Half Dome – Yosemite Musing
In follow up to yesterday’s blog about the 3D project I offer you EXTREME density photography. The following image is taken at 3 GIGApixels. That’s 3 billion pixels.
Our humble PC screens laugh at the that kind of resolution, but if you work at NASA you might be able to get the most out of it. Even us mortals can awe at the shot taken from Glacier Point looking down the barrel of Tenaya Canyon. The beauty of High Resolution is that you can zoom in and not go grainy. The company is xRez Studio based in Santa Monica, CA. Go to this site <HERE> and zoom in (hit the + sign). Also move it around. Go to the Visor – You can almost make out people on the top. This project was part of a 2008 effort between the company and Greg Stock, Yosemite’s geologist to data capture the grains of granite around the valley for future reference.
In other news, Kathleen Morse has been named as the Chief of Planning for Yosemite National Park. She is currently Forest Supervisor for Lassen National Forest in northern California. I’ll assume she will be baptised in the Half Dome cables effort.
Unrelated thought worth quoting: “A few minutes ago every tree was excited, bowing to the roaring storm, waving, swirling, tossing their branches in glorious enthusiasm like worship. But though to the outer ear these trees are now silent, their songs never cease.” – John Muir
*Mr. Half Dome – Rick Deutsch – www.HikeHalfDome.com