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Virginia Lakes Aspens and Snow by John Toeppen

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John Toeppen John Toeppen
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0.27 Gigapixels
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3777
Date added
Oct 05, 2008
Date taken
Oct 04, 2008
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Virginia Lakes begins to turn harsh in early October. The nights drop below freezing at 9.800 foot elevation here at today's snow line. The cold nights snap some colors into the aspens just before the wind strips the leaves right off. Snow may be seen falling at higher elevations and it was falling on me when I took this panorama. The dramatic weather is one of the best and one of the worst aspects of this time of year.

This one might make a very good large print after I remove the flare using the adjacent frame's image. Sunward shots have the advantage of making the leaves look like transparencies, but the disadvantage of flare.

toeppen@comcast.net


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GigaPan Stitcher version 0.4.2735 (Windows)
Panorama size: 265 megapixels (35654 x 7439 pixels)
Input images: 64 (16 columns by 4 rows)
Field of view: 197.4 degrees wide by 41.2 degrees high (top=29.4, bottom=-11.8)
Settings:
All default settings
Original image properties:
Camera make: Canon
Camera model: Canon PowerShot SX110 IS
Image size: 3456x2592 (9.0 megapixels)
Aperture: f/8
Exposure time: 0.008
ISO: 80
Focal length (35mm equiv.): 107.9 mm
Digital zoom: off
White balance: Fixed
Exposure mode: Manual
Has subsecond timestamp: no
Horizontal overlap: 37.3 to 45.0 percent
Vertical overlap: 34.5 to 39.0 percent
Computer stats: 2045.21 MB RAM, 2 CPUs
Total time 1:32:13 (1:26 per picture)
Alignment: 12:51, Projection: 8:40, Blending: 1:10:41

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