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Hemlock Forest, Salisbury, Vermont by Chris Fastie

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Taken by
Chris Fastie Chris Fastie
Explore score
0.74 Gigapixels
Date added
Oct 30, 2009
Date taken
Oct 28, 2009

Nikkor P C 105mm f/2.5, Nikon...


Hemlock Forest in the Salisbury Town Forest -- Eastern hemlocks are responsible for more than 75% of both tree density and canopy cover in this stand, and hardwoods scattered among the hemlocks include three species of oak. The dark forest floor supports little more than mosses. Many of the trees here are about 200 years old, making it the oldest stand in the Salisbury Town Forest. A few trees are 300 years old, including two hemlocks in another gigapan (gigapan.org/gigapans/35738/) and possibly the white oak near the center of this scene. Logging has occurred here (cut stumps are present in the stand) but it has been less thorough than most places in Salisbury and Vermont.

This stand occupies a southeast-facing slope with thin till-derived soils over Cheshire quartzite.
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
Some botanical and technical information is in a comment.

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  1. Chris Fastie

    Chris Fastie (October 30, 2009, 07:32AM )

    Species in this stand, in order of importance within category -- Canopy trees: Eastern hemlock (Tsuga canadensis), Chestnut oak (Quercus prinus), White oak (Quercus alba), Red oak (Quercus rubra), Red maple (Acer rubrum), American beech (Fagus grandifolia), Red pine (Pinus resinosa), Paper birch (Betula papyrifera). Shrubs/understory trees: Eastern hemlock (Tsuga canadensis). Herbs: Partridge berry (Mitchella repens).............................. Elevation: 310 m (1020 ft), Camera location from GPS: N43 56.483 W73 04.768 Community names follow Thompson and Sorenson 2000 www.vtfishandwildlife.com/books/We tland,Woodland,Wildland Will open in
a new tab or window/.......................................Note s: 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. 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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Stitcher Notes


GigaPan Stitcher version 0.4.4090 (Windows)
Panorama size: 740 megapixels (49065 x 15083 pixels)
Input images: 230 (23 columns by 10 rows)
Field of view: 205.5 degrees wide by 63.2 degrees high (top=33.1, bottom=-30.1)
All default settings
Original image properties:
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: 30.5 to 40.7 percent
Vertical overlap: 25.3 to 35.8 percent
Computer stats: 3581.58 MB RAM, 2 CPUs
Total time 1:38:52 (0:25 per picture)
Alignment: 30:34, Projection: 8:01, Blending: 1:00:16

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