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About This GigapanToggle
- Taken by
- The Gigapanographer Currently Known as "Kilgore661"
- Explore score
- 4.28 Gigapixels
- Date added
- Aug 24, 2009
- Date taken
- Aug 23, 2009
Gigapan Epic 100 + Sony DSC H7...
Seatown, Dorset at 9:30am.
I went to Seatown with my friend Igor many years ago. We camped in a field right next to the beach and a pub that did good food, and I remembered it as very pleasant spot. So when my friend - fossil-head cmlbath - told me that it was one of the best places in the country for fossils, I suggested we go there and we did. There is a companion shot taken from the beach here: tinyurl.com/qslfgy .
As you can see, the camp site has grown somewhat! It even has its own sewerage treatment plant. However, this unsavoury fact aside, I enjoyed my stay there. This surprised me because the camp site is big and quite noisy in the evenings with children running around screaming etc. Then I discovered that I rather liked being there because it reminded me of my childhood and how exciting it was to camp and in a place like this in particular. I nearly channelled the spirit of my childhood self and started running around screaming myself.
I like this shot very much. My normal reaction when seeing a wonderful coastal view with a camp site like this is to bemoan the visual blight of coastal camp sites. But it struck me that there are all sorts of tiny everyday details in this shot and it is to be much preferred over boring landscape panoramas (imo of course). Also, I have taken a number of gigapans where in principle one could see cmlbath looking for fossils but for one reason or another he is not actually in the shot. But at last I have captured the man in action. 10 points for the first person to snapshot him. (2 points for spotting his car.) If you are a relatively new cmlbath-spotter, you may find this image useful: tinyurl.com/ltsu7o .