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Among the boulders, McConnells Mill State Park by Paul Heckbert

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Paul Heckbert Paul Heckbert
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0.50 Gigapixels
Date added
Aug 09, 2009
Date taken
Aug 08, 2009

Rim Road climbing area, McConnells Mill State Park, 45 minutes north of Pittsburgh Pennsylvania.

Some geology: before 140,000 years ago, rivers in this area flowed north toward what is now the Great Lakes. During an ice age, lakes built up along these rivers behind the glaciers that covered much of North America. One of these lakes rose enough that it spilled over a watershed divide near here and started to drain south. In a dramatic geologic change, the drainage of several huge lakes over a short time scoured a gorge over 400 feet deep here, resulting in the current Slippery Rock Creek. This creek today flows south and west toward the Mississippi River.

more geology: www.dcnr.state.pa.us/topogeo/ParkGuides/pg4_9/glacial.aspx Will open in a new tab or window
park info: www.dcnr.state.pa.us/stateparks/parks/mcconnellsmill.aspx Will open in a new tab or window
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Panorama size: 502 megapixels (35356 x 14206 pixels)
Input images: 153 (17 columns by 9 rows)
Field of view: 360.0 degrees wide by 144.6 degrees high (top=83.9, bottom=-60.7)
All default settings
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Camera make: Canon
Camera model: Canon PowerShot SD850 IS
Image size: 3264x2448 (8.0 megapixels)
Capture time: 2009-08-08 10:37:42 - 2009-08-08 11:11:25
Aperture: f/3.5
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ISO: 80
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Vertical overlap: 31.8 to 34.9 percent
Computer stats: 1792 MB RAM, 2 CPUs
Total time 3:39:04 (1:25 per picture)
Alignment: 6:18, Projection: 9:39, Blending: 3:23:06

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