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Calvert Formation, Scientist Cliffs, Maryland (#5 of 8) by Callan Bentley

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Taken by
Callan Bentley Callan Bentley
Explore score
1.61 Gigapixels
Date added
Mar 04, 2013
Date taken
Sep 12, 2010

This is a "doomed" outcrop of the Miocene-aged (~14 Ma) Calvert Formation on the western shore of Chesapeake Bay. "Bed 14," a distinctive fossiliferous unit, is exposed here thanks to the effort of one of the local landowners. In a month or two, this entire outcrop will be permanently covered with "hard stabilization" intended to stymie cliff retreat.

The outcrop features shelly skeletal material and whale bone, charcoal, and several varieties of trace fossils.

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GigaPan Stitch version 2.0.0501 (Windows)
Panorama size: 1613 megapixels (47292 x 34124 pixels)
Input images: 288 (16 columns by 18 rows)
Field of view: 110.4 degrees wide by 79.7 degrees high (top=38.8, bottom=-40.8)
Vignette correction on: c1=0.0467 c2=-0.0275
All default settings
Original image properties:
Camera make: Canon
Camera model: Canon EOS 60D
Image size: 5184x3456 (17.9 megapixels)
Capture time: 2010-09-12 18:05:19 - 2010-09-12 18:27:12
Aperture: f/7.1
Exposure time: 0.005
ISO: 250
Focal length (35mm equiv.): 212.3 mm
White balance: Automatic
Exposure mode: Manual
Horizontal overlap: 46.3 to 58.4 percent
Vertical overlap: 45.7 to 49.7 percent
Computer stats: 3317.82 MB RAM, 4 CPUs
Total time 2:12:40 (28 seconds per picture)
Alignment: 29:18, Projection: 24:00, Blending: 1:19:22
(Preview finished in 1:32:25)

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