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Havre des Pas seafront, Jersey, UK by John De Carteret

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0.21 Gigapixels
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1012
Date added
Mar 30, 2010
Date taken
Feb 05, 2010
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A winter view across the seafront at Havre des Pas, St. Helier, Jersey, showing the hotels, guesthouses and residential development along the road, the outdoor bathing pool, and to the left the La Collette industrial area, built on land reclaimed from the sea, the building in progress is the controversial new £10 million Energy from Waste plant. Controversial, as this area of sea is at the western boundary of an area designated a RAMSAR site, "South East Coast of Jersey, Channel Islands" (3210ha; 49°09’N 02°02’W) being amongst the largest intertidal reef sites in Europe, this site comprises various habitats: reefs, boulder fields, mud, sandy and shingle shores not covered by water at low tide, combined with shallow tidal lagoons, seagrass beds and a large number of outlying reefs. The maximum spring tide range of 12m exposes 17.5m2 of wave cut rock platforms, extensive areas of reef, and a complex system of soft substrate gullies. The site provides important winter habitat for waders and wildfowl and produces a rich and diverse range of biotopes and some uncommon species assemblages. The flora and fauna is characterized by a number of limit-of-range species at both the northern and southern margins of their distributions. Fishing is of great cultural, social, and traditional importance to the population, and a wide range of non-exploitive recreational activity is very important within the site. Effects of inorganic waste disposal and sewage discharge are seen as potential threats. This is the 1042nd Ramsar site globally.


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  1. John De Carteret

    John De Carteret (March 30, 2010, 02:53AM )

    Strange " Stitch" seems to have left out one complete row of images, through the (horizontal) middle? Further investigation needed, the author.

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GigaPan Stitch version 1.0.0804 (Macintosh)
Panorama size: 205 megapixels (38952 x 5276 pixels)
Input images: 96 (24 columns by 4 rows)
Field of view: 32.4 degrees wide by 4.4 degrees high (top=3.9, bottom=-0.5)
Settings:
All default settings
Original image properties:
Camera make: Canon
Camera model: Canon PowerShot SX10 IS
Image size: 1824x1368 (2.5 megapixels)
Capture time: 2010-02-05 11:45:46 - 2010-02-05 11:52:03
Aperture: f/7.1
Exposure time: 0.003125
ISO: 200
Focal length (35mm equiv.): 1130.3 mm
Digital zoom: off
White balance: Fixed
Exposure mode: Manual
Horizontal overlap: 8.6 to 14.4 percent
Vertical overlap: 9.3 to 13.9 percent
Computer stats: 3072 MB RAM, 2 CPUs
Total time 5:39 (3.5 seconds per picture)
Alignment: 2:13, Projection: 11 seconds, Blending: 3:15
(Preview finished in 2:43)

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