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Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument Geology > "On a Clear Day You Can See Forever" (S. Utah) by Jen Piatek

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0.50 Gigapixels
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Date added
Sep 04, 2009
Date taken
Jul 22, 2009
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That's the name given to this particular overlook along Rte. 12 in southern Utah. Large expanses of Navajo Sandstone make up the majority of the foreground rocks - these were once (millions of years ago) a vast expanse of sand dunes. The remnants of the dunes are found in structures called cross beds, where layers of sand from the dune meet layers of sand from the original surface at an angle.

Close ups of some of these cross beds are in some of our later pans (www.gigapan.org/gigapans/32031/ and www.gigapan.org/gigapans/32037/), and another view of the ancient vast sand sea (www.gigapan.org/gigapans/32256/)


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GigaPan Stitcher version 0.4.3864 (Windows)
Panorama size: 504 megapixels (45080 x 11197 pixels)
Input images: 200 (25 columns by 8 rows)
Field of view: 191.2 degrees wide by 47.5 degrees high (top=9.4, bottom=-38.1)
Settings:
All default settings
Original image properties:
Camera make: Canon
Camera model: Canon PowerShot SD850 IS
Image size: 3264x2448 (8.0 megapixels)
Capture time: 2009-07-22 13:23:56 - 2009-07-22 13:39:49
Aperture: f/5.5
Exposure time: 0.00125
ISO: 100
Focal length (35mm equiv.): 140.4 mm
Digital zoom: off
White balance: Fixed
Exposure mode: Automatic
Horizontal overlap: 44.1 to 56.1 percent
Vertical overlap: 46.6 to 50.9 percent
Computer stats: 2038.07 MB RAM, 2 CPUs
Total time 8:51:22 (2:39 per picture)
Alignment: 1:15:38, Projection: 39:46, Blending: 6:55:56

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