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Grand Canyon GigaView #13 Hance Rapid - On the Boats by Thomas Hayden

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Taken by
Thomas Hayden Thomas Hayden
Explore score
0.22 Gigapixels
Date added
May 06, 2010
Date taken
Apr 03, 2010

Canon PowerShot S5IS


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Shot onboard our borrowed 18ft Maravia while at camp above Hance Rapid, this GigaPan provides a glimpse at the vital gear that got us through the Canyon. Because Hance is accessible from the rim, boaters often run into hikers at this camp. We met up with several hikers that were out of water and rightly concerned that the silty Colorado River water would clog their filters. They intended on starting out for the rim immediately and didn't have time to settle river water before filtering. We, too, were running low on filtered water, but filled up half of their water bottles immediately and advised them to wait for us to settle and filter more. They said that they could not, so we offered them beer, which they were very excited to enjoy. As they were leaving, I asked them if they were going to fill their remaining water bottles with river water to settle and filter later. They had not considered this an option, but decided that was a prudent move. When hiking in a desert, never pass a source of water without filling every container you have.

Other GigaViews of Hance Rapid can be found at:
#14 - gigapan.org/gigapans/49060/
#15 - gigapan.org/gigapans/49076/
Grand Canyon GigaView is a gigapixel virtual tour of the Grand Canyon created with a collection of GigaPan images taken on a private rafting trip in April 2010 and geolocated in Google Earth. Explore the journey grandcanyongigaview.tumblr.com Will open in a new tab or window/
Search for it here on GigaPan.org or dive into the day by day trip report at the link above. Enjoy & please share with your networks!

You can also explore this image at Photosynth.net and Bing Maps where you are surrounded by the spherical image. Check it out here: You can also explore this image at Photosynth.net and Bing Maps where you are surrounded by the spherical image. Check it out here: photosynth.net/view.aspx?cid=b90cdfdd-84a0-4593-8be0-aa1939ae24fa Will open in a new tab or window
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Thanks for your interest in my work.
Thomas Hayden

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GigaPan Stitch version 1.0.0805 (Windows)
Panorama size: 217 megapixels (22072 x 9868 pixels)
Input images: 135 (15 columns by 9 rows)
Field of view: 360.0 degrees wide by 160.9 degrees high (top=84.6, bottom=-76.4)
All default settings
Original image properties:
Camera make: Canon
Camera model: Canon PowerShot S5 IS
Image size: 3264x1832 (6.0 megapixels)
Capture time: 2010-04-03 04:52:58 - 2010-04-03 05:03:40
Aperture: f/2.7
Exposure time: 0.005
ISO: 80
Focal length (35mm equiv.): 36.3 mm
Digital zoom: off
White balance: Automatic
Exposure mode: Manual
Horizontal overlap: 51.3 to 93.8 percent
Vertical overlap: 34.7 to 51.6 percent
Computer stats: 3002.45 MB RAM, 2 CPUs
Total time 1:25:46 (38 seconds per picture)
Alignment: 13:19, Projection: 7:20, Blending: 1:05:07
(Preview finished in 56:10)

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