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Grande Sol at Serra do Sol by Christopher Davis

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Christopher Davis Christopher Davis
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2.24 Gigapixels
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Date added
Mar 25, 2010
Date taken
Dec 21, 2009
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This panorama was taken at the open-air rock-art site of Serra do Sol, which is a stretch of rock-art along the northwest part of Serra do Ererê. The name Ererê is an Amazonian Indian word whose significnce is lost to time. Some current tour guides and local inhabitants jibe that it means "goodbye" twice. This joke comes from the idea that "ere" means goodbye and so "ererê" is saying goodbye one more time. However, Ererê probably meant something different than this joke.
Serra do Sol is signified by the large (greater than 1 meter diameter) concentric circles of red and yellow that can be seen from the road a few kilometers away. To further distinguish this panel of art from a nearby panel of art in the same Serra do Sol region, I call this panel "Grande Sol" (Big Sun), and the other major panel "Aqui eu sou" (Here I am).
The Grande Sol panel has several images that appear to be astronomical in nature, including star-like patterns, possible depictions of planets, and perhaps a personified nova or supernova star that at some point in the past may have seamed to appear above the mountain.


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GigaPan Stitcher version 0.4.3865 (Macintosh)
Panorama size: 2243 megapixels (60348 x 37178 pixels)
Input images: 480 (24 columns by 20 rows)
Field of view: 106.8 degrees wide by 65.8 degrees high (top=50.6, bottom=-15.2)
Settings:
All default settings
Original image properties:
Camera make: Canon
Camera model: Canon PowerShot SX110 IS
Image size: 3456x2592 (9.0 megapixels)
Capture time: 2009-12-21 08:51:41 - 2009-12-21 09:26:03
Aperture: f/8
Exposure time: 0.0005 - 0.002
ISO: 1600
Focal length (35mm equiv.): 357.6 mm
Digital zoom: off
White balance: Fixed
Exposure mode: Manual
Horizontal overlap: 29.1 to 53.8 percent
Vertical overlap: 28.5 to 31.6 percent
Computer stats: 2048 MB RAM, 2 CPUs
Total time 9:30:45 (1:11 per picture)
Alignment: 3:00:33, Projection: 32:49, Blending: 5:57:22

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