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Grand Canyon GigaView > Grand Canyon GigaView #25 Blacktail Canyon by Thomas Hayden

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Thomas Hayden Thomas Hayden
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0.22 Gigapixels
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Date added
May 11, 2010
Date taken
Apr 08, 2010
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Canon PowerShot S5IS

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GigapanMagazine.org Will open in a new tab or window vol 3 issue 1

The Great Unconformity - Welcome to the surface of the Earth, approx. 550 million years ago. The first layer of rock, at ground level here, is called the Vishnu Schist. It consists of several complex sets of sedimentary and volcanic that were laid down 1.8 billion years ago, but were buried and metamorphized into schist and gneiss about 400 million years later.
By 550 million years ago, the Vishnu Schist was exposed as a flat, rocky plain that was inundated by the sea. The upper, layered rock is the Tapeats Sandstone and is made of beach sand. The Tapeats begins the sequential series of deposition that ends at the top of "The Grand Staircase" of the American Southwest.
What happened in the 1.2 billion years of Earth's history between the deposition of this basement rock layer and its final exposure is still unknown to science. One thing that is known is that life came to Earth. There is no evidence of fossils or trace of bacterial colonies in the PreCambrian schist and gneiss, but the Tapeats Sandstone and the layers above it show the rich tapestry of evolution through a fairly continuous fossil record.

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/
Search for it here on GigaPan.org or dive into the day by day trip report at the link above. Enjoy & please share with your networks!

You can also explore this image at Photosynth.net and Bing Maps where you are surrounded by the spherical image. Check it out here: photosynth.net/view.aspx?cid=43ad8ff1-4f5e-4959-8e0a-08a6bf450cf5 Will open in a new tab or window
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GigaPan Stitch version 1.0.0805 (Windows)
Panorama size: 215 megapixels (22408 x 9600 pixels)
Input images: 112 (14 columns by 8 rows)
Field of view: 360.0 degrees wide by 154.2 degrees high (top=83.6, bottom=-70.6)
Settings:
All default settings
Original image properties:
Camera make: Canon
Camera model: Canon PowerShot S5 IS
Image size: 3264x1832 (6.0 megapixels)
Capture time: 2010-04-08 19:03:25 - 2010-04-08 19:12:20
Aperture: f/3.5
Exposure time: 0.4
ISO: 80
Focal length (35mm equiv.): 36.3 mm
Digital zoom: off
White balance: Automatic
Exposure mode: Manual
Horizontal overlap: 47.0 to 82.6 percent
Vertical overlap: 32.8 to 46.4 percent
Computer stats: 3002.45 MB RAM, 2 CPUs
Total time 7:19:31 (3:55 per picture)
Alignment: 1:13:19, Projection: 41:27, Blending: 5:24:45
(Preview finished in 4:45:20)

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