My first foray into gigapanning: Slaughter Canyon, Guadalupe Mountains, New Mexico

Geologists are always taking multi-picture panoramas of outcrops and other geologically interesting phenomena, but then have to go back to the office and use photoediting software to stitch them together into a seamless image.  The problem lies that the stitching is often imperfect due to photo overlap and the resultant images are hard to view …

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Geology on the Wing Wednesdays #11 – Mississippi River meander bend at New Madrid, MO

The blog has been quiet for a while, but here is one I had to share.  This photo was taken about 35,000 feet above the Mississippi river near New Madrid, MO.  New Madrid is famous for earthquakes in the early 1800s that altered the course of the river (see this ppt for an overview). The …

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A geological pilgrimage to the Cave of Crystals, Chihuahua, Mexico

This month’s Accretionary Wedge, hosted by  life as a geologist, asks bloggers to discuss a geologically cool place that they would love to go or have been to, a sort of  'geological pilgrimage.'  This place should be: "geologically unique,  relatively remote, and requires some difficulty to get to. If you have already done your geological …

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