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El Capitan by ahochstaedter

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Taken by
ahochstaedter ahochstaedter
Explore score
2.28 Gigapixels
Date added
Aug 05, 2011
Date taken
Jul 12, 2011

El Capitan. Need anyone say more? About 3300 feet high, it stikes awe in the heart of any who see it. It challanges the athletes who endeavor to climb it. No mountain is more iconic of Yosemite than El Capitan.

El Capitan is composed of, of course, El Capitan Granite. A few dikes of darker diorite cut across its face. One of these intrusions is well known because its outline resembles a map of North America.

Other features visible in the image include flakes (see the snapshot of Boot Flake), overhangs marking the top of the source areas of rock falls, and fractures where rock has broken off and fallen to the valley below.

The site where this image was taken is a popular spot to watch climbers on the big wall.

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GigaPan Stitch version 1.0.0805 (Windows)
Panorama size: 2278 megapixels (57948 x 39328 pixels)
Input images: 475 (25 columns by 19 rows)
Field of view: 46.7 degrees wide by 31.7 degrees high (top=31.6, bottom=-0.1)
All default settings
Original image properties:
Camera make: PENTAX
Camera model: PENTAX K-r
Image size: 4288x2848 (12.2 megapixels)
Capture time: 2011-07-12 10:50:52 - 2011-07-12 11:22:53
Aperture: f/9
Exposure time: 0.004
ISO: 200
Focal length (35mm equiv.): 450.0 mm
White balance: Fixed
Exposure mode: Manual
Horizontal overlap: 45.6 to 67.9 percent
Vertical overlap: 10.6 to 38.5 percent
Computer stats: 8098.69 MB RAM, 8 CPUs
Total time 1:48:05 (14 seconds per picture)
Alignment: 23:22, Projection: 14:03, Blending: 1:10:39
(Preview finished in 1:24:11)

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