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Bodie California by John Toeppen

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Taken by
John Toeppen John Toeppen
Explore score
0.06 Gigapixels
Date added
Jan 04, 2009
Date taken
Jan 03, 2009

This is a "low ghost color anaglyh" panorama of historic Bodie. The panorama was taken using a pair of synchronized Canon cameras using a hard wired cable connetion and special software. This panorama spliced realtively well for both the foreground and background. This is intended to be viewed using color anaglyph glasses with the red filter over the left eye and the cyan filter over the right eye.

Bodie was mining town that became a ghost town and is now a California State Park. Liquid mercury was used to extract gold and silver from the ore and then evaporated and condensed to repeat the process. Cyanide leaching was developed here in the field to the left below the stamping facility. Undertaking was a thriving business in the profitable world before the time of OSHA.
Beyond mining and undertaking this town was know for its taverns, gambling houses, and personal services. It also had electric power in the 1890s since falling water was available and since all of the trees were needed for shoring the mine.
Do you see any trees here? There were once, but they were all taken and never replanted. Stealing firewood was a capital offense and you could shoot the culprit on the spot. They built a railroad to get more trees from the North shore of Mono Lake, and those mostly did not come back either. Some pockets of twigs made a few comebacks as trees. But this is what it looks like when only short term interests are served - short term profits, near term deaths, and long term devistation. History repeats itself due to failure to learn from the past.

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Stitcher Notes


GigaPan Stitcher version 0.4.3510 (Windows)
Panorama size: 62 megapixels (27307 x 2283 pixels)
Input images: 19 (19 columns by 1 rows)
Field of view: 242.0 degrees wide by 20.2 degrees high (top=9.8, bottom=-10.4)
All default settings
Original image properties:
Camera make: unknown
Camera model: unknown
Image size: 3055x2288, 3056x2284, 3056x2286, 3057x2291, 3058x2278, 3060x2288, 3062x2280, 3062x2286, 3062x2287, 3063x2280, 3064x2288, 3064x2292, 3065x2282, 3066x2294, 3068x2274, 3068x2290, 3069x2286, 3069x2295, 3071x2298 (7.0 megapixels - 7.1 megapixels)
Capture time: unknown
Aperture: unknown
Exposure time: unknown
ISO: unknown
Focal length (35mm equiv.): unknown
White balance: unknown
Exposure mode: unknown
Horizontal overlap: 41.8 to 64.7 percent
Computer stats: 2045.21 MB RAM, 2 CPUs
Total time 12:29 (0:39 per picture)
Alignment: 2:01, Projection: 2:19, Blending: 8:08

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