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Frank's Hill, redux by double d

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Taken by
double d double d
Explore score
0.81 Gigapixels
Date added
May 17, 2009
Date taken
May 11, 2009

This is the view from atop "Frank's Hill", near the town of Muscoda, Wisconsin. This is a very special place. There's a double bird mound atop the hill that aligns with the rising and setting sun on the Equinox (the twice-yearly day when day and night are equal duration). It's now part of the Ho-Chunk Bison Ranch, and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

I grew up in nearby Muscoda and drove past this hill literally thousands of times, not ever knowing what an amazing view it had, let alone the cultural significance of it. Major props to Frank Shadewald, who donated this land to the Ho-Chunk Nation and has worked tirelessly to preserve it.

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Stitcher Notes


GigaPan Stitcher version 0.4.3509 (Macintosh)
Panorama size: 805 megapixels (97536 x 8263 pixels)
Input images: 215 (43 columns by 5 rows)
Field of view: 302.0 degrees wide by 25.6 degrees high (top=16.9, bottom=-8.7)
All default settings
Original image properties:
Camera make: Canon
Camera model: Canon PowerShot G9
Image size: 3264x2448 (8.0 megapixels)
Capture time: 2009-05-11 16:51:41 - 2009-05-11 17:14:43
Aperture: f/4.8
Exposure time: 0.0333333
ISO: 100
Focal length (35mm equiv.): 207.7 mm
Digital zoom: off
White balance: Fixed
Exposure mode: Manual
Horizontal overlap: 29.5 to 32.6 percent
Vertical overlap: 40.6 to 41.5 percent
Computer stats: 4096 MB RAM, 2 CPUs
Total time 5:08:01 (1:25 per picture)
Alignment: 19:20, Projection: 24:25, Blending: 4:24:15

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