
Camera make: PENTAX
Camera model: PENTAX K-r
Image size: 4591x3049 (14.0 megapixels)
Capture time: 2011-08-10 07:27:47 - 2011-08-10 07:37:46
Aperture: f/8
Exposure time: 0.0025
ISO: 200
Focal length (35mm equiv.): 180.0 mm
White balance: Fixed
Exposure mode: Manual
Horizontal overlap: 30.7 to 36.3 percent
Vertical overlap: 22.4 to 34.1 percent
Computer stats: 8098.69 MB RAM, 8 CPUs
Total time 44:09 (20 seconds per picture)
Alignment: 7:42, Projection: 11:34, Blending: 24:52
(Preview finished in 32:47)

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