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Uploaded 30-Nov-12
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Keywords:California Coastal Redwood, HDR, High Dynamic Range, Humboldt State Park, Hyperion, Landscape, Northern California, Northern California Coastal Forest, Old Grove, Old-growth Forest, Redwood Forest, Redwood Grove, Redwood Trees, Rockefeller Forest, Scenery, Sequoia sempervirens, Tallest Trees, Ved Chirayath, canopy, gigapixel, panorama, vedphoto, woods
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Dimensions8000 x 4673
Original file size33.3 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spacesRGB
Date modified30-Nov-12 10:56
Battle for the sky

Battle for the sky

In this stereographic projection of a 360 degree panorama, the north pole is moved to the right and the south pole is on the left. Redwoods' extreme height maintain their dominance in the forest - capturing nearly 90 percent of available light at the canopy. Paleobotanists think their extreme height was an evolutionary adaptation to avoid foraging dinosaurs that decimated other plant populations and to remain king in the ongoing struggle for sunlight in the some of the world's largest forests.

The incredibly fine resolution (> 1000 Megapixels) of this image was made possible through a process of synthesizing over 5000 images into a 360° map, which is stereographically projected onto a 2D plane. Each individual frame is a High Dynamic Range composite of 9 images. These frames are then stiched together, like a jigsaw puzzle, to produce the final product.

Printed at an exhibition quality 1440 dpi, this image would be 400'' x 400'' in size for a one-to-one scale.

*Note - Image has been resized for web display, full resolution file available for digital download orders.