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Limestone Bluff Forest, Burlington, Vermont by Chris Fastie

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Chris Fastie Chris Fastie
Explore score
0.58 Gigapixels
Date added
Aug 13, 2009
Date taken
Aug 09, 2009

Nikkor P C 105mm f/2.5, Nikon...


Limestone Bluff Cedar-Pine Forest at Lone Rock Point, Vermont – This forest type, dominated by northern white cedar (Thuja occidentalis), is common in Vermont only where calcareous cliffs overlook Lake Champlain. At Lone Rock Point, thin soil among the outcrops of Dunham dolostone supports a stunted cedar forest with eastern hemlock and several other trees.

Harvesting of the rot-resistant cedar trunks and other trees has disturbed this site, but 300 year old trees are present elsewhere on the lake shore, and 1000 year old cedars grow on cliffs of the Niagara Escarpment in Ontario, Canada.

The location of this site is depicted in the following gigapan: www.gigapan.org/viewGigapan.php?id=30397
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  1. Chris Fastie

    Chris Fastie (August 13, 2009, 01:40PM )

    Plant species in this scene, in order of importance within category: … Trees – Northern white cedar (Thuja occidentalis), eastern hemlock (Tsuga canadensis), sugar maple (Acer saccharum), white ash (Fraxinus americana), red pine (Pinus resinosa), red oak (Quercus rubra), basswood (Tilia americana), black cherry (Prunus serotina) … Shrubs – poison ivy (Toxicodendron radicans)….................... Elevation: 12 m, Camera location from GPS: N44 29.693 W73 14.798 …............................ Community names follow Thompson and Sorenson 2000 (www.vtfishandwildlife.com/books/We tland,Woodland,Wildland Will open in
a new tab or window/) ...................................Notes: I used a Nikon D40 (ISO 800, 1/6 second) with a Nikkor P C 105mm f/2.5 lens at f/32. I pulled the focus a bit for the lowest couple of rows. Sunlight was variable, so I repeated the panorama once. The top half is from the first try, bottom half is mostly from the second. Photos were shot in NEF and exposure was later increased by 1 to 1.5 stops. The brightness of many photos was adjusted individually or in groups.

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Stitcher Notes


GigaPan Stitcher version 0.4.4090 (Windows)
Panorama size: 579 megapixels (37391 x 15507 pixels)
Input images: 170 (17 columns by 10 rows)
Field of view: 149.6 degrees wide by 62.1 degrees high (top=42.4, bottom=-19.7)
All default settings
Original image properties:
Camera model: NIKON D40
Image size: 3008x2000 (6.0 megapixels)
Capture time: unknown
Aperture: unknown
Exposure time: unknown
ISO: unknown
Focal length (35mm equiv.): unknown
White balance: unknown
Exposure mode: unknown
Horizontal overlap: 29.6 to 46.2 percent
Vertical overlap: 21.5 to 33.4 percent
Computer stats: 3581.58 MB RAM, 2 CPUs
Total time 1:41:34 (0:35 per picture)
Alignment: 30:02, Projection: 7:54, Blending: 1:03:38

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