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About This GigaPanToggle
- Taken by
- Andrea Chavez
- Explore score
- 0.19 Gigapixels
- Date added
- January 24, 2011
- Date taken
- January 05, 2011
Located 152 miles south of Peru, the Bay of Paracas is part of the fishing town of Paracas and home to the pre-inca Paracas culture. The picture was taken from the memorial site of Jose de San Martin commemorating the first landing of the Argentine general in 1820 who in 1821 declared Peruvian independence from Spain. Paracas is located next the city of Pisco where the most recent earthquake measuring 8.0 hit in 2007 and where most of the damages were recorded. The only marine reserve of Peru, the National Reserve of Paracas is located here as well, which harbors a unique marine ecosystem. It is considered as one of the richest and most uncommon ecosystems in the world; declared "World Heritage Site" by UNESCO. The wind has a speed average of 14.9 km/h (8.7 miles/h) and in some opportunities winds that reach speeds of 32 km/h (20 miles/h) that lift masses of sand which are denominated paracas. The day this gigapan was taken, the wind was strong and I had to reshoot several times the pictures.
It is very common to find Andean parihuanas (flamingos), recognized by amazing red and white plumage. This bird inspired José de San Martín for the Peruvian flag which is red/white/red. Other species found here are seals and sea lions, Humboldt penguins, sea otter, marine and migratorand a variety of guano producer birds (bird dropping fertilizer).
It is important to note as well that Paracas Bay is susceptible to marine contamination like fish waste from fishmeal production and from other human and industrial activities.
GigaPan Stitch version 1.1.1241 (Windows)
Panorama size: 191 megapixels (56720 x 3376 pixels)
Input images: 226 (113 columns by 2 rows)
Field of view: 128.9 degrees wide by 7.7 degrees high (top=1.0, bottom=-6.7)
Vignette correction on: c1=0.0292 c2=-0.0189
All default settings
Original image properties:
Camera make: Canon
Camera model: Canon PowerShot SX120 IS
Image size: 3648x2736 (10.0 megapixels)
Capture time: 2011-01-06 01:49:52 - 2011-01-06 02:09:23
Exposure time: 0.004
Focal length (35mm equiv.): 361.4 mm
Digital zoom: off
White balance: Fixed
Exposure mode: Manual
Horizontal overlap: 72.7 to 91.7 percent
Vertical overlap: 76.2 to 91.2 percent
Computer stats: 3963.05 MB RAM, 2 CPUs
Total time 43:09 (11 seconds per picture)
Alignment: 25:31, Projection: 10:18, Blending: 7:20
(Preview finished in 37:44)