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Dragline construction by Dave Belcher

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Taken by
Dave Belcher Dave Belcher
Explore score
0.31 Gigapixels
Date added
Aug 21, 2009
Date taken
Jul 11, 2009

Panasonic Lumix FZ 50


A giant 8000 ton Bucyrus 8750 dragline is under construction at the Keephills power plant near Edmonton. It will take more than 18 months to build this giant machine. The power station is also undergoing an addition and expansion.

www.bucyrus.com/draglines.htm?pmc=Ggl Will open in a new tab or window
Here's a link to a scale model that was built to train operators:
www.stripmine.org/dlw/8750.htm Will open in a new tab or window
I'll upload other gigapans as the construction proceeds.

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Stitcher Notes


GigaPan Stitcher version 0.4.3865 (Macintosh)
Panorama size: 312 megapixels (36453 x 8565 pixels)
Input images: 52 (13 columns by 4 rows)
Field of view: 41.8 degrees wide by 9.8 degrees high (top=4.4, bottom=-5.5)
All default settings
Original image properties:
Camera make: Panasonic
Camera model: DMC-FZ50
Image size: 3648x2736 (10.0 megapixels)
Capture time: 2009-07-11 17:45:55 - 2009-07-11 17:48:27
Aperture: f/5.6
Exposure time: 0.004
ISO: 100
Focal length (35mm equiv.): 420.0 mm
Digital zoom: off
White balance: Fixed
Exposure mode: Automatic
Horizontal overlap: 23.6 to 26.4 percent
Vertical overlap: 22.0 to 42.5 percent
Computer stats: 2048 MB RAM, 2 CPUs
Total time 33:02 (0:38 per picture)
Alignment: 2:09, Projection: 4:11, Blending: 26:41

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