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About This GigapanToggle
- Taken by
- Chris Fastie
- Explore score
- 2.59 Gigapixels
- Date added
- Jun 27, 2011
- Date taken
- Jun 23, 2011
Nikkor 55-200mm VR AF-S f/4-5....
Near Fairbanks Alaska, climatic conditions above an elevation of 3000 feet limit tree growth, so higher terrain supports treeless tundra vegetation. Near the tor-like outcrops of metasandstone (the Fairbanks Schist), thin soil supports a dry tundra dominated by mountain avens with few shrubs more than a few inches tall. Organic soil has developed away from the outcrops, and a shrub tundra dominated by dwarf birch, blueberry, willow, and Labrador tea covers mile after mile of ridge top. White spruce trees periodically colonize above the limit of continuous forest but the short, harsh growing season slows and distorts their growth. Farther downhill, well-formed trees of Alaska birch, quaking aspen, and white and black spruce dominate most hillslopes.
A panorama taken by a camera lofted by a kite over this location is here: gigapan.org/gigapans/80911/
The plant identifications in my snapshots are made by one who considers taxonomy to be more of a sport than a science. Feel free to challenge my calls.
Where in the World is this GigaPan?Toggle
GigaPan Stitch version 1.1.1564 (Windows)
Panorama size: 2594 megapixels (160216 x 16192 pixels)
Input images: 770 (77 columns by 10 rows)
Field of view: 360.0 degrees wide by 36.4 degrees high (top=11.2, bottom=-25.2)
Vignette correction off
Original image properties:
Camera make: unknown
Camera model: unknown
Image size: 3000x2088, 3008x2000 (6.0 megapixels - 6.3 megapixels)
Capture time: unknown
Exposure time: unknown
Focal length (35mm equiv.): unknown
White balance: unknown
Exposure mode: unknown
Horizontal overlap: 25.3 to 39.5 percent
Vertical overlap: 15.1 to 35.8 percent
Computer stats: 3535.83 MB RAM, 2 CPUs
Total time 2:59:47 (14 seconds per picture)
Alignment: 2:23:31, Projection: 5:54, Blending: 30:22
(Preview finished in 2:34:30)