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Eocene Auriferous Gravels near Dutch Flat, California by Ron Schott

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Taken by
Ron Schott Ron Schott
Explore score
1.51 Gigapixels
Date added
Sep 09, 2009
Date taken
Aug 11, 2009

Canon PowerShot SX10 IS

GigaPan Epic100 (1st generatio...

environmental, geology, landscape, nature, travel

These are the rocks that hosted much of the gold on the west slope of the Sierra Nevada Mountain Range for California's 1849 Gold Rush. This roadcut on Interstate 80 offers no pullouts for convenient GigaPanning - I had to park at a CHP station about half a mile east of here and walk back on the shoulder to get this shot. For its geologic and historic significance it was well worth the effort. The highway may appear deserted, but that's only through the magic of pausing and reshooting frames that the robot caught vehicles in.

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Stitcher Notes


GigaPan Stitcher version 0.4.4090 (Windows)
Panorama size: 1508 megapixels (81376 x 18532 pixels)
Input images: 279 (31 columns by 9 rows)
Field of view: 162.2 degrees wide by 36.9 degrees high (top=31.6, bottom=-5.4)
All default settings
Original image properties:
Camera make: Canon
Camera model: Canon PowerShot SX10 IS
Image size: 3648x2736 (10.0 megapixels)
Capture time: 2009-08-11 19:11:18 - 2009-08-11 19:35:49
Aperture: f/5
Exposure time: 0.002
ISO: 80
Focal length (35mm equiv.): 280.4 mm
Digital zoom: off
White balance: Fixed
Exposure mode: Manual
Horizontal overlap: 28.1 to 41.6 percent
Vertical overlap: 26.3 to 40.3 percent
Computer stats: 3070.09 MB RAM, 2 CPUs
Total time 8:43:11 (1:52 per picture)
Alignment: 2:03:17, Projection: 49:13, Blending: 5:50:40

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