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Sidmouth, East Devon by richard edmonds

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Explore score
0.38 Gigapixels
Date added
Jul 21, 2009
Date taken
May 26, 2009

The Regency town of Sidmouth lies between spectacular red cliffs of Triassic aged rocks that form part of the Dorset and East Devon Coast World Heritage Site. The cliffs are capped by much younger Upper Greensand and Chalk from the Cretaceous period of geological time.

The town is protected by a sea defence scheme of offshore breakwaters and rock groynes that hold a recharged beach in front of the sea wall, completed in the late 1990’s. However, the scheme has led to a loss of sediment supply to the eastern end of the esplanade with the result that erosion rates have increased at Pennington Point. This has created a difficult challenge. Sidmouth’s famous, red cliffs, part of the Dorset and East Devon Coast World Heritage Site, are maintained by erosion but that erosion has led to the loss of the coast path and concern regarding future loss of property and possible flooding to parts of the town.

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Stitcher Notes


GigaPan Stitcher version 0.4.3864 (Windows)
Panorama size: 376 megapixels (30755 x 12251 pixels)
Input images: 72 (12 columns by 6 rows)
Field of view: 151.0 degrees wide by 60.1 degrees high (top=34.5, bottom=-25.6)
All default settings
Original image properties:
Camera make: Canon
Camera model: Canon PowerShot SD880 IS
Image size: 3648x2736 (10.0 megapixels)
Capture time: 2009-05-26 15:20:18 - 2009-05-26 15:24:45
Aperture: f/5.8
Exposure time: 0.000625
ISO: 200
Focal length (35mm equiv.): 113.0 mm
Digital zoom: off
White balance: Fixed
Exposure mode: Automatic
Horizontal overlap: 33.2 to 41.5 percent
Vertical overlap: 29.4 to 32.2 percent
Computer stats: 1023.23 MB RAM, 1 CPUs
Total time 1:29:02 (1:14 per picture)
Alignment: 5:49, Projection: 8:36, Blending: 1:14:36

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