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The Knob at Quissett Harbor (Falmouth, MA) by takomabibelot

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0.16 Gigapixels
Date added
Nov 28, 2008
Date taken
Nov 28, 2008

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A grey day at the knob.

"The rocky ridge that forms the Knob is a piece of the moraine, the hilly sweep of land that runs from Cuttyhunk to Bourne. The Knob began as a crack or crevasse in the edge of the ice sheet. As the ice melted that crack filled up with the rock, sand, silt, and gravel that had been carried to this point by the ice sheet. A chunk of solid ice occupied Quissett Harbor, which prevented the moraine material from being deposited there. When all the ice melted the former earth-filled crevasse stood up as a ridge and the areas that had been filled with ice were deeper basins, forming the harbor and Buzzards Bay. If you walk along the beach from the harbor to the point you will pass several spots where the makeup of the Knob can be seen: huge rocks, and little ones, set in a matrix of sand and clay, all mixed together at random. This soil is fairly rich, and retains moisture better than the sandy soil of most of the Cape, so despite the exposed location, the trees, mostly oaks, have grown quite large.

"There has been a great deal of disturbance on the Knob lately as the revetments all around the point have been rebuilt, and rebuilt again." -- from "Falmouth's Hidden Treasures" at www.300committee.org/knob.htm Will open in a new tab or window
For more about the Knob see: www.qhpt.org/quissett_revetment.htm Will open in a new tab or window
For a July 2006 shot of the Knob, see: www.flickr.com/photos/takomabibelot/197628766 Will open in a new tab or window/

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GigaPan Stitcher version 0.4.3510 (Windows)
Panorama size: 163 megapixels (36805 x 4429 pixels)
Input images: 48 (16 columns by 3 rows)
Field of view: 200.7 degrees wide by 24.2 degrees high (top=6.7, bottom=-17.5)
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Original image properties:
Camera make: Canon
Camera model: Canon PowerShot SD1100 IS
Image size: 3264x2448 (8.0 megapixels)
Capture time: 2008-11-28 15:01:23 - 2008-11-28 15:05:03
Aperture: f/4.9
Exposure time: 0.0025
ISO: 100
Focal length (35mm equiv.): 112.6 mm
Digital zoom: off
White balance: Fixed
Exposure mode: Automatic
Horizontal overlap: 28.3 to 32.9 percent
Vertical overlap: 60.3 to 61.0 percent
Computer stats: 2023.23 MB RAM, 2 CPUs
Total time 2:50:58 (3:33 per picture)
Alignment: 22:23, Projection: 15:18, Blending: 2:13:16

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