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Beech under Hemlocks, NY by Chris Fastie

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Taken by
Chris Fastie Chris Fastie
Explore score
0.61 Gigapixels
Date added
Oct 23, 2010
Date taken
Oct 22, 2010

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


Looking toward a gap in a stand of large eastern hemlock and red spruce near Roaring Brook in the Adirondack mountains of New York. Counts of tree rings nearby confirm that the ages of many trees in this stand approach 400 years. These ages, and the large number of dead standing and fallen trunks suggest that this is an old growth stand undisturbed by logging or other local human activities. Saplings and small trees of American beech are taking advantage of the sunlight in the tree-fall gap to make some headway toward the canopy. Other overstory trees in the stand include sugar maple, white ash, yellow birch, and white pine. Elevation is 2000 feet (600m).

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  1. Chris Fastie

    Chris Fastie (October 24, 2010, 08:23PM )

    Notes: Stitch Notes are incomplete apparently because Stitch does not correctly parse EXIF data in Lightroom's jpegs if certain values are missing, and several values were missing because I used an old lens with no electronic connection to the camera. So here are some of the missing values: I used a Nikon D40 with Nikkor P C 105mm f/2.5 lens at f/11, 1/15 second, ISO 400, NEF. 35mm equiv is 160mm. Two second shutter delay initiated by wireless remote. Field of view (Epic 100) was 9.6 degrees. Lightroom was used to increase exposure of all photos by 1.5 stops and saturation, vibrance, and fill light were also increased before outputting jpegs for stitching.

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Stitcher Notes


GigaPan Stitch version 1.1.1211 (Windows)
Panorama size: 608 megapixels (40872 x 14888 pixels)
Input images: 171 (19 columns by 9 rows)
Field of view: 171.8 degrees wide by 62.6 degrees high (top=40.7, bottom=-21.8)
Vignette correction on
Use larger blending region
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: 30.8 to 45.8 percent
Vertical overlap: 16.9 to 23.9 percent
Computer stats: 3581.58 MB RAM, 2 CPUs
Total time 21:54 (7.7 seconds per picture)
Alignment: 6:34, Projection: 2:46, Blending: 12:34
(Preview finished in 10:45)

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