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Medano Creek fronting the Great Sand Dunes by Kim Bridges

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Kim Bridges Kim Bridges
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0.15 Gigapixels
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Date added
Dec 09, 2008
Date taken
May 28, 2008
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Canon 850 with Gigapan

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Medano Creek runs along the edge of the Great Sand Dunes. I happened to be there near the peak flow (June 2) and near the time of the maximum flow (dawn).

I had to cross the water. It is ice cold and you end up on the other side with wet feet in a pile of sand. You need to figure out how to get your feet dry and shoes on without too much sand to grind your flesh on the hike ahead.

The creek is very interesting as it pulses with flows. Well worth seeing. Take a towel.


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GigaPan Stitcher version 0.4.3510 (Windows)
Panorama size: 153 megapixels (33679 x 4561 pixels)
Input images: 48 (16 columns by 3 rows)
Field of view: 142.8 degrees wide by 19.3 degrees high (top=8.9, bottom=-10.4)
Settings:
All default settings
Original image properties:
Camera make: Canon
Camera model: Canon PowerShot SD850 IS
Image size: 3264x2448 (8.0 megapixels)
Capture time: 2008-05-28 08:28:58 - 2008-05-28 08:32:02
Aperture: f/5.5
Exposure time: 0.0015625
ISO: 80
Focal length (35mm equiv.): 140.4 mm
Digital zoom: off
White balance: Fixed
Exposure mode: Automatic
Horizontal overlap: 35.8 to 38.8 percent
Vertical overlap: 56.0 to 58.1 percent
Computer stats: 3325.51 MB RAM, 2 CPUs
Total time 19:14 (0:24 per picture)
Alignment: 2:11, Projection: 3:27, Blending: 13:35

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