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Spencer Island 1 by Richard Calhoun

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Taken by
Richard Calhoun Richard Calhoun
Explore score
2.73 Gigapixels
Date added
Aug 31, 2009
Date taken
Aug 29, 2009

Canon SX110is


Spencer Island is one of the best places in the Snohomish River Estuary to view waterfowl and shorebirds. Deer, coyote, river otter, and a host of small mammals and amphibians also inhabit the large island. The island has a dike top trail system, which provides scenic views of the wetlands, sloughs and mountains.

The island is co-owned by Snohomish County and the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife. Snohomish County owns the south half of the island, while WDFW owns the north half.

Park History

Spencer Island lies in the heart of the Snohomish River Estuary, an ecosystem formed by mixing a freshwater system (the Snohomish River) and a saltwater system (Port Gardner Bay).

A dike was built out of earth and wood around the island in the early 1930’s for flood control and the island was converted to agricultural use. Most recently, James Scott Rhodes farmed the island, raising over 400 head of cattle.

A barn previously stood near the park entrance and served many generations of farmers. Legend has it that Tom Mormon, a farmer, rolled the barn on log skids across the island to its previous location. The barn fell down during a wind storm in 2006.

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Stitcher Notes


GigaPan Stitcher version 0.4.3864 (Windows)
Panorama size: 2733 megapixels (78032 x 35030 pixels)
Input images: 540 (30 columns by 18 rows)
Field of view: 128.8 degrees wide by 57.8 degrees high (top=31.3, bottom=-26.5)
All default settings
Original image properties:
Camera make: Canon
Camera model: Canon PowerShot SX110 IS
Image size: 3456x2592 (9.0 megapixels)
Capture time: 2009-08-29 14:24:34 - 2009-08-29 15:03:12
Aperture: f/8
Exposure time: 0.0166667
ISO: 80
Focal length (35mm equiv.): 357.6 mm
Digital zoom: off
White balance: Fixed
Exposure mode: Manual
Horizontal overlap: 18.5 to 36.9 percent
Vertical overlap: 21.4 to 30.3 percent
Computer stats: 3069.57 MB RAM, 2 CPUs
Total time 8:32:23 (0:56 per picture)
Alignment: 1:47:49, Projection: 35:07, Blending: 6:09:26

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