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view down into the cut on Pinkerton Horn, 2012/7 by Paul Heckbert

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Paul Heckbert Paul Heckbert
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1
Print Pricing
$6.00 to $1,017.00
Size
2.47 Gigapixels
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1920
Date added
Jul 03, 2012
Date taken
Jul 01, 2012
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A huge cut is being dug in the ridge of Pinkerton Horn to "daylight" the CSX railroad tunnel, to allow taller rail cars to use the line. Huge piles of rock and dirt from the cut at bottom are being dumped on the top of the clearcut ridge, visible beyond the trees at the center of this image. Down near the Casselman River are the Pinkerton low bridge (at left) and Pinkerton high bridge (at right), which were built for the Western Maryland Railway and are today used by the Great Allegheny Passage bike trail. In the summer, people swim in the river near the low bridge.

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See also

view from hilltop, the same day: gigapan.com/gigapans/108787
view from downstream side of the horn, November 2011, earlier in the dig: gigapan.org/gigapans/92117/
view from upstream side of the horn, November 2011: gigapan.org/gigapans/92098/


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GigaPan Stitch.Efx version 2.0.0500 (Macintosh)
Panorama size: 2474 megapixels (85184 x 29048 pixels)
Input images: 276 (23 columns by 12 rows)
Field of view: 270.9 degrees wide by 92.4 degrees high (top=19.4, bottom=-73.0)
Settings:
Vignette correction on: c1=-0.0168 c2=0.00125
All default settings
Original image properties:
Camera make: Canon
Camera model: Canon EOS REBEL T2i
Image size: 5184x3456 (17.9 megapixels)
Capture time: 2012-07-01 13:03:06 - 2012-07-01 13:16:11
Aperture: f/11
Exposure time: 0.00625
ISO: 200
Focal length (35mm equiv.): 118.0 mm
White balance: Fixed
Exposure mode: Manual
Horizontal overlap: 31.3 to 74.5 percent
Vertical overlap: 30.9 to 33.8 percent
Computer stats: 12288 MB RAM, 8 CPUs
Total time 52:33 (11 seconds per picture)
Alignment: 4:42, Projection: 6:45, Blending: 41:06
(Preview finished in 17:50)
Color Adjustments:
black: 4.0
gamma: 1.20

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