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Grand Canyon GigaView > Grand Canyon GigaView #4 Soap Creek Morning by Thomas Hayden

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Taken by
Thomas Hayden Thomas Hayden
Explore score
0.19 Gigapixels
Date added
May 05, 2010
Date taken
Mar 29, 2010

Canon PowerShot S5IS


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Early morning light begins to crawl down the canyon walls as campers sleep. This was captured on our first morning on the river. The water had dropped significantly overnight due to lowered release from Glen Canyon Dam, which is usually the result of less demand from the energy grid. The water dropping had left all four our boats high and dry on the beach. It was only with the brute strength of every member of our party that we were able to push the gear laden rafts down the wet sand and back into the water. As the outside world wakes up and turns on the energy hungry machines in their lives, the dam operators will open the values to increase the flow that increases supply to that increased demand for energy. Even at the bottom of the Grand Canyon, surrounded by wilderness, one can not escape the rhythm of the world of man.

Grand Canyon GigaView is a gigapixel virtual tour of the Grand Canyon created with a collection of GigaPan images taken on a private rafting trip in April 2010 and geolocated in Google Earth. Explore the journey grandcanyongigaview.tumblr.com Will open in a new tab or window/
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GigaPan Stitch version 1.0.0805 (Windows)
Panorama size: 189 megapixels (21976 x 8636 pixels)
Input images: 105 (15 columns by 7 rows)
Field of view: 360.0 degrees wide by 141.5 degrees high (top=90.0, bottom=-51.5)
All default settings
Original image properties:
Camera make: Canon
Camera model: Canon PowerShot S5 IS
Image size: 3264x1832 (6.0 megapixels)
Capture time: 2010-03-29 17:49:13 - 2010-03-29 17:57:26
Aperture: f/2.7
Exposure time: 0.01
ISO: 80
Focal length (35mm equiv.): 36.3 mm
Digital zoom: off
White balance: Automatic
Exposure mode: Manual
Horizontal overlap: 40.9 to 89.3 percent
Vertical overlap: 31.2 to 82.9 percent
Computer stats: 3002.45 MB RAM, 2 CPUs
Total time 27:40 (16 seconds per picture)
Alignment: 5:36, Projection: 2:49, Blending: 19:15
(Preview finished in 16:34)

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