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Chesil Beach, Portland Harbour and Weymouth, Dorset UK by richard edmonds

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Taken by
richard edmonds richard edmonds
Explore score
0.26 Gigapixels
Date added
Jul 19, 2009
Date taken
Apr 13, 2009

Chesil Beach is one of the finest barrier beaches in the World and forms part of the Dorset and East Devon 'Jurassic Coast' World Heritage Site.

The beach stretches some 28km west from Portland to West Bay. The pebbles are famously graded from cobbles here at Portland, to pea sized gravel at West Bay.

Behind the beach lies the village of Chiswell, Portland harbour, where the 2012 sailing Olympics will take place, and the Fleet Lagoon which is important for its wildlife both above and below the water.

The beach has withstood the forces of the sea for thousands of years but is occasionally over topped by storms and is slowly moving on shore and loosing its volume. One bay it will break up but when?

Gigapan Comments (2)

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  1. The Gigapanographer Currently Known as "Kilgore661"

    The Gigapanographer Currently Known as "Kilgore661" (July 20, 2009, 11:15AM )

    Great stuff - keep them coming. JFI Illah has one of the beach where you can see the stones clearly which complements yours rather nicely I feel. It is here: www.gigapan.org/viewGigapan.php?id= 20019.

  2. Alice Ralph

    Alice Ralph (July 20, 2009, 08:28AM )

    This is amazing!!! Nice work Richard!

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GigaPan Stitcher version 0.4.3864 (Windows)
Panorama size: 263 megapixels (26476 x 9953 pixels)
Input images: 66 (11 columns by 6 rows)
Field of view: 149.8 degrees wide by 56.3 degrees high (top=17.3, bottom=-39.0)
All default settings
Original image properties:
Camera make: Canon
Camera model: Canon PowerShot SD880 IS
Image size: 3648x2736 (10.0 megapixels)
Capture time: 2009-04-13 07:51:49 - 2009-04-13 07:56:11
Aperture: f/5.6
Exposure time: 0.002
ISO: 200
Focal length (35mm equiv.): 97.1 mm
Digital zoom: off
White balance: Fixed
Exposure mode: Automatic
Horizontal overlap: 39.1 to 48.8 percent
Vertical overlap: 46.4 to 47.2 percent
Computer stats: 1023.23 MB RAM, 1 CPUs
Total time 1:23:24 (1:15 per picture)
Alignment: 7:14, Projection: 7:38, Blending: 1:08:32

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