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Old Hemlocks, Salisbury Town Forest, Vermont by Chris Fastie

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Chris Fastie Chris Fastie
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30
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0.73 Gigapixels
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2375
Date added
Oct 29, 2009
Date taken
Oct 28, 2009
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Nikkor P C 105mm f/2.5, Nikon...

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Ring counts of increment cores from the two large hemlocks in this scene confirm that both are more than 300 years old. These are certainly the oldest trees in the town forest, and likely the oldest in Salisbury. A few large chestnut oaks and white oaks in the stand may be nearly as old. It is unusual to find living trees that were part of the forest canopy before Europeans colonized the area (few settlers were in this part of Vermont until the French and Indian War ended in 1763). Hemlocks can live 1000 years, so these impressive trees are a pale reminder of the majestic original forest.

Another view in this stand is here: gigapan.org/gigapans/35750/
This gigapan can be viewed in its geographic context here: conservation.townofsalisbury.org/panoramas/townforest/index.htm Will open in a new tab or window
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  1. Chris Fastie

    Chris Fastie (October 31, 2009, 12:05PM )

    Notes: I used a Nikon D40 with Nikkor P C 105mm f/2.5 lens at f/16, 2 seconds, ISO 200, NEF. 35mm equiv is 157mm. Focus was pulled in two increments as rows were imaged from top to bottom. Two second shutter delay was initiated by wireless remote. Field of view set to 9.8 degrees. Exposure, recovery, fill, vibrance, and saturation of photos were adjusted in Lightroom before outputting jpegs for stitching.

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GigaPan Stitcher version 0.4.4090 (Windows)
Panorama size: 733 megapixels (27651 x 26542 pixels)
Input images: 204 (12 columns by 17 rows)
Field of view: 115.9 degrees wide by 111.3 degrees high (top=55.6, bottom=-55.6)
Settings:
All default settings
Original image properties:
Camera make: NIKON CORPORATION
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: 30.3 to 57.8 percent
Vertical overlap: 20.4 to 33.2 percent
Computer stats: 3581.58 MB RAM, 2 CPUs
Total time 1:48:03 (0:31 per picture)
Alignment: 28:17, Projection: 7:52, Blending: 1:11:54

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