1. Skip to navigation
  2. Skip to content
  3. Skip to sidebar

Calvert Formation, Scientists' Cliffs, Maryland (#8 of 8) by Callan Bentley

Want to add this gigapan to your favorites? Log In or Sign Up now.

Log In now to add this Gigapan to a group gallery.

About This Gigapan

Taken by
Callan Bentley Callan Bentley
Explore score
0.77 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.

This final GigaPan was taken to illustrate a more weathered aspect to the cliffs. Though not completely natural, this surface (unlike the other 7 in the series) wasn't washed down with water prior to having its portrait taken.

Gigapan Comments (0)

Toggle Minimize gigapan_comment
The GigaPan EPIC Series, Purchase an GigaPan EPIC model and receive GigaPan Stitch complimentary

Where in the World is this GigaPan?

Sorry, this gigapan has no location information.

Stitcher Notes


GigaPan Stitch version 2.0.0501 (Windows)
Panorama size: 773 megapixels (27652 x 27972 pixels)
Input images: 104 (8 columns by 13 rows)
Field of view: 59.4 degrees wide by 60.1 degrees high (top=31.3, bottom=-28.8)
Vignette correction on: c1=0.0897 c2=-0.0434
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 19:31:20 - 2010-09-12 19:41:32
Aperture: f/7.1
Exposure time: 0.0025
ISO: 250
Focal length (35mm equiv.): 212.3 mm
White balance: Automatic
Exposure mode: Manual
Horizontal overlap: 38.5 to 47.0 percent
Vertical overlap: 37.5 to 44.9 percent
Computer stats: 3317.82 MB RAM, 4 CPUs
Total time 54:40 (32 seconds per picture)
Alignment: 5:58, Projection: 24:57, Blending: 23:45
(Preview finished in 37:35)

Member Log In