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Cross Section of a Billion Year Old Lava Flow by Ron Schott

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Taken by
Ron Schott Ron Schott
Explore score
2.53 Gigapixels
Date added
Sep 10, 2011
Date taken
Aug 30, 2011

Canon EOS 550D (T2i)

GigaPan Epic100 (2nd generatio...

environmental, geology, landscape, nature, travel, macro

This is the roadcut exposure through the same lava flow seen in another GigaPan that's currently uploading. The top of the flow is visible at the top of this view. In this old lava flow, vesicles (gas bubbles) are now filled with secondary minerals, making them amygdules. Compare the concentration of amygdules from the top to the bottom of the cross section.

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GigaPan Stitch version 1.2.0113 (Windows)
Panorama size: 2531 megapixels (38484 x 65784 pixels)
Input images: 275 (11 columns by 25 rows)
Field of view: 32.8 degrees wide by 56.1 degrees high (top=39.6, bottom=-16.5)
Vignette correction on: c1=0.0158 c2=-0.00977
All default settings
Original image properties:
Camera make: Canon
Camera model: Canon EOS REBEL T2i
Image size: 5184x3456 (17.9 megapixels)
Capture time: 2011-08-30 13:08:35 - 2011-08-30 13:35:24
Aperture: f/8
Exposure time: 0.01
ISO: 200
Focal length (35mm equiv.): 471.8 mm
White balance: Fixed
Exposure mode: Manual
Horizontal overlap: 35.6 to 52.7 percent
Vertical overlap: 3.7 to 52.9 percent
Computer stats: 4010.17 MB RAM, 4 CPUs
Total time 58:04 (13 seconds per picture)
Alignment: 18:35, Projection: 6:42, Blending: 32:47
(Preview finished in 29:54)

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